LP 2023 Newsletter
2023 Spring – ROAR WITH THE LIONS – 2023 Summer
Greetings from Jenn, Lions Peak!
During the years that I have had the tasting room in Solvang, I never inquired what brought tasters to Solvang. I started asking them this question, and it was wonderful to hear how much they loved the heritage and the quaintness of this sweet community. So many of my wine tasters have been coming to Solvang for years, and for others, it was their first visit. I want to continue to extend my warm welcome to all of you and thank you for making our community a part of your life.
Lions Peak finished 2022 with Solvang’s traditional Julefest activities. We have been delighted to welcome so many wonderful guests to our tasting room this year. Lions Peak has been a part of the Solvang Community since 2004, and we plan to continue to greet you with a warm welcome!
We are excited about the New Year and sharing our Family of Fine Wines with You! This year Lions Peak Family will be adding Natural Wines to our Family of Fine Wines and a Carmel Valley Pinot Noir. I am excited to be including this AVA Pinot Noir to my portfolio of fine wines.
These new wines are just a sample of the diversity that Lions Peak will be sharing with you at our Solvang and Thousand Oaks Tasting Room-Salons.
As a sommelier and winemaker, I am enthusiastic to expand my selection of wines to AVA’s that offer you new styles of wines. After all, it is always about the wines!
All the best to you , your family, and friends!
Jennifer Soni Arant
As Lions Peak continues to look at the future, our latest news is that we NOW have a second tasting room which is in the licensing process. The tasting room is located close to the Thousand Oaks Event Center and our new home in Thousand Oaks.
The second Lions Peak Tasting Room is one block off the 101 North in Thousand Oaks . You will exit on Rancho Rd. and turn right onto Thousand Oaks. Blvd. Our address is 1321 East Thousand Oaks Blvd. Suite 118.
We are excited to be able to schedule special events, tastings, and pick up parties at our new location. We are also looking forward to having weekly wine education classes on Monday evening. My mentor, Robert Balzer offered A Taste of California to so many of us, and I know it would make Robert proud to have this weekly class in Robert’s honor.
ABOUT THE WINE
When I first entered the World of Wine, I was naïve about the creativity of the art form of fine wines. After all. in the early 1990’s most of us had just discovered Muscat and White Zinfandel! I could even add the growing up in Texas during those early years did not have the same cache as France or California: however, we all remembered how many of people lived a dream in their minds and sought a better future.
I was one of those people that wanted the California Dream!
I was professional Interior Designer when I moved to California. I think the World of Wine just happened to me. I became intrigued with label design and a wine called Fume Blanc .Little did I know that a dinner date at Seal Beach would be life changing.
After tasting a Robert Mondovi Fume Blanc, the race was on! (For those tasters that Don’t know what Fume Blanc is, it is a fancy name for Sauvignon Blanc.) I started living the aphorism,” Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans!”
Moving forward, Lions Peak was created and the rest is history. All of this began with a road trip with Lulu in 1992 and ended on the Central Coast of California and ultimately ended with a vineyard purchase on Valentine’s Day in 1992.
Lions Peak offers: wines, wine tasting, and wines that are shipped directly to your door step.
SPRING AND SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS
Our event calendar begins in February with our yearly participation of the Garagiste Wine Festival in Solvang and our
Valentine ‘s Day event at our tasting room.. After the two events in February, Lions Peak’s begins the Spring with the Wine and Chili Cookoff on March 19th in Buellton.
On March 13th 1998 Lions Peak became an official Wine House. Prior to that date, we were just farmers producing Cabernet Sauvignon grapes on our vineyard. Our dedication to you and ourselves was to only produce Fine Wines that did not compromise Mother Nature. After 25 years as a Bonded Winery, we continue with this pledge .
Come celebrate and taste our newest releases, sparkling wines, and our library wines during the month of April. Jenn will have returned from India and have many wonderful stories to share with you and our continued vision for all of us.
From March until September our calendar will be filled with exciting tasting room events, wine tasting festivals, and New releases! these events will be posted on our Calendar of Events.
Our Tasting Room will be honoring our Veterans on Memorial Weekend. Veterans will receive a complimentary tasting with any purchase. The season continues to the 4th of July tastings and parades. All of August we honor our Leos with a birthday party throughout the month.
Save the date for Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14th.
Our Solvang Tasting Room and Salon will be honoring all of our Mothers.
Mothers will receive complimentary Sparkling Wines and chocolates. Come share your special stories about your Mother and if possible please bring her to celebrate and honor her on this special day.
It is a tradition at Lions Peak to honor our Mothers. We shall also have red and white carnations for Moms.
This Summer Lions Peak will be entering new wine competitions and bottling our 2021 vintages which have been barrel aging in French oak.
The new red wines will include Bon Courage, Lions Tears, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Lionnesse, Grenache, and Cabernet Port.
Our new whites will include an oaked Chardonnay and two other white blends , and of course, the new vintage Lulu and Sisters!
All of these wines are in limited case lots. At Lions Peak, it is important for our tasters to discover the World of Wine. This is is why we produce limited case wine varietals so that you will have many selections.
Lions Peak is busy planning for special tastings and events beginning in Spring.
Also, look for Lions Peak’s monthly specials that we shall be offering throughout the Spring and Summer Season.
These two bottle packages will feature 3 collections for your Holiday events or just an evening to spend with friends.
From our sparkling wine selections to our bold red, Lions Peak will have it to offer you!
Cheers! From our house to yours!
Join the Peak Collection!
Sign up to join Lions Peak Wine Club for exclusive events, updates on limited bottles and custom shipment options that are sure to satisfy any palate. We offer clubs that you can select your own wines, or Lions Peak will create the packages for you.
Information on our previous wine club events and newsletters can be found on our website. Call us to update your wine club selections or billing and shipping information.
Our Club packages our Quarterly or Triennially.
Questions??? Text us or call us at 805.423.134. Jenn will assist you.
Or Contact Eric @ 805.550.4900