Each year we have several events for our family, friends, and wine club members:
Once the grapes are ready to harvest, we hold an informal picking and crushing party on a Saturday morning, usually in September, followed by a delicious brunch next to the vineyard/winery building
Fall Celebration for "End of Harvest"
After the end of October, we invite our Wine Club members to the winery to celebrate a wonderful and bountiful harvest. Music, wine drinking, special appetizers, great friends.
Spring/summer barrel tasting
Prior to bottling, we invite our wine club members to taste the soon-to-be-bottled wine from the barrel, as well as provide tastings of other vintages.
Each year, we bottle 100-200 cases of each of our Merlot and Zinfandel wines. We set up an assembly line in the winery, and everyone helps in the bottling process. Some friends recently chronicled their experience helping us in this blog entry: http://simpletravelourway.wordpress.com/2014/12/27/an-unexpected-invitation-to-a-vineyard