UPCOMING EVENTS - Details below
Month of January - End of Vintage Sale
Futures Tasting - Starting Sat. Jan. 12
Wedding & Events Open House - Sat. Jan. 26
As we write this month's newsletter, it's raining. And, thankfully, there's more rain in the forecast. Before this round of storms, the rainfall gauge was only ~50% of normal. It looks like Mother Nature is ready to move us closer to 100% of normal.
In the cellar, the rest of our 2017 vintage will be bottled in early February. We are busy tasting through barrels and making final adjustments in preparation for bottling. While most of the work has been done in the barrel, it takes a little 'fairy dust' and some chemistry to make sure the wines will safely age in the bottles for years, if not decades, to come.
In order to make room for our newly-bottled wine, we need to clear some space. We decided what better way than to offer an 'End of Vintage' sale on our popular 2015 Syrah and 2014 Alitia Zinfandel. Purchase six bottles of 2015 Syrah for only $23 a bottle or 2014 Alitia for $21 a bottle. This special pricing is available in our tasting as well as online. Can't make it to the winery? We can ship it to you. See details below. Both of these wines are tasting great and ready to open now!
Our Wine Club is getting upgraded! The launch of our new website now allows our wine club members to manage their memberships online. You can now update or change your credit cards on file, add or change shipping addresses, or simply reorder a shipment from the comfort of your computer or smartphone. We also offer a new tier: 3 and 6-bottle shipments. More information is forthcoming in a separate mailing to our current wine club members, so wine club members - watch your mailboxes. Not a wine club member yet? It's easy to sign up. Just visit our website.
The other big announcement this month is the start of our 2018 Futures program! In case you're unfamiliar with our Futures program, you have the opportunity to purchase several of our premium 2018 wines ahead of time for 55-60% off retail prices. Varietals offered are Zinfandel, Syrah, Chardonnay, and new for this year, Barbera. Ask the tasting room staff for a private barrel tasting in the cellar straight from the barrel. Bring your family and friends for this unique and rare experience. There's no better way to spend a cold winter day than tasting wine from a barrel in the winery.
Did someone you know get engaged over the holidays? Or is a couple looking for a spectacular background for a photo shoot? We boast that we have one of the most ideal venues for events and photography - and everyone agrees. See details below regarding our facilities and open house dates.
It may be raining, but our tasting room is always open. Please join us in our warm and cozy cabin and watch the beauty of Mother Nature at work. We look forward to seeing you soon!
The Story Winery Family
End of Vintage Sale - Month of January
While supplies last, we're featuring two of our most popular wines at a significant discount. 2014 Alitia Zinfandel is priced at just $21/bottle (retails for $32) and our 2015 Bailey Vineyard Syrah is just $23/bottle (retails for $36) in six bottle sets. Wine can be purchased in the tasting room, online, or simply give us a call or email. Hurry, supply is limited!
Futures Tasting & Purchases
We've been offering Futures for several decades, and our friends love the idea of getting in on an incredibly great deal. The program is simple. First, taste through 5 different wines straight from the barrel being offered for futures (Chardonnay, Alitia and Quartz Zinfandel, Barbera, or Syrah). Purchase your case that day at the absolute lowest we ever sell our wine. Soon after the wine is bottled, we invite you back for a Futures Pick Up party (food, drink, and music) where we hand you your case before it's released to public. When you come back to the winery and pick up your case, we also hand you a 13th bottle for picking it up. Barrel tasting is available anytime, just ask one of our helpful staff members for a private tasting in the cellar.
Wedding & Events Open House - Sat. Jan. 26 11am to 2pm
Our beautiful picnic grounds and breath-taking scenery make for a perfect event or photography venue. On the 26th, our Event Manager, Susie, is available to tour anyone who's looking to book an event or arrange a photo shoot around the vineyards or picnic grounds. We believe our view is maybe the best in the Amador wine country. Hard to argue there's any better...