Heath Vineyards Owner’s Club Update
We are fast approaching the inaugural Heath Vineyards Owner’s Club shipment in November!
The Sauvignon Blanc, Captivating, is now in the bottle and is already quite amazing with initial aromas of white peach that develop into perfectly ripened pear with floral notes. This is much more like a white Bordeaux than a typical Sauvignon Blanc.
The reds are aging nicely in the barrel and we are watching closely as they mature. We are pleased to see the depth of color and flavors present that so aptly reflect the terroir. Our upcoming Tank-Tasting event will feature tastings of the Syrah from the barrel, as well as, the aforementioned Captivating. We plan to bottle the Syrah, Pinot Noir and Absolution (Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot) in early Summer which will allow 18 months in oak and 5-6 months of bottle rest before shipping or pick-up to you!
What initially attracted us to this property were the unique growing conditions. The only way to consistently have access to grapes of this quality is to own the land underneath the vines. Most of the wineries around us, that feature estate fruit in this sub-region of the the Paso Robles Willow Creek District appellation, are already on waiting lists. We were excited to gain access for our club members.
As you might imagine, the pace of new members is accelerating as we get closer to the first shipment and we are on track to be sold out before then! As reported previously, the 2015 harvest was excellent quality but very low quantity. Originally, we had hoped we would have room for the addition of a few more members after the first shipment. However, given the limited harvest, we will move to a waiting list once we hit the initial membership availability.
So, if you have been thinking about signing up, now is a good time!