New Year 2013
Happy New Year, Events, and Upcoming New Releases
Happy new year from your friends at Dragonette Cellars! We hope you had a great holiday season and are looking forward to a fantastic 2013. We love the sense of energy the new year brings, and we are busily planning a full schedule of events, sales trips and new releases. So get out your calendars and come join us for some fun and educational tastings. Schedule is set out below.
Coming Soon – New Releases of 2011 Pinot Noirs and the 2011 Vogelzang Sauvignon Blanc
As most of you probably know, we have been sold out of the 2010 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (a Wine Spectator “92”) for many months. We missed this complex and energetic appellation blend of fantastic vineyard sites. Well, the wait is almost over! The new SRH Pinot Noir (the blend includes renowned vineyards such as Fiddlestix, Hilliard Bruce, Zotovich and La Rinconada plus some great newer sites) will be released in the next couple weeks, along with a unique, fascinating, tiny production, single vineyard Pinot Noir from Radian Vineyard (pictured here). We will also be releasing the new 2011 Vogelzang Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc. Many of you remember the fantastic 2009 (92 points in the Wine Advocate). Well, we skipped 2010, but felt that the 2011 material justified a single vineyard Vogelzang. Miniscule production on this one as well, so watch your inbox for the release email. The Radian and Vogelzang will undoubtedly sell out fast, and we know you will not want to miss these wines.
We will be travelling around the state to some fantastic events. Come join us, and make sure to ask if there is anything special under the table. Most times, there is!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 7 to 9:30 pm
Stars of Santa Barbara
Beverly Hills, CA
Join us at the beautiful Peninsula Hotel for an evening full of great Santa Barbara County wines. Come and taste our soon-to-be-released 2011 Pinot Noirs along with our full line-up. Click here for tickets and more info: http://starsofsantabarbara123.eventbrite.com/
Sunday January 27, 2013, 5-7 pm
Sta. Rita Hills Tasting
3rd Corner Wine Shop & Bistro
Palm Desert, CA
The Sta. Rita Hills AVA is quickly becoming one of the most respected Pinot Noir and Chardonnay growing regions in California. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with winemakers and get a taste of what Sta. Rita Hills wines are all about. We will be pouring our new 2011 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir, along with other new releases.
Tickets ($25) available through 3rd Corner Wine Shop and Bistro,
73101 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA (760) 837-9600
For more information on this event and the Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers, click here: http://www.staritahills.com/events.html
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Winemaker Pouring at The Vine at Bridges
We return to The Vine at Bridges to celebrate the release of our new Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir. For more info, click here: http://thevineatbridges.com/events.php
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Winemaker Pouring at Willmore
Long Beach, CA
We will be joining Ernie at Willmore to pour through current and new releases in his
fabulous new wine bar. Call (562) 244-4517 or follow Willmore on Facebook for
Thursday, February 7, 2013
San Diego Wine Affair
San Diego, CA
Always a sellout, this elegant event brings some of the finest wine producers in the world to pour for 400+ patrons and trade participants with the mission to benefit children’s charities in San Diego. This year’s event will host over 30 of the world’s finest wineries and sommeliers, food will served by San Diego’s best restaurants and caterers, a first class private auction, and proceeds to benefit children’s charities.
For tickets and more info, click here: http://www.facebook.com/events/404803759556933/
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Pacific Coast Wine Festival
The Island Hotel, Newport Beach, CA
Highly desired wines, decadent dining and rare auction offerings abound at sixth-annual Pacific Coast Wine Festival, benefiting the Pacific Symphony. We are proud to be a featured winery at this remarkable event.
For tickets and more info, click here: http://www.pacificsymphony.org/main.taf?p=4,3,2
Saturday February 9, 2013, 1:30-4:30 pm
Altadena Country Club, Altadena, CA
Join us in the sunny San Gabriel Valley for the 6th annual PinotFest. We will be pouring our new Pinot releases (as well as some other treasures) at the Grand Tasting. Come and taste great Pinot Noir from all of California’s finest appellations, and more.
For tickets and more info, click here: http://www.pasadenapinotfest.com/Grand_Tasting-2013.html
March 9-10, 2013
Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA 3-6 pm (consumer)
One of the largest and most comprehensive tasting events in the state, set at the amazing Del Mar Fairgrounds. Taste a wide variety of amazing wines from small artisanal producers.
See http://www.familywinemakers.org/tastings/tastings.cfm for more details.
April 20, 2013, 1:00-4:00 pm
The Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association’s marquee event will be taking place this year at the historic Mission Santa Ines in Solvang. Come celebrate Spring with Dragonette Cellars and 116 of their closest friends (i.e. all the members of the Vintners’ Association) for great wines, amazing local chefs’ creations and live music. Always a blast.
More information at http://www.sbcountywines.com/events.html
2012 was a terrific year for us here at Dragonette Cellars, thanks to all of you. We appreciate your support, and we look forward to seeing you in the tasting room and around the state. 2013 promises to be an exciting year for us, with several new wines coming soon along with a few other surprises.