May Days

The rains have finally ended, the vines are abloom, and Northern California’s blessedly short winter is a thing of the past. It’s time for flip flops, barbecue and Taft Street wine!

In the winery it’s mostly bottling for clients. We will soon release our 2009 Russian River Valley Chardonnay, as inventory on the 2008 Chardonnay is quickly disappearing. The 2009 model is a beauty, as Evelyn White has again worked her magic on Sonoma County’s premier white grape variety.

May is a busy month for everyone at the winery. We have just finished taking part in Bodega Bay’s annual Fishermen’s Festival; where good music, wine, and weather (!) combined for a very festive weekend. Next weekend we’ll participate in the Western Sonoma County Wineries Association Mother’s Day Open House (Sunday, May 8th). The big event for the month is our spring President’s Club party. This year we are bringing in local favorite band Bottle Shock, with added surprises and a new twist in our food service. Stay tuned.

We at Taft Street wish the very best to longtime sales maven, wonderful addition to the Taft Street family, and all round delight – Laurie Keith, as she marries the very lucky Tim Orr this weekend in Sacramento.

If you haven’t been to wine country lately, this is an especially good time. The weather hasn’t turned too hot, the crowds are not overwhelming, and the wines are fabulous. You don’t even need to call ahead.


Mike Tierney
President, Taft Street Winery