Friday, October 22, 2010

Fall Happenings

This month is an amazingly busy one for Foursight, without even factoring in harvest. Yes, we are spending quite a bit of time now pressing wines, getting them into barrel and preparing things for a long winter's rest. (Yesterday I spent the afternoon with my father, washing and ozoning barrels, brr.) However, October and early November always seems to be full of events and other to-do's that keep up hoppin'.

This Sunday we'll be participating in Pinot on the River (discount coupon code can be found here) for the first time. It's actually funny that we've never participated in this event as a winery because my first PR agency helped start the event. In its first few years it had some behind-the-scenes kinks that scared me off, but after seeing the esteemed Greg Walter at our Pinot Festival this year, I felt reassured and signed up. I'm looking forward to pouring, albeit in the rain. If you're there at Rodney Strong on Sunday, come say hi! We'll be pouring two current-release Pinot Noirs and one library wine.

On Saturday, October 30 we have our second annual wine club party and open house here at the tasting room and winery and we've been busy prepping the menu and planning the event. We have a rockin' band booked and my mother and family friend Rose have been cooking up course after course for us to sample with the wines (yes, we actually try every food item we serve beforehand to make sure they pair well). We're looking at some tri-tip and polenta, delicious cheeses, warming soups and more paired with the wines. Yum.

Then, on November 7, we have a winemaker dinner with Londer Vineyards at Rendezvous restaurant in Ft. Bragg, during the  Mushroom & Wine Festival. (Diver scallops, mushroom soup, wild boar and more will be on the menu - contact Rendezvous for tickets.) It's going to be an absolutely delicious dinner!

Following shortly after, we're pouring at the Abalone & Wine event at the Mendocino Arts Center (November 12). This is also the first time we've done this event, so I have no idea what it's going to be like, but if I get even a bite of Abalone, I'll be happy.

October and November are also wine club months. I'm in charge of planning, executing and sending off all the wine club packages: a big job but a fun one. See our clubs here.

I'm exhausted and excited just thinking about the next month. As soon as it wraps up, we're off for Thanksgiving and the holidays, and then we close the tasting room in January to clean and finish our office work. Given the drizzle and gray sky today, it certainly feels like winter's approaching. Time to light the wood stove and snuggle up!

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