Phone calls are so 2005 - and snail mail, what’s that? Everyday our world is communicating less through traditional mail and phone calls, and more through text messaging and emails.
People are ditching their perfectly serviceable cell phones to upgrade to “smart phones” that do everything short of bringing you breakfast in bed. (Think iphone, Droid and Blackberry)
Why are we bringing this up? Good question. Cuvaison has recently developed a special site that makes navigating cuvaison.com from a smart phone easier.
The next time you visit our website from a smart phone, you will enjoy your experience and won’t have to scroll a million times in order to see the breadth of a specific page.
Say you’re on a Princess cruise or flying Singapore Airlines and happenchance upon a Cuvaison wine you like. All you have to do is visit our mobile site and buy wine remotely. Tell us that’s not cool!
We are convinced the smart phone users of the universe will find our new mobile site friendly to navigate and easy to shop on. We’ll see you on the World Wide Web!
This year’s “Cinco de Mayo” event landed on May 1st – hence our clever name – Uno de Mayo. Get it?
The weather was cooperative which made for a lovely occasion out at our festively decorated Guest House - located amidst our Carneros estate vineyard.
A generous and savory offering of light bites were prepared specially for Club Cuvaison members by Villa Corona Cocina Mexicana of Napa.
Have you tried their tamales with our 2009 Sauvignon Blanc? Trust us, this is one of those bucket list items you’ve got to check off. All you need is a warm afternoon, a recliner and some chilled Sauvignon Blanc.
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DJ Lipton of Napa kept the party going with non-stop action-packed Zumba and Salsa dance instruction. Of course, for those who left their dancing shoes at home - there was ample opportunity to carouse with other Club members or enjoy one of our estate wines being poured, including the newly released 2008 Zinfandel Bald Mountain.
If you couldn’t make it this year – make sure to join us next year. This event always sells out so make sure to sign up earlier than later!
Cuvaison's Winemaker, Steven Rogstad has started a team for this event and is recruiting teammates! Click here to see who's signed up, how much money the Cuvaison team has raised, or to join our team!
What is the Echelon Grand Fondo? "It is a series of European style mass participation cycling rides (Cyclosportif rides) held on epic courses in destination locations." And it's coming to Napa Valley on May 23, 2010 benefiting LIVESTRONG and both The Queen of the Valley Medical Center and The Saint Helena Hospital located in the Napa Valley, California.
Whether you are a professional cyclist or a casual rider, this event has something for you as there is a 30, 60, or 100 mile road cycling option! The race starts in downtown Napa at 8:30AM. Click to learn more»
Don't own a bike? No problem, there is a 5K Run/Walk too! Click to learn more»
Can't make it to the event? Then help us by donating to this great cause! Click here to donate to Steve's Team»
We hope to see you out there, whether you are biking, walking, or cheering along side us!
Join us for a private tour and tasting with our Winemaker Steve Rogstad. Walk through our organically grown Block F5, tour through the cellars and taste our line-up of Estate Grown Carneros wines in our new Carneros Tasting Room where you will be surrounded by views of the rolling waves of vines.
Take home a mixed six pack of Cuvaison Estate Grown and Bottled Pinot Noirs.
Check out other great auction lots from Carneros wineries:
Get your taste buds ramped up for Club Cuvaison's May Sampler which includes the 2007 Block F5 Pinot Noir and the 2007 Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon. Here's what Cuvaison Winemaker Steven Rogstad has to say about these wines.
Everyday, the energy produced from the solar panels on top of our Carneros Winery is reported directly and instantly to our website! Since installation in 2007, we have avoided putting 827,010 lbs of CO2 into the Earth's atmosphere!
Our solar panels have produced enough energy to: operate a TV for 4,635,532 hours; power 5,131 computers for 1 year; or power 36 homes for 1 year! And these panels have saved as much pollution from entering the atmosphere as an average passenger car emits over 83 years!
Solar isn't the only way Cuvaison is giving back to the environment.
Read more about our Green Initiatives>>
Visitors have always enjoyed Cuvaison's beautiful picnic grounds in Calistoga, but now we can provide your picnic lunch!
Give us 24 hours notice and your
basket lunch will be waiting!
Choose from a delicious picnic lunch menu that includes a split bottle (357ml) of Cuvaison wine!
Lunch paired with 375ml Chardonnay - $25 per person.
Lunch paired with 375ml Pinot Noir - $29 per person
Choose from: Turkey, Roast Beef, or Grilled Vegetable Sandwich, or a Chicken Caesar Wrap. Each lunch is a complete with fresh fruit, a side salad, a cookie, and utensils.
Call 707-942-2468 or click here for details and to make your reservation!
Club members, join us for our upcoming Uno De Mayo Celebration!
|Who: Club Members and their guests|
|What: A South of the Border themed soiree|
|When: Saturday, May 1st, 2010 - Open house from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM|
|Where: Cuvaison Guest House in Carneros|
|[5019 Carneros Highway 121, Napa, CA 94559]|
|How: Call the Club team to reserve your space! Fee $25/person|
Passion fruit, kiwi, lemongrass, and lime,
the bright fruit and crisp finish come together to
create a wine that is - in a word - refreshing.
Special Club Offer! The 2009 Sauvignon Blanc
at $180 for a case, or $95 for 6 bottles.
(full retail $20/bottle)
Experience timeless traditions and elegant pagentry
along the enchanting Danube
on the newest Uniworld ship, the River Beatrice
Join Winemaker, Steven Rogstad and cruise Europe’s Danube River aboard Uniworld’s newest ship, the River Beatrice-November 28 - December 6, 2010. Join Steve and fellow club members while traveling through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany. From the large Holiday Markets of Vienna to the more intimate Holiday Markets of Bratislava, Passau, and Salzburg—each combines timeless traditions with elegant pageantry. 7 nights aboard a river-view stateroom with 7 guided shore excursions, a private Cuvaison wine tasting reception, & more.
Special Pricing from $1,849. For more information call Doctor Travel at 800-466-2784.
For more informatioin visit www.cuvaison.com/club
Watch what winemaker, Steven Rogstad has to say about the
2007 Brandlin Cabernet Sauvignon - a New Release!
No need to leave your dog home alone,
both of Cuvaison's Tasting Rooms are Dog Friendly!
Just don't forget the leash!
Meet Kelli, the well behaved dog of one of our dearest club members,
checking out the wonderful view from our Carneros Tasting Room terrace.
Who could leave such a great dog at home?
Kelli, you are welcome back anytime!
We love when we can get involved in great charities such as the upcoming vinNEBRASKA Wine Event 2010! If you live in the greater Omaha, NE area please join us for this very worth cause!
vinNEBRASKA is a two-day affair, which has become one of Omaha’s most successful fundraisers and voted as Omaha’s best food and wine event by Metro Magazine for two years in a row.
Winemakers’ Reception & Gourmet Dinner SOLD OUT
Friday, March 26, 2010
6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Silent/Live Auctions & Raffle
Happy Hollow Country Club
1701 South 105th Street
Omaha, NE 68124
Grand Auction & Wine Tasting Tickets available, $75 until March 1, $85 after
Saturday, March 27, 2010
5-7 p.m. Wine Tasting, Hors D’ Oeuvres & Silent Auction
7-9 p.m. Live Auction
Holiday Inn Central
3321 S. 72nd Street
Omaha, NE 68124
This years proceeds will go to All Our Kids, Inc. All Our Kids will use the funds made from this event to aid in serving more Omaha youth to reach their academic goals, graduate from high school and pursue secondary education.
For more information visit http://www.vinnebraska.com/event.shtml
Join us on March 6th for this very worthy cause!
President, Jay Schuppert will be pouring BRANDLIN!
How Drowning Hunger Saves African Children:
• Address the Chronic Drought: Engineer Clean Water 60 Ft. Wells.
• Address the Current Famine: "Plumpy-nut" - Distribute Miracle Food
• Address the Prevalent Childhood Diseases: Cholera & Malaria; Medications & Nets
Wine Tasting • Hearty Appetizers • Live Music & Dancing • Live & Silent Auctions: Private Events including a dinner at Cuvaison Carneros, Specialty Wines, Tahoe Vacations & more!
Yountville Community Center (1-800-363-4512)
6520 Yount Street, Yountville, CA
How Drowning Hunger Raises Funds:
100% of raised funds are sent to Africa! (Drowning Hunger sponsors make this possible) Drowning Hunger is a branch of World Vision - the 4th largest non-profit operating under only 15% overhead.
Three Bottles or More of Selected RED Wines at 25% Off: mix & match!
2007 Block F5 Pinot Noir
Just awarded the Double Gold Medal from 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Limited Availability!
2007 Diablo Syrah
19 cases of this club favorite remaining!
2006 Zinfandel Brandlin Vineyard Mount Veeder
27 cases of this end of vintage winery exclusive release remaining!
3 Red Wines @ a Rocking Deal!
click here to learn more>>
2006 BRANDLIN Cabernet Sauvignon | Mount Veeder, Napa Valley
The 2006 BRANDLIN Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder (86% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot) is one of the finest wines of the vintage. Its dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by aromas of creme de cassis, licorice, forest floor, and floral undertones. The wine possesses layers of fruit in addition to full-bodied power, and plenty of well-integrated, velvety tannin. Drink this beauty over the next 10-15 years. – Robert Parker's Wine Advocate – December 2009 –– 93 POINTS
2007 ATS Chardonnay | Carneros, Napa Valley
A brilliant offering, the light green/gold-colored 2007 Chardonnay ATS Selection boasts honeysuckle, orange blossom, citrus oil, and white peach aromas along with terrific acidity, medium to full body, no noticeable oak, and superb fruit as well as length. Drink it over the next 2-3 years. – Robert Parker's Wine Advocate – December 2009 –– 92 POINTS
2007 Carneros Syrah | Carneros, Napa Valley
A heck-of-a bargain, the outstanding 2007 Syrah offers smoky, gamy, meaty, lard, and bacon fat notes intermixed with blackberry and currant fruit aromas. This spicy, dense, richly fruity, supple Syrah is ideal for drinking over the next 3-4 years. – Robert Parker's Wine Advocate – December 2009 –– 90 POINTS
2007 S Bock Chardonnay | Carneros, Napa Valley
The 2007 Chardonnay S Block reveals similar citrus oil, white peach, and wet steel-like characteristics in its crisp, medium-bodied, fresh, lively personality. It should drink well for 1-2 years. – Robert Parker's Wine Advocate – December 2009 –– 89 POINTS
Question: What's left in your cellar?
a) sticky floor from popping all those corks
b) few broken glasses that need to be replaced
c) bottle of who knows what from Uncle Jim
Answer: All of the above!
Mix and match from select wines and receive 25% off a case or 30% off 2 cases or more to Restock Your Cellar!
*Special Club Member Only Offer