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         2018 Fall           ROAR WITH THE LIONS         2019 Winter

                

 

Autumn Greetings to all our Family of Friends,

Lions Peak is once again approaching another harvest. We are at the middle of August and verasion has started. I think that we should have an early harvest since we are experiencing the warmest days we have had since 1961! Where has the year gone! This has been an exciting year at Lions Peak for many reasons. For those of you that have been with us for a while, you are aware of the transformation that has been in process in the vineyard since 2013. To begin with the Estate converted the 40 acres of cordon pruned vines to cane pruned which was a significant project. Forty acres of vines went through extensive pruning. Visualize this picture, the cordons were sawed off and what remain on the vine are just the trunk and a few inches on each side of the trunk. Other than the physical aspect of this project and the expense, this transition had a major impact on the production of what the vines produced. Essentially the vines were beginning to be trained and start to produce again. The vines now have fruiting canes and spurs. The vines have gone from producing less than 1 ton an acre to 2 tons an acre, and it looks as if they will be approaching 3 tons per acre this year.  This year the increase in the productivity of our vines appears to be significant. The vineyard will once again return to being in full operation with our cane pruning. The extensive program of replants has begun  and the replacement of  vines that are not thriving are being replaced, along with the development of an inter-planting program, to increase production within the footprint of our Cabernet Sauvignon Estate existing  three blocks.

A new fourth block was added in the Spring of 2018 of new plantings of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and in the Spring of 2019 Malbec will be added. The new plants are thriving and, after all of these years at Lions Peak, it is exciting to know by 2019, Lions Peak will have the five Bordeaux varietals planted on the Estate.



NEW RELEASES

Our latest releases of our 2015 Red varietals, our 2017 Sta. Rita Hills Unoaked Chardonnay, and 2017 Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon Rosť are showing well. Earlier in 2018 we bottled 2014 Petite Sirah, 2015 Mourvedre, 2015 Zinfandel, 2015 Petit Verdot, 2015 Merlot, 2015 Cabernet Franc, and 2015 Malbec. In July, LP finished bottling the 2016 Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016 Roaring Lion Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, and the 2017 Reserve Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay (oaked).

We are planning a new release party on October 13th that will coincide with SBV Harvest Festival and the Solvang Grape Stomp. At that time LP will have barrel samples of some of the wines that are scheduled for bottling in December for you to taste. Among them, are a 2016 Pinot Noir, 2016 Peak Rouge, and 2016 Le Petit Lťon! Three new reds have been added to our red line up for the portfolio of reds. We also have a new organically grown 2018 Sauvignon Blanc; however, I am not certain if it will be available to taste for our October event.

LP is excited that these new releases, and they will be presented in 2019 for wine competitions.

Currently we are cellaring our 2017 Vintages of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot ,and our winemaker and team will continue to taste the wines to determine if they require an additional  six to twelve months of aging after harvest. These are very special wines and are barrel aging in new Nadalie French oak cooperage! LP is looking forward to the release of these lovely wines.

Also, addressing our white wines, we are phasing out most of our white wines. We currently are having an end of vintage sale on our Orange Muscat and Sauvignon Gris. There is limited inventory and if you have enjoyed these wines, we have significant savings on them whether it is a bottle or case purchase. Please contact us with any questions that you might have about these wine selections. Our staff is ready to answer your questions!


NEW WEB SITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION

After many years we are creating a new website that will have all of our wines and updated information.  Hopefully the site will be up and running by the 1st of October. As we continue to implement new programs, this new site will be helpful for you with our events, wines, shipments, and overall information about Lions Peak.
 

SCHEDULE & FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Our Solvang Tasting Room is opened seven days a week, with occasional exceptions, with extended hours on weekends and for special events. Lions Peak with weekday hours, Sunday through Friday, to 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM with the exception of our weekday hours which change during the winter to 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM beginning December 1st. Saturday hours are 11:00 AM to 7:00PM. Our wine associates are trained to discuss wine and food pairing with our wines. You are also welcome to call 805.693.5466 or 805.550.4900 or email us at: wineclub@lionspeakwine.com or Jennifer@lionspeakwine.com with any of your questions about the wines.
 

FROM SEPTEMBER 2018 to MARCH 2019 EVENTS

We have provided you with a calendar of scheduled events the last week in August to our Taste of Solvang weekend. Since our event page is one in which is ongoing, it is recommended that you view our web site event page for what is happening weekly. We have scheduled live music for your enjoyment throughout the year and the music schedule includes your favorite artists. We have listed is a rough outline of the major events; however, as noted, it is recommended that you refer to our web site event calendar for weekly music and specials at: www.lionspeakwine.com and we look forward to having you at the tasting room and vineyard by appointment!

(September 1 st, 2nd, and 3rd) LABOR DAY WEEKEND CELEBRATION MARK DAVID LIVE : Celebrate the end of summer with a red, white, and blue weekend. End of vintage savings continue on select wines, as well as, bottle specials.  Enjoy one of our select flights or have a glass of our latest releases. Mark David will be performing for us on Saturday 4-7 pm with complimentary appetizers. Our new Lolita glassware has arrived! Come select a wine glass for you are a special BFF! Celebrate our Lions Peak Anniversary for our Leos!

(September 14-16) DANISH DAYS with Live Music: Time to experience the history of Solvang with Danish culture & festivities. Join us for Danish appetizers paired with our White and Red Wine flights. Loren Radis joins us Saturday evening from 4-7pm for this Danish Weekend. Loren is one of our special California musicians that will delight you with his own compositions and his cover music. Enjoy one our wine flights or a glass of wine while you visit with friends and listen to Loren and visit. We guarantee you will enjoy your evening and wine tasting or glass of wine!

(September 29th)  Live music of Loren Radis.  A Saturday of wine and cheese pairings or strawberries and white wine with chocolates. Enjoy one of our new released wines. Live music 4-7PM. Wines by the Glass or have a wine flight or a cheese platter. Select from many of our wonderful values of wine and red end of vintage wines. Bottle and case savings!

(October 13-14) CELEBRATION OF HARVEST / GRAPE STOMP: Lions Peak will be participating in a full filled weekend with the First Annual Grape Stomp and Rosť Tastings.

(October 13th) SBV LIONS PEAK NEW RELEASE PARTY AND FUTURE TASTING FOR DECEMBER BOTTLING: Open house, live music wine & food pairing from 5-8pm. Join to taste our new Estate Cabernet Sauvignons and our Sta. Rita Hills Reserve Chardonnay, as well as, bottle samples of our Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Petit Lion which we shall be bottling before the end of the year! Futures are available! The event is complimentary for our Club members and two guests. Loren Radis is our guest musician for our New Release Party. RSVP required

 (November 10TH) VETERAN DAY CELEBRATION: Live music & Complimentary appetizers. Complimentary tasting for all of our Veterans. We shall have case and bottle specials this weekend. Loren Radis will perform from 4-7pm. Join us for our Veteranís Day event. We welcome all Veterans for complimentary tastings and bottle special savings.

(November 11th) WINEMAKER DINNER AND BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: Join us for a Sunday afternoon and early evening at Spaggiís Restaurant in Upland for a fantastic celebration! We have wanted to pair our wines with a special winemaker dinner with Chef Henry for a long time. Jennís family will be joining us for the event. Henry and Jenn are preparing the wine list and menu for this special event. We hope that you will join us! RSVP required

(November 17rd) Live Music and wine and cheese and chocolate pairings. Loren Radis is our guest vocalist and guitarist. Join us for a tasting, glass of wine and join the club!

(November 23-25 THANKSGIVING WEEKEND-LIVE MUSIC- HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES BEGIN: Open house to begin our holiday season. Our season begins on Friday and continues with festivities all weekend. Mark David Live on the 24th. We shall welcome all our guests with the beginning of our Molle Wines for the Holiday Season. Become our BFF with our open house holiday wine specials for your holiday events. Excellent case and bottle specials and a selection of wine related gifts for those on your list. Join us for our holiday open house. We have a wonderful selection for your holiday gifts!Case ,bottle and select gifts are on special for the holidays! Enjoy a wine flight or a glass of your favorite LP Wines and hear Mark David!

(December 3rd weekend) JULES FESTIVAL: Open house weekend. Holiday festivities, Molle wine, live music December 3rd. Begin the weekend with the tree lighting and parade on Saturday. Case and bottle specials. Join us for holiday pastries, Molle wine, and Champagne.

(December 15-16) JULES WINE WALK: 11-4PM with live music on Saturday from 4-7PM. Case and bottle specials.  Special savings the wines that our winemaker has selected for this holiday event. Complimentary tastings with all two bottle purchases for non-wine club members.

(December31st) NEWS YEAR EVE AND DAY: Celebrate the year end with Lions Peak. Live music, champagne, and a select menu for the pairing our new releases. Special gourmet appetizers and wines by the glass are available. Event is complimentary to wine club members and 2 guests. $25.00 for non-wine club members. RSVP required

(February10th- 14th) Our Valentineís Day for all our lovers! A full filled day of old love songs red wines and champagne and chocolate covered strawberries await our tasters. Special gourmet catered menu and live music on February 10th. The event is complimentary for wine club members and two guests. Event fee is $25.00 for non-club members. RSVP required
 

TASTE OF SOLVANG FRIDAY AND SATURDAY EVENTS

Lions Peak joins other wineries and wine shops on Saturday and Sunday for wine tasting. LP will also be open after the walk for return tasters who want to taste of full flight and receive a complimentary tasting with a 2 bottle purchase. LP will be offering significant specials on the wines that were poured at this event!

WINE CLUB FOR FALL & WINTER 2018/2019

I want to express my gratitude for your support of Lions Peak Wine Club .The club selections for the Connoisseurs and the Premium Clubs are very similar with the exception of two wines in each club. The Connoisseurs Club has four red wines and two whites in the selection where the Premium Club has six red wines.  Both clubs selections focus on Lions Peakís Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignonís Roaring Lion, which were aged in French oak cooperage, as well as, Merlot.  The Premium Club has our Petit Verdot and Zinfandel added to the collection which provides you with six awarding Reds for your Fall Shipment.  The Connoisseurs Club has the same four reds; with the exception of the white blends of Lulu and Sisters.

The Roaring Lion Club provides our club members the unique opportunity to have vertical tastings of our Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Wines and our Proprietorís Cabernet Sauvignons. The 2010 and 2012 Proprietors are nearly sold out and so is the 2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.

We hope that you will enjoy your wine selections that I have selected for your Fall-Winter Club. Keep in mind that some of the wines are quite limited. In the event you enjoy the Cabernet Sauvignons, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, and the same is true of Lulu and Sisters. We look forward to assisting you with any of these limited selections while we have it available. We wish you are joy filled season and may your days be filled with happiness and abundance.
 

 WINE CLUB SELECTIONS
 

Connoisseurs Club

2014 Lulu $35.00

2014 Sisters $35.00

2012 Merlot  $45.00

2013 Zinfandel Port $35.00

2012 Roaring Lion Cabernet Sauvignon $50.00

2013 Roaring Lion Cabernet Sauvignon $50.00

 

Premium Club
 

2012 Merlot $45.00

2015 Zinfandel $45.00

2012 Petit Verdot $58.00

2013 Zinfandel Port $35.00

2012 Roaring Lion Cabernet Sauvignon $50.00

2013 Roaring Lion Cabernet Sauvignon $50.00

 

Roaring Lion Cabernet Sauvignon Club
 

2010 Proprietorís Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon $65.00

2012 Proprietorís Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon $65.00

2012 Roaring Lion Cabernet Sauvignon $50.00

2013 Roaring Lion Cabernet Sauvignon $50.00

2016 Roaring Lion Cabernet Sauvignon $50.00

2014 Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon $45.00
 

Special Selections Wine Club

Select six of your Favorite Wines for your club shipments.

Receive 20% savings.

 

All club shipments receive complimentary shipping on first delivery attempts. Return shipments are charged the return fee and fee for reshipping. Packaging and handling fee is $15.00 per 6 bottle shipment/ $30.00 packaging and handling 12 bottle shipment.

 

Jennifer Arant

Owner, Sommelier, and Winemaker Lions Peak

                                                                                 Jennifer Arant

                                                     Owner, Sommelier, and winemaker Lions Peak

 

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