Springtime in Carmel Valley

Our "Kitchen Pink" Rose is a great addition to your springtime table!

Our “Kitchen Pink” Rose is a great addition to your springtime table!

Spring has arrived on the Central Coast, and more visitors are coming up to Carmel Valley for the sunshine and warmth.  We have some favorites we are pouring, like our 2014 Central Coast Kitchen Pink, a saignee rose that is perfect for patio sipping as the days get longer.

We also have a new lineup coming that we are previewing- including “hippie” wines – such as our new 2015 Santa Cruz “natural” Pinot Noir as well as our 2014 “Natur” estate Syrah from Napa. Napa Syrah budbreak March 2015

We’ve got a terrific 2015 red blend from Paso Robles getting ready for labeling, and adding to our popular 2014 Santa Cruz  Fume Blanc, we are getting ready to bottle our 2015 Fume Blanc.

And as we get ready to release our 2012 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, we have a terrific sale on our 2011 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir– $15.00 per bottle, $100 a case. You can’t beat that, as Pinot Noir goes with everything.

Limited time sale of our 2011 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir!

Limited time sale of our 2011 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir!


Have a fantastic spring season and come visit!  We are open 1-6 pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and other times by Appointment (Call Mark 202-744-1343).  9 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley, CA, next to the Idle Hour tasting room, and across from Cafe Rustica.IMG_3171

New Releases Nov 21-22 at the Carmel Valley Tasting Room 10-6 pm.

Check Out Our New Releases this Weekend at the Tasting Room
2014 Fume Blanc
2013 Bunter Natur SyrahBunterSpring_Logo4C
2012 Sonoma Coast Pinot
2012 Napa Valley Garagitage

We’ll Also Have Holiday Specials for our “Not a Wine Club” Mailing List!  To give you a flavor, here’s an update on harvest2015 vintage featured early bud break, early flowering, and an early harvest. Wine quality seems good, with yields 25-50% below the last couple of years. We did score a small amount (one barrel’s worth!) of some truly fabulous organic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon fruit. The Bunter Syrah estate vineyard in Napa was down in quantity from 2014 but the quality in 2015 seems spectacular.  We also will have Santa Cruz Sauvignon Blanc again in 2015, which is great because we’ve sold out of the 2014! However, we kept one barrel of 2014 Sauvignon Blanc for additional “sur lie” aging, and bottled it as Fume Blanc.  We have been in a Conundrum (wine geek joke) over our Love Child Sweet Chardonnay. Some people turn green at the mere mention of sweet Chardonnay, others drink it with delight and gush over it. It has 3% residual sugar, similar to many popular gewurtz or riesling wines, and only a fraction as sweet as true dessert wines.  We drank it with pumpkin pie. It’s a MIRACLE!  It doesn’t just taste good with pumpkin pie, it makes the pie taste better. That’s what wine and food pairing is supposed to do.  And, checking the calendar, it’s Thanksgiving soon. Thank You, God.  We recommend Kitchen Pink pieRose with the turkey and cranberry sauce, and Love Child Sweet Chardonnay with the pumpkin pie. It’s what we will be drinking (I suspect there will also be some Pinot Noir consumed).

Happy Holidays from Bunter Spring Winery and Friends!