An introductory message from Al Buchanan, owner and proprietor:
“New Wine of the Week” is an important new section in our newsletter. Its purpose is to showcase, each week, a single noteworthy wine that we recently added to our collection. While the wines showcased in this “New Wine of the Week” section are not “economy” wines (we have those, also!), they squarely meet our demanding criteria for quality and value.
Try a 2-ounce tasting for $5 and put the $5 toward your bottle purchase of the wine! Come early, samples are limited! *
The “Wine of the Week” is Le Vigne, Acquarello, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, 2013 - $49.99
Inviting red fruit aromas of strawberry and cherry are given a dose of intrigue with dill and black pepper spice on the nose of this bottling. There is a welcome touch of herbs to the palate, from oregano to thyme to dill, which bolster the primary black cherry and blueberry fruits.
In 2003, Winemaker Michael Barreto was offered the opportunity to work at Le Vigne Winery. Le Vigne is the culmination of a love of food, wine, and family shared by owners Walter and Sylvia Filippini. Michael is credited with elevating the quality and reputation of the wines over the years and is honored to be a part of the Le Vigne family. His success as a winemaker is partially attributed to his strong background in Agricultural Business including produce sales, farming analysis and accounting; this prepared him with a well-rounded view of business that complements his winemaking skills.
Walter Filippini spent his younger years at his parent’s home in the lakeside town of Como, Italy and spent many summers working with his grandparents on their vineyard in the agriculturally rich region of Valtellina.
The Filippini family history in the Paso Robles area began in the early 1960’s when winery owner, Sylvia Filippini’s, family purchased the property where Le Vigne winery now stands. Early on, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon were planted to supplement the growing demand of other wine growing regions like Napa and Sonoma. As the vines matured, growers and winemakers began to see real potential for the area with its unique soils, climate and coastal influence.
The grapes grown on the estate were highly regarded by local producers and always in demand. Recognizing the quality, the family began making wine with grapes from the property and built a state of the art winery in 1995. They expanded the wineries varieties to include: Merlot, Syrah, Sangiovese and Cabernet Franc in addition to the original plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Additionally small blocks of Grenache, Petite Sirah, Malbec and Tannat were planted.
*Sample bottle tastings are limited. First come, first served. Quantities of this outstanding wine are very limited and may not be available for very long at this price.
Beaujolais Nouveau Releases
ACT NOW - LESS THAN 60 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS!
New! "Wine of the Week" $5.00 Tasting & Credit
Now is the time to stock up on bubbles for brunches, holiday parties, gifts or just because it's the season! Choose from selected Prosecco, Sparkling Rosé, Moscato d'Asti, pre-mixed Mimosas and more. Take advantage of our super sale of only $10 a bottle and pick up your favorite or an assortment.
*Quantities Limited, while supplies last. Sale price for retail to-go purchase only.
Thursday, November 16 is the wine event of the season! Wine lovers from all over the world will rush to their local merchant to taste the latest harvest of Beaujolais Nouveau.
We have two superb selections: Mommessin Beaujolais Nouveau, $13.99 and Bouchard Aine & Fils Beaujolais Nouveau, $11.99.
Beaujolais, a subregion within Burgundy, uses this release to gauge the year's harvest. A good year for Beaujolais Nouveau means a good year for Burgundy. It's also quite a unique drink in and of itself!
Stop by on your way home from work and pick up a bottle for your fall table!
Holiday Grab Bag Cases!
This holiday season we are offering special gift baskets and gift boxes at a range of value price points. Our pre-selected wine groupings are designed for broad appeal to all tastes. Or allow us to suggest and create a custom lineup of the wines of your choice. Baskets and boxes will also include handmade chocolates from Graham’s Fine Chocolates & Ice Cream, each curated to pair perfectly with the particular wines in your package.
These make perfect gifts for the spouse or special friend in your life who appreciates fine wine and chocolate!
Do you run a business or professional practice? Our wine and chocolate boxes are the perfect gift to show appreciation to your customers, clients or employees. Ask about our corporate packages.
For details or to place an order, please call Kris at 630-888-5122 (cell) or email email@example.com.Type your paragraph here.
Holiday Bubble Blowout!
$10 a Bottle!*
Play secret Santa for yourself or a friend with our Holiday Grab Bag Cases! We've put together a surprise selection of some our best sellers and as well as fun new varietals for you to try. Just $150 for a twelve bottle case.* Perfect for gifts, parties or just to stuff your own stocking!
*Quantities Limited, while supplies last. Sale price for retail to-go purchase only