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Harvest Begins

on September 8, 2014

Today with our first bins of Truchard Vineyard Chardonnay we kicked off Harvest 2014! This vineyard, located in the Carneros region of Napa Valley, benefits from cool, often foggy, mornings and evenings, and sunny days. Winemaker Darice Spinelli says they are picking the west-facing hillsides first, which get the full benefit of the afternoon sun, and crews will continue to harvest over a period of several days (perhaps weeks) as different areas of the vineyard ripen fully.

Truchard Chardonnay

As with each start to harvest, the team at Nickel & Nickel gathered for a blessing from Father Charles (from the nearby Carmelite monastery) and a toast. Join us in wishing for a safe, successful Harvest 2014!

For a few more photos, visit our Facebook page.

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Wine Club Shipments: A New Look

on January 28, 2013

Have you noticed the change? With each wine club shipment we send out, we’ve always enclosed a letter from Dirk Hampson or from Larry Maguire and complete wine notes.

Well, beginning with our first club shipment this year for the Nickel & Nickel Single-Vineyard Club, we are introducing re-designed materials. We’re still sending you the letter and full wine notes, but we’re also adding a recipe to pair with one of the wines and beautiful photographs from our home. Each shipment enclosure is tailored to your wine club.

Those of you who are members of the Single-Vineyard Club have already received this new enclosure. Take a look and let us know what you think: information@nickelandnickel.com. For our Club Cabernet and Dolce Far Niente Society members, keep an eye out for these next month.

Club Cab

We will also have an online version of these booklets available on our wine club shipment page, so you can refer to them, print or share with friends. Take a look at the Nickel & Nickel Single-Vineyard Club booklet here. (The link is under Nickel & Nickel Single-Vineyard Club and reads “View Brochure.”)

We hope you enjoy the new look and find the information useful.

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A Single-Vineyard Thanksgiving

on November 21, 2012

After 2012’s bountiful harvest, we are counting our blessings and looking forward to spending some quality time with the people nearest and dearest to us.

Happy Thanksgiving from Nickel & Nickel

From everyone at Nickel & Nickel, we wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving—we hope our wines will have a place at your table!

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