New Releases & Holiday Specials Nov 28 2013

New Releases

The wait is over – Terracotta 2011 and a limited release Kerner 2000 will be open starting Nov 29, 2013 for tasting in the wine shop – don’t miss these limited release delights.
Terracotta 2011 – This exciting deep golden wine has an amazing freshness and vibrancy on the palate, yet full solid flavour and a beguiling earthy nuttiness. 28.10 incl. taxes and bottle deposit.
Kerner 2000 – A wine to prove a point! This variety grown in our cool climate conditions matures with high sugar and high acid. We decided to tuck this vintage away after bottling and let time work its magic. The result 13 years later is a fresh, crisp, green youthfulness belying its true age. It is dominated by green apple and some lightly floral notes and a lemony citrus finish perfect for seafood pairing. $23.10 incl. taxes and bottle deposit. Extremely limited production - available only at the winery.
From now until December 23, we will have these new releases open in the wine shop, plus the 2006 Pinot Reserve, the 2009 Brut Naturel, the 2009 Brandenburg No.3 and of course the balsamic vinegar. We’ll have some surprises to tempt you and brighten the Holiday Season as well. Watch for The Angel's Share winter essence of vinegar coming to the wine shop soon!

Back to the Future - Rare Opportunity

Michelle disappeared into the winery after harvest to do some organizing. When she recently emerged, she came out with half-case boxes filled with rare back vintages of some VS favourites. Each case contains six different white wines and at $72 per six pack, it is hard to resist. Come by to pick up your box of surprises for some fun holiday sampling. These wines offer a unique opportunity to explore older vintages and are not recommended for further cellaring. Not available for shipping and additional Wine Club discounts do not apply to this offer.
Michelle also packed some Pinot Noir Reserve 2006 in six-packs. Subtle aromas of cherries and flowers and an incredible palate of juicy Pinot Noir deliciousness! At its best now. We simply have to make room for the 2008 and 2009 reserves. Originally priced at $60 per bottle, get it now at $240 per half case- that’s $40 per bottle! When Giordano heard what she was planning, he went crazy, saying that he will drink it himself rather than give it way, so don’t tell him!
It’s Back to the Future people! Put a couple of cases in the DeLorean and hit the road!

Perfect Gift

Looking for a gift for a special person with a passion for food, wine, Italy, and true-blue stories of the enduring human spirit? Consider Giordano’s book The Pleasures of Continuity, available in paperback or wine bound at our wine shop or on our website. 8”x10”, over 430 pages with full colour photos, this limited edition book considered priceless by those who have purchased it is just $85 plus GST. Click on the name on our website for a more detailed description or come to the tasting room to browse through a copy.

VS Wine Club

If you have purchased wine in the previous year by the case, you qualify for the VS Wine Club. Remind your server in the wine shop (Garry, Michelle and Marilyn know most of your faces, but a reminder is always good!) We will waive the tasting fee and you will receive a 10% discount on full case lot wine purchases – cases can be mixed. If you order online and get wine shipped, email to get your discount code.

Vinegar Specials

A 10% discount on hand-painted bottles are available on full cases of 12 bottles. Contact us for discount code for online ordering. If you are a member of our VS Vinegar Club (or want to know if you qualify), reply to this email to receive your VS Vinegar Club discount code for online purchasing of standard label bottles. An additional 10% case discount is available for November/December orders. If you want to get your order by Christmas, ORDER NOW.
We have had both challenges and blessings this year. We focus on the blessings! We look forward to seeing you soon if you live close and keeping in touch with our friends from afar. With enormous gratitude for your continued support and our heartfelt wishes for health, happiness and lots of family time this holiday season and throughout the coming year.
Marilyn, Giordano and Michelle

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