It’s time to renew your N.Y.F. (not yet famous) membership or join as a new member. A warm welcome to our new members so far: Bob and Pat Reistroffer, LeeRoy and Melissa Parcel, Gary Lindstrom, Stacy Dalgarno, Odine and Michael Husemoen, Daniel Compton, and Tom and Peggy Renaud. Thank you so much to all of our new wine club members! It’s not too late to join, but time is running out. September 1st is the deadline, so I encourage you to sign up today. You can sign up here by clicking on the wine club tab or sign up at the winery. Our wine club members are our ambassadors. You are the ones who recognize the value of what we bring to the community. There is no fee to join and you get a case of our best wines next year. Other benefits include discounts on bottles of wine all year plus invitations to our hosted wine club events.
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I visited Yakima Valley this week to check out the grapes. It looks like harvest will be fairly normal, maybe a bit early for some varietals. We are still lining up some grapes and I’m happy to announce that we will be making Durandel with new Sangiovese from Elephant Mountain Vineyard. The vineyard is located in the Rattlesnake Hill AVA. I’m excited to work with Joel Hattrup and his crew at this highly-sought-after vineyard. We will need some help this year during harvest, which should last into October. If you are around, let me know and we will put you to work. It’s really fun and you will learn so much about the winemaking process.
Thanks to the bottling crew
Thanks you Gary Lindstrom, Nick Seaver, Gary and Marge Kooiman for helping bottle the 2015 Dolcetto and the 2014 Olifont. We had fun. I hope to see you at the winery soon. Marc