Holman Ranch Tasting Room Celebrates The Holidays

Yes Virginia There is a Santa Claus and He Must Drink Wine!

Carmel Valley, CA, September 30, 2015 – At some point it’s going to happen. You’re going to have to attack that Christmas list of yours. It can seem like the holiday season is full of potential wine-related pitfalls: what’s the correct bottle to give to your boss? Which bottle would be nice for a dinner hostess gift, and what can you buy for a party? There is better time than now to warm up with a glass of wine at the Holman Ranch Tasting Room. Let our team help you shop for the wine lover in your life and take home a few bottles for yourself. It’s one-stop, slightly selfish shopping at its best. How grand!

Whether you are looking to pair wines with Christmas Dinner, share new wines with friends and family at holiday parties or need the perfect wine lover’s gift. Let Holman Ranch help you spread the cheer this Christmas.

Give The Gift of Membership
The perfect gift for anyone on your shopping list if the Holman Ranch Wine Club! Your Ticket to Unique Members-only Experiences.  There are two levels of membership that perfectly pair with your preferences.

ESTATE CLUB MEMBERSHIP
2 shipments per year / 1 case total
(6 bottles per shipment)

Estate Membership guarantees access to all of our small production wines and is an excellent way to become familiar with our Holman Ranch Estate mountain vineyards. Many of these wines are exclusive to our tasting room and Wine Club and not available anywhere else. In addition to regular event invitations, Holman Ranch will host preferred events and exclusive Members Only release parties on the Ranch and in our wine cave. We offer a Pinot Noir and White option, as well as a Pinot Noir-only option for those who prefer reds.

The Estate Club Membership includes:
•  Two week pre-release email notification of wines to be shipped, pricing and expected ship date
•  Complimentary tastings for you and up to three guests (maximum of four people)
•  Exclusive access to “Wine Club Only” and new release wines as well as our Estate Olive Oil
•  Pre-release opportunity to purchase new wines before Tasting Room release
•  Complimentary VIP tours of the Holman Ranch Vineyard and Winery, by appointment
•  Two free tickets to Holman Ranch’s annual Fiesta de los Amigos
•  Preferred reservation status to any wine education or hospitality event (plus discounted Wine Club pricing to many of these public events)
•  Holman Ranch wine key as a welcome gift
•  Option to customize each shipment to your current varietal needs or budget
http://shop.holmanranch.com/estateclub.aspx
•  GRAND ESTATE CLUB MEMBERSHIP
2 shipments per year / 2 cases total
(12 bottles per shipment)

Enjoy the prestige of being a part of an exclusive, limited membership club! A selection of our limited-production Pinot Noirs and/or White wines in each case – an excellent way to build your cellar through regular install- ments of our finest varietals. As an exclusive benefit to the Grand Membership, each member is entitled to a complimentary two-night stay for two in one of Holman Ranch’s hospitality cottages. In addition, all Wine Club shipping charges are complimentary.* Of course, the Grand Membership makes you eligible for all member only events and special invitations to private dinners and barrel tastings with our winemaker in our wine cave. Choose our Pinot Noir and White option or a Pinot Noir-only option if you prefer reds.

The Grand Estate Club Membership includes:
All of the benefits of Estate Club as well as:
•  Complimentary shipping on wine club shipments (ground)*
•  Enjoy a complimentary two-night stay in one of Holman Ranch’s Hospitality cottages each year (subject to availability)**
•  Invitation to private dinners and barrel tastings with our winemaker in our wine cave
•  Holman Ranch “welcome” gift: keepsake wine key and a bottle of our Extra Virgin Estate Olive Oil
http://shop.holmanranch.com/grandestateclub.aspx

Enter to Win!
Purchase a membership to give as a holiday gift and you will be entered into a drawing for a complimentary Estate Club Membership for 1 year!  One lucky winner will be drawn December 23rd.

Hostess Gifts
It’s that time of year, when parties seem to pop up every night. In need of the perfect hostess gift? Grab a bottle of wine or ask up to put together a custom wine package for you, or have something shipped.

The estate wines of Holman Ranch include: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé of Pinot Noir are the perfect hostess or holiday gift.

Holman Ranch Vineyard and Winery Background:
Located at the north eastern tip of the Carmel Valley Appellation, the family-owned Holman Ranch resides approximately 12 miles inland from the Pacific Coast. Immersed in history and romance, the ranch has not only proven to be an excellent growing location for our vineyards but also for the Tuscan varietal olive trees which have flourished under the temperate climate.

Holman Ranch estate-grown wine varietals are planted on approximately 19 acres of undulating terrain. The wines produced are unfined and crafted to deliver the true varietal of the grape from harvest to bottle. The climate and terroir of the appellation has played a critical part in the success of their wines. The warmth of the inland valley coupled with the cooling marine layer has proven to be an ideal microclimate for the production of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. The vineyards’ Burgundy Clones have thrived from the perfect blend of ideal climate, southern exposure and thin rocky soils.

The estate wines of Holman Ranch include: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Rosé of Pinot Noir. Carefully hand-harvested, cold pressed and bottled, the Extra Virgin Olive Oil produced from the fruits of our trees has a delightfully distinctive flavor.

Stop by Holman Ranch’s Carmel Valley tasting room at 19 E. Carmel Valley Road in Carmel Valley to swirl, sip and savor the different complexities of Holman Ranch Vineyard and Winery wines. There is something for everyone (4 varietals in fact), from the full-bodied Pinot Noirs to the light, fruity flavors of our Pinot Gris and lightly oaked Chardonnay. Holman Ranch also offers estate grown and bottled Olive Oil available for tasting and purchase at the Tasting Room.

The Tasting Room showcases the estate wines of Holman Ranch which includes our Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Rosé of Pinot Noir. Carefully hand-harvested, cold pressed and bottled, the Extra Virgin Olive Oil produced from the fruits of our Tuscan trees has a delightful spice followed by a buttery finish.
Tastings are offered daily. A standard tasting includes four varietals. For more information, call (831) 659-2640.

The tasting room is open daily from 11:00 am–6:00 pm and can be reserved for private events. http://www.holmanranch.com/

Holman Ranch Background:
Holman Ranch: Where the Past is Always Present. Tucked away in the rolling hills of Carmel Valley, historic Holman Ranch provides a unique and memorable setting for weddings, special events, family gatherings, corporate retreats, and team-building events. With its charming gardens, stunning mountain views and serenity, this private estate affords old-world charm while providing modern day conveniences. This stunning Property includes a fully restored stone hacienda, overnight guest rooms, vineyards, olive grove, horse stables and more.

About the Wine Caves:
The winery at Holman Ranch, located in The Caves, is completely underground in order to take advantage of the natural cooling and low humidity of the caves. The 3,000-square-foot area maintains a constant temperature of 58-60 degrees Fahrenheit and contains four 750-gallon tanks, four 1,200-gallon tanks, and four open-top tanks that can hold two tons of grapes each. One hundred French oak barrels are maintained year-round. Winery operations such as de-stemming, pressing, fermenting and aging take place in the cool environment of The Caves. Bottling is done directly outside using a mobile bottling line. During harvest, 6 to 8 tons of grapes a day are processed. This may seem a low figure, but harvesting hours are limited to between 7 a.m. to noon on any given day. Grapes are hand picked and loaded into half-ton bins, transferred to the winery by tractor and then moved by forklift to the de-stemmer. White wines take around three weeks to ferment at 50 degrees Fahrenheit and are bottled in February, while red varietals ferment for two weeks and are bottled in early June. All skins, seeds and stems are composted and returned to the fields. Slow months for our winery are June, July and August, with the busiest time being September. The winery produces 3,000-5,000 cases annually.

About The Owners:
Carmel Valley’s iconic steakhouse Will’s Fargo is owned and operated by the husband-and-wife team of Nick Elliott and Hunter Lowder, who also team up to run nearby Holman Ranch, a wedding and special event venue that also produces wine and olive oil. Lowder formerly served as manager of Rio Grill in Carmel, while Elliott is a culinary school graduate. At Will’s, Lowder manages the front of the house while Elliott runs the bar. The couple maintains Will’s Fargo’s reputation as an elite steakhouse and popular locals’ hangout, while also using the property as an off-site option for Holman Ranch guests.

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455

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