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As you know Fall is almost our favorite time of the year, next only to Christmas.
The vineyards look great and the vines are turning a beautiful Red & Orangebut wait what happened to Harvest!

Finally last night our very FIRST grapes were harvested! This year the Pinot Grigio grapes have a great fruity, full-bodied sweet taste to them. While the Pinot Grigio is always our first grape to be harvested, it's usually in early to mid-September.

This year weather has played havoc with the warm - cool - hot- cool rotations. The grapes will rapidly ripen with prolonged heat, not this back & forth thing that's been going on!

So last night was Pinot Grigio and now the reds will be ready for harvest Wednesday night. All in one week, very unusual! Remembering 2013, we were harvesting Zinfandel in early Nov. just the night before a huge rainstorm. You just never know!

This odd weather makes us look forward to seeing how the flavors develop from this years grapes.
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Fall Means Pumpkins for
1 Penny!

It's Pumpkin Time again here at Eagle Ridge. You may purchase a Medium sized pumpkin for 1 penny with any wine purchase just to kick-off this festive season.

While supplies last & 1 per customer please.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October reminds us at Eagle Ridge of a very special connection to Breast Cancer Awareness. Both of our families have been touched by Breast Cancer; Jim's grandmother (Sue) & Cheryl's mom (Iris). Each October we contribute 10% of our wine sales to Stanford Health-Valley-Care's "Women in Need Fund". This service provides Breast Cancer Care/Screening for both the uninsured and under-insured women who live in the Tri-Valley. Join us:
Oct 19 & 20th
Oct. 26 & 27th

Purchase your wine and we'll contribute 10% to this wonderful service.
Whats New at Eagle Ridge?
Something must be going on as we've been pretty quiet around here. This is all in anticipation of going to a Point of Sales Service (POS) in the winery. Yes it's a computerized sales, inventory,and wine club tablet service. Thank goodness our daughter Christine, has been willing to translate what the program training is trying to tell us. It's been ugly, stressful and these two old dogs just aren't good at new tricks (to put it mildly)!

 We're hoping to go "LIVE" this month.........shut the front door! Most of you know our Sales Associate Bill, well that poor soul is our resident expert. We'll be trying to get it up & running before our next Wine Release and Christmas. All we can ask for is your patience...we're going to need it!
Wine Release "Taste of the Vines" Club Members

We're at the "Save the Date " phase of our next Wine Release. We received such positive feedback from those of you who attended the Sept. Release as Taste of the Vine Members, that the next Release is planned for Sat. Nov. 16 from 6 - 8 pm. We were so lucky in Sept. that we had such wonderful weather and were able to enjoy the option of being seating outside. We're not expecting a repeat of the weather, so it will most likely be just inside and that will be a houseful!

Taste of the Vine Wine Club Members will be receiving invitations to dinner that evening at a future date. We will be releasing our 2018 Pinot Grigio, Estate Grown and the 2015 Petite Sirah, Estate Grown and matching them up with something special.
Blaming This One on All of You!
For the last 8 - 9 years, many of you have been kind enough to purchase the Lavender Sachets that our Grand-daughters make. In turn, they donate all the funds to Valley Humane Society to support their programs, so far right around $1,000.00 - that's a lot of $2.00-$5.00 sachets! We always visit with the cats, kittens & dogs when we turned in the monies, but have always made it home without one. Not so in August, Tiger Lily, a cute Calico Kitten, climbed into our hearts and our crew of animals. (She's laying down). Unfortunately, you most likely won't be seeing her in the Winery as Misty won't go near her or vice-versa!
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