20200708 Get Bent Newsletter Volume 2020-07
News You Can Use
We hope you all had a great 4th of July! We were busy bottling our Texas red wines on the 3rd and 4th. At the end of the 4th we had bottled a little over 2300 cases spread over the following 2019 varietals: Aglianico 145, Barbera 344, Cabernet Sauvignon 234, Dolcetto 223, Petit Verdot 164, Sangiovese 526, Tempranillo 286, and Wild Eye Red 382. You will note we have added Aglianico and Wild Eye Red to our lineup. The Wild Eye Red blend is replacing Mourvedre for this year and is comprised of 50% Mourvedre, 45% Texas Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Petit Verdot.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, we will continue to be open curbside only. We are hoping the lobbying efforts of the Texas Hill Country Wineries Association, TWGGA, the Ag Commissioner, and others to help refine guidelines for producers such as wineries, breweries and distilleries will be successful. Additionally, John was interviewed by CBS Austin in the tasting room (aired on July 2nd) regarding getting the State to redefine the guidelines for wineries, breweries, and distilleries.
Tasting Room CLOSED
and Curbside Pick Up Continues
Place your orders online 24x7 then pick up your wine during curbside hours. Please indicate in the special instructions the approximate date and time you will be picking up so we will have everything ready for you in advance. Curbside hours:
- Thursday and Friday 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
- Saturday and Sunday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
For your safety and ours, please remain in your car when you arrive in the parking lot then call or text us at 512-673-8250 and we will deliver your order to your car. Pop the trunk or open your back door then return to your seat. Our team will place the wine in your car while maintaining the 6-foot social distancing space. Thank you for helping to keep all of us safe!
Note that we only monitor the hotline during the above business hours.
Specials for the Week
No changes this week! See below or check our specials on the WEBSITE or BLOG in case you delete this email. The website link will take you directly to the Gifts and Wine Packages page. Don't forget you can purchase gift certificates which can be used at any time in the future.
- $14 – 2018 Blanc du Bois (retail $24)
- $16 – 2018 Roussanne (retail $26)
- $18 – 2018 TX Viognier (retail $28)
- $18 – 2018 Mourvedre (retail $28)
- $35 – 2017 Cab Reserve (retail $52)
PACKAGES or CASES:
- $30 Survival Kit - 2019 Rosé, Face Mask, and Hand Sanitizer (retail $44)
- $50 Red, White, & Rosé - 2018s Mourvedre & Blanc du Bois, and 2019 Rosé (retail $76)
- $75 Reds Anyone? - 2017 Cab Reserve and 2018s Dolcetto & Mourvedre (retail $106)
- $300 Case of 2017 Zin Reserve (retail $600)
- $399 Case of 2017 Cab Reserve (retail $624)
Case Discounts for wines not on special (any 12 bottles or more):
- Members get an extra 5% above their club discount
- Non Members get 10% off
Don't forget about the free shipping for members and $5 shipping for non-members each with no minimum order requirements.
Virtual Happy Hour - Friday 5 to 6 PM Central
Zoom link is: https://zoom.us/j/784573260
John will be providing a COVID-19 update then discussing the characteristics of the Viognier grape. The Texas Viognier is on special this week so make sure you have an open bottle ready to taste with John.
June Wine Club Release - Curbside Pick Up
Last weekend for pick up before shipping starts
If you have not picked up already, you have until July 12th before we start shipping at full shipping prices. You can pick up your wine anytime during our normal operating hours via curbside.
Save the Dates
Remaining Wine Club Release Pickup Party date for 2020. 2021 release dates will be announced in the August newsletter.
- October 25th - 4th 2020 Wine Club Release - Big Fat Greek Pickup Party (Hopefully we will have a party!)
Also, here is the list of currently scheduled special events.
- July 18th - Bottling CA Reds
We hope you find this email informative and we look forward to seeing you soon!
The Bent Oak Winery Team