March 2018 Vineyard & Winery News

March 1, 2018

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March 2018

Vineyard News

Pruned vines
What season is this? It's hard to tell. Buds, thankfully not the grapes, are blooming and the temperatures are all over the place. We certainly didn't see the rain that we had hoped for during the winter but lately, it feels like winter is dragging its heels and camping out for awhile. Burr! It might be time to do a rain dance. It would be nice to say goodbye to the cold, dry conditions and say hello Spring!
 
Spring is a season of renewal where all that has been gray and quiet finally comes alive and colorful. While it's a little early and the vines are still dormant, the newly planted cover crop of Rye and Barley is just starting to sprout up between the rows. Cover crops such as grasses protect the soil from erosion and run off and will increase beneficial insects while often, preventing an outbreak of pests.
Everything in the vineyard plays a vital role and is relevant to the entire ecosystem of the vineyard and in the sustainable production of quality grapes. So, while we watch the grasses grow, we patiently keeping an eye out for the first bud-break from the newly pruned vines.
We often see her in the strangest places.
But DuPree, our marketing director, doesn't mind getting dirty to get thee shot (see above).

 

 

Did You Know?

Wine Tasting Lineup with cheeses
New season, new lineup! We just changed our wine tasting menu and cheese pairings, we think this is "one" of our best, most flavorful yet.
 
2016 Chardonnay (Beemster)
 
2016 Reluctant (Montchevre with Cranberry)
 
2015 Cheap Bastard (Rustic Red Cheddar)
 
2015 Woodpecker (Hungarian Salami)
 
2015 Rambunctious (Drunken Goat)
 
2014 Leona (Smoked Mozzarella)
Tasting Room Treats
 
Did you know we carry Stonewall Kitchen? We have an assortment of lively salsas, delicious dessert toppings, scrumptious butters and jams along with tea towels. And, you'll find lots of gift options including gift baskets you can customize yourself. Perfect for wedding, hostess gifts, friends or Mother's Day gifts!
 
The cheeses that you love during your wine tasting? We sell those! We carry the makings for a wonderful picnic which you can enjoy on our indoor/outdoor patio or our lawn overlooking the vineyard sipping your favorite Mitchella wine. Life's good! 
WINE OF THE MONTH
2015 Rambunctious
 
2015 Rambunctious
(New Release)
This wine sets the mood! It’s feisty rich and ripe. Showing aromas of black cherry and smoky pepper with sleek but complex flavors of boysenberry, a hint of licorice and toasty oak that lingers toward balanced tannins. A special blend of 40% Zinfandel, 40% Petit Verdot, and 20% Petite Sirah. 
Garden Pizza
 
Pairing Recipe
Garden Pizza
With a creamy Alfredo sauce, mozzarella, fresh veggies such as artichoke hearts and heirloom tomatoes ...this is a yummy, mouth watering pizza that is a Mitchella fav!
 
 
EVENTS CALENDAR
 
 
 
March 16, 17 & 18
2018 Vintage Paso: Zinfandel Weekend
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April 1
Happy Easter! We will be closed.
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April 21 & 22
Crab Feed (SOLD OUT! both days)
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May 5
Spring Wine Club Pickup Party
With Cinco de Mayo Flavor!
Reservations are required.
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May 18, 19, & 20
2018 Paso Robles Wine Festival
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June 3 / July 1 / August 5 / September 2
Pizza on the Patio
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September 8
Lobster Fest 6-8pm
 
Mitchella Vineyard & Winery | 805.239.8555 | 805.239.2525 fax | info@mitchella.com | mitchella.com
 
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