This coming weekend is July 4, and it lands on Saturday. I know that this past Sunday, our governor has a proposal for Closing of bars in certain counties to clarify the confusion, I was given this information from the family winemakers of California, that the order is confusing but they did confirm that it does NOT apply to wine tasting rooms. However, counties can pull back and modify so we should advise members to follow their local health orders. We will keep you posted on further developments.
Since, here at Reyes Winery, we highly enforced social distancing and only allow for people per party at one table, I’ve been informed that we are OK to continue to be open for this holiday weekend. But again, all the rules are enforced such as every person must wear a facemask on arrival to the Outdoor tasting room entrance. Only customers wearing masks and enter the tasting room. We are asking that we have only one person or a couple at a time inside. When seated at your table you may remove your mask, but when walking around outside all masks must be worn. reservations ARE required for wine-tasting or a glass of wine. We are open for curbside pick-up, in-store purchases and wine tasting/glass of wine Saturdays and Sundays from 11 AM to 5 PM.
Now let’s talk wine! Fourth of July always screams Merlot to me even though we have a month, October we celebrate Merlot. Our 2013 Merlot, is a very fruity wine which exhibits a delightful fragrance of ripe blueberries and Cassis, complemented by Ceylon cinnamon and toasted oak. We age this wine in French out for 23 months. On the pallet you will perceive black plums, mixed berries and more Ceylon cinnamon. This amazing wine has won two silver medals from the 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition and the 2019 OC Wine Competition. Savor this is estate Merlot with a skirt steak or a juicy hamburger. This particular wine talks to me as a quintessential July 4th wine. It’s a red wine and has notes of blueberries. You got two out of the three for the red white and blue. It pairs perfectly with a hamburger and a blueberry crumble for dessert.
So as long as were open this weekend, I will have your 2013 Merlot open for you to taste. Please check our website and Facebook for any updates or changes when visiting the vineyard.