Still Standing: US Wineries That Are Adapting, Shipping, and Sustaining Our Industry
These are unprecedented times, but they're no match for the human spirit and ingenuity. Though most doors to non-essential businesses are closed, these wineries are persevering. They're shipping wine all over the country, holding virtual events to connect with their customers, and even hand delivering items to their customers' doorsteps, when possible. They're doing all they can to remain viable and are supporting friends from other wineries, as well. Take a moment to explore the list of these wineries we've compiled and please order from and support these wineries as much as possible.
Belden Barns is known to have one of the best vineyards in California. Their fruit is used by highly discerning wine producers including Argot, Carlisle, Donelan Family, Enkidu, Eric Kent, Holdredge, Three Sticks, and Vaughn Duffy. Matching grape varietal to appropriate climate is one of the most important variables in creating great wine, and Belden Barns’ 1000 ft elevated Sonoma Mountain perch above the Bennett Valley provides a very accommodating home for the cool-climate grapes they grow.
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photo credit: Belden Barns Winery. Follow Belden Barns on Facebook
Beginning last Sunday, March 29th, Belden Barns began hosting free virtual wine tastings that will continue every Sunday evening at 5pm PST. Each week, they'll explore a new varietal/bottling from their portfolio, inviting participants to weigh in on attributes like taste, appearance, and perfect pairing ideas. Have their current releases shipped to your door from their online store.
Brecon Estate is a Boutique Estate winery nestled in the rolling westside hills outside of Paso Robles, California, and is farmed sustainably in an ideal climate with award-winning terroir. With an international award-winning winemaker who has crafted some of the most highly awarded wines across the United States, Australia, and Europe, they strive to produce exquisite and inviting wines we will enjoy. The Reserve Petite Sirah is definitely a favorite!
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Brecon Estate offers UPS Ground, 2nd Day and Next Day shipping. Shop their current releases on their website
Idle Hour Winery
Winemaker Anna Marie dos Remedios began making wine in 2007 focusing on small lot, single-vineyard designated wines from some of California’s best wine-growing regions. Anna Marie learned traditional winemaking methods from mentor and renowned Pinot Noir producer Josh Jensen at Calera Wine Company. Anna Marie and partner Deb Payne started the winery, focusing on these traditional methods: native yeast fermentation, gravity flow racking, and the use of neutral French Oak; all very gentle in nature, applying these to all the varieties Anna Marie ferments. Elegance and freshness are the hallmarks of the Idle Hour wines.
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Please visit their website
to purchase their current releases. For a limited time, use promo code vingardevalise
for 20% off any wine purchase from their website.
You can also join Idle Hour Winery for a virtual happy hour of wine tasting on Fridays on Facebook
Silt Wine Company
The Silt Wine Company is a family-owned winery whose Clarksburg soil provides fruit to wine regions throughout California. What you'll taste from every bottle is a combination of the passion of the Clarksburg farmer, the gift that the Delta soil brings, and a promise to never hide the fruit behind the process.
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Currently, Silt Wine Company’s next live virtual tasting is on Thursday, April 2nd, 2020, when David Ogilvie, their winemaker, will be sharing with two Sparkling Wines and their Chenin Blanc. You can join them in tasting these wines by purchasing them on their website
. They are offering 1 cent delivery when 3 or more bottles are purchased!
Imagery Estate Winery
Imagery’s spirit can be captured in three little words – Broaden Your Palate.™
Imagery Estate Winery has always been about pushing the boundaries of the status quo with unusual wines, esoteric blends and by NOT playing by the rules. Jamie Benziger, recently awarded the title of 2019 Woman Winemaker of the Year, is the artist behind Imagery Estate Winery. In addition to annually crafting more than 35 wines, she launched a new tier in 2017 designed to broaden consumers’ palates with unique varietal blends.
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Shop Imagery Estate Winery’s current releases in their online store. Imagery will be offering pick-up for Imagery and Benziger at Imagery Estate Winery beginning this week! To arrange pick-up of your wine club wines and to place additional orders, please contact them at (707) 935-4515,
St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery
St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery combines French chateau tradition with Napa Valley terroir and a focus on Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and other red Bordeaux varieties. St. Supéry was founded by third-generation French vintner Robert Skalli. All of the estate acreage owned by St. Supéry is farmed sustainably using minimal intervention and cultivation. Because St. Supéry’s reputation is based on its valuable Napa Valley properties, a primary goal is to support biodiversity and sustainability while continuing the founding vision of a Napa Valley chateau for generations to come, crafting world-class estate wines of ever-improving quality.
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St. Supéry (will hold) virtual wine tastings every Thursday afternoon, March 19 through April 23. Visit their Facebook Events Page for a list of their upcoming virtual tasting events. Purchase their #InJoy At Home Tasting Kit and current releases from their online store. Their customer service crew is reachable via phone or email if you need further assistance.
Adapting to what's currently happening in our world is no small task, but if we adhere to the instructions given by those in authority that share verifiable information, give our support to these wineries that are essentially small businesses (often families) and are doing all they know possible to keep orders coming in, all while remaining hopeful and full of gratitude, this time of trial will soon be an afterthought. This industry will come roaring back and we will have come through it all together and stronger than ever before.
More Wineries That Will Ship To Your Home
We’ve curated a list of wineries that offer online ordering and shipping to your door. It’s not an all-inclusive list and we will happily update the list with more wineries as it becomes available. If you’d like to recommend a winery or if you’d like to add your own winery, please leave a comment below with the information. You can download our list by clicking here.