Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Pool Prints Winner!

The critter prints were, ringtail, raccoon, bear and coatimundi. I really wanted everyone to agree with me that the prints were made by a ringtail. It is the AZ state animal! However,the raccoon got the most votes so I'll have to agree it was the invader that night. It won't stop me from trying to find ringtail tracks in the vineyard, though. I'll keep looking.

Monday, June 28, 2010

CH V&W Wines in Phoenix

Here's your chance to taste Canelo Hills Wines. Jim Wiskerchen is hosting a series of wine tasting events where our wines will be available.

June 30 at Fired Up Grill
July 2 at Phoenix Public Market
July 3 at Sphinx Ranch
July 15 at Oakville Grocery Company

For further details log on to his website

Friday, June 25, 2010

Time To Vote!

Okay, so here are some tracks I thought were the closest to the one in the pool as well as a pool photo for comparison. Let's see which animal gets the most votes. Vote by commenting on this blog, or by e-mail or on facebook. Just pick Critter # 1, 2, 3 or 4. I'll post the results and the names of each critter soon.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

What Animal Is This?

For those of you who wanted a closer look at the animal tracks in Charlie's swimming pool, here they are. For those of you who are newly tuning in, I saw these tracks one morning last week at the winery. I've seen them before and decided to enlist help in identifying them. So, here they are with a quarter dropped into the pool. Tomorrow I will post some animal tracks to help us all. So, check back in then.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

New Whites Wines off to a smashing start

We had another busy and rewarding day of new wines on Saturday, the release celebration for our 2009 white wines. Many of our friends and regulars came down to Canelo Hills to be first to try our 2009 Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Malvasia, and Gew├╝rtztraminer.

Quite a few came specifically to get some of our Malvasia before it sells out. As expected, the Malvasia was the best seller of the day, but the other new wines were all popular as well.

It was also great to have Ken Jackson, our cowboy-doctor friend from our days on the White Mountain Apache Reservation, in the tasting room signing copies of his new book, Manifest West. Joel Blumenthal enticed our guests with tasty treats and herbal products from The Herb Garden, especially the chile brownies, which were deemed a perfect pairing with our Syrah.

We won't usually have all 4 new white wines out on the tasting table, so if you come into the tasting room hoping to try a wine we're not pouring that day, just ask for it.

Click here to view additional photos from our White Wine Release and Book Signing on our website.