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Fall Tidings and Early Access to Gift Giving Guide

by Joy Sterling | Published October 11, 2022

Everything has been early this year – early spring, early harvest, except fall, which seems to be lagging a little bit. As you can see above, the colors are just beginning to show in the vineyards.

In the garden…

and on the table…

The Gifting Season

There is no lagging when it comes to gift giving season. We are officially launching our fall/winter holiday gift guide on the website next week. To quote Mark Twain, “To get ahead you must get started.”

So, please take a look. The gift packages are gorgeous. The prices are right. It will be our pleasure to make the experience easy, fun, and gratifying. And there are rewards for generosity. The more you give, the more you save. Click here for early access.

We know from holidays past that some of our gift packages won’t last long. Already we have had to substitute Harvest Moon as it has sold out in just one month.  It barely made it from full moon to full moon.

We are on the cusp of running out of our 2018 Resilience – a gorgeous, pale pink, dry rosé, benefitting the Sonoma County Resilience Fund. We created this annual release as a toast to community.

For us, resilience is a quality, a strength that we work on everyday as a family and with our community. This is our third vintage of producing this wine. $5 of every bottle sold helps support nonprofit organizations on the front lines of disaster recovery. We have but 50 cases remaining – exclusively at the winery or on-line.

Up next, Stargazing Cuvée will be added to the gift packages at the end of the month. I am over the moon excited that it is being disgorged and labeled this week. The release date is October 28th. We will be pouring it in the Tasting Room the weekend before Halloween.

Amazingly, with the addition of Stargazing, we now make 20 unique Sparkling Cuvées. Clearly, we feel you can’t have too many cuvées.

Nor, Pinot Noirs. I tend to always talk about bubbly, but you don’t want to forget our Pinots. We just switched to the 2019 vintage in the Tasting Room and online. We now produce six distinct Pinots. The range of flavors is amazing and just looking at them in the glass – the Deer Gate, for example is clear ruby and the Winery Block, from the vineyard block immediately adjacent, is deeper and more plush, like velvet.

Where better to make the comparison than here at Iron Horse with the vineyards spilling out at your feet? We are planning a Four O’Clock Friday Tasting of the full line up of Pinots on November 11 so we can enjoy the gambit with a seasonal “appeteaser” (just a small bite) … and a splash of Gratitude. Note: Wine Club members will now get club discounts on our Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs (except Q).

Hoping to see you soon,

Joy