Three Sticks invites you to join us at the Eighth Street Wineries Open House on Saturday, February 23rd from 11am to 4pm. The bi-annual tasting is a collection of 10 boutique wineries serving food and wine pairings from their limited releases. Three Sticks is featuring the following wines from our 2013 Spring Releases, which will be offered to our Allocation Members on February 27th (CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE):
• 2010 Durell Vineyard Pinot Noir
• 2010 Silver Eagle Vineyard Pinot Noir
• 2009 Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
• 2009 Sonoma Valley Cabernet Franc
ALLOCATION LIST DISCOUNTED TICKETS
Tickets are $40 advance, $45 at door, $10 designated driver. To receive your Allocation Member Discount Code for $10 off per ticket, check your recent Save-the-Date email letter or contact Hayden Schmidter at Hayden@ThreeSticksWines.com or by calling (707) 996-3328 x105.
To learn more, visit EighthStreetWineries.com.
The Three Sticks Team
In our most recent blog, Winter at Durell Vineyard: A Time of Contrast and Renewal, we visited with Rob Harris, Director of Vineyard Operations, as the task of pruning was underway at Durell Vineyard. We now turn our attention to the winery and other big news that has unfolded over the past several months, including proprietor Bill Price’s purchase of Gap’s Crown Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Vineyard (our first vintage will be in 2012)! Read the full Wine Spectator story by CLICKING HERE.
And now, the rest of the story, as we prepare to share some very exciting times at Three Sticks for 2013!
In the Winery: Racking, Bottling & Blending
The winter months in the winery are generally consumed with racking barrels from the previous vintage and bottling wines from the vintage prior to last. The racking process consists of carefully siphoning off wine from one barrel, to remove it from the lees, to a clean barrel. Lees are deposits of dead and/or residual yeast. As a small winery, bottling wine is done with mobile bottling lines that are built into the back of a semi-trailer truck. When the truck backs in, it’s all hands on deck to bottle, cork, cap, label and box. Whew!
This is also the time when we sequester the team for a series of meetings to select our Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon blend. The games have now begun for the 2010 vintage to find that “just right blend” sourced from multiple mountain vineyard blocks that include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petite Verdot. Early in 2012, we visited with Winemaker Don Van Staaveren to learn his blending process, which we covered in the blogs Three Sticks Cabernet Sauvignon & the Art of Blending - Part I & 2.
As many of you know, Three Sticks Wines acquired The Vallejo-Casteñada Adobe in 2012. Considered one of the oldest occupied residences in Sonoma, the quaint home is located just off the beautiful town square. We are relocating our administrative offices to the property this year, and will use the existing dining room and living room to host private tastings by appointment only for our allocation members (we will not be open for public tastings), as well as to provide a space for displaying items of local historical interest on both a permanent and rotating basis.
With our new home, we’ll have many more opportunities to share special moments with our friends and fans, which means we needed just the right person to manage these special occasions and to be your liaison to Three Sticks. With that, we’d like to introduce you to Hayden Schmidter (pictured here), who will handle all things hospitality and take the lead with allocations for our 2013 new releases. Hayden can be contacted at Hayden@ThreeSticksWines.com or by calling (707) 996-3328 x105.
The Three Sticks Team
At Three Sticks, we have a list of exciting and delicious upcoming events, as well as some special offerings in the works for the holidays to help make shopping easy. We look foward to celebrating harvest and the holidays together! Read on...
Thursday, November 1st: Dallas/Fort Worth Dinner Event at Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse. Dinner currently sold out. However, if interested in attending, CLICK HERE to contact Michelle to see if there is any flexibility.
Thursday, November 8th: Three Sticks Release Party for our VIP allocation members. You know who you are! For inquiries, CLICK HERE to contact Michelle.
…Stay tuned for Dinner at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara - Early 2013.
Friday, April 5th SAVE THE DATE: Celebrate San Francisco Giant's Opening Day with Three Sticks at Paragon Restaurant in SF.
Holiday 2012 - Give the Gift of Three Sticks this Holiday Season! We have put together an incredible offering of our wines to make your holiday shopping easy. More to follow soon! For inquiries, CLICK HERE to contact Michelle.
Winter 2013 - 2010 Pinots and 2009 Bordeauxs. We have two incredible vineyard designated pinots - Durell Vineyard and Silver Eagle Vineyard from the Green Valley/Russian River Valley that will be released in early 2013 along with our righteous 2009 Sonoma Valley Cabernet and 2009 Cabernet Franc. Don't miss these small-lot releases -- CLICK HERE to join our Allocation List.
As always, thank you for enjoying our wines with us. It makes our work incredibly gratifying!
The Three Sticks Team
Saturday, August 4th: Eighth Street Wineries Open House! Tickets are available online: www.eighthstreetwineries.com. Click here to read our complete blog feature...and make sure to check your Three Sticks offer letter for your discount code!
Friday, August 31st: Three Sticks Winemaker Luncheon in the Field at Durell Vineyard. This event is part of the Sonoma Wine Country Weekend and currently SOLD OUT! If you are dying to see Durell and enjoy incredible eats prepared by Sondra Bernstein and her team, please email Michelle at email@example.com as we’ve increased the luncheon for our allocation members only: 707-996-3328 ext. 105 Tickets are $85 through SWCW.
Saturday, September 1st: Taste of Sonoma at Sonoma Wine Country Weekend - We are excited to be a part of the upcoming Sonoma Wine Country Weekend! This event brings together over 180 world class wineries with more than 70 chefs for a three day event that celebrates the best of Sonoma County. As a valued customer, and through our partnership with Sonoma Wine Country Weekend, we have a limited number of Taste of Sonoma and Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction tickets available to you at our participating winery price. To take advantage, enter promo code: WINECLUB at the time of purchase. First come, first serve! Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you this Labor Day Weekend.
Sunday, September 2nd: Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction – We are hosting a table! If you are planning to attend please call Michelle and she will see if we have room at the Three Sticks table for you to join us… Tickets are $500 through SWCW.
Thursday, September 13th: Three Sticks Release Party is being RESCHEDULED! More details following soon!
Winter - 2010 Pinots. We have three incredible pinots from 2010: Durell Vineyard, Silver Eagle Vineyard from the Green Valley/Russian River Valley and a second release of the extremely popular JAMES from the Sta. Rita Hills AVA.
As always thank you for enjoying our wines with us. It makes our work incredibly gratifying!
The Three Sticks Team
Three Sticks Wines invites you to join us and our neighborhood of winery friends for the 2012 summer edition of the Bi-Annual 8th Street Open House happening Saturday, August 4th from 11am to 4pm in Sonoma, California. Regular tickets are $35 advance / $45 at door and are available on the 8th Street Wineries' website www.eighthstreetwineries.com.
Your ticket includes all tastings and pairings at nine wineries, as well as a souvenir wine glass and the chance to win a half case of wine. If you're on our allocation list, make sure to check your recent offer letter to get your discount code!
At Three Sticks, we've got quite a day planned for our guests. Along with releasing our 2010 Durell Vineyard Chardonnay -- following the Wine Spectator's tremendous review naming Three Sticks one of the top 30 Chardonnay producers in California -- we're also introducing our first Barrel-Free Chardonnay that we affectionately call ORIGIN. In addition, our 2008 Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon will be on the table, with all our featured wines paired with delicious bites.
See you there!
Join Three Sticks in Support of St. Vincent Meals on Wheels in Santa Monica with "An Evening on The Beach" and LA's Top Chefs
Three Sticks invites you to join us for...
Audi Proudly Presents
An Evening on the Beach
Featuring Ten Extraordinary Los Angeles Chefs on the Beach
More Info and Tickets: www.eveningonthebeach.com
Thursday, July 28
Jonathan Beach Club, Santa Monica
Benefitting St. Vincent Meals on Wheels
St. Vincent Meals on Wheels will be the sole beneficiary of An Evening On The Beach. The Los Angeles-based non-profit serves over 4,700 meals a day, 365 days a year. Annually, over 1.1 million meals are prepared and delivered to people in Los Angeles, including homebound senior citizens, disabled and terminally ill patients and homeless adults and children. www.stvincentmow.org
Back by popular demand, Sherry Yard brings her freshly made marshmallows, rich dark chocolate and graham crackers for an ultra-luxe version of S’mores, while delectable Kerrygold cheeses are featured on the charcuterie table along with Drago’s signature ciabatta. Master mixologists from the super hot Bar 1886 at The Raymond will be specially crafting two artisan cocktails perfect for a festive night on the beach.
Guest Chefs: Celestino Drago, Drago, Drago Centro; Michael Fiorelli, Mar’sel, Terranea Resort; Mark Gold, Eva Restaurant; Tim Guiltinan, The Raymond; Michael McCarty, Michael’s; Joe Miller, Joe’s Restaurant; Mark Peel, Campanile, The Tar Pit; Piero Selvaggio, Valentino; Mako Tanaka, Robata-Ya; Sherry Yard, Spago.
Join Three Sticks Wines at Summer Events at Home and Around the Country!
Wednesday, June 20 - Special Jackson Hole Tasting Salon - If you are in town for the Jackson Hole Wine Auction and would like the opportunity for a private tasting of our wines please contact Karin Ott for details. Click here to email Karin Ott.
Saturday, June 30 - The Chardonnay Symposium - Three Sticks has been invited to join this event at Byron Vineyard and Winery in the Santa Maria Valley in Santa Barbara County. If you love Chardonnay...don't miss it. Click here to buy tickets.
August 31 - September 2 - Sonoma Wine Country Weekend - Friday we are co-hosting a luncheon with Chef Sondra Bernstein (of the Girl & the Fig fame) at Bill and Eva's private residence on Sonoma Mountain. Saturday we are pouring at the MacMurray Ranch Grand Tasting and Sunday we are hosting (at least) one table at the Wine Auction! Click here for info. Tickets go on sale June 1. See you Labor Day Weekend!
SAVE THE DATE - SUMMER RELEASE PARTIES: Thursday, September 13 in San Francisco and Sunday, September 16 in Sonoma!
SAVE THE DATE TEXANS! Thursday, November 1 - Fort Worth Three Sticks Wine Dinner at Del Frisco's - More details to come. Save the Date or click here to email Michelle Idell with questions.
Later Summer/Fall - 2010 Chardonnays and Pinot Blanc release - For the first time ever we have a small amount of Barrel-Free Chardonnay from Durell in addition to our Barrel Fermented and Aged Chardonnay from Durell. 2010 Pinots Release. We have three incredible pinots from 2010: Durell Vineyard, Silver Eagle Vineyard from the Green Valley/Russian River Valley and a second release of the extremely popular JAMES from the Sta. Rita Hills AVA.
Allocations of 2009 Durell Vineyard Pinot Noir Closed - Vintage Sold Out
Three Sticks invites you to join proprietor Bill Price and winemaker Don Van Staaveren at our Spring Release Pick Up Party on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 11:00am to 3:00pm at 35 Patten Street in Sonoma, California (just 30 minutes from SF). CLICK HERE for directions.
The day will feature live music, great food, and delicious wines, with our Allocation Members picking up their 2009 Three Sticks Durell Vineyard Pinot Noir. The 2009 vintage, which sold out in just 30-days, expresses the complexity and texture that initially draws people to great Pinot Noirs, while achieving a beautiful balance of fruit, spice and distinctive Durell terroir qualities.
CLICK HERE to read the PinotFile’s rave review.
If you plan to attend the pick up party, please RSVP to Prema at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you'd like to hear more about our 2009 Durell Vineyard Pinot Noir, watch Bill, Don and Rob share their thoughts about this beautiful wine and the incredible vintage via new video below!
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if we can assist you in any way by calling 707.996.3328.
Happy Spring from Three Sticks!
Three Sticks invites our Southern California friends to join us at Sonoma in the City - Los Angeles on Tuesday April 24, 2012 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at The London West Hollywood. We'll be sharing tastes of our 2007 Sonoma Valley Cabernet and just released 2009 Durell Pinot Noir.
This grand tasting will also include a collection of Sonoma County's leading edge producers and feature more than 100 wines from 15 distinctive regions. You'll taste the diversity of terroir and winemaking styles and have the opportunity to interact with Sonoma County's winemakers and grape growers.
Tickets are $40.00 each and available at sonomala.eventbrite.com
The London West Hollywood, 1020 N San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
Visa Signature® cardholders receive ticket discounts to Sonoma In The City. For full offer terms and conditions Visa.com/signature and CLICK HERE.
Three Sticks is proud to announce the release of our 2009 Durell Vineyard Pinot Noir. This wine is now available to allocation members. If you are interested in purchasing please click here to join our allocation list and hear about future offerings. We currently ship to the following states: AK, CA, CO, D.C., FL, HI, IA, IL, MA, MN, NM, NY, NV, OH, OR, RI, TX, and WA. If you live outside of the locations listed, please contact us to discuss alternatives at email@example.com.
Our pick-up party will take place on Saturday, April 14th at our Patten Street offices in Sonoma. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We invite you to watch the following video with Proprietor Bill Price and Winemaker Don Van Staaveren where they discuss the 2009 Durell Vineyard Pinot Noir and what they consider an exceptional vintage.
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