After a few cool days with a couple of sprinkles, Mother Nature got right back on track and we are in the midst of summer in Sonoma – warm days and cool nights. It appears a very big crop is at hand, as many growers report large numbers of big clusters of grapes. It also looks like an early harvest; I picked my first tomatoes a couple of days ago!
In the cellar Evelyn and crew are preparing wine for two bottlings: our 2012 Russian River Valley Chardonnay, and our 2011 Alexander Valley Merlot – both scheduled for summer release.
Great news from Sunset Magazine. Their wine competition, one of the world’s largest and one in which few medals are awarded, gave the Taft Street 2012 Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc a GOLD MEDAL, one of only two awarded for wines from the Russian River Valley. Our 2012 Russian River Valley Rose of Pinot Noir was awarded a BRONZE MEDAL, the highest award in its category. Congratulations Evelyn!
Our summer music series, A Little Street Music, got off to a resounding start last weekend with the appearance of the Pulsators. More than 300 people packed our grounds, drank Taft Street wine, picnicked and enjoyed themselves immensely. Our next performance is on June 30th, with It’s a Beautiful Day Acoustic feat, with David LaFlame. Come early for a good seat.
You don’t have to wait for live music to visit us. The shade cloth is in place, the trees are growing and providing more shade, the bocce court is beckoning – and the Taft Street wine is chilled (or with the reds – cellar temperature). Kaitlyn and staff are ready for you.
President, Taft Street Winery