Never heard of Black Chardonnay? It's a real thing, and we made some! For one day only, on Friday, November 23rd, 2018, we will be pouring samples of our Black Chardonnay that will be released one year from now! This special preview is for one day only and we've only bottled one case of it for the entire day. Once it's gone, it's gone! So, get here early to try it. Here is some more information on it: What is Black Chardonnay? Black Chardonnay is chardonnay made using a long-forgotten winemaking technique that purposely … [Read more...] about Black Chardonnay on Black Friday!
FAMILY BLENDS COLLECTION When the Rice family planted Sunstone’s 25-acre vineyard in 1990, they knew that good wine started with caring for the land. Second generation winemaker, Bion Rice, strives to capture the unique character of the estate and local vineyards and artistically blends the barrel-aged components into elegant wines with balanced structure and soft mouth-feel. The Family Blends Collection represents Bion’s passion for blending. The 2012 Milestone, named after Bion’s 12-year old son “Miles” is an estate blend of 92% Merlot and … [Read more...] about Family Blends Collection
This limited release will sell out before New Year's Eve! Sunstone N/V Central Coast Brut $45.50 members $65 Retail A blend of 100% Central Coast Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, We refer to it as Pillows because it is billowy soft on entry, has nice acidity and a slightly sweet lingering finish. The wine has bright flavors of green apple, lemon marmalade and pears. Fermented in bottle for 14-months en Tirage. And we still have limited amounts of: Sunstone N/V Blanc de Noir $38.50 members $55 Retail With just a kiss of pink, this sparkling … [Read more...] about New Release Sparkling Brut
National Rosé Day is celebrated annually on the second Saturday in June. Rosé is probably the oldest known type of wine, dating back as far as 600 BC. Rosé wines are generally made from red grapes and are a very versatile wine that complement many types of food. Rosé is lighter than red wine and deeper than white wine. The pink color of Rosé wine depends on the time the grape skin stays in contact with the juice, also known as maceration. There are Rosé wines that are semi-sparkling or sparkling with different intense of sweetness levels … [Read more...] about National Rosé Day – June 11th, 2016
Love is in the air this Spring at Sunstone. You can see it in the vineyard where Linda’s Viognier is pushing out her first leaves, brides and grooms are walking around the property holding hands, planning their dream weddings at Sunstone’s Tuscan-inspired Villa, and Eros is being poured at our newly expanded picnic grounds. Winemaker, Nick de Luca, has recently bottled the 2008 Merlot Estate and 2008 Syrah Reserve, both exceptional wines that carry his signature approach to minimalist winemaking. We recommend holding these wines for at least … [Read more...] about April 2012 News