For those of you who joined us last weekend for our July 5th tri-tip bbq, you’ll remember it was a fabulous hit so we will be doing another event on August 2nd from 5-8pm in much the same fashion. On that note, we also sold out of tickets on the 5th, so for our mid-summer dinner be sure to RSVP ahead of time. We will be cooking up kabobs(vegetarian, chicken, or shrimp) and other sides for $10/plate, $5/club members. To enhance the ambiance, we will be joined by pianist Brett Mitchell. You can reserve your ticket by contacting the tasting room at (805)238-2544 or firstname.lastname@example.org
As usual, this first summer month was a hot one. But, we still had a lot of fun. We would like to give a big thank you to everyone who came out to the tasting room and kicked off our summer vineyard series. Beginning again on July 11th we will be learning more about how a grape ripens and why that is important to wine. Contact the tasting room for details on the package. Also, Monday June 30th is the last day to place a wine order to be shipped.
In honor of Independence in our country Hearthstone Estate is serving up a bbq of tri-tip and other goodies to go along side an award winning wine selection, fun music, and great weather from 12-3pm. Tickets are $20 and include a meal and a flight of 6 wines. Tickets for wine club members are $10.00 Contact the tasting room if you have questions.
Each Spring the growth cycle of our vines begin with bud break. In Paso Robles, this stage begins around March/April when tiny buds on the vine start to swell until shoots grow from the buds. This is when the first sign of green in the vineyard arrives. After bud break the process of flowering begins with little flower clusters appearing at the end of the small shoots looking like buttons. Soon after, the flowers begin to grow to an observable size. It is during this stage that the pollination and fertilization of the grapevine takes place with the resulting product being a grape berry. Fruit set follows flowering almost immediately when the fertilized flower develops a seed and then a berry to harbor that seed. In Paso Robles, this normally takes place in May/June. This stage is important as it decides the potential crop yield. Following fruit set, the berries are unripe, firm, and very bitter. They have little sugar and elevated acids. They begin to grow to about half of their final size when they enter this stage of veraison. This stage signals the beginning of the ripening process which will be discussed during the next phase of our vineyard tour series.
Join winemaker Paul Ayers from 2-4pm on July 13th for a vertical tasting of our Fireside Claret. This seminar style wine tasting will feature vintages 2004-2011 and light appetizers will be served. To purchase your ticket visit our website and be sure to RSVP no later then Thursday, July 10th. Tickets are $40/person or $30/club member and will include a bottle of Fireside Claret to take home in the vintage of your choice.
Come enjoy a breathtaking sunset on the patio while sipping Hearthstone wine and enjoying fresh made, gourmet food. Musical ambiance will be provided by local pianist Brett Mitchell. Our midsummer dinner is on August 2nd from 6-8pm and will cost $30pp/$20club. Your ticket includes a tasting flight of 6 wines and a dinner entree. Additional glasses of wine may be purchased for $5. Contact the tasting room to make your reservations no later then Monday, July 28th.
This year’s Pinot & Paella was the best yet. Not only did we try the world’s greatest Paella (thank you Crush catering) but I personally got to try some outstanding Pinot Noir that I had never had before. We hope all of the guests had as great a time as we did. Until next year…!
A 30 minute walk through a zinfandel vineyard, wine and cheese pairing $30/tour/couple, $20/tour/WC
June 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st 1:00 or 3:00 -Fruit Set: The vines are flowering and setting fruit for the season.
July 11th and 12th 1:00 or 3:00 -Verasion: the onset of ripening.
September 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th 1:00 or 3:00 -Pre Harvest: taste the grapes while learning about preparing to harvest
To Make a reservation Call the Tasting Room 805.238.2544
Saturday May 24, 2014 from 12pm-3pm. Come enjoy locally raised lamb sliders alongside a flight of 6 wines, good company, and a beautiful view. $15 includes a burger and your wine tasting. Additional burgers will cost $5. No need to RSVP. We hope to see you here!
2013 Roussanne (100% Roussanne)
New Release! Toasted buttery cream with accents of cinnamon and pear. This great aperitif has a balanced and lingering finish.
14.8% alc. $28.00
2013 Rosé (46% Grenache, 45% Mourvedre, 9% Roussanne) New Release! This blend is full of aromas of dried peach, raspberry blossom, and hints of vanilla crème giving way to a medium to full-bodied, lusciously textured palate.
14.5% alc. $20.00
2008 Slipstone (62% Grenache, 31% Syrah, 7% Mourvedre) Aromas of sage, caramel, raspberry and cedar segue into a palate of smooth tannins and light spice with flavors of dates and plum. The finish is smooth and silky.
Case Special Purchase by the case for $120.00
15.1% alc. $28.00
2010 Pinot Noir (100% Pinot Noir)
The 2010 is round and plush. A hint of a flowering blossom and smoking brush oak fill the glass, while sage honey, cherries and earthy stone minerality lead to soft acidity coating the finish.
Gold medal at the San Francisco International Wine Competition
14.5% alc. $42.00
2010 Zinfandel (100% Zinfandel
The deep ruby color hints of a nose filled with ripe blackberries, cracked white pepper, and clove. The minute subtlety of an array of flavors and the balanced acids leave a lingering finish.
14.7% alc. $28.00
2010 Cabernet Franc (100% Cabernet Franc)
Hearthstone’s new Cabernet Franc leads with spicy aromas and peppery accents. On the palate, black berry is dominating, with pepper and violet nuances finishing with an understated elegance. Aerate me please!
14.2% alc. $38.00