Vineyard {511} Fall 2017 Newsletter
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Greetings from Diamond Mountain!

This fall we find ourselves excited about our 2017 harvest and, at the same time, our hearts are saddened at the devastation caused by the unprecedented fires in Sonoma and Napa counties. We are incredibly thankful that we are safe and that our home and vineyard were unaffected. We are truly grateful to the heroic efforts of firefighters and first responders from all over the country, who helped protect us. Although our community will be feeling the effects of these fires for some time, we are strong and already helping each other rebuild, one step at a time.

Here’s how you can help:

Give back!
Visit the Napa Valley Community Foundation to learn more about how to give assistance through the Napa Valley Disaster Relief Fund.

Come visit!
Plan a visit to wine country and help support our community. The smoke has cleared… wineries, hotels, and restaurants are open… and the Valley is as beautiful as ever.

Buy Napa and Sonoma wines!
Keep buying wines from all your favorite Napa and Sonoma wineries, online, in stores and in restaurants. Share them with friends and family--these are some of the best ways you'll help us rebuild our beautiful wine country!

Ed and Irene Ojdana
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Vineyard {511} - New & Exciting
Vineyard {511} Carneros Chardonnay

The first release of our Vineyard {511} Chardonnay was extremely popular and, just as it sold out in late September, we released the 2016 vintage! This is again a small-production wine that is available exclusively to our wine club members.

Learn more about our Encounter {511} wine club here>>
Introducing Vineyard {511} Carneros Pinot Noir
Vineyard {511} Vineyard Update
July and August brought the beautiful colors of veraison, the onset of ripening when the grapes grow in size, their color changes from green to purple, and their hard berries soften as they gain sugars.

With temperatures soaring over 100 degrees for weeks in August and September, we harvested our Cabernet Sauvignon on Diamond Mountain earlier in the season than expected--on September 28. Under night lights, our vineyards were aflurry with activity from 4am to 10 am. (The prime time to begin harvest is 4 am, when berry temperature has cooled down to around 65 degrees.)

Harvest is the time when nature and wine-making skills--yield and quality--converge to honor what growers have been working towards all year long--bringing the fruit to the crushpad.

Vineyard Update - Fall 2017
Fun Things
University of Notre Dame 175th Anniversary Box Set

To celebrate the 175th anniversary of the University of Notre Dame’s founding, it unveiled a collection of high-quality wines, all made by vintners in the Notre Dame family. Vineyard {511} was honored to be selected to be included in this offering and, Ed an alumni (or “domer”), is especially proud.

University of Notre Dame 175th Anniversary Box Set
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Wine Auction

For the second year in a row, Ed and I participated in the Sun Valley Wine Auction in Idaho. The three-day-long program is an annual fundraising event for the Sun Valley Center for the Arts; proceeds from the Wine Auction make up 50% of the Center's budget and directly support programs in art education.

Read more about the event here >>
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Wine Auction 2017
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Vineyard {511} Events
Vineyard {511} Pouring Events
We will be pouring at the following events:

San Francisco Vintners Market - Fall 2017
Sat, Nov 4, 2017
Fort Mason Center | San Francisco, CA

2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting
Sat, Feb 17, 2018
Fort Mason Center | San Francisco, CA

Premiere Napa Valley
Sat, Feb 24, 2018
Culinary Institute of America | St. Helena, CA

Other wine country events:

Wine Country Strong - Free Concert and Picnic
Sun, Nov 5, 2017
Lincoln Theater | Yountville, CA

Napa Valley Film Festival
Wed, Nov 8 to Sun, Nov 12, 2017
Napa Valley, CA

See the most up-to-date list of events here >>
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