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International Sauvignon Blanc Day

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2013 Sauvignon Blanc Ren FrontDid you know that May 6 is International Sauvignon Blanc Day.

It started in New Zealand to help promote the wine. They produce over 70% of the worlds Sauvignon Blanc production.

The celebrations will kick off on May 6th this year in New Zealand, a country that owes much of its reputation to Sauvignon Blanc, and will continue across the globe following the sun with tastings planned around the world and eventually finishing 43 hours later at the organization’s headquarters in San Francisco. Celebrate by enjoying a glass of Sauvignon…

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Robert Reyes promotes 3rd Annual Wine Festival

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IMG_2982Robert Reyes promotes 3rd Annual Sierra Pelona Wine Festival to benefit American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of the Santa Clarita Valley on SCVtv on February 18, 2015 with Stacy Kupfer.

 

SCV Today, February 18, 2015

 

 

 

 

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March 21, 2015, 8am-12pm
Reyes Winery Charity Hike and Saturday Brunch $75

Robert Reyes, wine-maker and general manager, will guide you on a beginner, medium or advance level hike through the Sierra Pelona Mountains. You will have…

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Robert Reyes receives “Lifetime Achievement Award”

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rw 12Each year the Los Angeles Business Journal recognizes prominent Latino-owned businesses and individuals based on their merits, success, and contributions to their communities.

The LA Journal gives out 5 business awards based on the size of the businesses, from small private to Large Public, plus an award for a Community Charitable Organization and finally their highest recognition, the Lifetime Achievement Award.   Robert Reyes was nominated this year as a candidate to receive an award.   Altogether, there were 45 nominees this year including all categories.  We are happy to report Robert Reyes…

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Evaluating Wine by Sight

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IMG_1046Evaluating Wine by Sight                                                             

I previously discussed wine tasting surroundings and avoiding unwanted smells.  Your next step is to visually examine the wine; your glass should be about one-quarter full.

Look straight down into the glass, then hold the glass to the light, and finally, tilt the glass so the wine rolls toward the edge. This will allow you to see the wine’s complete color range.  I recommend you do this by placing your glass in front of a piece of white paper so you can see it more clearly, this will…

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How to taste and evaluate wine

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How to taste and evaluate wine

 

IMG_1046This is the first in a series of short informative articles about wine tasting and wine evaluation. I will be offering some simple suggestions to help you enjoy and evaluate wine. These are suggestions you can immediately use in your wine tasting journey. I want to simplify the process and make it a fun learning experience rather than giving you a rigid set of rules to abide by. After all, wine is to be enjoyed…

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2013 Malbec

2013 Malbec Reyes Winery

Tasting Notes: This limited edition wine has aromas of plum, currant, and tobacco. Tantalizing the palate with notes of plum, raisin, and a smidgeon of pepper. This Bordeaux varietal has medium tannins and is velvet in color with a silky finish.
Pairs with: Asian-Style braised short ribs or roasted pork tenderloin with a plum sauce will pair charmingly with this delectable wine.

Price: $26.00

Coming Soon


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Wine and Cheese Pairing

 

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I’m always amused when I go to events or to someone’s house and
they have a cheese course. I often see cheeses that don’t pair really well with certain wines.

Cheese is a lot like wine, they both have aromas, flavors and other
nuances that are very similar. Cheese is perfect either as a starter or a dessert course. Pick a wine like a Chardonnay, one that is a little herbal and slightly fruity like Reyes 2010 Chardonnay. This wine pairs well with a variety of cheeses such as goat cheese rolled in Lavender…

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2014 Award Winning Wines

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2014 Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition
SILVER MEDAL Syrah, Estate Grown, Sierra Pelona Valley 2011

 

 

 

4 winners 20142014 LA International Wine Comp
SILVER MEDAL Port, Agua Dulce Delight, Sierra Pelona Valley
SILVER MEDAL Syrah, Estate Grown, Sierra Pelona Valley 2011
BRONZE MEDAL Dry Red Blend, Julia’s Blend, California 2011
BRONZE MEDAL Dessert Wine, Sweet Serenity, Muscat Sierra Pelona Valley 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 OC Fair
GOLD MEDAL  Dessert Wine, Agua Dulce Delight, Sierra Pelona Valley
BRONZE MEDAL Syrah, Estate Grown, Sierra Pelona Valley 2011
BRONZE MEDAL Proprietary Red, Robby’s Blend, California 2011
BRONZE…

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“Paella Day at Reyes Winery”

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paellaWho will be joining me for “Paella Day at Reyes Winery”

Hosted by Le Chene and the Santa Clarita Wine Enthusiasts

May 17, 2014 at 1pm

$40 per person, purchase tickets at http://www.reyeswinery.com/events

It includes lunch, 2 glasses of wine, a tasting flight of 5 wines, and a tour of the vineyard.

latin neonCome and enjoy and afternoon and Reyes Winery enjoying Paella and listening to an amazing guitarist, The Latin Neon while sipping award winning wines.

 

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Third Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival

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The Third Annual Sierra Pelona Wine Festival will be
held noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25 at Reyes Winery, 10262 Sierra Highway, Santa Clarita, CA 91390.
Info: sierrapelonavintners.com or reyeswinery.com. The Third Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival
is a showcase of Los Angeles County premier wine and spirit producers and culinary professionals.
The Festival will showcase nearly 150 wines from more than 80 vendors. In addition, guests will be
able to experience food, spirits and other products from fine…

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2012 Muscat

2012 Muscat, Estate Grown and Bottled

This is a limited production wine. It has notes of peaches and honey with a delicious tangerine finish. It’s remarkably delicious on its own. Pairs with: Spicy sesame chicken, Peach Stilton cheese, or a Peach galette with honey-infused goat cheese.

Price $: 24.00


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Reyes Winery unveiled Robert Reyes’ Newest Painting

gregOn July 13, 2013, Reyes Winery unveiled Robert Reyes’ newest painting, Pour to a Rose.  As guests arrived for this memorable event, they listened to relaxing live music played by the group “The Still Moving Project”.   All attendees tasted award-winning wines with cheeses and little desert bites in the Tasting Room.  Then off for a vineyard tour, where guests were able to view the grapes and see the current stage they are in, “verasion”. That is the period the grapes turn…

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Reyes’ UPCOMING EVENTS for April 2013

 

UPCOMING EVENTS for April 2013

Tasting Flight of 5 wines $7. Choose 5 wines to sample from the Reyes Winery Wine List.

Tour and Tasting Flight Special $22 per person includes, tasting flight of 5 wines to pair with chocolates, a Reyes Winery Glass, and a Winery tour. Tours at1 pm or 3pm.  Please purchase tickets in our tasting room on online at http://reyeswinery.com/events. ($27 value)

Tasting Flight and Reyes Winery Glass Special $12. Choose 5 wines to sample from the Reyes Winery Wine List and take home a Reyes Winery Glass to enjoy at home with a Reyes Wine….

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Agua Dulce has it all – hiking, lunch, tasting, and touring at the Reyes Winery.

 

gary coonPlease enjoy the newest article about us. Gary joined Robert Reyes and many others for our 7 mile hike this past Saturday. Check out our events page for the next hike.

Agua Dulce has it all – hiking, lunch, tasting, and touring at the Reyes Winery.
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2013 Reyes Budbreak

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Here is a fun and interesting wine fact…Budbreak, the first stage of growth for the vine, requires 50F temperatures to begin. Our chardonnay the buds have started to break. Come visit us this week and see the chardonnay vines, then taste our newest release 2011 Zinfandel.

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1st Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival-press release

 

 

 

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MARCH 14 2013 (Los Angeles, CA) – Sierra Pelona Valley Vintners Association will hold its 1st Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival on Saturday, April 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Reyes Winery in Agua Dulce.  Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital*. Guests will receive a complimentary commemorative tasting glass and plate, a specialty gift bag, and free parking. …

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2012 Chardonnay

Our 2012 Estate Bottled Chardonnay

This un-oaked Chardonnay has luscious tropical aromas of orange blossom honey, grapefruit and pineapple. This wine has a crisp and refreshing mouth feel, medium body with some deep flavors and richness, and is definitely well balanced. Our Sierra Pelona Valley Appellation’s terroir truly shows its character with this wine.

Price $: 24.00


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Reyes 2011 Muscat Green Beans

 

 

Reyes 2011 Muscat Green Beans

By Beth Heiserman

 

Ingredients

 

6oz green beans, cleaned and trimmed

1 tsp kosher salt

1 tsp lemon pepper

¼ cup Reyes 2011 Muscat

Pam

 

Directions

 

  1. Heat large sauté or frying pan with lid.
  2. Spray Pam on pan.
  3. When pan is hot, put green beans in pan. Add salt and lemon pepper. Cook till they have some color.
  4. Add Reyes 2011 Muscat. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Serve.

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Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival

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Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival

April 20, 2013

11am-4pm

Tickets are now available for purchase at

 http://reyeswinery.com/spv-winefestival

 

We have general admission tickets and hike tickets are available. We have released a few more VIP tickets; purchase them before we sell out.  Below are the benefits for the ticket holder of each type of ticket we are offering.

Benefits of general admission ticket holders are a specialty event glass, specialty gift bag, Wine and food sampling and free parking. Prepaid general admission tickets are $65.00 and…

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Reyes 2011 Chardonnay Onion and Corn Bread

 

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By Beth Heiserman

 

This is a bread machine recipe. It will make 1 ½ lb loaf.

 

 

Ingredients

 

½ cup Reyes 2011 Chardonnay

½ cup water

¼ cup olive oil

1 egg or 2 egg whites

1 tsp kosher sea salt

1 tsp seasoned pepper

1 tsp red pepper flakes

2 tsp sugar

1 cup corn flour, preferably yellow

2 ¼ cups bread flour

2 tsp bread machine yeast

 

¼ cup sautéed onions, chopped

¼ cup fresh or frozen corn

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Directions

 

  1. In a small frying pan, heat the pan and spray pam.
  2. Sauté chopped onions until they start…

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February Events

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Friday February 8, 2013 11am-5pm.   Starting this date, we will now be open on Fridays. Please join us today for a sale of our Reyes Muscat 2011, which has been replaced by our “SOLD OUT” 2010 Reyes Muscat. Each bottle will be on sale for this day only for $11 each.
Thursday February 14, 2013.  We will be open from 11am-5pm. Reyes Winery will have a sale today.
Friday February 15, 2013, 11am-5pm.  Last chance to purchase Reyes Winery’s Rosa’s Choice Rose’. $30.00 per person includes tasting flight…

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Reyes Winery Muscat 2011 Lemon Cake with Reyes Winery Muscat 2011 Blueberry Jam Filling and a Reyes Winery 2011 Muscat Butter Cream Frosting

 

Reyes Winery Muscat 2011 Lemon Cake with Reyes Winery Muscat 2011 Blueberry Jam Filling and a Reyes Winery 2011 Muscat Butter Cream Frosting

By Beth Heiserman

 

Ingredients for Cake

3 eggs

½ cup oil

½ cup Reyes Winery 2011 Muscat

½ cup water

¼ cup lemon juice

1 ½ cups of sugar

2 cups all purpose flour

½ tsp kosher salt

3 tsp of baking powder

1/2 cup of dried blueberries

Pam

 

Directions for Cake

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In bowl, sift flour, salt, and baking powder.
  3. In another bowl, mix wet ingredients; eggs, oil, Reyes Winery 2011 Muscat, water, lemon juice and sugar.
  4. Slowly add sifted dry ingredients to…

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POSTPONEMENT of the First Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival

POSTPONEMENT DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER & HAZARDOUS TRAVELING CONDITIONS: First Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival

January 25, 2013

POSTPONEMENT DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER & HAZARDOUS TRAVELING CONDITIONS

Who:   Sierra Pelona Valley Vintners Association

What:  First Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival

When:  Saturday, January 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Reyes Winery, 10262 Sierra Highway in Agua Dulce, CA 91390.

For directions, visit http://goo.gl/maps/nZG97

Postponement Date:        April 20, 2013

Last night, the Sierra Pelona Valley Vintners Association announced the postponement of their 1st Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival and Early Morning Vineyard Hike benefitting the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital that will now be…

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Reyes Chardonnay 2010 Mac N Cheese

Reyes Chardonnay 2010 Mac N Cheese

By Beth Heiserman

 

 

Ingredients

 

2 tbsp Butter

2 tbsp all purpose flour

1 cups nonfat milk

½ cup Reyes 2010 Chardonnay

2 tbsp Dijon mustard

1 tsp white pepper

2 tsp kosher salt

½ tsp nutmeg

1 cups white cheddar cheese

1 cups jack cheese

1 cups medium or sharp cheddar cheese

1 16oz packages of pasta

½ cup Panko breadcrumbs

Pam

 

Directions

 

  1. Melt butter in large sauce pan.
  2. Whisk in flour until combined.
  3. Whisk milk until blended. Then cook for 5 minutes and slowly whisk in Reyes 2010 Chardonnay.
  4. Add mustard, pepper, salt and nutmeg. Continue to cook until thick.
  5. Add cheese slowly and continue to whisk…

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Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival Announces the Addition of an Early Morning Vineyard Hike Adventure

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Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival Announces the Addition of an Early Morning Vineyard Hike Adventure

 

LOS ANGELES COUNTY (January 20, 2013) – Winemaker Robert Reyes will lead an early morning Festival Vineyard Hike into the Sierra Pelona Foothills, on Saturday January 26, 2013 beginning promptly at 8:00 a.m. until 10:00a.m. The hike will begin at Reyes Winery, where the festival is being held, which is located just 45 miles north of downtown Los Angeles.  Hikers will gather at Reyes Winery by 7:30am to begin an intermediate level…

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Reyes Muscat 2011 Meyer Lemon Muffins

 

Reyes Muscat 2011 Meyer Lemon Muffins

By Beth Heiserman

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

 

2 cups of all purpose flour

3½ tsp baking powder

1 tsp kosher sea salt

½ cup non fat milk

½ cup Reyes Muscat 2011

½ cup sugar

1 egg or 2 egg whites

½ cup oil

3 meyer lemon’s Zest

Pam

 

Directions

 

  1. Sift dry ingredients on bowl.
  2. Mix egg, sugar, milk, oil and Reyes Muscat 2011 in mixing bowl.
  3. When wet ingredients are combined, slowly incorporate the dry into the wet.
  4. Fold in zest to mixed ingredients.
  5. Spray Pam cooking spray into muffin tin.
  6. Bake in preheated oven at 400 degrees for 20-25minutes.
  7. Cool and serve.

 

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Third Press Release- Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival

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1st Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival Promises the Perfect Combination of Wine, Food, Music, Art & Philanthropy

 

JANUARY 17, 2013 (Los Angeles, CA) – Sierra Pelona Valley Vintners Association will hold its 1st Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival on Saturday, January 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Reyes Winery in Agua Dulce.  Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital*. Guests will receive a complimentary commemorative tasting glass and plate, a specialty gift bag, and free parking.  They will also enjoy a “ticketless” wine tasting and gourmet fancy…

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Reyes Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Chocolate Pudding

Reyes Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Chocolate Pudding

By Beth Heiserman

 

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Dutch-processed cocoa
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  •  ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup instant non-fat dry milk
  • ½  teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  •  2 cups heavy cream
  • ½ cup Reyes Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Directions

  1. Place cocoa, cornstarch, powdered sugar, nonfat dry milk and salt into bowl and mix until combined.
  2. Place dry mixture into a medium saucepan. Add Reyes Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, milk and heavy cream and whisk to combine.
  3. Over medium heat, bring mixture to a boil, continue to whisk gently.
  4. Reduce heat to low and cook for about 5 minutes while continuing to whisk.
  5. Pour mixture…

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Reyes Chardonnay 2010 Peach Lavender Jam

 

Reyes Chardonnay 2010 Peach Lavender Jam

 

Ingredients

6 peaches, chopped into small pieces

6 cups of sugar

1 tbsp of lavender in a tea ball

1 package of Sure-jell Certo liquid pectin

1/3 cup of Reyes Chardonnay 2010

 

Directions

 

  1. Pour sugar into large pot and cook over medium to high heat.
  2. When sugar starts to melt and sides of pot, looks like it is a caramel color; add peaches, lavender and pectin.
  3. When it starts to boil, continue to cook until frothy.
  4. When the back of the spoon looks like it is sticking to the back. (Take a finger and go down the back of the spoon, if you…

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Reyes Muscat 2010 sold out

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Reyes Winery is almost SOLD OUT of  Reyes Muscat 2010. We will have our regular price of $15 per bottle available until January 19. Starting January 20, it will be available for $24 per bottle until we are sold out. There is very limited quantity available, buy our Reyes Muscat 2010 while you can. You can purchase our wine in the newly renovated tasting room.  It is open weekends from 11am-5pm. You can also purchase our award-winning wines on the website at http://reyeswinery.com/ouronlinestore.

Reyes Winery will have one last event for the disappearing Reyes Muscat 2010, don’t miss this special…

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Reyes Winery 2010 Chardonnay Scrambled Eggs and Chicken Sausage Hash

 

Reyes Winery 2010 Chardonnay Scrambled Eggs and Chicken Sausage Hash

By Beth Heiserman

 

Ingredients

2 lbs. Chicken apple sausage, out of the casing

2 apples, chopped

1 onion, chopped

1 tbsp parsley, chopped

¼ cup of Reyes 2010 Chardonnay

¼ tsp pepper

½ tsp kosher sea salt

2 tbsp butter or pam

 

 

5 eggs, mixed

2 tbsp butter or pam

¼ tsp pepper

½ tsp kosher sea salt

¼ cup of parmesan cheese

Remainder of liquid after sausage hash is done

 

Directions

 

  1. In large frying pan, cooking over medium heat, brown the chicken apple sausage with butter.
  2. After 10 minutes, add the onions, salt and pepper; continue to brown slightly.
  3. When sausage is cooked, add  Reyes 2010…

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