The Future is Now – 1/23 Newsletter

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Dear Friends of Shinn,

If the past isn’t alive in you the future will be empty

Barbara Shinn gets ready to turn compost

12th Annual Futures Wine Tasting and Dinner

Time is running out to ensure your future! Only one week left! Reserve your seats for 6:30 PM Saturday, January 31st or Saturday, February 7th. That is when we’ll be hosting the annual futures tastings and dinners on two back to back Saturday nights. We’ll be tasting tank and barrel samples of nearly a dozen wines. This year expect a bigger and better event than ever before. We have lots of surprises planned. Come hungry. There will be plenty of cheeses, appetizers and a hearty winter stew. Call 631-804-0367 to reserve. $95 per person – $40 of which is counted towards the purchase of wine futures that evening. Buying futures pre-bottling is a great way to get the best discounts we offer – and even a better way to support your local winegrower. Start 2015 off on the right foot by resolving to drink more Shinn Estate wines!

It’s sunny, calm and chilly today – but it will be warming up into the high 30’s – making it a great winter day to spend a little time outdoors gathering some fresh air. The weekend forecast could bring some rain or wet snow later on tomorrow – my bet is that we’ll get a dusting off snow that will get washed away by a few hours of rain – nothing significant enough to dampen weekend pleasure. Keep an eye on our weather station for up to the minute condition here on Oregon Road.

This week we bottled First Fruit Sauvignon Blanc 2014 ($22). 20% off if you purchase a case as futures until March 31st. It’s always the first to be harvested and first to get bottled – but never rushed. As always the fermentation was natural – utilizing healthy native yeasts that thrive in our vineyard soils – creating wines that showcase the beauty of the place they are grown. Order it online or come visit us in the tasting room.

Assistant winemaker Joe Torres leading bottling team

We are open everyday from 10:30 AM until 5:00 PM and until 8:00 PM on Friday and Saturday. There are always 10-12 wines to choose for tastng – or enjoy a bottle or glass. Cheese plates, charcuterie, olives and nuts are available for purchase as well as signature Shinn Estate Vineyards T-shirts and copies of our cookbook “Recipes from Home” published in 2001 – winner of the Julia Child Cookbook Award.

If you are unable to visit us in the tasting room and cannot find our wines near you – we ship to most places in the U.S. Our Online store has gift certificates as well as many gift packages available.

And that’s the news from Oregon Road!

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