We hope everyone had a great
holiday season with family and friends. We celebrated ours with lots of
O’Connell Vineyards Chardonnay and Estate Grown Pinot Noir.
We are pleased to announce that both of our wines were
medal winners at the 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Our Pinot
won a Gold Medal and the Chardonnay took home a Silver. We are proud that our
wines have been recognized from among the many wines entered by an impressive
group of fellow vintners.
Now that the new year has begun we are gearing up for our
2018 event season and, as always, we mark the changes in the year by the
vines. We have just completed the winter vine pruning and the trimmings will
be mowed and turned into mulch to enhance the soil by providing additional
nutrients. We hope for a good amount of rain this time of year and were
encouraged that we got over 4" in a 48 hour period beginning January
As some of you may know, we have provided Vine Hill House
(through mid April) to a family who lost their home in the Santa Rosa fires.
Consequently, we are unable to hold our Valentine’s Pickup party in the guest
house. But we won’t let that stop us. If weather permits, we will set up
tables outdoors and have a casual afternoon of snacks and wine. If it is raining
we invite you to join us on the back porch. We ask for your understanding and
hope to see all of you on Sunday, February 11!
Please RSVP to jan@oconnellvineyards or (707) 823-8140 by February 5th if you
plan to attend.
Dan and Jan O’Connell
and everyone at O’Connell Vineyards