Vinesse Wine Club Update – February 2019

One of the things I love about the Vinesse Wine Club is that they’re constantly searching for delicious wines to share in upcoming shipments. Here’s an example of one of their shipments so you know what to expect when you’re wine arrives.

Vinesse Wines LogoThey put a huge amount of time an energy into finding the right bottles of wine for you by having a full time wine buyer on staff. He’s responsible for finding the best wines for their programs, and his most recent trip took him up the California Coast from just north of Los Angeles to the Central Coast wine region.

On his most recent trip, he went in search of reds for their Elevant Society Wine Club. The roughly two-hundred-mile trip took him through some of the most beautiful rural parts of the coast, and although he always looks forward to visiting the Paso Robles region, he was surprised to see it so lush and green from this winter’s unusually heavy rains.

All day, he zig-zagged across the region meeting with winemakers and tasting wines. His discussions with the winemakers he visited covered many aspects of the industry – from winery acquisitions and speculations about who is buying which winery to farming talk such as our much-needed rain and the ongoing drought situation in the region. Of course, he talked about winemaking trends and grape yields, and it was a pleasure for him to be back among the grapes, such hospitable old friends, and the still small town feel of Paso Robles.

When he arrived at his last stop, the tasting room of Bushong Vintage Company, he wasn’t at all surprised to see it buzzing with excitement. Jason Bushong’s tasting room in downtown Paso Robles was busy as people tasted wine and listened to him spinning a new copy of the lost Van Morrison album Veedon Fleece, which hasn’t seen a pressing for over thirty years.

Jason’s pour of choice to accompany the tunes was his 2016 Paso Robles Power, Corruption and Lies, his amazing Rhone inspired blend of Syrah, Petite Sirah, and Grenache. The wine tasted smooth and polished with a rustic edge to complement Van’s raspy growls. All the chatter was about the 2018 Adelaide Gewurztraminer Sparkling base wine that was just shipped out for Liqueur do Tirage. He reminds us all to keep enjoying the good life and here at, we couldn’t agree more!

Drink up my friends!

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