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Down Canyon Blend 2015

Down Canyon Blend 2015


Down Canyon Blend 2015

Dense…blueberry, blackberry, tobacco, chocolate, smoked meats, luscious tannins.

4 miles further “Down the Canyon” is our Canyons of the Ancients Vineyard, where was born the original 2008 Down Canyon Blend, an homage to the finest blends of Australia, as well as our estate. We missed it and we know you have too!

For this vintage, we blended two beautiful lots from our partner grower in Palisade, and Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are again the Down Canyon Blend–a wine that beautifully mirrors that fabulous blend from “Down Under”… Australia to those unfamiliar with that country’s nickname. It is not a blend you find in Europe, but is wonderful when crafted in our lovely, isolated canyon.

It’s John’s Birthday!

It’s John’s Birthday!

Her Majesty The Queen

celebrates two birthdays every year: her actual birthday on 21 April and her official birthday on a Saturday in June. Official celebrations to mark a sovereign’s birthday have often been held on a day other than the actual birthday, particularly when the actual birthday has not been in the summer.

With that in mind, what would you do to celebrate:

  • The Queen’s “official” birthday in June
  • Princess Charlotte, pictured above, turning 2 years old
  • John Sutcliffe’s 80th Birthday! (John was born in 1943, don’t look too close at the math.)
  • The 20th Anniversary of the vineyard (The first wine was made in 1997.)

Have an English Garden Party!

Please join us Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 at 3:30 pm for our traditional English Garden Party.

Guests greeted with glass of Rose 2016 with raspberries. Plates of classic English sandwiches, cucumber, tomato, watercress and cream cheese, cheddar cheese and chutney. Scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam. Victoria sponge cake, Bakewell tart, and Eton mess. Wine tasting and pairing throughout, of course!

Please reserve your tickets today. $48 for general guests, $40 for Wine Society members.

Harvest Dinner Tickets are on sale now!

Harvest Dinner Tickets are on sale now!

Join Us for the most elegant event of the year!

Explore the winemaking process, interact with chefs and their creativity with the food. Experience our commitment to grow as much of the fare as we are able. Food and wine stations while you mingle, new vintage releases, wines “thieved” from the barrel…. and of course, the glamorous, impossibly long dinner table with its dazzling white cloth still gracing the orchard. What a joy to celebrate the farm’s abundance amongst our fruit-laden orchard, beneath an autumn sky in the shadow of the Battlerock and Sleeping Ute Mountain.

Do book as soon as you can. Every year the event sells out. All ingredients are sourced locally and whenever possible, food we have farmed ourselves. Share in a paired multi-course dinner unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Delicious courses of food and our brilliant wines, deep in our beloved, isolated canyon.

Contact for more information.

Tickets are on sale NOW!

Another great Wine Society Pickup Party!

Another great Wine Society Pickup Party!

Another brilliant day with our Wine Society members! A packed patio, as our members came to collect their boxes for the spring, enjoy some light fare and refreshments, and mix with other members, friends and farm dogs. Can’t beat wine tasting🍷 with friends in the spectacular McElmo sunshine 🌞 Thanks as ever for all your support! See you soon!

Not a Wine Society member? Join today and get 20% off all your wine, as well as exclusive invites to fun times like these.