AVAILABILITY AS OF 9/17/18

HARVEST 2018

We are now taking grape orders for 2018- What you need to know...

In order to place an order for the 2018 Harvest you must mail or fax in your order. You may e-mail your order only if you have scanned the filled out form with your signature attached on it! We do not take orders over the phone for grapes!

 

Quantities of these super-premium varietals  are

very limited,  especially this 2017 Harvest, and we sell out very fast  every year!

Ultimate care is taken to bring to you the finest example of each variety.
 

The micro-climate, the clonal selection, and the professionalism

of the grower are mutually important. 

  The Price of your order includes:

  •  The finest grapes and their transport to Camarillo (Camarillo Custom Crush Winery ).
  • Use of our professional  De-stemmer & Sorting Table (at The Winery,  Camarillo  &  Press (at The Shop, Woodland Hills)    
  • Step-by-step instructions.
  • French yeast cultures and MLF culture.
  • Acid/pH/SO2 adjustments at crush.
  • The Grape Help Hot-Line (818-884-8586).  
  • "Post-Crush Clinics" to check and advise about taste, smell,  pH, and completion of MLF.
  • Plus, personalized, professional assistance and a lot of concerned hand holding so that you will make fine wine!
     

Below you can see the varietals we offer and information on the vineyards from which we will be acquiring them...but first...

Before you send in your order you must read the Rules of the Harvest lower on the page! We have a very specific way of getting you your premium grapes and we need you to understand the process for things to go smoothly!  You can e-mail your FILLED OUT ORDER FORM to homebrew@homebeerwinecheese.com 

THE RULES OF THE HARVEST

To pick up your grapes you must:

When nature says the grapes are ready then that is when they are ready! We will be sending you notifications as we receive them from the grower on the status and expected dates of the harvest. When they are picked you or someone in your place must pick up the grapes from the Camarillo Custom Crush. We will not issue refunds for no-shows. If you are going to be out of town you may send someone with a container to pick up your juice or crushed grapes for you. There will be plenty of help at the winery to make sure everything goes smoothly. If you foresee a problem on the horizon you may call us and we will do everything we reasonably can to accommodate you.

What to expect when you pick up your grapes?

  • This will be fun! You will be mingling with fellow wine makers so feel free to bring wine and snacks to share! You will, if you would like, help to crush and de-stem the grapes with the winery's equipment.
  • You will need to bring a container for your grapes and one empty wine bottle per 100 lbs. for your MLF culture. If picking up crushed grapes you will need a 20 gallon bucket for every 100-150 lbs. If picking up white juice bring a plastic bucket or carboy. NO GLASS CONTAINERS ALLOWED ON THE WINERY FLOOR!
  •  We take a 50% deposit at the time of your order. The balance (unless paid beforehand) must be paid at pick up in the form of Credit Card, Check, or EXACT cash. 
  • Please also note that you should wear non-skid shoes and casual clothes that may or may not get a little grape juice on them!



THIS YEARS VARIETALS

Here is the secection you have to choose from this year

     

  • CHARDONNAY-L & L/Santa Barbara County-$26/GALLON
  • SAUVIGNON BLANC-L & L/Santa Barbara County-$26/GALLON
  • CABERNET SAUVIGNON-TEMPLETON GAP/PASO ROBLES-$2.50/LB
  • MERLOT-TEMPLETON GAP/PASO ROBLES-$2.50/LB
  • SOLD OUT! CABERNET FRANC TEMPLETON GAP/PASO ROBLES-$2.50/LB SOLD OUT!
  • PETITE VERDOT-TEMPLETON GAP/PASO ROBLES-$2.50/LB
  • MALBEC-TEMPLETON GAP/PASO ROBLES-$2.50/LB
  • SANGIOVESE-WHITE HAWK/SANTA BARBARA COUNTY-$2.50/LB
  • ZINFANDEL - TEMPLETON GAP - $2.50/LB
  • SYRAH-L & L/Santa Barbara County-$2.50/LB
  • SYRAH-LOS ALAMOS/SANTA BARBARA COUNTY-$3.00/LB

MINIMUM ORDER IS 100LBS. GRAPES OR 6 GALLONS JUICE. VARIETALS MAY BE COMBINED TO REACH THE MINIMUM.

50% DEPOSIT DUE WITH ORDER

YOU MAY COMBINE VARIETALS TO QUALIFY FOR VOLUME DISCOUNTS

  • 500 LBS OR 35 GALLONS - 5% DISCOUNT
  • 1000 LBS OR 70 GALLONS - 10% DISCOUNT
  • 2000 LBS OR 140 GALLONS - 15% DISCOUNT

CLICK HERE FOR THE ORDER FORM

Lucas & Lewellen Vineyard

CHARDONNAY / SAUVIGNON BLANC / SYRAH

    

 L&L Vineyard  Los Alamos Valley, Santa Barbara County 

Stretching for over a mile of Highway 101 frontage just south of the town of Los Alamos, these vineyards are home to over 20 varieties of grapes, representing the principal varieties of the Rhône, Burgundy and Bordeaux regions of France, as well as  Italian varieties.  With some of the vines planted from cuttings brought over from Europe over 25 years ago, these vineyards have long been a favorite sourcefor many of California's most acclaimed wineries.


CHARDONNAY The Lucas Lewellen Vineyard in Los Alamos region of cool Santa Barbara County, produces a Chardonnay  with an array of ripe fruit aromas, including jasmine, green apple, citrus, guava, and orange peel, finishing delightfully crisp and lingering. This wine has distinct pear, peach and stone fruit complexity with a hint of lemony-citrus.  It is a pure expression of the fruit grown on vines from the   Los Alamos Vineyards in Northern Santa Barbara County.  In  2016 a client took home a gold medal from the Orange Count Fair with this Chardonnay. Arrives as pre-settled juice. 


SAUVIGNON BLANC Your Lucas Lewellen Sauvignon Blanc will be delicious with its notes of bright stone fruit, peach, apricot, and nectarine and a hint of traditional grassiness. Tropical guava and pineapple aromas and flavors of  juicy white peaches and Meyer lemon that linger on the pretty finish.  Arrives as pre-settled juice.  
 

SYRAH The Lucas Lewellen Syrah grapes for  your wine will be hand-picked from the Los Alamos Vineyard  resulting in a Rhone-like Syrah with dark,  rich, abundant flavors and a smooth graceful mouth-feel.

 Before you send in your order you must read the Rules of the Harvest lower on the page! We have a very specific way of getting you your premium grapes and we need you to understand the process for things to go smoothly!  You can e-mail your FILLED OUT ORDER FORM to homebrew@homebeerwinecheese.com 

Victor Hugo Winery

CABERNET / MERLOT / PETIT VERDOT / MALBEC / CAB FRANC/ ZINFANDEL

  

  

The Templeton Gap - a high-walled wind channel that is also the route of Highway 46 West. Templeton Gap winds reach far into the east side of lower Paso Robles, bringing cool oceanic influence and moisture into areas that would otherwise be sheltered by a madman’s maze of stone. Rare Limestone outcroppings adds a mineral definition to it's grape varietals. Low tonnage per acre, the chalky soils, the Gap's cool climate should give you wines rich in flavor, with distinct varietal character and a pleasing drinkability.


CABERNET SAUVIGNON Located in the Templeton Gap with its cooler climate and rare chalky soil, is the Victor Hugo Vineyards and Winery. Their grapes retain the elegant and elusive varietal character that is usually cooked out in warmer micro-climates. Your wine should be rich, refined, with lingering flavors and lovely dark cherry / violet / coffee highlights.


MERLOT  Located in the Templeton Gap with its cooler climate and rare chalky soil, is the Victor Hugo Vineyards and Winery.  The vineyard is located at the junction of El Pomar and South El Pomar Drives, in the El Pomar District of the Paso Robles viticultural appellation. Expect intense aromas of bing cherries and spices. Barrel aging adds a background of spicy oak. The layers of complex, supple tannins, interlock with the rich oak flavors, giving a long, intense finish.


MALBEC  Hints of lavender, wild sage and Santa Rosa plum are intertwined with dusty/spicy oak. Flavors are balanced and rich with layers of pleasantly assertive tannins overlaid with hints of oak. The finish is rich and lush which enables additional aging.


PETIT VERDOT. Dark ruby richness with bright flavors of Cherry Pie and Spices. Intense aromas of crushed violets and unsweetened chocolate. Wisps of exotic floral notes, complemented by oak aging. Layers of large, firm tannins interlock with complex oak tannins for a long, elegant finish.


CABERNET FRANC Rich bodied flavors of blackberry with hints of cranberries. Brings out the earthy richness in Bordeaux-style blends.


ZINFANDEL -  Rich in flavor but elegant.  Vibrant berry flavors with notes of raspberry and blackberries.  

 Before you send in your order you must read the Rules of the Harvest lower on the page! We have a very specific way of getting you your premium grapes and we need you to understand the process for things to go smoothly!  You can e-mail your FILLED OUT ORDER FORM to homebrew@homebeerwinecheese.com 

WHITE HAWK AND P.C.V. VINEYARDS

SANGIOVESE / SYRAH

  

WHITE HAWK SANGIOVESE (Santa Barbara County):   Be a Chianti Caballero with these, the principle 

grapes for Italy's great Tuscan reds.  A Super dark clone from the cult White Hawk Vineyards, Block 5, Cat Canyon, between Santa Ynez and Santa Maria. These wines are easy to like with a lush, unpretentious, spicy and inviting quality and have become our most popular variety.

Total White Hawk Sangiovese availability is only 2 tons!


P.C.V. LOS ALAMOS SYRAH (Santa Barbara County):  Expect top quality from this Premiere Coastal Vineyard, Block 22 (very low tonnage/top quality). 

Located in the gentle rolling hills above the cool Los Alamos Valley, a mere 1/2 mile away from our White Hawk Sangiovese vineyard. This special, low yield, reserve block, has the same vineyard manager; same sunny hillside exposure; same sandy well-drained soil; same long, slow growing season as White Hawk. 

This is exceptional, refined fruit for making wine with velvet-like tannins, max intensity of blackberry/blueberry fruit, and a rich lingering mouthfeel. 

Total PCV Syrah availability is only 2 tons!

 Before you send in your order you must read the Rules of the Harvest lower on the page! We have a very specific way of getting you your premium grapes and we need you to understand the process for things to go smoothly! You can e-mail your FILLED OUT ORDER FORM to homebrew@homebeerwinecheese.com