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Aaron and I are happy to announce after 9 years of making wine together, we now how a great space to have you sample the wines when you are in town. We have set up our space to accommodate up to 8 people per appointment.
Because Aaron and I are the ones that will be hosting the tastings we will need advance notice if you are coming-- that said, we will do everything in our power to accommodate you. We will be pouring anywhere from 4-5 wines including a special wine that many of you ave not seen yet.
We are located on the second floor of the historic Western Hotel in Old Railroad Square in Santa Rosa. Our suite is directly above the wonderful Flying Goat Coffee -- needless to say, our coffee bill has gone up dramatically since we have moved in!
Because you are part of our mailing list, we would like to extend a free tasting to you and your guests when you come (typically $10/person waived with purchase).
Typical hours of operation are:
11-5pm Weds-Sun by appointment
We would love to see you! Give us a call at 707.473.0636 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
As always, feel free to visit www.romililly.com for more information on our wines
All the best,
Monte Rosso Vineyard – Yep, it’s a beauty.
Monte Rosso, aka “Red Mountain” due to the heavy amounts of red iron oxide in the soil, was originally planted in the 1880’s (Oh, somewhere around the invention of the light bulb). Sitting on the eastern slopes of the Sonoma Valley appellation, between 700 and 1250 feet, it grows some of the best Zinfandel and Cabernet in the world (among several other varieties), and has for a long time. 231 acres of the 575 total acres are planted, and a large amount of this is old vine Zinfandel.
Aaron and I have worked with this vineyard for years over at August Briggs, but only with the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. When we decided to make a Zinfandel for Romililly and we knew we wanted a prime vineyard. We looked around the Russian River appellation and just could not find a good fit. Then, we decided to ask Jake Terrell (at the time vineyard manager), if he could spare a few tons. After taking us around the vineyard, we settled on a block that the workers refer to as “La Falda,” or the Skirt. They call it this because it has a steep incline and during any wind, the vines move as a skirt would.
2012 was our first vintage and is showing very well. Most people take a little Petite Sirah to co-ferment, but we opted not to in order see what these grapes could do by themselves- we liked what we got. With a majority of French oak and the smallest hint of American wood, we think this wine has some serious structure and beautiful aromatics. We produced around 180 cases, and are happy to have released this first rendition early this year.
Aaron and Jesse
We are proud to announce that on April 15, 2015 we will be opening the Romililly Wines Tasting Room in Santa Rosa! After nine vintages, we are excited to say that Romililly’s now has a place to share its limited production wines with the people who love us, those who want to love us and those who don’t know they want to love us, yet.
Since 2006, we have been crafting high-end, small-lot productions using only grapes grown in the appellations of Sonoma County. The tastings will allow you to experience the final results of our artisanal winemaking close to its origin in beautiful northern California. The tasting room provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to try and discuss our wines with the winemakers in an intimate, fun and educational atmosphere.
Our private tasting room will be located at 10 4th Street, Suite 208 in Santa Rosa (above the Flying Goat Coffee). Tastings are by appointment only and reservations can be scheduled Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The tastings are free for Wine Club members. The cost for non-members is $10 per person and that fee will be waived per purchase. In order to keep the tasting personal with ample opportunity for discussion, each is limited to 6 people per reservation.
As you know, we see our customers as both patrons and friends. We are so excited to share the news of our tasting room grand opening with you. Give us a call at 707-473-0636 or email us at email@example.com to schedule your private tasting. We can’t wait to visit with you over a glass of Romililly’s hand-crafted wines.
All the best,
Aaron and Jesse
People always talk about how beautiful Sonoma County’s vineyards are. I have seen many of them and there’s no doubting that it’s true. That said, many of these epic vineyards cannot hold a flame to the beauty of van der Kamp vineyard at the top of the Sonoma Mountain Appellation. Not only is it stunning, but it has some serious “mojo.” With a natural pond fed by gurgling artesian wells overlooking the slopes of the vineyard (at about 1,800 feet up!), this place evokes a surreal feeling.
While some people might scoff at the Tibetan prayer flags flapping in the wind, it turns out that this property has been a sacred place to many of its former inhabitants. There used to be a Geurdjieffian spiritual community just around the corner and there’s also a Zen school sitting on the mountain top.
Our friends over at Vineyard360.com took some beautiful photos of the vineyard. We have included some here, but please make your way over to their site for even more gorgeous pictures and more information on what they do.
Aaron and I have been working with van der Kamp vineyard since 2012 and have enjoyed the relationship with the van der Kamps very much. Each year, they gather the wine makers from all of the wineries that buy their fruit for a group tasting, including Siduri, La Follette, HdV, and DeLoach, as well as some smaller producers (like us). It’s great to see what different wines people make with the same fruit. Although the differences abound, there is a distinct quality that runs throughout them all.
Aaron and I will be bottling our first vineyard designate from van der Kamp in January of next year, and it will be released soon after. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to make this wine and share it with all of you
All the best,
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