private clients

Do you love fine wine and want to learn more about how it’s made? Looking to get real with a hands purple winemaking experience? Every year, we reserve some space in our winery for Private Clients to make a barrel alongside us. Our winemaking style is low-tech and natural, we prefer to let the quality of the fruit speak for itself. We do everything by hand, and as a Private Client you would have the opportunity to participate in every aspect. The winemaking process is an 18-month commitment taking you from harvest through bottling.

We are currently accepting inquiries, so if this is something you would be interested in let’s get the conversation going.

With our guidance this is what you will experience;

  • HARVEST: Bring your boots and some can-do spirit for harvest at Las Madres! You will clip soft velvety clusters, filling a bin with fruit that will become your barrel of wine.
  • CRUSH: Following harvest you will take part in crushing your freshly picked fruit to begin the fermentation process.
  • PUNCHDOWNS: A twice daily check-in on the fermenting juice. At this time, temperatures and sugars are measured to monitor the progress. As a Private Client you are welcome to participate as often as you are able. The bulk of the winemaking process will happen in this two-week period.
  • PRESS: Juvenile wine is pressed off the skins into your barrel. This is the first true glimpse into the vintage.
  • BARREL TASTING: As a Private Client you’ll be involved in tasting and topping your barrel(s). You’ll experience the metamorphosis of young wine into finished wine.
  • BOTTLING: When ready, you will bottle your wine in provided bottles closed with high quality corks and capsules. At the end of the day, you’ll wind up with 24 cases of your very own Las Madres Syrah and an unforgettable and truly unique experience.

A common theme amongst new clients is the smile on their faces after bottling, and a shared sentiment of, ‘why didn’t I do this sooner?’ For this reason we have repeat clients and few new opportunities. If this totally bespoke experience is for you, reach out to us right away.

Thank you for your interest,

John, Jean, Seth, and Holly 

Contact: john@lasmadresvineyards.com    (707) 694-5889

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