Northern California is something special in the spring. I just return from a quick trip to Boston, where I was met with windy snow and temperatures in the low 20’s. Getting off the plane at SFO it was 88. Now there is some rain in the forecast, with dry and warmer weather due next week. Everything is in bloom – great picturesque landscapes at the cost of allergic reactions to the pollen-filled air. The vineyards look healthy after a real winter, and hopes are high for a quality vintage.
Our early wines – 2015 Russian River Valley Rose of Pinot Noir and 2015 Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc – are in the bottle, with the Rose of Pinot Noir available at the Tasting Room as of this weekend. Another debut this weekend will be made by our 2014 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir “Garagistes”, a wine with a following that assures a quick sell out. The Rose and “Garagistes” will be available at our 32nd Birthday Party this Sunday, April 10th. It was April Fools’ Day 1982 when we opened our doors up the road in Forestville; the start of a long, strange, wonderful trip.
Our staff has been busy. Winemaker Evelyn White poured Taft Street at Vin Diego, a huge consumer event in San Diego. I returned from a quick trip to Boston for a trade tasting (and got caught in their latest snow storm). Jake worked the Bay Area market with Henry Wine Group reps. Kaitlyn is home taking care of Baby Clara.
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President, Taft Street Winery