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Happy New Year 2017


A bit overdue but Happy New Year! I just want to reach out at the onset of what promises to be a very exciting year for Susie Bynum Wines. Granted, it’s been an interesting start to the year (I’ll say no more ha, ha) but at least we have wine!

In 2015 we were blessed by the wine gods to get enough grapes to produce a whopping 100 cases!  And believe me we were very lucky indeed. It was an extremely ‘short yield’ year but the quality is amazing!! As I write this the wine is getting ready for bottling tomorrow. We can’t wait for you to taste this incredible wine and will let you know when it’s ready to be released.

The 2016 vintage was a near perfect growing season and we tripled production to 300 cases! The wine received its first racking in January and is in barrel for the winter. Now that is progress.

That brings us to 2017 and depending on the weather we will increase production yet again but not by much.

The other important news is a place to taste the wines. We have signed on for a tasting room which we are so excited to share with all of you. It looks like if all goes well we will be up and running in early 2018. We will keep you posted as the project moves along. In the mean time we have come up with a temporary solution. As many of you know already my wines are custom crushed at Optima Winery which is housed in a warehouse complex. (This is a new trend in the world of wine as regular brick and mortar real estate comes at such a high premium). Those that have come to see me and taste will tell you it’s pretty rustic but we always have a great time. We will be setting up an area within the winery for a more inviting tasting experience and we should have that done in a few weeks. (Knock on barrels).

That said, I will be doing this with the owners of Optima Winery, (my very dear friends), and those wines will be available to taste as well. It will be by appointment. Optima produces stunning Dry Creek Rose’, Zin & Petite Sirah, Alexander Valley Cab and a Knights Valley Cab. So in addition to my RRV Pinot and Chard those will be on hand as well. One last exciting wine for you to taste is my son’s very first vintage under his own label, Morley Wines, an exciting and delicious Mendocino Viognier! Also made at Optima.

So here’s to a great year and we will keep you posted as time rolls on. I will be sending an email to everyone on our list with a special Valentines offer on Thursday 2/9/2017.

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