December 29th, 2014
For the first time in Hearthstone history on Vineyard drive the Varied Thrush has made its home in our parking lot. We’ve spotted one, then two, now an army of these beautiful and melodious birds popping in and out over the last two months. We’re guessing they will move on when the Spring comes. So, all you avid bird watchers, bring your binoculars or just a bag of seed and come enjoy these little treasures while sipping wine out on the patio. This morning we counted 17 in one space.
December 18th, 2014
Thank you Paul for your holiday spirit. As a Merry Christmas to you and yours we are extending the sale on our 2009 Fireside Claret. Come in this weekend or until the 31st and receive 15% off of the Claret. If you are already a wine club member, we will stack this discount on top of yours. Cheers!
December 12th, 2014
We’ve had lots of holiday orders already. This year’s favorites seem to be the 2011 Primate and the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve. For those of you who are hesitant to come out to the tasting room to get your wine for the holidays you can have it shipped. Until this Monday at noon we are offering $0.01 shipping in California and also out of state if 6 bottles are purchased. Our brand new releases this year that I will be enjoying with my Christmas dinners are the 2010 Lodestone and the 2013 Roussanne. And don’t forget, if you want to save 15% (will be added to the club discount to!) on wine be sure to order our 2009 Fireside Claret. Its our winemaker’s pick for the holiday and he has asked us to put it on special. Contact the tasting room!
December 5th, 2014
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF $.01 SHIPPING!
Wine always makes a great gift during the holidays, now through December 15th ship wine for one cent.
Hurry and place your wine order for the holidays. For the next two weeks we will be offering one penny shipping of your wine order within the state of California. If you don’t live in California then don’t worry. If you buy 6 bottles or more we will ship you that wine for 1¢. Be sure to place your order by 12:00 p.m. December 15th.
If you don’t see the wine you’re looking for don’t hesitate to call the tasting room.
2009 Fireside Claret (15% off)
2009 Profundo (almost sold out)
2010 Pearl Delight (the sweeter side)
2010 Pinot Noir
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
2010 Cabernet Franc
2010 Fireside Claret
2010 Bruno Di Paso (intended for bottle aging)
November 28th, 2014
Today is black Friday and tomorrow is small business Saturday. As you make your holiday gift selections don’t forget the unique, intriguing, and always sustainable products vinted at Hearthstone and sold in the tasting room. Come by the tasting room today and tomorrow to receive the following discounts as you select our hand-crafted wine.
3 bottles- receive 20% off
6 bottles- receive 25% off
12 bottles-receive 30% off
Are you already a wine club member? Please receive an additional 20% off of your wine club discount when you purchase 3 bottles or more today.
November 17th, 2014
Be sure to come on in this upcoming weekend to get your last minute wine for your holiday meal. We will be closed Tuesday-Thursday (25-27) of next week, but open on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Do you need a fun place for social hour with all of your family in town? Our hours that day are 11-5pm. Don’t forget we produce every variety your turkey dinner could be wanting. We hope to see you!
November 6th, 2014
We have discovered a hidden stash of fun and exciting library vintages in our storehouse and will be pouring one each day. Each library wine costs $25 but if you buy 3 of them you may receive 50% off. Due to such limited quantities of each wine and to protect its quality and our inventory this special will only be available to you if you come in to the tasting room. They are available while supplies last. Here is a list of what we will be featuring:
Grenache: 2004, 2006, 2007
Profundo: 2006, 2007, 2008
Slipstone: 2006, 2007
Fireside Claret: 2008
October 31st, 2014
Nobody likes messing up their food and wine pairings. It can ruin your food, your friendships, and worse yet, your wine.
With Halloween just around the corner, we know you’re stressing about pairing wine with candy. No worries, we’ve got you covered.
With this easy-to-use infographic, you can find out which wines work with which candies, so you know just the wines and candies to indulge in this October.
October 10th, 2014
As many of you know, our tasting room and vineyard are actually about 8 miles away from each other. Confusing? Why yes, it can be. Especially since we are now considered to be located in 2 separate AVAs. What is an AVA? An American Viticultural Area is a grape growing region distinguished by the Trade & Tax Bureau that can range in shape and size. This is a very similar concept to the European appellations of origin or the Italian Indicazione Geografica Tipica. How ever, our AVAs do not control the blending and wine making methods that we use. Also, it truly only signifies the location the wine grapes were grown for that bottle. And, to top it off, only 85% of the grapes making up the wine had to have been grown there. But, don’t be alarmed. Yes, here at Hearthstone we remain 100% estate and we use only our grapes for our wine making. Our 40 acre vineyard is located in what is now considered the Adelaida AVA where we share a fence line with friendly and organic Tablas Creek. Is that a helpful reference? But, to come taste this estate grown delicious wine you will need to find yourself in the Paso Robles Willow Creek AVA. Our tasting room is nestled between Dover Canyon (home of the big dog and great Zin) and Denner Vineyards (pioneers in healthy water conservation). Now some of you might be wondering “why all the fuss?”. Well, these new AVAs will actually help the budding wine connoisseur. Don’t get me started on the various microclimates, water tables, and soil types happening in Paso Robles. That is for another blog. But, long story short, we have so many different types of possibilities in terms of resulting textures, flavors, and colors in the numerous varieties growing. Each AVA will produce these different personalities accordingly because of its natural surroundings. And now, instead of being confused, you can read a Paso Robles wine label and know what you might expect in the resulting wine based on the AVA you read.