Edg-Clif Winery started a new wine club this year. The Hand Picked Wine Club was created to bring our friends and valued customers together to celebrate the different wines made at Edg-Clif. Our goal was to develop something more than just another club where wine is shipped to people on a list without them really getting to know the wine and how it was created. Edg-Clif is proud of the care and creativity that goes into developing each of its wines. When they are ready for our customers to enjoy, it is an event worth sharing. Our plan is to host special wine tasting parties four times a year, exclusively for the Hand Picked Wine Club Members and our staff to commemorate the process and introduction of our new vintages and wines!
Mid-spring in 2014 we inaugurated our first Vignoles Wine with a Spring Garden Party amidst the fresh blooms of Edg-Clif’s wedding garden! In this storybook setting, the first Wine Club Members received their Signature blue wine glasses filled with the crisp fresh and fruity Vignoles wine. Guests heard the story of how this wine was created, visited with staff and indulged in a lavish buffet of spring vegetables, savory cheeses and tangy fruits.
Mid-summer, Edg-Clif hosted a Fiesta in the farms vegetable garden! While our friends “Groove Juice” rocked the pavillion, guests enjoyed fresh Tomato Salsas, Tomatillo Dips, And both Chambourcin and Sunset Sangrias. After tours of the garden and listening to the lively entertainment, a mexican themed dinner was served and Fireworks lit-up the sky!
Late fall the ever growing Hand Picked Wine Club was treated to a very special wine tasting event. Members were directed to gather in the newly renovated barrel room to participate in our first 4 year vertical tasting of our award winning Chambourcin Reserve. Starting with the very smooth first vintage from 2010 and ending with the newly bottled, highly aromatic, 2013. Then the party started with our Hollyberry Mulled wine, lots of seasonal sweet treats and the lyrical sounds of Celtic Singer, Nancy Herold.
To complete our first year of wine club events, Edg-Clif is planning to welcome our wine club members right into the winery with an interactive event of bottling our 2014 rosé wine. While members take turns assisting in the bottling process, there will be tastings of several special Rosé wines, dry and sweet! There will be a special selection of foods to pair up with the different wines and recipes as well as wines to take home!
To celebrate our first year for the Hand-Picked Wine Club, there will be a drawing for several special prizes. To enter the drawing members submit their used discount cards after using their special 20% discount to buy wine six times during the year! And when members renew we are excited to say that we have procured more of the beautiful blue wines glasses to add to their collection. And you can be sure we are already planning more fun and festive events for 2015-16!