We in wine country are currently enjoying our annual mock spring, with blue skies and temperatures in the 70’s. It is usually followed by another couple of months of wintry weather (for us), but we are enjoying it while we can. It gives growers the opportunity to access their vineyards for seasonal pruning; an added plus.

In the winery fermentations are completing and bottling has begun. We have put the 2019 Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc into bottle, and are preparing the 2019 Russian River Valley Rose of Pinot Noir for its Valentine Day release.

Good news on the competition front. The 2020 San Francisco Chronicle American Wine Competition (the nation’s largest) announced the winning wines recently. Taft Street’s 2017 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Garagistes won a GOLD MEDAL, and the Taft Street 2018 Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc was awarded a DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL! Congratulations to us.

After a very successful Winter Wineland event last month, the Tasting Room is gearing up for two special days in February. In addition to our annual Valentine’s Day release of Rose of Pinot Noir, we are participating in a Taste Route 116 event on Saturday February 22nd. Wineries will pair a wine with a favorite food; we will pour our 2016 Medallion Red Blend with homemade chocolate chip cookies. Can’t wait.

As you can see, much is going on at Taft Street. Come on by and share a glass of wine with us.


Mike Tierney

President, Taft Street Winery

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