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September 1, 2018 | Cinde Dolphin

September Newsletter

UPCOMING EVENTS
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"White After Labor Day!" Sale - Month of September
2018 Big Crush Harvest Festival - Oct. 5th - 7th
Hello Friends,
 
We're in the home stretch. Consistent with other Northern California wineries, harvest is delayed this year. Mostly thanks to late Spring weather that included heavy rain and hail. The delay means more hang time for our fruit (that's good!) and some slightly erratic growth. We've seen a few unusually large clusters, weighing as much as three pounds or more! Cross your fingers the current mild weather continues, and allows us to harvest without blistering hot temps.
 
Join us in welcoming our newest member to the Story Winery team, Thomas Allan! He's assuming the position of Cellar Master helping Rob with winemaking duties. He started right before harvest bringing a deep knowledge of the terroir of the area and is an accomplished winemaker in his own right with his own label - Fate. Thomas has worked at several well-known Shenandoah Valley establishments such as Taste Restaurant as their sommelier and recently Bray Vineyards. Welcome to the family, Thomas!
 
Have you been to the grounds recently and seen the thick canopies of the vines? They've been especially healthy this year, providing a wonderful vista for visitors and lots of energy for the grapes. You can barely see through to the end of some rows due to the thick growth. All that growth led to ideal chemistry in the grapes this year. We were fortunate to pick right at the peak of maturity with great acid and sugar combinations. Now it's up to the winemaking team to finish things off right!
 
Some say it's a fashion faux pas to wear white after Labor Day. We're snubbing the fashion world and bringing you Story's highly-awarded white wine at a significant discount after Labor Day. Announcing our first ever "White After Labor Day Sale!" It's a rare chance to stock up on 2016 Carneros Chardonnay, in preparation for upcoming holidays. See details below.
 
We have a number of events we're participating in this Fall season, including the Big Crush. At this annual harvest celebration, Story will feature live music, pulled-pork sliders and a special pricing on our 2015 Creekside Zin (more details below). But pick any day to visit and it's a special day this time of year. Striking colors, mild temperatures and the amazing Autumn smells of leaves, apples, and pumpkins. Don't miss out!
 
Cheers!
The Story Winery Family

 

There's more...
 
White After Labor Day Sale - Month of September 
This month, our delicious 2016 Carneros Chardonnay is 30% off when six or more bottles are purchased. Stock up before we run out.
 
2018 Big Crush Harvest Festival - Fri. Oct. 5 - Sun. Oct. 7
It starts Friday with the Big Crush BBQ and Grape Stomp at the historic Amador County Fairgrounds. On Sat. and Sun. your ticket gets you a commemorative glass with wristband and entitles you to special features at all Amador Wine Country wineries. Story's picnic grounds will have live music by The Wiz Kid, pulled-pork sliders and figs with crème fraiche, as well as discounts on some of our favorite Zins. Buy your tickets today.

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