It’s tradition to begin harvest with a celebratory toast with our Estate Sparkling wine. It was my pleasure to saber a bottle on August 30th, anointing the first bin of Chardonnay grapes before their journey to the press. This gesture symbolizes our gratitude for nature’s generous yield and the dedication our team pours into guiding the grapes from vine to vintage.
As we journey through this season, the heart of our harvest has already passed. We started with the bright and crisp Chardonnay, followed closely by our Morrito and estate Pinot Noir. Now, we patiently await our Rhône varieties – the sun-loving Grenache and Syrah. As I mentioned in May, it’s almost as if we have two harvests in one season. These grapes bask a little longer under the coastal sun, ensuring they achieve their fullest expression. This year teeters on the brink of an extraordinary and bountiful harvest, a testament to unparalleled quality that we eagerly anticipate sharing with you next year.
Speaking of unparalleled quality, this month’s release showcases our 2021 Califa Grenache, 2021 Califa Syrah, and 2021 Morrito Pinot Noir. These wines are exemplary representations from some of our estate’s most cherished vineyards. Over time, they’ve garnered acclaim as profound, vibrant wines that are delightful today yet promise further evolution in the cellar. We trust you’ll find as much joy in these wines as we do and hope you’ll share them with family and friends this holiday season.
– Brianne Engles
As we approach the close of another memorable year at Chamisal Vineyards, our hearts overflow with appreciation for our members like you. Each release, each gathering, and each glass raised has become a cherished moment, made all the more special by the vibrant community that has formed around our shared passion for wine.
Thank you for joining us throughout the year, for visiting our estate, and for making each celebration truly special. Your presence and enthusiasm have brightened our days and enriched our journey. Looking ahead, we encourage you to mark your calendars for our end of the year events. And as the holiday season approaches, may we suggest considering our wines as the perfect gift? Whether it’s a token of appreciation for a dear friend or the centerpiece for your festive table, our wines are crafted to bring warmth and joy. Our team is here to assist you with your gift giving needs this year. Here’s to the memories we’ve created and to those yet to come. We eagerly anticipate all the moments we’ll share in the upcoming year!
Proudly Nominated American Winery of the Year
We’re elated to announce our nomination for the prestigious Wine Enthusiast’s Wine Star Awards, under the “American Winery of the Year” category. This recognition reflects half a century of our unwavering commitment to sustainability and crafting exceptional wines emblematic of California’s Central Coast.
This year is the 24th installment of Wine Enthusiast’s Wine Star Awards, celebrating those who have made remarkable impacts on the wine and beverage landscape. Being one of only five contenders in this category, Chamisal Vineyards is humbled to be named alongside previous iconic nominees and winners. We are honored to join such elite company, and most importantly, look forward to continuing our legacy of sustainability and propelling our industry forward. We eagerly await the chance to welcome you to Chamisal Vineyards and toast to this momentous nomination.
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