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LP 2022 Newsletter

2022 Fall – ROAR WITH THE LIONS – 2023 Winter

Greetings from Lions Peak!

The Fall and Winter Season is upon us and our Solvang Tasting Room and Salon is back in full swing. Danish Days and Jules Festival activities have returned that memorialize what we all love best about the heritage of Solvang. Lions Peak has played a part of Solvang’s legacy for 18 years and has enjoyed the fall and winter historical celebrations in this quaint Danish Village. We also have loved having the fall and winter activities that featured our wines which will be returning during the season.

Now, let’s talk about what we enjoy doing best! Hopefully we have created a tasting room with a salon environment that is inviting for our tasters. Since for us it is about the art of fine wine, we want the time that you spend with us to be comfortable and intimate. Lions Peak’s focus is on fine wines, art, and decorative gifts which are wine related, and, “You!” Our web site has some of the merchandise that we are currently featuring in our tasting room; however, we are in the process of ordering more apparel, decorative glassware, and wine related gifts which will be here for the Fall and Winter Season. For Lions Peak’s Fall-Winter scheduled events you can view them on our web site.

OUR HISTORY

Entering the world of wine in 1992 was quite an experience. Engaging in a new career where I was bonded with nature was very different from creating interiors for models, commercial space or residences. I learned quickly that the farming aspect of the wine industry is truly about “Farming”! Lions Peak became vertically integrated with the total operation of farming, winemaking, tasting room, and distribution, in order to, provide Lions Peak the opportunity to diversify and purchase other fruit to process for our brand.

NEW BEGINNINGS

During Covid, it became clear to me that I wanted to make a change. Therefore, I made some hard decisions and reevaluated my personal and business future. I concluded that I wanted to remain in the wine business; however, retiring Lions Peak from the farming component was the most lucrative and beneficial thing to do.

Being able to purchase fruit from the best appellations in California and expand my visibility from the Paso Robles and Santa Barbara to other noteworthy regions in California. This has been my goal for many years and now I am able to have the time to provide wines from many top rate regions and continue my next level of sommelier studies. Lions Peak will continue producing ultra-premium fine wines. Our winery operation in Paso Robles and Tasting Room in Solvang will continue as usual. Lions Peak’s focus is now able to concentrate on what we do best and that is produce fine wines!

FUTURE PLANS

We are in the process of setting up a second operation in Thousand Oaks area which should be opened by early spring.

Our Solvang Tasting Room and Salon will continue with our Paso Robles Winery. We always welcome for your input about a second Tasting Room -Salon for Lions Peak. We are excited to have an opportunity to expand Lions Peak to Thousand Oaks and Southern California area where so many of our club members live!

WINTER AND SPRING BOTTLINGS

The Spring and Summer were a busy time with new bottlings and wine competitions. Perhaps it is best to start with the latest bottling that Lions Peak has had since March. We bottled another lot of Vis a Vis along with a single varietal Grenache and Mourvèdre. All three of these Rhone varietals and blends are tasting wonderfully. It is difficult to say which one is my favorite.

Yes, we have bottled several of our 2019 vintage wines. They are in the bottle and still need time before they are ready to drink. The newest bottled wines include, 2019 Lionesse, 2019 Bon Courage, 2020 Roaring Lions, and 2020 Cabernet Franc. The 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon Port remains in barrel along with our 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc.

Lions Peak’s Sparkling Brut and Pinot Noir Rosé Wines are bottled and are available for you to enjoy! They have been produced in the Traditional Champenoise Methods and are the perfect accompaniment for all your holiday events. We recommend that you try a bottle of each Champagne.

All the best,

Jennifer Soni

Winemaker-Sommelier

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Summer 2021 News

Dear Lions Peak’s Family of Friends,

Beginning on July 24th, Lions Peak’s Solvang Tasting Room is officially re-opening for indoor tastings. We have benefited from serving outdoors during the past year of COVID and will be applying what we have learned as we move club members and others back inside.

Those tasting our fine wines out-of-doors have made it clear they enjoy an open, uncrowded environment. They also like the additional attention and answers to their questions that come with the lack of indoor crowding. We will be doing our best to continue this enhanced wine tasting experience as we establish our new indoor (and continue our outdoor) service from Thursday afternoon through Monday late afternoon.

We have reduced our indoor seating and limited tastings to parties of two. Our indoor tasting experience is set up for Lions Peak Wine Flights. Our goal is to provide you with optimum service and wine knowledge.


RESERVATION POLICY

GUEST GUIDELINES: INDOOR AND OUTDOOR TASTINGS

All seating is limited to those 21 years or older. Food and drink are limited to Lions Peak Wine, cheese platters, chocolates, and food provided by Lions Peak’s vendor-partners. Animals are not permitted, except for service animals. We are not able to accommodate “Shared Tastings” and “Two for One” Tastings, or the splitting of larger groups for tastings.

WINE TASTING INDOOR AND OUTDOOR

Lions Peak offers “flights” of five different red or white wines ($25 each plus tax) and wine-by-the-glass ($20 whites- $25.00 reds each plus tax). Truffle chocolate pairings with four different red or white wines are also available ($25 each plus tax).

Wine by the glass and wines by the bottle are available on request.

BY APPOINTMENT: WINEMAKER-GUIDED TASTING

Jennifer Arant, our owner-winemaker-sommelier, will also be scheduling private, guided tastings of Lions Peak’s red wines only. Tastings will be 60 minutes in length and begin at the top of each hour. Guided tastings include five wines ranging from our Reserve Cabernet Sauvignons, Cabernet blends, three Bordeaux Varietal Wines, and Cabernet Port for $45.00 per person with tasting notes. An optional pairing of wine and cheese is available with tasting notes for $65.00 a person.  The tasting fee will be waived with the joining either our Collectors or Proprietors Wine Clubs.


CANCELLATIONS AND LATE ARRIVALS

Should your plans change, your reservation can be cancelled at any time; however, we request that you do up so at least 24 hours in advance so that Lions Peak can plan accordingly. If your party is more than 15 minutes late, we shall do our best to accommodate you based on availability.

Tasting outdoors is a first-come-first-served basis. Reservations are not required for smaller parties of 3 persons for Lions Peak outdoor tastings. LP’s outdoor tastings are scheduled for 30 minutes.

Please contact Lions Peak: 805.423.1134 to schedule an appointment for your indoor tastings. Lions Peak continues to practice social distancing and values your health and safety. We kindly ask that you follow new policies that are implemented for your health and safety.

RESERVATIONS FOR PARTIES 4-6 PERSONS

On Saturday and Sunday, Tasting Room hours will be available from 10:00 AM until Noon to accommodate larger parties of 4-6 people. On Fridays, and Mondays hours for larger parties of 4-6 persons are from 11:00 AM until 2:30 PM.

Parties larger than 4 people will be charged $30.00 per person.  Indoor tastings will be limited to 30 minutes.

RESERVATIONS AND LIONS PEAK WINE CLUBS

Wine tasting Reservations: 805.423.1134 for groups larger than two or indoor tastings Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.  To schedule your group tasting and to learn more about our wine clubs, contact us.

For LP wine club members, tastings will continue to be complimentary.


WEEKLY SCHEDULE BEGINNING 7/24/2021

Monday: 1pm-7:00 pm

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday: 12:00 pm-7:00 pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: Closed

Hours may vary on weekdays due to vineyard and winery operations.


UPDATES

See our homepage for the most recent updates, but we recommend that you contact us for any specific questions. Any questions or special reservations that you request, please contact us at 805.423.1134.


We look forward to your visit.

With deep appreciation for your continued support.

Jennifer Soni Arant

Owner, winemaker, and sommelier

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Winter News and Specials

Dear Lions Peak’s Family of Friends,

With the beginning of 2021, I want to write you and extend warm wishes that you and your family and friends. When we reflect on the previous year, I believe that we would all agree that it has been a year like no other for each of us. Although it has been a time of great difficulty for us, it has also been a time where we have been united with friends and family .Lions Peak cherishes the goodness and kindness that you have shared with us, and we truly celebrate our Family of Friends.

I want to take this time to share what is happening with Lions Peak and shed a little light. Currently, our Solvang Tasting Room is closed for tastings; however, we are operating remotely, and wine shipments are processed daily with special savings! Lions Peak has many wonderful Gift Selections which are available to be shipped and are available to be paired with chocolates, almond brittle, caramel sea salt, or chocolate covered almonds.

We are awaiting the time when we shall be open for tastings, once the state health department mandate is revised. When Solvang reopens for tastings, special reservations for our outdoor tastings are required for groups of four or larger. Larger groups of parties of 4-6 tastings are available from 10 am until 11am.

Reservations are not required for smaller parties of 2-3 persons. Tastings are scheduled for 25 minutes. Outdoor seating is for those 21 years or older. Outside food and drinks is designated for Lions Peak’s wine, cheese platters, chocolates, and Lions Peak’s meal partners only. Animals are not permitted, except for service ones. Shared tastings are not offered during corvid-19. Indoor tastings are for wine club members Call 805.423.1134 for information and questions

Update Lions Peak Paso Robles

Lions Peak’s Paso Robles Estate is anticipated to be open to welcome guests in the Spring. Lions Peak will offer vineyard tours, tastings, and winemaker dinners when the health mandate is revised. Our owner and Winemaker will be at the Estate to provide you with your personal wine tasting experience. Tastings of parties 2-4 per group are available with wine flights that are paired with chocolates or cheese platters.

Reservations are required for tastings at our Paso Robles Winery and Estate Vineyard and, at this time, are available for Wine Club Members only with two guests. If you are not a club member, we have several clubs that provide you with wonderful wine selections and member benefits. We welcome you!!!

1. Our Winter 6-Bottle Specials are here. Lions Peak has limited availably of our: 2015 Merlot,2015 Petit Verdot ,2015 Malbec, 2014 Petite Sirah, and 2002 Cabernet Port. Lions Peak is offering 6 bottle purchases from 35%-50% savings..

2. Our Winter Case Specials are offered on Lions Peak Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Roaring Lion and 2015 Lionnesse. The remaining inventory of these award-winning wines are low, and LP is offering a 50% case savings!

3. Bottling of our two new Rosés and the 2018 Proprietor’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is scheduled in January. Lions Peak has produced a dry and semi-sweet Rosé. Both Rosés are from our 50-year-old Cabernet Sauvignon vines on the Lions Peak Estate, and they are ready to be enjoyed now! Our 2018 Proprietor’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon will age for many years and was hand harvested from the oldest wines on the Lions Peak Estate. Each of these wines are listed on the web site and will be available to be shipped the first of February

4. Additional new Cabernet Sauvignon wines are scheduled for February bottling. Lions Peak will be introducing two new Cabernet Estate Grown Wines. Lions Tears is 95% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Cabernet Sauvignon Port. The second wine is LP new fortified Cabernet Sauvignon called ROAR! ROAR will be available in 750ml and 375ml bottles.

5. Jessica Foster Confections are available to order with all your wine selections. We hare assorted chocolate selections of dark and white chocolate, sea salt caramels, marcona almond brittle, and caramelized almond. Lions Peak wants to offer the ultimate pampering this Winter. So, wrap up in your favorite blanket with a glass of LP wine and a gourmet truffle for a little self-nurturing.

This is just a brief overview of things yet to come. The Lions Peak Family wishes you the best and look forward to talking to you and seeing you soon.

Dear Lions Peak’s Family of Friends,

Jennifer, Eric, Lulu, Christopher, and family

Shop Our Specials

For additional wines that you wish to add to your gift giving, Lions Peak is featuring branded logo wooden gift boxes for 2 or 3 bottle selections or for that extra special touch for you holiday gift package along with a variety of other packages.