Greetings to all of our readers! We hope you are keeping warm this winter. We are doing our best over here at Ektimo but lately we’ve been having to break out the Gore-Tex more often than the Down! Sonoma County has experienced a total of 10.87 inches of rain this month of January alone which is a TON considering that in 2015 our total rainfall for the entire year was just 12.09 inches! And while the floods have been pretty wild, it does feel good to be out of the drought.
Even with all of the rain, January has been good to us and we had a ball last weekend participating in Wine Road’s 6th Annual Winter Wineland event. What a fun way to take our minds off of the winter blues and to come together for a glass (or shall I say, a few glasses) of wine!
January also brought news of the results from the 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition in which Ektimo received fantastic results including three Gold medals and one Silver! Huge thanks and congrats to our wonderful winemaker, Lisa, and her team Zac, Silvano & Ivan! The results are as follows:
2013 Russian River Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – Gold
2014 Russian River Valley Zinfandel – Gold
2014 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir – Gold
2015 Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc – Silver
Coming up in February, we have our first Wine Club release of 2017! If you are not already a member, feel free to sign up any time to receive our bi-annual shipments at 20% off and special accommodations upon visiting the winery!
Stay tuned for more updates as we gear up for a fun event season – kicking off on February 11th for our annual Sweet 116 Event with Taste Route 116! Ticket purchase includes a hand painted wine glass by local artists, wine tastings at all 12 participating wineries, and a bite to eat at each! See tasteroute116.com for more details & ticket sales.