We hope everyone is enjoying this rainfall and the resultant green hillsides and wildflowers!  As you approach Highland Valley, check out the California poppies, yellow mustard, lupine and California bluebells.  The 2023 wildflower super bloom is happening in Highland Valley!

In the vineyard, the rain provides the vines a good soaking (salts/minerals get diluted) and spring re-charge.  In between rain showers, we are making a mad dash to complete our final pruning and finish our new expanded production building.  

In the cellar, we are prepping our 2020 reds and 2022 whites for bottling in advance of our spring release!  We are excited to release the 2020 reds – they are deep and luscious.  In addition to our traditional line up, we will be offering a new Mourvèdre based GSM blend – “Fly a Kite” (this is de-lish), a Cabernet-Syrah blended fortified red dessert wine “Bonne Nuit” and finally, a Reserve Syrah!  Our rosé and white wines are dry and bursting with mouthwatering acidity.

“Save the Date” postcards with Spring Club selections will be mailed out in the next week so please keep a look out for them.

Below are a few new March/April/May new experiences to check out:

Cooking Classes:

For March and April, Chef Caleb will be offering a Paella Valencia cooking class which will be accompanied by tapas and topped off with a Basque cheesecake. 

March 25th: /product/Paella-Class-25Mar23

April 1st: /product/Paella-Class-01Apr23

April 2nd: /product/Paella-Class-02Apr23

Painting Classes:

Lovejoy, a local artist is offering two “paint your pet” sessions – she comes highly recommended by our wine staff members who recently participated in a team building event with her.  It’s fun, easy and relaxing and you will be amazed how well your portrait will be!

1-4 pm March 26: https://lovejoycreations.com/sign-up-for-classes/daw

1-4 pm April 4: https://lovejoycreations.com/sign-up-for-classes/daw

Mother’s Day Brunch:

Delight of France will be catering our Mother’s Day Brunch this year and we will have two crêpe stations – savory and sweet.  Crêpes will be accompanied by a mixed green salad and Domaine Artefact will provide guests with either a glass of wine or mimosa and Dawn Mitschele will be performing.  This event will be from 11 am to 1 pm.

May 14th: /product/Mother-s-Day-14May23

Up and Coming:

Our favorite farm to table purveyor of deliciousness, Jack Ford will be offering a “Preserving the Season” class in May and Master Gardener, Dianne Richmond will be offering two spring garden planting “parties”. 

Let’s keep rolling into spring!

Lynn, Mark, Carol and the Domaine Artefact Team