We are looking forward to the release of our 2014 vintages on April 16, 2016. Don't miss the opportunity to come taste the 2014's and of course purchase. Please join us at our Passport Saturday April 16, 2016 located at the FRV Redwood Terrace Tasting Area.
UPCOMING NEW WINES 2014 VINTAGE:
Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Vineyard on Montebello Ridge
The April 18, 2015 Passport Saturday was a huge success. We were well supported by our customer base with record attendance and sales. Our outdoor sun-drenched Redwood terrace was in full Spring bloom, with roses, tritonias, irises, and daffodils, under blue skies, no wind and mild temperatures. Our wines showed well and the Estate Cabernet Sauvignon from Montebello Ridge was the hit of the day as we almost sold out of the entire vintage by the end of the tasting. No worries for you Cabernet lovers since we have the 2014 estate now in barrel coming down the pipeline. We expect to have a barrel sample preview at our next upcoming passport. So don't miss this opportunity to check on the progress of this promising vintage. Our winemaker has told us that the 2014 Estate Cab will be a tremendous hit and we are very excited. Not to be outdone, the 2013 Shenandoah Zin was also a big favorite and we are almost completely sold out. A real crowd-pleaser, that lived up to it's reputation...
We want to give a very cordial thank you to all those that graced us with their presence on April 19. We absolutely love to see the familiar smiling faces that continue to return to our winetastings. We want to give a special thank you to all our fans. We had the biggest turn out of visitors yet. The weather was balmy and crystal clear, with a steady flow of good conversation and of course good wine. The barrel sample of 2013 Shenandoah Zinfandel was our most popular and got topped off with a showering of compliments. We had two surprise guest appearances. One from our pet goat named "Surprise" who funnily enough, escaped its cage to meet our winetasters and lean on their legs. The other was from our wine library, our very own first vintage, 1987 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon on Montebello Ridge. Let's see what fun will bloom on the next event.
We continue to follow our annual passport program with the Saturday April 18th event from 12-5 pm at Fellom Ranch Vineyard's beautiful outdoor Redwood Terrace tasting area currently in full spring bloom. We are releasing two new wines along with our other current 3 vintages. The long awaited Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 from Montebello Ridge is our vanguard wine. It exhibits great depth and character and is a must-try. Do not miss this great opportunity. For the last few years our clients have been anxiously inquiring as to the debut of this wine. This marks the first release of our Estate Cabernet since 2006. Noting that all previous vintages have been sold out. Additionally we will release the 2011 Austin Merlot sourced from a small vineyard here on Montebello Ridge. See more details on the "Wines" page of this website. We are down to only a few cases of our 2013 Shenandoah Zinfandel (the "fruit bomb") this will undoubtedly be the last chance to get some before it is all...
Please join us at our last Passport Saturday for 2014 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. We are sold out of the 2013 Shenandoah Zinfandel futures. The Zin is scheduled to be released at our January 17, 2015 Passport Saturday at Fellom Ranch. We are also sold out of the 2012 Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay. There are only limited amounts left of 2010 Douglas Crest Cabernet Sauvignon from Montebello Ridge and the 2011 Central Coast Pinot Noir, please try to attend the November 15 Passport event to make your final purchases before we have sold out of these great current vintages.
This event was a sun-kissed soiree of beautiful people and great wines. We poured at our Redwood Terrace tasting area backdropped by the estate vineyard of Cabernet Sauvignon. Just as the sun returns to us daily, so too did our much appreciated friends and patrons. We hosted a full house for this event with our two parking lots totally filled to the brim. There were almost as many people that we didn't recognize as those in our fan base. Yet, everyone is similar in their adeptness for intelligent conversing and of course, love of wine. It gives our family so much pleasure to share the appreciation of our wines with our patrons. The Shenandoah Zinfandel 2013 barrel sample and it's futures were very well received and perhaps the most popular. We almost sold out of 2012 Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay, a clear favorite of the day. We also introduced our Estate Cabernet 2013 barrel sample, after a 6 year hiatus, representing the resumed production of our estate vineyard wine from M...
Fellom Ranch Vineyards Douglas Crest 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon just received stunning reviews on Cellar Tracker, cellartracker.com, a local public hub for scoring wines in the region. This vintage got 93 points on overall profile.
They state, " 5/20/14 Smooth, long, nicely spiced Montebello fruit, elegant, complete, good complexity. Pert acid, tart red fruit up front, nice spice, true Montebello expression, plum, black currant, cedar, elderberry. Drinking well now, and seems like a younger drinker. "
Don't miss out another host website, Everyvine.com, which shows statistics of our vineyards today and tomorrow.