Vineyard {511} Spring 2017 Newsletter
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Vineyard {511} Our Story Greetings from Diamond Mountain!

Spring is here!  Bud break has occurred at Vineyard {511} and with it the promise of warmer weather to come and a new harvest. 

Happy Passover & Easter!

Ed and Irene Ojdana
Proprietors, Vineyard {511}
Vineyard {511} Release Updates
New Release!

Our 2013 Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon, aged 30 months in 100% French oak plus 1 year in the bottle, is officially released and ready for you to start drinking!

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2013 Vineyard {511} Cabernet Sauvignon
New Wine from Vineyard {511} - it's a surprise!
NEW wine for Club Members only coming soon!

In June, we'll be releasing a new small-production wine available to our wine club members only.  Stay tuned for details!

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Vineyard {511} Vineyard Update
Bud Break

Spring bud break marks the beginning of a vineyard's annual growth cycle.  Buds actually appear during the summer of the previous growth cycle and turn brown during the winter dormancy.  In spring, vines begin the process of bud break, and the first sign of green in the vineyard emerges in the form of tiny shoots.

After such a rain-filled winter, spring vineyard activities, such as pruning and growth of cover crops, have been delayed a bit as we wait for the soil to dry out.  We're also keeping an eye out for the threat of frost or heavy rains, which could be harmful to young shoots.  So far so good!
Vineyard {511} Bud Break - March 25, 2017
Planting the Vineyard in 2001

While we purchased the property in 2008, our vineyard was planted in July 2001, and we recently received some great pictures of that planting process.
Planting the Vineyard - 2001
Fun Things
Premiere Napa Valley 2017

Late in February, Ed and I poured our 2014 Vineyard {511} Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon barrel samples at the 21st Annual Premiere Napa Valley barrel tasting and futures auction at the Culinary Institute of America, in St. Helena. This was our second year at this event, which raises funds to support the vintners and charities in Napa Valley.  The live auction is characterized by very lively bidding of very lively amounts. An example is the highest amount, which went for $200,000 for 5 cases of 2014 Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon--or $3,333 per bottle!

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Premiere Napa Valley 2017
Cabernet for Connoisseurs

On Saturday, February 12, Ed and I attended the 22nd Annual Cabernet Tasting, Dinner and Auction, at the St. Regis Hotel, to benefit the Family House in San Francisco. The Family House is a non-profit organization, founded in 1981, to provide much needed, free temporary housing for the families of seriously ill kids receiving treatment for cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, at the University of California Benioff Children's Center.

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Cabernet for Connoisseurs 2017
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Vineyard {511} Events
Vineyard {511} Pouring Events
We will be pouring at the following events:

Manhattan Wine Auction
Sat, Jun 3, 2017
Manhattan Country Club | Manhattan Beach, CA

Sun Valley Center for the Arts Wine Auction
Thu, Jul 20, to Sat, Jul 22, 2017
Sun Valley, ID

See the most up-to-date list of events here >>
Another Fun Thing
Is wine a fruit?
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