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The Ultimate Tastemaker’s Experience: Auction Napa Valley

on May 10, 2013

Through Auction Napa Valley, the Napa Valley Vintners have contributed nearly $110 million to health, education and housing programs since the charitable auction began in 1981. Each year, the event combines the enjoyment of wine, food and camaraderie with the generosity of hundreds of wineries, guests and volunteers. With this year’s event just a few weeks away, excitement is at an all-time high.

Flexjet lamborghini

This year, we and our sister wineries have the privilege of partnering with Lamborghini and FlexJet to present an experience that we hope will pique the interests of automobile, wine and travel enthusiasts—and raise important funds for community programs. A week spent with gracious host and winery proprietress Beth Nickel promises to be an experience the lucky winner and his or her three friends won’t forget.

To find out more about this auction lot, click here.

Follow the Auction Napa Valley fun on Twitter using #ANV13.

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Nickel & Nickel in Spring

on April 9, 2013

Spring is in full flower here in the Napa Valley, especially on the grounds of Nickel & Nickel. Colorful tulips, daffodils, scilla and giant hyacinth rise up, reaching for their place in the sun. The wildflowers along our Highway 29 fence line are back in force—the blue lupine dominate as far as the eye can see, soon to give way to the mountain garland, knee-high sweet peas, mixed poppy, love-in-a-mist, baby blue eyes, and the forever yellow giant lupine. The recent rains have blessed all the winter prep, planning and plantings. Now it’s time to revel in the glorious abundance, knowing our efforts and intentions have brought forth this manifestation for all to enjoy.

Nickel & Nickel Gardens

Spring is a time for sharing in the rebirth of life in the gardens as well as within ourselves. I recently had the special opportunity to host a group of fellow garden enthusiasts here at Nickel & Nickel. Our walk through the gardens reminded me that nothing is worth having if you can’t share it with those who truly appreciate your efforts—with those who have come before us sharing their knowledge and wisdom. I felt the garden tour was a scattering of new seeds and ideas in celebration of the fresh beginning we call spring. This is what inspires me to follow my passion and support the excellence of our winery estate.

PS–What’s your favorite spring flower?

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Vineyard Profile: Stiling Vineyard

on March 25, 2013

With the beautiful weather we have been enjoying lately (including a few, spring rain showers), single-vineyard Chardonnay has been on our minds—especially our newest Chardonnay from Stiling Vineyard.

This vineyard, located in Russian River Valley, is planted in the infamous Goldridge sandy loam soils, providing excellent drainage. The coastal influence brings daytime temperatures that allow the fruit to ripen slowly, while retaining perfect balance.

If you haven’t enjoyed the 2011 Nickel & Nickel Stiling Vineyard Chardonnay, now is a perfect time to pick up a bottle (or two) and toast the coming spring.

An aerial view of Stiling Vineyard:

Stiling Vineyard

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Nickel & Nickel Open House 2013

on January 18, 2013

Nickel & Nickel Truck

We’re counting the days to our first event of the year, our annual Winter Open House on February 2. If you will be in Napa Valley and would like to join us for a party with an incredible selection of single-vineyard wines give us a call at (707) 967-9600 or email Noelle at ngovi@nickelandnickel.com. Cost is $75 per person, and the event is complimentary to wine club members and their guest, for a party of two. We’d love to see you! For more information, click here.

If you aren’t able to join us, you can still enjoy the open house from afar by tuning into our Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Instagram pages. (And on Twitter and Instagram, we’ll be using #NNOpenHouse. If you’re new to hashtags, check out this overview. ) We’d love to connect and share the day with you!

And for those of you attending the event, feel free to share your day with us by tagging us in your photos, posting to our Facebook page or just Tweeting your favorite wine of the day. You’re also invited to use #NNOpenHouse on Twitter and Instagram.

Hope to see you February 2!

(Photo Credit: Cordero Studios)

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Vineyard Profile: State Ranch

on January 9, 2013

We’re continuing our vineyard profile series (last month we looked at our John C. Sullenger Vineyard), with State Ranch. Located on the valley floor just east of the town of Yountville, Nickel & Nickel has produced Cabernet Sauvignon from this vineyard since 2006. State Ranch is currently the only vineyard we produce wines from in the Yountville AVA.

Nickel & Nickel State Ranch

Situated on either side of State Lane—a road that runs north off of the Yountville Cross Road—the State Ranch vineyard neighbors several other excellent Cabernet producers.

Over the course of this month, we will be talking with Viticulturist Aaron Fishleder and Winemaker Darice Spinelli about characteristics of the vineyard and wine that make it distinct.

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