CARMEL VALLEY, CA (September 2016) — A bottle of wine makes a great gift whether it’s for your conservative boss or your bubbly friends. Whether you are looking to pair wines with Christmas Dinner, share new wines with friends and family at holiday parties or need the perfect wine lover’s gift. Let Holman Ranch help you spread the cheer this holiday season.
Give The Gift of Membership: The perfect gift for anyone on your shopping list is the Holman Ranch Wine Club! It’s the ticket to unique members-only experiences. There are two levels of membership that perfectly pair with your preferences.
ESTATE CLUB MEMBERSHIP
2 shipments per year / 1 case total
Estate Membership guarantees access to all of our small production wines and is an excellent way to become familiar with our Holman Ranch Estate mountain vineyards. Many of these wines are exclusive to our tasting room and Wine Club and not available anywhere else. In addition to regular event invitations, Holman Ranch will host preferred events and exclusive Members Only release parties on the Ranch and in our wine cave. We offer a Pinot Noir and White option, as well as a Pinot Noir-only option for those who prefer reds.
GRAND ESTATE CLUB MEMBERSHIP
2 shipments per year / 2 cases total
Enjoy the prestige of being a part of an exclusive, limited membership club! A selection of our limited-production Pinot Noirs and/or White wines in each case – an excellent way to build your cellar through regular install- ments of our finest varietals. As an exclusive benefit to the Grand Membership, each member is entitled to a complimentary two-night stay for two in one of Holman Ranch’s hospitality cottages. In addition, all Wine Club shipping charges are complimentary.* Of course, the Grand Membership makes you eligible for all member only events and special invitations to private dinners and barrel tastings with our winemaker in our wine cave. Choose our Pinot Noir and White option or a Pinot Noir-only option if you prefer reds.
It’s that time of year, when parties seem to pop up every night. Looking for the perfect hostess gift? Let us help you select the perfect wines for gathering and gifting this holiday season.
The estate wines of Holman Ranch include: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Big Daddy- Port of Pinot Noir and Sweet Love-Late harvest Sauvignon Blanc make the perfect hostess or holiday gifts.
Holman Ranch Vineyard and Winery Background:
Located at the northeastern tip of the Carmel Valley Appellation, the family-owned Holman Ranch resides approximately 12 miles inland from the Pacific Coast. Immersed in history and romance, the ranch has not only proven to be an excellent growing location for our vineyards but also for the Tuscan varietal olive trees which have flourished under the temperate climate.
Holman Ranch estate-grown wine varietals are planted on approximately 19 acres of undulating terrain. The wines produced are unfined and crafted to deliver the true varietal of the grape from harvest to bottle. The climate and terroir of the appellation has played a critical part in the success of their wines. The warmth of the inland valley coupled with the cooling marine layer has proven to be an ideal microclimate for the production of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. The vineyards’ Burgundy Clones have thrived from the perfect blend of ideal climate, southern exposure and thin rocky soils.
The estate wines of Holman Ranch include: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Rosé of Pinot Noir. Carefully hand-harvested, cold pressed and bottled, the Extra Virgin Olive Oil produced from the fruits of our trees has a delightfully distinctive flavor.
Stop by Holman Ranch’s Carmel Valley tasting room at 19 E. Carmel Valley Road in Carmel Valley to swirl, sip and savor the different complexities of Holman Ranch Vineyard and Winery wines. There is something for everyone, from the full-bodied Pinot Noirs to the light, fruity flavors of our Pinot Gris and lightly oaked Chardonnay. Holman Ranch also offers estate grown and bottled Extra Olive Oil available for tasting and purchase at the Tasting Room.
The Tasting Room showcases the estate wines of Holman Ranch, which includes our Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Rosé of Pinot Noir. Carefully hand-harvested, cold pressed and bottled, the Extra Virgin Olive Oil produced from the fruits of our Tuscan trees has a delightful spice followed by a buttery finish.
Tastings are offered daily. For more information, email [email protected] or call (831) 659-2640.
The tasting room is open daily from 11:00 am–6:00 pm and can be reserved for private events. http://www.holmanranch.com/
Holman Ranch Background:
Holman Ranch: Where the past is always present. Tucked away in the rolling hills of Carmel Valley, historic Holman Ranch provides a unique and memorable setting for weddings, special events, family gatherings, corporate retreats, and team-building events. With its charming gardens, stunning mountain views and serenity, this private estate affords old-world charm while providing modern day conveniences. This stunning property includes a fully restored stone hacienda, overnight guest rooms, vineyards, olive grove, horse stables and more.
About the Wine Caves:
The winery at Holman Ranch, located in The Caves, is completely underground in order to take advantage of the natural cooling and low humidity of the caves. The 3,000-square-foot area maintains a constant temperature of 58-60 degrees Fahrenheit and contains four 750-gallon tanks, four 1,200-gallon tanks, and four open-top tanks that can hold two tons of grapes each. One hundred French oak barrels are maintained year-round. Winery operations such as de-stemming, pressing, fermenting and aging take place in the cool environment of The Caves. Bottling is done directly outside using a mobile bottling line. During harvest, 6 to 8 tons of grapes a day are processed. This may seem a low figure, but harvesting hours are limited to between 7 a.m. to noon on any given day. Grapes are hand picked and loaded into half-ton bins, transferred to the winery by tractor and then moved by forklift to the de-stemmer. White wines take around three weeks to ferment at 50 degrees Fahrenheit and are bottled in February, while red varietals ferment for two weeks and are bottled in early June. All skins, seeds and stems are composted and returned to the fields. Slow months for our winery are June, July and August, with the busiest time being September. The winery produces 3,000-5,000 cases annually.
Holman Ranch is proud to be SIP Certified
Being SIP Certified means that we are protecting the natural environment, treating our employees and community with care, and having sound business practices with a long-term view.
We realize that how we farm winegrapes impacts everything beyond our fence line, so we work hard to protect our community, our workers, and our environment.
- Social Responsibility – We offer competitive wages, medical insurance, training, and education because each worker is a valuable resource
- Water Conservation – We regularly monitor soils, plants, and weather, irrigating vines only when needed
- Clean Water – We keep water clean by growing grasses to reduce erosion and filter storm runoff
- Safe Pest Management– We introduce beneficial insects, attract raptors, and plant enriching cover crops to keep vineyards healthy
- Energy Efficiency – We minimize tractor use to reduce our carbon footprint, and use alternative fuels and energy sources like solar and wind
- Habitat – We create wildlife corridors to give animals access to traditional watering holes and food, helping to maintain biodiversity
- Third Party Audit – We adhere to SIP’s strict Standards through third-party documentation and onsite inspections
Improvement – We annually update our farming Standards as Best Management Practices evolve with new science, technology and research
The SIP Certified Difference
SIP Certification goes beyond the USDA Organic process because organic only addresses prohibiting synthetic pesticides and fertilizers without considering other resource concerns. While you’ll find organic wines that are also SIP Certified, the SIP Certification process addresses additional farming methods, looking at sustainable practices on every level, from farm labor to agriculture – from energy conservation to water quality. It is an additional way for consumers to know they’re buying sustainable wines that give back to the land and community on every level:
- Considers the whole farm – verifying the farmer’s commitment to environmental stewardship, equitable treatment of employees, and business sustainability
- Contains practice and performance based requirements – every Requirement and Management Enhancement is demonstrable and auditable
- Prohibits the use of high risk pesticides – (toxic air contaminates, cholinesterase inhibitors, groundwater contaminants, California and federally restricted materials)
We are proud to be a part of this wonderful program….experience the difference at Holman Ranch!