WHAT’S NEW . . . as of 5/14/22

 

Wine deliveries are back!

 

Mayday! Mayday! Almost out of Rosé!

 

May Day!

 

In the Vineyard

 

Bung it in the Boot (of our Car)

 

New Release: 2015 Sève

 

How to Order Wine

 

Our approach to reduce our Carbon Footprint (and yours)

 

Help!?

 

 

If the sun seems to be lacking where you live, come to where we live.
Wine is half price if it’s raining when you purchase it in our tasting room.


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Wine deliveries are back!

 

We are the first to admit our delivery schedule has a been a bit erratic of late. Your next possibility of getting wine at your front door (assuming you live between Seattle and Zillah or up and down the I-5 corridor) is next Tuesday, 5/17. Order anytime before midnight on 5/16 and you will be able to restock with your favorite wine. Click here to scroll down a bit to find out how to order wine if you don't know already. Or read on and you will get there eventually!

 

Mayday! Mayday!

 

Last call for 2018 Rosé Paradiso ! We have two cases available, then we will be sold out for a while. We have more in the pipeline, another vintage will be available later this summer.
 

May Day!

 

Considered by many for millennia as full-blown Spring.
 
Trees blossoming, grape buds opening, spring greens to eat, bird nests to rob, (Easter Baskets!), the end of winter privation.
 
The end of cold and ice. At least in the Northern Hemisphere!
 
This is when we start seeing more visitors, day trippers and weekenders from the wet side, the long-haul RVers, the snow birds. Many of the migratory birds have returned.
 
We are maintaining high levels of public health standards here. Table seating, air filtration, outside tastings when weather permits, no inside tastings for the unvaccinated. Staff wearing proper N95-type respirators. We do recommend calling ahead to get the best service. We are open 11-6 daily, or by appointment.
 
We cherish our patrons and know many aren’t up to crowded, unmasked public spaces. Barbara has finished her active cancer treatments, successfully! She is now on the five-year plan of treatments to prevent re-occurrence and we try and protect her. We can accommodate your wishes for social distancing.
 

In the Vineyard

 
We have had a wild, often chilly Spring. Locally, there were two nights when, for each date, record cold temperatures were set. As a result, we have lost some buds, which translates to crop loss, in a few of our cultivars that open buds first. It is still too early to ascertain the level of loss. We hope we are done with freezing temperatures; May 10 is considered our “frost-free” date.
 
The past couple of weeks have been below average temperatures so we are in that patiently waiting mode. I’m never in a hurry for bud break! It makes for anxiety having that tender tissue exposed. We are in flat-leaf stage, as these photos show (first one showing why we call it the flat-leaf stage, second one taken 4/22, third one of the same vine taken 5/10 only 2.5 weeks later).

The flowering plants are continuing their progression. We now have a half dozen species in the flowering stage.

 

 

Bung it in the Boot
(of our Car)!


Our delivery schedule has been topsy turvy. Barbara has spent most of April on the Seattle side. She had an elderly friend, aunt of the heart?, who left this plane on May Day. She called Barbara for help and Barbara arranged Hospice, a schedule of loved ones to care, and spent many hours a day at bedside. It was a tough month and our hearts go out to Fred Hart, her companion for decades (at least five). Leslie Grace owned La Tienda (originally in the University District). Anyone who has lived in Seattle may remember that wonderful store. Leslie is a great loss to many. On the positive side, Leslie lived in the same building at Barbara’s mum so there was a lot of time to spend with her also.
 
I married way above my pay grade.
 
Consequently, planning went out the window in April and the beginning of May. We are now getting back into our regular irregular schedule of every few weeks. The next delivery will be beginning 5/17. Get your orders in by 5/16 and we will put you in our wine wagon and deliver over the next few days.

 

New Release!

2015 Sève

 
Now all grown up and ready for proper society and dinner parties.
 
Our Sève is made entirely from Chenin Blanc. It is the first cultivar planted in our vineyard that has never had an application of any sort of pesticide. Exceeding all Organic standards. It is wonderfully good with the Spring Rolls and a peanut dipping sauce from Bamboo Thai in Toppenish.

I learned to appreciate Chenin Blanc in the early 70s, mostly simply done, young, somewhat sweet. I liked them and still do. With time and exposure I’ve learned to seek out and enjoy other styles. Sparkling, late harvest, ice wine, botrytized, and especially dry, barrel-fermented types, because they are so good with so many meals.
 
No new barrels, but the traditional use of barrels for decades. Our barrels date from the last millennium. No use to add wood flavors, the grapes provide plenty of flavors.
 
The Sève takes people by surprise. It seems very light and delicate, and it is. Like a very petite master of martial arts, it can handle things that seem overwhelmingly powerful, like a spicy peanut sauce. It can also play a nice supporting role to delicate dishes.
 
If I could only grow one grape for white wine (horrible thought!) I’d choose Chenin Blanc. I’d make it in multiple styles. Life would be good.

 

How to Order Wine

 

Your honored status as our returning customer gets you 10% off of 2 bottles through 11 bottles and 20% - 50% off of 12 bottles or more. These discounts are already reflected below and in the order forms: PDF Order Form or XLS Order Form.

Here is the list of wines available and their prices:
 

 

Bottle Price

Case
Price

2018 Rosé Paradiso 750ml

$19.80

$17.60

2015 Oyster White 750ml

$19.80

$17.60

2015 Sève 750ml (NEW)

$19.80

$17.60

2016 B's Blend 750ml

$12.60

$11.20

2016 Sangiovese 750ml

$12.60

$11.20

2014 Rojo Paradisos 750ml

$19.80

$17.60

2013 Zort 375ml (50%)

$22.50

$12.50

2015 Angelica MRS 375ml (30%)

$22.50

$17.50

Intrigue Chocolate Bars

$12.00

$12.00

 

 

 

 

Want to send wine? We can do that for you. Or you can go to VinoShipper and do it yourself. Shipping is dependent on whether, can't do it if it is too cold. Give us a call and we can help with your arrangements.

Pick up the phone and call in an order, or reply to this email, or send a text to 509-829-9000 or message us via FaceBook. Barbara loves to hear your stories, so a call is always welcome.

 

Our approach to reduce our Carbon Footprint (and yours)

 

As always free delivery to your doorstep. Order two cases and we will give you a $20 discount, order three and get a $40 discount (and another $20 back for each case after that). It costs us about $20 to deliver a case and if we can do two or more at a stop, we can travel fewer miles in a year. We would rather give you the $20 and produce less CO2. Not in our delivery area? We will give you the same deal for UPS and FedEx delivery. We tried this the last few deliveries and were pleased that several of you took us up on this offer. Who doesn't want to save money and CO2?! (Not available with the 50% off health-care worker discount. Not sure what this is, just ask!)

 

  1. We can deliver wine directly to your home or to the home of your relative or friend. Estimated delivery begins 5/17. PDF Order Form or XLS Order Form.
     
  2. If you are local or want to come for a visit, we are open for tasting and sales 11-6 every day. You must be vaccinated to do our tastings indoors. Everyone is welcome outdoors.
     
  3. You can get a gift card from us either electronically or we can send out a physical gift card for you. Give us a call for the physical card 509.829.9000.
     
  4. If your wine gift is going out of the state of Washington, you can order via VinoShipper. Whether we can ship to that location during the winter is dependent on the weather. If it is too hot, we have to hold off on shipping until the weather cools off a bit. If it is too cold, then we need to wait for things to warm up a bit. 

 

Just thought we'd share a great photo of Paul! And our new puppy (if you are keeping track, Bear makes our fifth dog) snoozing with Miss Kitty, his best friend. And that cutie in the box is one of my mum's cats, Izzie, doing her best imitation of a guard at Buckingham Palace.

 

 

If you want to keep up with us on a daily basis, you can follow us on FaceBook or Instagram.

You are welcome to spend time outdoors, take a walk around the vineyard, or a longer walk around our neighborhood. We can direct you to walks of 1 -10 miles, bring your dog!

 

We are still doing vineyard tours Sunday through Friday if you happen to be in the area.

We are so very thankful that you include us in your wine consumption and we hope that you will keep us in your rotation.
Thanks so much for continuing to support our tiny winery. And for supporting zero-pesticide organically grown wines.

HELP!?

 
Like many small wineries depending on direct-to-consumer sales, the past two years have been difficult.
 
Google reviews have become very important to small businesses. So too, Trip Advisor, Yelp, etc. But when it comes to searches, Google rules.
 
If you want to give us some support, the best thing you can do is to take a few minutes and share your perspective on our tiny winery.
 
Go here on Google and look under reviews and add your own. Also feel free to post a photo or two or three.

All the best from our home to yours,

Paul and Barbara

 

 

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Paradisos del Sol Winery
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Organic Vineyard
www.paradisosdelsol.com
3230 Highland Drive
Zillah, WA 98953
509.829.9000



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