All the grapes are off the vine and all the barrels are filled with wine!
We are excited to share our labors and our loves with wonderful people like your self. We recently sold out of our inaugural vintage of 2014 Russian River Pinot Noir and we have you to thank for that. Thank you!
For Tiny House Vineyard, the 2016 Harvest started a week earlier than last year, which brought in our Pinot Noir on September 9th. The growing season was more than ideal; generous winter rains and moderate temperatures yielded high quality fruit throughout the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast.
The 2016 Harvest ended on September 17th when we brought in a new and exciting varietal called Pinotage (pictured above). Pinotage is a South African varietal crossbred in 1925 from Pinot Noir and Cinsaut (known as Hermitage in South Africa at the time). The vineyard we are sourcing from is on the eastern edge of the Sonoma Coast at the base of the mountain range that separates Bennett Valley and the Russian River Valley. We are very lucky to be working with this meticulously farmed fruit, especially since there is very little Pinotage planted in Sonoma County.
The Tiny House team couldn't wait to officially announce that we are making a Rose of Pinotage in the 2016 Vintage and it is going to be one of the most unique wines coming out of Sonoma County! If you love Rose, you are going to want to take note and keep an eye on this wine, as we are confident it is going to be a big hit!
Lastly, we would like to again thank those of you who made our first vintage a huge success and encourage those of you who were not able to secure your bottles, to look forward to our future release in March 2017.
All our best,
The Tiny House Vineyard Team