A couple weeks ago we hosted a family friendly Club exclusive event in our Carneros Estate Vineyard - Fly A Kite Day. Adults had the opportunity to taste through a variety of Cuvaison and Brandlin estate wines, while everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch in our barrel room.
The children were especially excited about flying kites in the vineyard, and Mother Nature couldn't have given us better weather and kite flying conditions. Needless to say, a good time was had by all and we hope to repeat this event in the future.
Here's a quote from one of our excited attendees:
"I wanted to thank you so much for such a fun and unique family-friendly kite-flying event last weekend. It was so refreshing and wonderful to be able to enjoy some of our favorite wines, at the vineyard, with our children - while they were catered to as well! With that one event alone (notwithstanding the exceptional wines), I think we might be life-time members!! It was incredibly thoughtful and practical of you to plan an event centered around our children, yet just as much fun for us. Wine country is lacking in family-friendly activities, and being wine lovers with children, our time spent enjoying wineries (which is something we love to do, even now after having children, ha ha!) is rare. You made our day! Heck, you made our month!! We loved it, they loved it, and we all made wonderful memories. Thank you thank you thank you. Can you please do this event every year (monthly wouldn't be too bad either ;-) ?
- Kim G."
Enjoy some photos taken at the Club's 2014 Holiday Open House. To download a higher resolution version of these images, click here.
In light of Club Cuvaison's summer promotion, Hot Diggity Dog! we would like to introduce you to the dogs of Cuvaison Estate Wines. We love your four legged friends as much as we love ours, and therefore both our Calistoga and Carneros tasting rooms are dog friendly! We just ask that you keep Fido on a leash.
|Luna (the pup waiving hello), age 1 month, favorite activity: napping
Dog's owner, Matt Sunseri, Assistant Winemaker
|Pixie (left), age 10, favorite activity: snacking.
Buster (right), age 2, favorite activity: chasing wild turkeys in the vineyard.
Dogs' Owner: Steven Rogstad, Winemaker
|Jasmine, age 6, favorite activity: swimming in the pool.
Dog's Owner: Bonnie Schoch, CFO
|Rosalina, age 10, favorite activity: taking walks in the park.
Dog's Owner: Alvaro Bautista, Cellarhand
Bodhi (left), age 6, favorite activity: chasing and catching the Frisbee at the park and running through the Cuvaison vineyard off leash.
Indigo, age 8 months, favorite activity: playing
|Gunner, age 5, favorite activity: chasing the Frisbee.
Dog's Owner: Selma Woolfe, Club Cuvaison Coordinator
Rudy, age 3, favorite activity: sleeping, playing at the beach, running thru the vineyard.
|Kao, age 3, favorite activity: playing tug-of-war and cuddling.
Dog's Owner: Wynne Vick, Club Cuvaison Sales Coordinator
|Scooby, age 5, favorite activity: fetching the tennis ball and going on walks on Brandlin.
Dog's Owner: Ray Lamon, Landscape and Maintenance
|River, age 3, favorite activity: running around in the grass and playing chase.
Dog's parent: Melody Royval, Staff Accountant
PuppyKitty, age 3.5, favorite activity: eating her owner's shoes, chewing on laptop power cords, destroying couches and sleeping on her owner's bed.
It was wonderful sharing such an intimate and engaging gathering with Club Members at our Brandlin Vineyard Tour last Saturday.
We saw new friendships forged while learning what makes Brandlin mountain grown Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel wines so special. We will cherish the memories of being up there on the mountain for years to come, and hope the Club Members that joined us will do the same!
Jay especially enjoyed sharing his knowledge on what makes the Mount Veeder winegrowing region so unique, as well as sharing deeper insights on the Brandlin family's long history of farming on Mount Veeder.
We look forward to offering more intimate Club-Member-Only experiences like this in the future!
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Enjoy these snapshots taken at our Club Cuvaison Tres de Mayo open house fiesta. Excellent wine, fantastic food from Villa Corona and lots and lots of happy Club Members enjoying a beautiful Saturday in Napa Valley. What more could you want?
A big thanks to all of the Club Cuvaison members who joined us in our Calistoga Wine Cave this past Sunday to celebrate the upcoming holiday season.
Cuvaison and Brandlin wines, including our Estate Series, Single Block and Club Exclusives were shared and paired with scrumptious bites from Park Avenue Catering. We also had on display our Holiday Gift Collections - available for purchase between now and the end of the year while quantities last.
Here’s a look at the Menu:
Portobello "Fries" with Parmesan, Chili Flakes & Balsamic Glaze
Curried Scallops with a Mango Chutney, Served on a Wonton Crisp
Slow Cooked Coffee Rubbed Pork with Dried Cherries & Farro
Local Artisan Salumi, Cheeses & Assorted Condiments
Duck & Wild Mushroom Risotto
Mini Chocolate & Salted Caramel Butter Cream Macarons
And some of our attendees ...
(Larger image files are available upon request by emailing here.)