This Saint Patrick’s Day – Drink Green Wine

 

Spend Saint Patrick’s Day Weekend at Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards and celebrate the luck o’ the Irish with your closest pals. St. Paddy’s Day includes a Release Party for Wine Club members and Futures owners from 2pm to 5pm, including of course Charles famous endless pizza. And what would Saint Patrick’s Day be without a glass of green wine and a slice of Bailey’s Irish Cream and Grappa Cake.See you then!

Bottle-Your-Own Wine Event

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BYO COMING SOON!!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW! June 30th & July 1st, July 4th and July 7th & 8th, 2018. 11am-5pm.

Come fill, cork, and label your bottles of some truly amazing wines! And of course this event will include Charles famous endless Artisan pizza from our fire belching, wood burning oven for our customers. Single bottles of bottle-your-own wine can be purchase for $9.99 per bottle or $6.99 per bottle if bought in case quantities. That’s only $92.88 per case including the bottles! 3 wonderful wines to choose from: Charles B. Mitchell Estate Zinfandel, Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Estate Merlot.

 

 

Two more Charles B. Mitchell wines receive high scores from Wine Enthusiast

Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards have done it again!! Two more wines receive high scores! Wine Enthusiast have recently rated and reviewed our wines and we are pleased to share the great news with all of you!

Charles B. Mitchell 2015 Reserve Neal Vineyard Zinfandel Fair Play received a score of 91

Charles B. Mitchell 2016 Reserve Estate Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc Fair Play, received a score of 90

 

Why Zin and Pizza are great together!

 

 

It may not be particularly apparent, but Zinfandel and pizza share a common origin. Zinfandel, which has become the California “work horse” varietal, is from Croatia, while pizza originated in Naples, less than 250 miles away.

Zinfandel, known as “Crljenak Kaštelanski” in Croatia, has a deep-rooted history in California. It established its tradition during the Gold Rush, when Zinfandel migrated from the Northeast region of the U.S. to the West. Its production skyrocketed in this time period because the grape could be easily cultivated using the traditional European “head pruning” technique, which didn’t require special equipment or scarce resources. The ready availability of Zinfandel, combined with its versatility and substance, made it highly popular with the area’s miners. Today, Zinfandel is an established red table wine and the third highest-grown grape in California.

It may not be particularly apparent, but Zinfandel and pizza share a common origin. Zinfandel, which has become the California “work horse” varietal, is from Croatia, while pizza originated in Naples, less than 250 miles away.

Zinfandel, known as “Crljenak Kaštelanski” in Croatia, has a deep-rooted history in California. It established its tradition during the Gold Rush, when Zinfandel migrated from the Northeast region of the U.S. to the West. Its production skyrocketed in this time period because the grape could be easily cultivated using the traditional European “head pruning” technique, which didn’t require special equipment or scarce resources. The ready availability of Zinfandel, combined with its versatility and substance, made it highly popular with the area’s miners. Today, Zinfandel is an established red table wine and the third highest-grown grape in California.

 

Like Zinfandel, pizza in the United States has its roots abroad. Pizza migrated to the United States with Italian immigrants during the late 19th century, becoming popular in places with large Italian-American communities, such as New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia and Saint Louis. However, its popularity really took off after World War II, when returning troops created a large demand for the delicious dish they had discovered overseas.

When combined, Zinfandel and pizza create the perfect match—no Cupid necessary. Pizza is basically high gluten bread, tomato puree and mozzarella cheese seasoned with herbs and garlic, which produce fragrant odors. The brightness of the modest acidity of the wine is perfectly balanced by the tomato puree, which are typically very acidic. Zinfandel’s light tannins are perfect with the cheese and complement the tomato acidity. Both the wine and food have harmonious fragrance. Zinfandel is also very versatile and pairs well with a variety of pizza types, from the classic pepperoni and cheese to the heavy meat lover’s variation.

During our Bottle-Your-Own Wine event starting Friday February 16 through Monday February 19, 2018 we be offering Charles’ famous Artesian Pizza bake in our fire belching pizza oven for our customers bottling wine. You will have the opportunity to bottle Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and our much asked for Cotes de Consumnes wines.

So after your done bottling your case of wine, sit, relax and enjoy some pizza with a bottle of our Pizza Zin. See you then!

 

Pinot’s Palette Paint Party “I Love You to the Moon and Back”

Charles B Mitchell Vineyards is hosting a Pinot’s Palette Paint Party on Saturday February 3, 2018 5pm-7pm. Come paint, drink wine, enjoy some cheese and have lots of fun as a local artist leads a step-by-step painting party. By the end of the party you’ll take home your very own “I Love you to the Moon and Back” masterpiece! The cost is only $30 per painter. Seating is limited, to reserve your place please go to https://www.pinotspalette.com/elkgrove/event/212109 or contact Ray at 530-620-3467 or ray@charlesbmitchell.com.

Open Monday January 15, 2018 11am – 5pm

The sun is out in Fair Play. So Ray and Jack are staying on to finish the Three Day holiday Weekend, that means we are open today Monday January 15th !! Come by and have a taste with us.  The Winter Sale continues on Winery by the Creek selections.  Also, some ‘end lot’ cases and some Bottle Your Own.  And some other surprises!!

HALF OFF Cases of Winery by the Creek wine

Offer is limited to stock on hand. Allocations apply to the Collectible Series!!

White wines:
2014 Semillon $100 case, 2014 Fume Blanc $100 case, and other WHITES by the case are also only $100.

Red wines: Estate Reserve wines
Estate Reserve Wines 2015 Cabernet Franc and *other REDS by the case only $150
Our popular Sangiovese $120 case.

*Collectible Series, Le Grand Vin and Grand Reserve, call for special price

You know these wines from Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards and Winery by the Creek tasting rooms. If you can’t make it in today, you may call Jack and Ray at 530-620-3467 and we will honor this special pricing over the phone!

Pinot’s Palette Paint Party “Wine and Roses”

Charles B Mitchell Vineyards is hosting a Pinot’s Palette Paint Party on January 13th, 11am-1pm. Come paint, drink wine, enjoy some cheese and have lots of fun as a local artist leads a step-by-step painting party. By the end of the party you’ll take home your very own “Wine and Roses” masterpiece! The cost is only $30 per painter. Seating is limited, to reserve your place please go to https://www.pinotspalette.com/elkgrove/event/212110

If you have any questions, please feel to contact Ray at 530-620-3467 or ray@charlesbmitchell.com

 

 

 

Happy Holidays!

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Charles extends his best wishes to you and your family for
Merry Holidays and a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

Charles offers you wine for the party and wine for your table.
The party is at your house? The party is away?
Bring out wine that you enjoy!

Blanc de Blanc $ 120 per case French Sparkling wine

SF Cup Zinfandel $ 105 per case Fruit and depth in balance

Madame Omo $ 105 per case White wine with attitude

You and your love deserve this!

Charles’ Reserve wines
2014 Estate Merlot $ 170 per case
As good as Merlot gets

2014 Estate Cab Sauv $ 190 case
Drinking like a collectable now

Our very best wine
2013 Le Grand Vin Magnum $ 120
IN A LARGE FORMAT!!

Bottle-Your-Own Wine Event

First Bottle Your Own Wine Event of 2018 coming Presidents’ Day Weekend!

Mark your calendar for the next Bottle-Your-Own event! Presidents’ Day Weekend
Friday, February 16th through Monday, February 19th 2018 is just around the corner.

Come out and enjoy a true hands-on experience in bottling wine!

Only $6.99 per bottle by the case. (wine choices to be announced)
Bring your own clean recycled bottles or you can purchase new glass bottles for $.75 each.

Includes Endless Artisan Pizza from the fire belching Italian pizza oven.

No reservations required.

See you in the wine tasting room!