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Harvest Newsletter 2021

Hey Wine Fan!



Harvest is finally here! We’ve been super busy, and we are only going to get busier, so we thought sending out a little newsletter to say, “Hello!” and update you on a few things would be a good idea. To the newest news: we are SAFE so far from the Caldor Fire ravaging El Dorado County. Our hearts go out to everyone affected. However, we are not out of the woods in Amador County. Winds can change, but so far they are blowing North East to towards Tahoe. Fingers crossed, but we truly hope our firefighters can get a handle on this devastating event ASAP. Stay tuned to our social media if the situation changes.

In this email, you will find the following items of interest:
– The Tasting Room is still OPEN for both indoor and outdoor wine tastings
– Summer Wine Special
– Grapes and upcoming wine releases
– Big Crush Harvest Festival & Wine Club Release


AMADOR CITY TASTING ROOM
OPEN FRIDAY & SATURDAYS NOON – 6pm
& SUNDAYS, NOON – 4pm

Reservations are NOT required.



WINE SPECIAL:
SUMMERTIME SIX PACK SIPPER!

Chill out with our Summertime Six Pack Sipper! For a limited time offer, you will receive:

~Two 2020 Chardonnay
~Two 2020 Sauvignon Blanc
~Two 2020 Rose

Regular Price: $154.00
Sale Price: $140.00
Wine Club Sale Price: $105.00

This sale is only available online! Select either “pick-up” or “ship”; Orders that choose to ship will receive complimentary ice packs (only recommended for West Coast).

Stock-up now! Sale ends first day of Fall, September 22nd!
WINE CLUB MEMBERS: be sure to LOGIN to your account to receive your 25% discount on this special offer. 


GRAPES & UPCOMING WINE RELEASES

Harvest is here! We are excited to crush the 2021 vintage, and hope we get a little time in between to rest. Here are the grapes we are scheduled to make into awesome wine this year:

Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cabernet Franc, Barbera, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, and our NEWEST grape Petite Verdot!

Sounds like a lot, huh? Holgate Hill strives to make a fun variety of different wines for you all to enjoy. With all that said, here are a few NEW wines scheduled to be released in the coming months (in no particular order):

Barbera, Grenache, Syrah, Climax Red, Cabernet Franc, GSM and Sangiovese!

Check out our WINE SHOP to see what wine’s are currently available.
As a little reminder: we are a boutique winery and we SELL-OUT of all of our wines, so be sure to get your favorites before they’re gone!


BIG CRUSH
& OCTOBER WINE CLUB RELEASE

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The Big Crush harvest festival is set for the first weekend in October (10/1 – 10/3). We will also correspond the Big Crush with our October Wine Club Release (because, why not?)! So, be sure to make your way down to Holgate Hill and have a fun time with us! We are serving up Harvest Carnitas Street Tacos (Saturday & Sunday) paired with new wine releases and jamming out to Rock and Roll music! Vegetarian tacos also are available upon request.
Tickets, other winery offerings, and information for the Big Crush can found here:
https://amadorbigcrush.com/
*Note: you do not need a ticket to enjoy Holgate Hill’s offerings.*

Wine Club Members and Big Crush guests will get 2 complimentary tacos for coming by! Otherwise, 2 tacos for $5.
More info regarding the October Wine Club Release will be emailed separately in a few weeks.


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June 2021 Wine Club Release

AWESOME WINE CLUB MEMBER: Your Holgate Hill June Wine Club release is here! Sweet Baby Reagan helped us pick out the wines for you to enjoy, and she insisted this 4-bottle release include all new releases:2 bottles of 2019 MerlotNEW RELEASE! This might be one of the best wines we’ve come out with yet! Our Merlot is rustic, dry and […]
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FEBRUARY WINE CLUB RELEASE

Feb. Wine Club Wines
Hey Awesome Wine Club Member!
 
Your Holgate Hill February Wine Club release is right around the corner! This 4-bottle release includes:

2 bottles of 2019 Cabernet Franc
NEW RELEASE! Our Cabernet Franc is elegantly structured with notes of soft bell pepper, raspberries and a white pepper finish.
Clos Du Lac Vineyard, Ione.
75 Cases Produced.
List Price: $28.00    Club Price: $21.00

1 bottle of 2019 Climax Red
Named for the nearby Climax Mine, the Climax Red is a dry, eclectic blend of locally sourced varietals. 34% Barbera, 33% Sangiovese, 33% Zinfandel, 100% Delicious!
Lyman Vineyard, Plymouth; Avio Vineyard, Sutter Creek.
75 Cases Produced.
List Price: $30.00    Club Price: $22.50

1 bottle of 2019 Mourvedre
NEW RELEASE! Our old-world style Mourvedre is elegant and well balanced with hints of cherry and thyme. We sell out of this wine quickly, so if you like this Mourvedre, be sure to buy more before it’s too late.
Clos Du Lac Vineyard, Ione.
50 Cases Produced.
List Price: $30.00    Club Price: $22.50

Your grand total, after discounts: $87.00 – taxes and shipping additional.
 
Please contact us if any of your information has changed.
email: rob@holgatehill.com or phone: (209) 259-4449


We will process your February Wine Club Release on Tuesday, February 9th. You will receive an email from Square, our secure merchant processor, when your February Wine Club is processed. If you have already picked up your February Wine Club, don’t worry, we won’t charge you again :).

For Members who Elected to Pick-Up your Wine at our Amador City Tasting Room:
PRIZE WHEEL


We will have our regular Bistro Menu AND we are bringing back Holgate Hill’s Wine Club Prize Wheel*!
(*The last day to spin the Prize Wheel will be February 21st. One spin per membership. Hand sanitizer will be provided.)

We are following California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy in conjunction with Amador County’s Department of Public Health in regards to wine tasting activities. CLICK HERE to see the latest county tier assessment and what is allowed or not allowed with certain businesses.
Masks required and social distancing guidelines will be followed.

For Members who Elected to have their Wines Shipped:

Your wine will be sent via Ground Shipping by Monday, February 15th. If you’d like to pick up your release in person at the tasting room, let us know so you can save on shipping costs (and maybe spin the awesome prize wheel?)!


If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask.
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October Wine Club Release

Your Holgate Hill October Wine Club release is right around the corner! Our very own Sweet Baby Reagan helped pick out this upcoming double feature selection of brand-new wines! This 4-bottle release includes:


2 bottles of 2019 Sangiovese
NEW RELEASE! Our rustic Sangiovese is dry, well rounded, full bodied and savory.  Pair this Chianti style wine with friends and family.
Avio Vineyard, Sutter Creek.
75 Cases Produced.
List Price: $28.00    Club Price: $21.00

2 bottles of 2019 G.S.M.
NEW RELEASE! Made in a classic Southern Rhone style, our Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre blend is food friendly with soft fruits and structured tannins. Our G.S.M. is so good, it should stand for, “Gimme Some More!”
Clos Du Lac Vineyard, Ione.
75 Cases Produced.
List Price: $30.00    Club Price: $22.50

Your grand total, after discounts: $87.00 – taxes and shipping additional.
 
Please contact us if any of your information has changed.
email: rob@holgatehill.com or phone: (209) 259-4449


We will process your October Wine Club Release on Tuesday, October 6th. You will receive an email from Square, our secure merchant processor, when your October Wine Club is processed. If you have already picked up your October Wine Club, don’t worry, we won’t charge you again :).

For Members who Elected to Pick-Up your Wine at our Amador City Tasting Room:
CHILI and PRIZE WHEEL


We will have our regular Bistro Menu, with the addition of Cassidy’s Famous Vegan Chili, AND we are bringing back Holgate Hill’s Wine Club Prize Wheel*! 
(*The Prize Wheel will only be available these dates: 10/9, 10/10, 10/11, 10/16, 10/17, & 10/18. One spin per membership.)

Masks required and social distancing guidelines will be followed.

For Members who Elected to have their Wines Shipped:

Assuming the temperatures between Amador and your shipping address are not too high, your wine will be sent via Ground Shipping by Monday, October 12th. If it is too hot to ship your wines to you, we will contact you directly to coordinate an alternate shipping date. If you’d like to pick up your release in person at the tasting room, let us know so you can save on shipping costs (and maybe get some chili and spin the awesome prize wheel?)!


If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Thank you so much for being part of our Wine Club.
We look forward to seeing you all again soon!


Cheers!


Rob, Cassidy & Reagan Holgate
Holgate Hill


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Now Licensed for Outdoor Wine Tasting!

WE ARE OPEN AGAIN – OUTSIDE!

We were just approved by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to taste and drink wine outside of our tasting room. That means we are back, baby! Normal hours, rotating wine list, bistro menu, super-fun times, but with Covid-19 limitations. Let’s walk through how it’s going to work:

Space is extremely limited. We have 6 tables wrapped around the outside of our tasting room 6 feet apart, 2 people per table maximum. RESERVATIONS are recommended, but not required. So, for walk-ins, if we have room we’ll fit you in. Our bistro menu is also be available to pair with your favorite Holgate Hill wines, but food is not required (reservations help us figure out how much food to prep for the weekend). Face masks are required by state law until you are seated at your tasting table. While seated, having a good time is mandatory, otherwise Rob will tell you a horrible dad joke.

MAKE A RESERVATION HERE

Speaking of dad jokes, our brand-new baby girl, Reagan, is due the week of August 24th! Cassidy is not only great at baking walnut tarts, and everything else, but also amazing at baking our cute little “bun in the oven.” We apologize in advanced if there are disruptions in our business hours in a few weeks.

Quarantine Care Package

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TASTINGS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED

Due to the Governor’s latest mandate, we are halting wine-tastings. However, we are OPEN for pick-ups and purchases! Saturdays & Sundays, Noon ’til 3pm.

Order online, and pick-up in store. Walk-in purchasing is also welcome. Wine Club gets 30% off all wine purchases, and regular customers get 15% off using the code “stockup15” at checkout.

Stay safe out there!

Rob & Cassidy Holgate

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OPEN for Dine & Wine

I’m so glad we have a food license! Starting this Saturday, May 23rd, we will be offering Dine & Wine service! Since we have our food license, we squeeze into the early parts of Stage 2 reopening alongside restaurants. So, if you would like to enjoy wine in our tasting room (bottle, glass, or flight), you can, but it must be accompanied with food in sit-down dining service fashion. We have prepped our space to ensure physical distancing in accordance with the State, County and CDC guidelines, but that also means Dine & Wine space is ultra limited! If Dine & Wine interests you, we highly recommend you make an online reservation through our website RIGHT NOW!

MAKE A DINE & WINE RESERVATION NOW!

How it works:
You must purchase food and dine-in to enjoy wine at our tasting room. We have developed a short, but delicious, menu to choose from (see choices here). Your Dine & Wine automatically includes one charcuterie board (feeds 2 to 4 people) and we are offering a WINE FLIGHT of 5 wines per adult, some of which are brand new to the public, one Flight per adult up to 5 adults per Dine & Wine! Our Wine Flight is similar to a wine-tasting, but different because we will come to you with the pours! 4 tables are available for 1 hour Dine & Wine reservations every hour on the hour, but if space is available, walk-ins are welcome. Complimentary squirt of hand sanitizer to all guests!
Wine Club Members: be sure to login to your account and use the code “dine15” to receive 15% off your Dine & Wine Reservation!

Onsite purchases and curbside pickups are still available! However, we can only serve wine to dine-in patrons at the moment.

We are working through this “new normal” as many of you are. However, we are super excited to see all of you and share our passion of wine with you again. If you have any questions about ANY of this, please don’t hesitate to ask!

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Wine Tasting Temporarily Suspended

  In light of recent news and the advisory from Governor Newsom regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus, Holgate Hill is temporarily suspending wine tastings to the general public. We will resume tastings as soon as hygienically possible!

Our online wine shop, however, is OPEN FOR BUSINESS! We know in these uncertain times most of us will need a little extra delicious wine in our lives, so we’ve made a few awesome deals so you can stock up:

Regular Customers: get 15% off wine using the code stockup15 at checkout!
Wine Club Members: login to your account online and you will receive 30% off all wine purchases for the duration of this quarantine!
You can also email info@holgatehill.com or call in a wine order (209) 259-4449 if you prefer.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER OUR ONLINE WINE SHOP

This is a great time to try some of our brand new wines:
2019 Chardonnay, 2019 Rosé, and 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon

Holgate Hill will be available for scheduled wine order pickups Saturdays and Sundays from Noon until 3pm. So, if you’re a Wine Club Member that wishes to pick up your latest release, or you are a customer that ordered online and doesn’t want to ship, just let us know and we will arrange to meet at the tasting room (there’s a drop down “pick-up” option in our web store).

Thank you for your continued support in these trying times. We really hope you, your family and our friends all stay healthy while we all huddle down and ride this storm. We will get through this thing together – 6 feet apart.

Cheers!
Rob & Cassidy
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Happy New Year

2019 was a fantastic year for Holgate Hill, and we look forward to celebrating 2020 with all of you!  We have delicious new wines in the works, exciting events coming up, and great times to share with our wine family (that’s you!). UPCOMING EVENTS Mark your calendars NOW! Wine Club Release & Cocoa Vino February 8th […]
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