Being that today is Global Chardonnay Day (a day in which the white varietal is celebrated and enjoyed in many different forms….bubbly, unoaked, off-dry…the list goes on) we thought we would share the story of Mitsuko’s Vineyard which is home to all three of our Chardonnay wines. This story was shared by Jan Shrem, our founder and proprietor, today:
There are many things a man can give his wife as a token of affection. In 1989 I purchased land in Carneros with the intention of planting a vineyard. The site was so beautiful I immediately knew it would be called Mitsuko’s Vineyard, named after my beloved wife. After signing the closing documents I rushed home to Mitsuko as it was Valentine’s Day. I presented her a small powder blue box with a perfect white ribbon tied around it and my heartfelt “Happy Valentine’s Day!” Her smile quickly turned to a grimace when she opened the box and found it was full of dirt. Before she could scold me, I told her that the soil was from Mitsuko’s vineyard, my gift to her – 365 acres of pristine land, representing an acre for every day of the year I loved her. Little did I know she would charge me royalties! In addition, since she had introduced me to wine, she claimed a royalty from every bottle we shared.
Thursday, May 26, 2011 is all about the world’s most popular grape, #Chardonnay! The 2nd Annual #Chardonnay Day is a global event, with festivities taking place throughout the world, including some of the most renowned wine regions.
The goal of Global #Chardonnay Day is to celebrate the grape using social media (that’s Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, FourSquare, to name a few) as the thread that connects everyone together. Rick Bakas, of Bakas Media said it best: “It’s like setting a giant dining room table and inviting a few thousand close friends to do what we do best—share good conversation over a glass of wine.”
If you’re planning on coming to the Napa Valley for the holiday weekend, why not head up to Clos Pegase on Thursday, May 26, where we will feature a vertical tasting flight of our three Hommage Artist Series Reserve #Chardonnay wines? You may already be familiar with our Mitsuko’s Vineyard Chardonnay or our Late Harvest Chardonnay but we’ve gone into the depths of our wine caves for a few special bottles for you to taste. Not only will you have an opportunity to taste the 2007 Hommage Reserve Chardonnay, but we are also pre-releasing our 2008 Hommage Reserve Chardonnay for just 24 hours in honor of #Chardonnay Day. To round out the tasting flight, we have wrangled a barrel sample of our 2009 Hommage Reserve Chardonnay from winemaker Richard Sowalsky.
If your Memorial Day weekend plans don’t include a trip to Napa, you can still join us for a virtual tasting. We will have a Twitter feed following the #Chardonnay hashtag on display in our Visitor’s Center, where your tweet will be included along with those from other participants from #Chardonnay events around the world!
You can also check out #Chardonnay Meetups around the world for a location near you that will be hosting #Chardonnay festivities.
Not that we needed another reason to celebrate springtime around the Napa Valley, but #Chardonnay Day is bringing out the sporty side of Clos Pegase. In honor of baseball season in full swing (pun intended), we figured we would also extending special savings on #Chardonnay! The more you purchase on #Chardonnay Day, the more you save!
When you purchase:
- 1-5 bottles, receive the Wine Rookie discount (a 10% savings!)
- 6-11 bottles, receive the Wine All-Star discount (a 15% savings!)
- 12+ bottles, receive the Wine Hall of Famer discount (a 20% savings and eligibility for flat rate shipping*!)
But you don’t have to wait until May 26 to enjoy #Chardonnay; stock up in anticipation of Global #Chardonnay Day and the rest of the summer sipping season. Order today to take advantage of our *special flat rate shipping offer. You can order a few bottles of #Chardonnay or mix and match to your heart’s content.
We look forward to having you join us, either in person or virtually, on May 26!
Posted by Colleen | Wine News | Posted on May 18th, 2011
Spring is finally here and we are celebrating foliage sprouting on the vines with a great shipping offer! We wouldn’t want anyone to miss out so if you haven’t signed up for our Friends of Bacchus Newsletter you may not have heard about the great savings going on! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Just select any assortment of at least 12 bottles of our delectable wines and not only will you receive an automatic 15% discount on the wines (20% for Wine Club Members) but you also become eligible for the special flat shipping rate of only $25* on your ENTIRE order of wine. 12 bottles, 24 bottles, 48 bottles — or more! – all shipped for the same small flat fee of only $25. That is some serious shipping savings!
To place your order, just visit our online store.
Be sure to use COUPON CODE: SHIP511 when placing your order and select Ground Shipping. The shipping discount will not appear until you get to the Final Order Review page, before you complete the sales transaction. Be sure to check your shipping rate on that page for the special $25 offer! If it does not appear, make sure that the coupon code is showing at the bottom of your order, or type it into the “Coupon Code” box on the right-hand side of the screen. This offer is valid only in states where UPS Ground shipping is allowed.
*SHIPPING NOTE: This offer is only valid for UPS Ground shipping on orders of 12 bottles or more that will ship to states that allow UPS Ground service and are placed in our online store now through May 31, 2011. Quantity limits may apply in some states.
Doesn’t that sound like a good start to Spring?