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News

The 2017 grape harvest is winding down and I'm looking forward to a day off or two in the next few weeks and giving my poor car a serious wash. Driving around the valley this time of year it's obvious who's in the production side of the industry as their cars are usually coated in a fine layer of "terroir." The grape quality looks great this year with ideal sugars, acid, and flavors. We're exploring new vineyards for quality fruit and expanding on our Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah programs. We've also harvested a delicious Sauvignon Blanc for the future lineup. One of the vineyards we're trialing this year is the "Collier Canyon" vineyard, the large vineyard above Las Positas College north of I-580. The views from the top of the vineyard are amazing and give a great perspective on the Livermore Valley and all the main vineyards in the distance to the south/southeast. One of the challenges of the Collier Canyon vineyard is the steep terrain. After almost being stuck up there in my poor little old diesel Volkswagen, I've found that driving up the steep hills in reverse is the only solution. Sampling the vineyard is also quite the workout as most of the rows go straight up the hill. I have found myself using the trellis and vines as support to keep my footing on some of the steeper sections. Because of the steep terrain there, the vineyard crews must use tractors with tracks on them instead of normal wheels to traverse the rows. Maybe I should show them the reverse trick! All in all, the new vineyards look promising and I look forward to sharing the wines with you all at future barrel tastings and in the tasting room when they're released. - Aaron Luna

2017 Harvest. We are close to finishing the crush, and it seems to be a good one. We are focusing more on Livermore Valley fruit and are exploring some new vineyards here. In addition to our usual sources, we have gotten grapes from the Ravenswood Vineyard on Arroyo Rd. and the Collier Canyon Vineyard just west of I-580, close to Costco. The latter vineyard is rather steep. As a result of having more sources, we are making the same varietal from multiple vineyards. As an example, we will have Cabernet Sauvignon from 5 different vineyards. After the new wines have aged for 1-2 years, we will assess the separate lots and decide which lots will go into the varietal bottling and the Conjugation blend, and which are to be added to True Red. - Lanny Replogle

New Releases, Depletion and Low Inventory

Our new release is the Estate 2013 Syrah. We are out of the 2014 Verdelho, 2015 Semillon, 2012 Syrah and 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Ghielmetti Vineyard. We are low on True White Lot 4, 2014 Riesling and 2012 Syrah. Come and buy some before it's too late!

Awards

At the prestigious Orange County Fair, we won 5 Gold Medals and 4 Silver Medals. Our 5 Gold Medals were more than the total of those won by all other Livermore Valley Wineries! Gold Medal winners were: 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012 Touriga, 2013 Petite Sirah, 2012 Conjugation, and 2013 Infrared. Silver Medal winners were: 2015 Semillon, 2015 Chardonnay, 2011 Merlot, and the 2014 Mourvedre

   

Port Chocolates are here for the holidays.

  • 2 Pack ~ $3.00
  • 6 Pack ~ $7.00
  • 12 Pack ~ $13.00

Events

Soup & Wine, January 27 & 28
Fanatic Release Party, February 9 & 10
Fenestra Barrel Tasting, February 17, 18 & 19
LVWA Barrels Tasting Weekend, March 10 & 1


Tasting Room Hours

The tasting room is open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12:00pm-5:00pm.
Christmas Eve & New Years Eve 12:00pm-3:00pm.

Closed:

  • Christmas
  • New Years day.
  • Easter

Fenestra Wine Tasting Flight

Five Dollar Fridays

  • $5.00 tasting fee: You choose 7 tastes from our current wines.
  • $5 refund on purchases over $17.00

Saturday & Sunday

  • $10.00 tasting fee: You choose 7 tastes from our current wines.
  • $10 refund on a 2 bottle purchases.

We stop pouring wine at 5:00pm and wine sales at 5:30pm.


Groups

Groups over 8 please call ahead for reservation.
Groups over 15 will have a private tasting.
$15.00 Tasting Fee: $10 refund on a 2 bottle purchase.


Hold your next party at Fenestra Winery!

Take advantage of our fantastic California fall weather by holding your next event on our wonderfully bucolic picnic grounds. We can host events up to 100 people. Discounts on certain services for Fanatics.

Contact Lorna (lorna@fenestrawinery.com) for questions, or call 925/447-5246.




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