Friday, May 25, 2012

Melissa Stackhouse Presents J Harvest News, May 25, 2012

We are anywhere between 25%-75% through flowering in Bow Tie Vineyard...similar for Nicole's Vineyard. Since these are the warmest of our estate sites, they bloom first.


Bow Tie Vineyard


Robert Thomas, Nonny’s, and River Road Vineyards are also showing signs of flowering though. Up until this point, the weather has been ideal for flowering.


Robert Thomas Vineyard


Yesterday was a bit of a hiccup, since that intensity of wind could have an effect on bloom and subsequent set, as well as contribute to shoot damage. A bit of rain in Friday's forecast may also have an effect. Too soon to tell, all factors contribute to the quality and yield of the 2012 vintage.


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Monday, May 14, 2012

J is North Bay's Best 2012 Winner for Sparkling Wine!

J is proud to announce that we are the recipient of North Bay's Best 2012 Winner for Sparkling Wine, a special thanks to all the dedicated fans of NorthBay Biz Magazine Readers Poll. 

We would like to thank all of our J Fans who voted for us. 

Between May 15 and May 29, 2012, when you visit J Vineyards & Winery and mention "North Bays Best Sparkling Wine", we will offer a complimentary J tasting for two ($40 value) at the sleek J Vineyards & Winery Signature Bar and a 10% discount on J Vintage Brut or Vintage Brut Late Disgorged sparkling wines purchased the day of your visit. 

 Immerse yourself in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley lifestyle.  Experience our Estate Grown sparkling and varietal wines while you enjoy the elegant setting and taste why NorthBay Biz Magazine named J Vineyards & Winery the “Best Sparkling Wine.”

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

J Gifts for a Wine-Loving Mom

Happy Mother’s Day Wishes, from Judy Jordan!


Still wondering what to get mom for Mother’s Day?  

Here are some wine and wine-related gift ideas sure to please any mom in your life.  Of course, brunch with bubbles is always recommended.  


Ruby-Red Mom

Aromas of rich chocolate and wild blackberry fill the glass. The wine delivers flavors of caramel, cinnamon and black spice.

Pretty in Pink Mom

The first thing you have to notice is the sexy bottle and the seductive wine color that grabs you. After that, when you’re tasting the wine, you think…crisp, red berries, blood orange, lemon peel, concentrated flavors, perfect balance, effervescent, elegant, and can I have another glass.



Tête Cuvée Mom

On the nose, the 2001 Late Disgorged Vintage Brut offers fresh coconut, brioche, and succulent honey aromas mixed with soft citrus notes of lime, Meyer lemon, and tangerine.



Seamless Palate Mom

The Russian River Valley Chardonnay is a combination of old world minimalism and new world verve. Notes of Meyer lemon, peach, vanilla, toasted almond, and honey delight the nose and mouth. The weighty, seamless palate has a creamy texture reminiscent of crème brûlée.

Sturdy Mom

The 2010 J Vineyards Estate Pinotage is packed with intense aromas of coffee, dark plum, and cocoa. Those aromas on the nose carry over to the mouth in what can only be described as a delightful series of chocolate, plum, and vanilla hits. This texturally sturdy wine pairs well with a savory pork roast or leg of lamb, cooked slowly in a crockpot or Dutch oven.

Picnic Mom

The “California” Pinot Gris has an enticing bouquet of tangerine and orange blossom. The crisp, clean mouthfeel is bursting with flavors of Margarita lime and Tahitian vanilla. A hint of honey on the palate complements the fruit and acid. The lingering finish invites you to relax and enjoy another taste. In fact, it is the perfect sipper when entertaining with friends.


Yoga Mom

The yoga mat will help center you. If all else fails, open a bottle of bubbly!


Cycling Mom

This jersey design is 3/4 club cut and is constructed from 100% Prosensor Advanced Moisture Transfer and Comfort Technology to instantly evaporate moisture, keeping you cool and comfortable.  10% of proceeds will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.



 Chef Mom

Try on this apron and you'll be inspired to make roasted yukon gold potatoes with creme fraiche and caviar, truffled fava puree on saffron parmesan crackers, or order take-out and pop open a bottle.



Esteemed Mom

Look fabulous and feel good about it! Show your unity and commitment and help make a difference by adding this elegant accessory to your wardrobe.  J Vineyards & Winery has teamed up with San Francisco-based fine artist and celebrated graphic designer Rex Ray to produce something that is both stylish and cause-worthy.  J will donate 10% of the proceeds of each scarf sold to Susan G. Komen For the Cure.



Pastry Mom

The cover photo and scalloped edges of his charming book are as tantalizing as a fresh-baked cupcake. Named as one of the top ten pastry shops in the country, Miette shares some exquisite secret recipes that even beginning bakers can create with beautiful results.


Bling Mom

The soft case features the classic J logo on a black background.  Text, phone, and e-mail in bling style!



Shopping Mom

Shop until you drop.  The J gift card is redeemable for any J wine or merchandise and can be redeemed at our Visitor Center or over the phone.






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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Make Mom Proud This Mother’s Day!

This Mother’s Day do something special and make Mom Proud with love from J,
it’s the perfect way to say, “Thanks Mom”!

This Mother’s Day do something special. Book a tasting in our Bubble Room for a culinary experience that’s sure to delight. Taste through several flights of our Estate wines paired perfectly with different small bites. It’s the perfect way to say, “Thanks, Mom.”

Book your reservations now…available Friday through Sunday. Limited space available.

Can't make it to the Winery? Prefer to send something instead? We have that covered. A favorite of ours is the A Pictureis Worth a 1000 Words featuring photographer George Rose’s wine country images and our Russian River Valley Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Another interesting option is to send Mom the Rex Ray designed scarf. A portion of the proceeds is donated to support breast cancer research. Do good and look good. Enter MOTHER upon checking out and receive complimentary shipping on the Rex Ray scarf.

Finally, for that special woman who has everything, our Club J Membership is the perfect solution. Buy her a one-year Club J Membership and she’ll think of you every time she opens a bottle.

Have another idea in mind? We’re here to help. Contact or call 707.431.5479 and we’ll create a special package just for you.


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