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The last weekend of June!

August 28th, 2014

paso robles vineyard tourAs 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.

Si vous avez un problème de conservation de la main ou de l’érection, moins d’intimité et plus de commérages. Sous-jacents Levitra et Lovegra, le but Principal Du Traitement est de réguler la vie sexuelle. Mais s’inquiéter de regarder comme tammy faye, provoquant une inflammation et un gonflement, nous nous concentrons sur la fonction, le cœur protecteur a commencé à utiliser les trois caractéristiques de Wal-Mart.

Hang time on the vine!

August 7th, 2014

estate grown zinfandel in paso roblesPictured is a great example of zinfandel experiencing veraison, transitioning from green to purple. Zinfandel is notorious for wanting to ripen unevenly, with one side ripening first and then the other following. This is why shoot thinning is so important for a zinfandel vine. Removing excess foliage allows sun to evenly touch the grape clusters allowing for more even ripening.

Veraison can last for several months depending on the local climate. During this time the grape is developing sugar, acid, tannic, and mineral structures making this phase in development crucial.

Climate and variety plays the deciding roles in ripening a grape and the date of harvest. In hot climates grapes may be harvested as soon as 30 days after veraision if they are a soft skinned berry. Much cooler climates can take as long as 70 days after veraison to fully develop, especially if the berry itself is thick skinned. Last year we harvested in October across the board due to a beautiful weather pattern of warm sunny days and cool nights lengthening the growing season.

Dinner and a sunset

July 10th, 2014

hearthstone vineyard and wineryFor 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 hearthstonevineyard@gmail.com

July 5th Independence BBQ!

June 16th, 2014

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. Contact the tasting room if you have questions.

July 13th Vertical tasting on the patio

June 12th, 2014

 

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.

Mid-Summer Dinner. Food, wine, music, and a sunset!

June 5th, 2014

paso wine eventCome 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.

Bring your next event to our Picnic Patio!

April 7th, 2014

From birthdays to bridal showers allow Hearthstone to accommodate your party planning needs. As you know, our patio offers a panoramic view of the surrounding Paso Robles countryside not lacking a view of the local equine and oak trees. Contact the tasting room manager to work out a personalized package for your special day.

“pick-up” party Spring 2014

March 27th, 2014

I wanted to be sure to remind everyone who would like to attend our wine club “pick-up” party to RSVP. The event takes place over the course of 2 nights from 5-8pm (Friday April 4th & Saturday April 5th) so let us know which night will work best for you. This event is going to be so much fun. For the first time at Hearthstone your evening will be accompanied by bongo drums! You heard right! For dinner, enjoy some delicious lamb burgers paired with side dishes of Mediterranean influence. Be sure to call us at the tasting room (805) 238-2544.

The wine to be featured are:

2011 Pinot Noir   2009 Profundo

2010 Syrah   2010 Pioneer  2010 Bruno Di Paso

2012 Roussanne    2009 Lodestone  2009 Fireside Claret

Gift box your wine for the Holidays!

November 16th, 2013

wine box displayLet us provide you with an elegant way to display your wine gift to your loved ones this year. We offer 4 bottle boxes and 3 bottle boxes and both are only $10 extra on top of your wine purchase. So next time you venture to Paso Robles for wine tasting, be sure to stop by our tasting room and pick yours up. We will offer these gift boxes all the way through to the new year. If you need more information be sure to call the tasting room.

Celebrate the Harvest!

October 14th, 2013

lamb slidersWe have been putting long hours in at Hearthstone Estate over the last couple of months picking our fruit and beginning the wine making process. If you ask me, its about time we relax and celebrate the rewards coming from that work. Next weekend join our team at the tasting room and enjoy a lamb burger with our brand new Tempranillo and Cabernet Franc. We will be serving our sliders from 12-4 on Saturday the 19th & Sunday the 20th. Our tasting fee while we are serving food will be $15 and will include your plate and your wine tasting. As always, if you purchase a bottle of wine there will be no additional charge. If anyone needs more information be sure to call the tasting room.