With our continued mission to exercise sustainable practices in both winemaking and in business, we are moving the wine club newsletter booklet to a digital format. You can view all the same information below.

WHAT’S NEW

Wine Club Newsletter | Winter 2020

Now accepting Online Reservations Bookings

We have launched a new way to plan your winery visit. You can now book your reservation for Sbragia online. Schedule your visit with ease and leave the rest to us. As a Sbragia Club member, you receive four complimentary tastings per visit to the winery OR two free glasses of wine, so take advantage. We’d love to see you! Our Concierge is still available to walk you through any tasting options or specialty tasting appointments. Email us at concierge@sbragia.com for assistance.

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Gift a Complimentary Tasting – On Us!

Not only do you get great perks as a club member, so do your friends. Share the Sbragia experience with a friend, on us! Email us for a complimentary terrace tasting pass to gift to a friend. Valid until March 31st.  Email us at info@sbragia.com to claim this free gift.

New Sensory Experience Coming March 1st 

At Sbragia, we are always looking to educate our guests and come up with fun, innovative ways to experience our wines. Each month, we are featuring one of the five senses: sight, smell, hear, taste and touch. Look out for more information on this brand new tasting series.

Bookings open March 1st. Send inquiries or questions regarding this sensory tasting series to concierge@sbragia.com

New Video Series- Tasty Tuesdays with Our Winery Ambassador

Join us for Tasty Tuesdays each week with our Winery Ambassador as we explore one wine from our portfolio. We will discover the aromas and characteristics of a wine with our Ambassador’s pairing suggestions and aging recommendations. You can find these videos on Instagram IGTV, Facebook Highlights, and Instagram Highlights each Tuesday.

Do you have a wine you would like us to taste? Message us on Facebook and Instagram with anything you would like to see from us! Make sure to follow Sbragia on Facebook and Instagram to view these weekly videos. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #TastyTuesdays

A NOTE FROM THE WINEMAKER

Wine Club Newsletter | Winter 2020
February 10, 2020.

First off, we would like to wish you a happy and productive start to the new year! Though we had an uncertain growing season with heavy rainfall in the Spring and the local fires affecting Sonoma County in the fall, the harvest went off without a hitch. I am very excited by the crop this year and I am eager to watch these wines mature. We just got done topping off the older vintages in the barrel and now begin the first round of bottling.

This week, we bottled the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc and Gemma Rosé. We are using a new vineyard source for the Sauvignon Blanc located in the Russsian River Valley called Redwood Ranch. These wines will need to settle down and we are set to release these early March.

In March, we will bottle the 2017 Cabernets, 2018 Gamble Ranch Chardonnay and Sbragia Limited Release Chardonnay. We have been working on trial blends of these wines and they are turning out great. I am working on a few new things this year for our wine club that I am excited to share. We have a new Cabernet as part of a limited release series that will be released in early 2021. This will be a Napa Valley Cabernet with fruit from It is a blend of Neal Vineyard, Hughes Vineyard, Godspeed Cabernet.

This is Adam, and this is the news from the Cellar!

Salute,

Adam Sbragia, 4th Generation Winemaker

WINTER WINE RELEASE

Wine Club Newsletter | Winter 2020

By M. Yigit Keskin

Wine Educator and Ambassador for Sbragia sat down to taste through the wines for this winter wine release. Yigit has a passion for sharing the Sbragia experience and his love of California wine. Before you open these new wines, check out his tasting notes and aging recommendations.
Enhance a dining experience and pair Sbragia wines with food. Estate Chef Heidi James lists her pairing suggestions for the new wine release.

 2017 Gino’s Zinfandel | Sonoma County | Retail: $35

To make the best wine for your table, there is a time-honored tradition of blending in Dry Creek Valley. It starts in the vineyard, with field blends of Zinfandel, Carignane, Petite Sirah and other varieties. And it continues in the winery, blending different vineyards to produce a wine with classic Dry Creek Valley character. Gino’s Zinfandel represents a traditional field blend that Adam Sbragia’s grandfather, Gino, made each year.

Wine Notes

This 2017 Zinfandel is a bright, vibrant wine with aromas of cranberry, red currant and a  touch of cedar in the glass. A subtle spice note is on the palate with dense yet balanced dark fruit. Drink now or lay down for several years.

Pairing Suggestion

Something sweet: Try Chef Heidi’s Pumpkin Spice Doughnut recipe.

Ideal Aging Recommendation

Drink by 2020-2025

2017 Italo’s Vineyard Zinfandel | Alexander Valley | Retail: $46
Member Exclusive

This Alexander Valley Zinfandel vineyard was owned and planted by Adam’s  Great Uncle Italo in the early 1930’s, just after the repeal of Prohibition. They started a little winery that unfortunately didn’t fare well during the Depression but Italo continued to live on the property and was a farmer all his life. When the cousins asked to crush the grapes from Italo’s Vineyard at the start of this winery, it was a thrilling prospect. It was fitting to name the wine after Great Uncle Italo.

Wine Notes

This Old Vine Zinfandel from the family vineyard planted in the 1930s produces a bold style wine with beautiful tannin structure. This vintage is very well balanced for such a big wine with notes of clove, blackberry, and raspberry on the palate.

Pairing Suggestion

Pork Sausage with Bolongnese

Ideal Aging Recommendation

Drink by 2021- 2028+

2016 Andolsen Cabernet Sauvignon | Dry Creek Valley | Retail: $45

We buy these grapes from Dr. Andolsen, our long-time friend and family doctor. The steep, terraced vineyard is located in Dry Creek’s western foothills. The fruit is from select favorite blocks on this small vineyard. Dry Creek has not been historically known as Cabernet country, but we believe the same conditions that bode well for Zinfandel seem to also be doing well by Cabernet.

Wine Notes

This wine is one of my favorites (the 2002 vintage is my all-time favorite wine!), especially when it had some time to age. This 2016 vintage shows morel mushroom and violet aromas, and dark cherry components and a beautiful ruby hue. Drink now or lay down.

Pairing Suggestion

Mushroom stuffed pork loin

Ideal Aging Recommendation

Drink by 2021-2032

2015 Monte Rosso Cabernet Sauvignon | Moon Mountain District | Retail: $75

Good friend, Mike Martini, whose family bought Monte Rosso in the late 1930s, shares a couple of blocks with Sbragia every year. Sadly, this vineyard was sold and this will be the second to last vintage made from the Monte Rosso vineyard. At 1,200 feet elevation, this is a classic mountain vineyard, resting firmly on the southwest side of the Mayacamas mountain range. Sitting above the fog line, the vineyard’s iron-rich soils are red, rocky and well-drained.

Wine Notes

This beautiful Moon Mountain vineyard consistently produces rich, concentrated fruit. The 2015 vintage is perfumed with violets, cassis, and a touch of tobacco. Dark fruit quality is on the palate with dense, delicate tannins.

Pairing Suggestion

Steak with Chimichurri sauce

Ideal Aging Recommendation

Drink by 2022-2048


UPCOMING EVENTS

Spring Release Weekend | March 21 & 22 | At The Winery 
9990 Dry Creek Road Geyserville CA 

Join us March 21st and 22 for a spring release event. Taste a special flight of wines including the Redwood Ranch Sauvignon Blanc and Gemma Rosé of Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley. This special flight will have a cheese pairing created by our Estate Chef. Will-call orders of the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc and Gemma Rosé will be available for pick up during this event.

Cost: Four complimentary tastings per wine club membership |  $35 for special flight + cheese pairing

Email concierge@sbragia.com for reservations.

Passport to Dry Creek Valley | April 25 & 26 
9990 Dry Creek Road Geyserville CA 

Join us on a festive journey to discover what goes into every bottle of Dry Creek Valley wine.37 of our Dry Creek Valley wineries are coming together to share their passion with you and this year at Passport, there’s more ways than ever to do so.

Passport Theme Announcement! Follow the yellow-brick road to the land of OZ at Sbragia. Whether you are in search of a witty Chardonnay, hearty Merlot, or Zins for liquid courage, you will find what you desire. Enjoy live entertainment while our Chef whips up some magic with wondrously paired Emerald City inspired bites. Just click your heels together three times and say ‘There’s no place like Sbragia!

Pricing varies. Click the link below to learn more.

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Spring Wine Club Party | May 3rd 
9990 Dry Creek Road Geyserville CA 

Join us for the Spring Wine Club party! Pick up your Spring shipment, sample the new releases and enjoy some bites from the Sbragia kitchen.

Complimentary to Wine Club Members up to four guests | $25 for Additional Tickets

We realize that many of our valued wine club members can’t make it to wine country as often as they would like. We want to give back to our loyal out-of-state members by bringing the wine country to your home. Our In-Home Tasting program offers a catered wine tasting experience like no other! Our winery ambassador will come to you and share the true essence of the Sbragia experience – celebrating what life has to offer with friends and family!
Due to the structure of this program, limited tastings are available. This program may exclude select states and locations due to compliance issues.