First Crush Fusion during last year’s racking process,
one month post-crush… already yummy!
Our Summer Social, Saturday August, 23rd…
I predict, this will be our best social event to date. As promised, our Suison Valley CA grower, Ron Lanza, and our distributor Frank Musto, will be with us to provide an update on this year’s upcoming harvest. In addition, it will be an educational experience providing insights on varied topics, including the growing and shipping quality wine grapes. This will be Ron’s third visit to our winery. Ron and Frank have become great friends and they provide us with a valued opportunity to procure some of the best fruit in the land. The social will be held at our customary time of 4-6pm, and after 6:15 stranglers will be washing glasses.
Social Event Additions and Policy…
I have made arrangements to have entertainment at this summer’s social. In addition, There will be a COOP member preparing delicious pulled-port appetizers on-site. As a result, we will charge a bit more, $15.00 per person to cover the costs of these additions and for your vino consumption. As discussed in last month’s update, we will provide three drink tickets per person whereby additional glasses of wine will be available for only $5.00 per glass. As always, couples are encouraged to bring a small appetizer to share and singles may continue to mooch. Happy days are here again!
As discussed in the last update, I have established new policy to provide more fairness and a meaningful advantage to members that sign up early in the COOP season, as opposed to the last part of a season. Historically, one could join the COOP at the last part of a season and receive the same pricing and benefits as one that joined in the first part of the season. Again, not exactly fair. The following is a new incentive structure to bring extra wine advantages to those that sign up earlier. I think you will all be happy to hear that the pricing will not increase on the COOP membership reserve for
the new 2014-15 COOP season; and in addition, the following incentives will apply:
Currently Until December 31, 2014:
Level 1: Two Case Reserve (50% deposit $180.) & receive two extra bottles of wine of your choice plus two bottles of our 2012 Sauvignon Blanc.
Level 2: Three + Case Reserve (50% deposit = $85. per case) & receive three extra bottles of wine of your choice plus three bottles of our 2012 Sauvignon Blanc.
After January 1 – April 31, 2015:
Level 1: Two Case Reserve & receive one extra bottle of wine of your choice.
Level 2: Three + Case Reserve & receive two extra bottles of wine of your choice.
2013-14 COOP Reserve Availability…
I will do my best to begin bottling last year’s reds later this month. My issue is time while balancing the needs of two very busy eye care practices on Cape Cod in the summer and the ever growing popularity of our winery. When I do get our reds in a bottle, it will be time for members to pick up their reserved wines and sign up for the 2014-15 COOP as well. Remember, the new incentive signing bonus is now in effect. FYI: our 2013-14 wines are the best ever and if all goes well, we will be drinking them at this next social in two weeks.
Hope your summer is wonderful as the weather and healthy…
See you on the 23rd…
Your lil’ol vino maker