This year may have its share of political challenges, but we at Taft Street are optimistic about our future in the wine world. The wines we made from the 2016 harvest are excellent, the winter has brought plenty of rain, and our inventories are depleting on schedule. We will continue to focus on our distribution partners (particularly in California) while nurturing our Direct to Consumer channel (online and Tasting Room sales).
In the cellar, the 2016 Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc is ready for release. It’s a beautiful wine and follows a string of very successful Sauvignon Blancs from the Russian River Valley appellation.
Later this month we will bottle our 2016 Russian River Valley Rose of Pinot Noir, and our 2016 Russian River Valley Pinot Gris. We will release the Rose on Valentine’s Day weekend – a Taft Street tradition.
This year local wineries celebrate the 25th anniversary of Winter Wonderland, affording a unique opportunity to break a New Year’s resolution or two. There is always a surprise awaiting you, as wineries offer unique bottlings, surprise vintages, and general good cheer.
Everyone in the Taft Street Tasting Room, cellar, and office wishes you and yours the very best in 2017!
President, Taft Street Winery