Photo courtesy of Wine Club members Grace and Al Waddell
It is so quiet here. We may sometimes wish for peace and quiet, but not now, not due to this circumstance. We hope all reading this are well and continue to stay well. But if you, or someone close to you, is ill with this wretched virus, we wish them a speedy recovery and a return to normal life soon.
We thank all who have purchased wine in the last few weeks and given us the opportunity to deliver to your home or work or send via UPS your way. Our income went to zero, so every dollar is most appreciated. And, Diana and I have enjoyed seeing many of our friends and meeting new ones (from the right distance…) as they open the door to receive their wine purchases. Be assured, we observe all the recommended protocols, to bring you contactless wine delivery from Jones von Drehle.
The free shipping program continues. From now until the end of April, when you purchase 6 bottles or more going to the same address, enter the codes below for free UPS shipping, or if you are in one of our North Carolina markets, Diana and I will gladly hand deliver. Visit our online store to see all available wines!
For Club Members use codes: six to eleven bottles: CLUBFREESHIP6 or twelve or more bottles: CLUBFREESHIP12
For Guests use codes: six to eleven bottles: GUESTFREESHIP6 or twelve or more bottles: GUESTFREESHIP12
Wednesdays : Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Charlotte
Thursdays : Triangle including Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill and surrounding communities
Fridays : High Country (Boone, Banner Elk, Blowing Rock), Hickory, Asheville, WNC
Share our award-winning wines with family, business associates, or friends and amaze them with the quality of our Estate wines, “proudly North Carolina”. In addition to North Carolina, we also ship to Ohio, Virginia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, and Minnesota.
The winery is open for curbside pickup each Saturday and Sunday from noon until 5:00 PM. Please order online or by phone and let us know when you plan to pick-up your wine. Diana or I will be here to greet you. We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336.874.2800 ext 3.
The orange safety fence is down! We are almost ready to install the top amphitheater seat wall in front of the winery and Chloe Hall. After 18 months. Progress is occurring, even in these times. Hopefully, we will host the first concert in September.
The 2019 Rosa Dia is being bottled on April 17; and will be available online or, hopefully, in the Tasting Room on May 4th. I can tell you it continues the tradition of amazing Rosé from Jones von Drehle.
Our Petit Verdot continues to win accolades across the country. At the 2020 Texsom International in Dallas, Texas in late February, it was awarded a Silver. A very tough competition and an exciting award for us.
The new plantings here are showing great promise: Gros Manseng, Courbou Blanc, and an exciting proprietary clone of Viognier from Condrieu, France. We have always believed our property has much in common with the southwest of France, so we are researching several new varieties for planting in the upcoming mountain block. As we like to say, stay tuned.
All for now. I cannot say thank you enough to all of you for keeping us going in this tough time. Please support your local restaurant, shop, brewery and wineries. We all need to come through this together.
Wishing all the best.