Holman Ranch Vineyards & Winery Estate Wines and Wine Caves Announces Its First Ever Late Harvest Pinot Noir Holman Ranch Vineyards & Winery ’13 Late Harvest Pinot Noir “Big Daddy”

CARMEL VALLEY, CA — The estate wines of Holman Ranch include: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Rosé of Pinot Noir. Holman Ranch’s 21 acres of vineyards lie between 950 and 1150 feet in elevation. The root stocks and soils are most important in producing excellent fruit from the vineyards. The surrounding Santa Lucia Mountains are very important to Carmel Valley viticulture. The local hills hold back the marine layer and broad breezes, which is beneficial to producing consistently good fruit. Sedimentary soils, such as, chock rock and Carmel stone also play a major role in wine producing methods by providing good soil drainage. Holman Ranch “stresses the vines” of the fruit with emphasis on reproduction, which in turn, stops growth and ripens fruit. The valley configuration allows for fog in the morning but with it rapidly moving out as the air warms which is great for Pinot Noir grapes. The proximity to the ocean and the elevation are positive characteristics for the vines. Holman Ranch’s vines are planted 15 degrees off due north which allows for all day sunlight on fruit zone and good protection from breeze. No chemical herbicides or pesticides are used on our fruit and we have received our sustainable and organic certification. Holman Ranch is also 100% estate vineyards and winery.

Holman Ranch’s wines are unfined and crafted to deliver the true varietal of the grape from harvest to table. Purity and passion are key ingredients in the wine-making process, and this is where Holman Ranchtruly stands out.

Holman Ranch Announces Holman Ranch Vineyards & Winery ’13 Late Harvest Pinot Noir “Big Daddy”

• Our first ever Late Harvest Pinot Noir has been a long time in the making. 18 months in neutral French Oak and fortified with high proof brandy, this Big Daddy is warm and robust. Dark Chocolate notes are prominent, but the toast, raspberry jam and coffee notes almost make you want to have it for breakfast…..Hmmmm……..
• $45 – 375 ml

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Wine Caves: The winery at Holman Ranch, located in The Caves, is completely underground in order to take advantage of the natural cooling and humidity held below. The 3000 square foot area maintains a constant temperature of 58˚F-60 ˚F and contains four 750 gallon tanks, four 1200 gallon tanks, and four open top tanks that can hold two tons each. One hundred (100) French oak barrels are maintained year round.Winery operations such as destemming, pressing, fermenting and aging take place within the cool environment of The Caves, while 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 low but it is due to the fact that harvesting hours are between 7am 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 destemmer. White wines take around three weeks to ferment at 50˚F 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 will produce 3000-5000 cases annually.

Vineyard & Winery Background: Located at the north eastern 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.

• Our estate-grown wine varietals are planted on approximately 21 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 our wines. The warmth of our inland valley coupled with the cooling marine layer has established itself as an ideal microclimate for the production of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Our Burgundy Clones have thrived from the perfect blend of ideal climate, southern exposure and thin rocky soils.

Holman Ranch Tasting Room: Holman Ranch’s Carmel Valley tasting room offers the perfect backdrop to swirl, sip and savor the different complexities of Holman Ranch Vineyard and Winery wines. There is something for everyone (4 varietals in fact), 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 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. Three tasting flights of three wines each (White, Mountain and Pinot Noir) are available 7 days a week. The Tasting Room also holds a series of cooking demos called In Your Backyard. For more information, call(831) 659-2640.

Olive Grove: Holman Ranch has its own distinctive olive grove located on a south facing hill of our vineyard. The grove is comprised of 100 trees with multiple cultivars planted. These cultivars consist of 25 Frantoio, 25 Leccino, 10 Mission, 25 Coratina, 5 Pendolino, and 10 Picholine, all of which were originally planted in 2194 in a Carmel Valley orchard then replanted at Holman Ranch in 2007. These mature olive trees allowed us to produce olive oil right away. They are planted in shale for the best production and harvesting results possible. We harvest our fruit by hand in December, which is then milled, producing a superb, high quality product. Although the Olive Grove is not certified organic, we do employ organic practices when farming our trees. Our mill, however, is certified organic. An interesting fact is that olive trees are alternate bearing, which means that one year they may produce 650, 375ml bottles worth of oil, while next year they may produce only 50, 375ml bottles.

Holman Ranch Background: Holman Ranch: Where the Past is Always Present. Tucked away in the rolling hills of Carmel Valley, Californian 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. www.holmanranch.com


Holman Ranch and Edible Monterey Bay magazine announce The In Your Backyard Grand Finale Event at Holman Ranch

CARMEL VALLEY, CA — Join some of the best chefs and artisanal food producers in Monterey County for a picnic like no other: think elegant farm-to-table benefit dinner, but much more informal, with an opportunity to stroll and eat or perch on blankets at the stunning, historic Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley.

The evening will include: Holman’s delicious, award-winning estate wines, live music and food from an array of terrific local chefs, all make with fresh, local ingredients. Chefs will include: La Balena’s Brad Briske, Sierra Mar’s John Cox, Porter’s in the Forest’s Johnny De Vivo, Edgars’ Ken MacDonald, Will’s Fargo Steakhouse + Bar Jérôme Viel and Aubergine’s Ron Mendoza. Purveyors will include Tassajara Natural Meats and Monterey Abalone Co.

Sponsored by Edible Monterey Bay magazine, the event is the finale of an exciting series of wine and food tastings and cooking demos at Holman’s Carmel Valley tasting room. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will go to the following food-related local nonprofits: MEarth, Seafood Watch, Nancy’s Project, Everyone’s Harvest, Food Bank for Monterey County and Ag Against Hunger. Learn more about the events Charity Partners below. Please bring your own blanket and we’ll take care of the rest!

For more information, call 831.659.2650 or email [email protected]

Event Details: Wednesday, July 15th 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Holman Ranch, 60 Holman Road in Carmel Valley

Cost is $95 per person A percentage of each ticket sale benefits the charity partners listed below. Limited tickets available. RSVP required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-your-backyard-farm-to-table-benefit-picnic-dinner-tickets-15049998952?utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=eventurl_text

Charity Beneficiaries:

MEarth is an environmental education nonprofit with roots in Carmel Valley, California, that is growing the next generation of environmental leaders through education, collaboration, partnerships and community action. We educate and inspire through environmental stewardship. http://mearthcarmel.org/

The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program helps consumers and businesses choose seafood that’s fished or farmed in ways that protect sea life and habitats, now and for future generations. Our recommendationsindicate which seafood items are “Best Choices” or “Good Alternatives,” and which ones you should “Avoid.” We raise public awareness about sustainable seafood issues through our consumer guides, website, mobile apps and outreach efforts. http://www.seafoodwatch.org/

The Food Bank for Monterey County is the largest provider of emergency supplemental food in Monterey County. Our mission is “to lead community efforts in the awareness and elimination of hunger in Monterey County.” The food bank solicits, collects, stores, and redistributes food to individuals as well as non-profit agencies that serve the aged, ill, and needy. http://www.foodbankformontereycounty.org/

Nancy’s Project is a charitable nonprofit organization founded by Nancy Costello, to distribute food, clothing, and other necessities to farm labor families in Monterey County. http://www.nancysproject.org/

Everyone’s Harvest, which brings fresh, healthful organic foods to underserved areas of Monterey County with its five farmers Markets. www.everyonesharvest.org

Ag Against Hunger, which channels surplus fruits and vegetables from farms in our area to those in need.www.agagainsthunger.org


Holman Ranch Vineyard & Winery Tasting Room in Carmel Valley Celebrates Earth Day

CARMEL VALLEY, CA – Wine, Wine, Wine. There is nothing more relaxing than a glass of Holman Ranch Vineyards wine to celebrate Earth Day – the vineyard is SIP Certified.

Join us on Wednesday, April 22nd at our tasting room at 19 E. Carmel Valley Road and enjoy a complimentary glass of our SIP certified, earth-friendly wine. The first 22 customers in honor of Earth Day will receive a complimentary tasting.

“While many consumers are dedicated to looking for wines labeled as ‘green wine’ or ‘organic wine’ SIP Certification is a unique combination beyond those two labels. Imagine a wine that builds community between vineyards, workers and the land.”

The tasting room is open daily from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and is available for private events. 831-659-2640 www.holmanranch.com

Holman Ranch Vineyard and Winery Background: Located at the north eastern 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.

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.


Holman Ranch Wines Score Top Points From Wine Enthusiast Magazine

CARMEL VALLEY, CA (March 2015) – Holman Ranch is proud to announce that five of its wines have been rated in the April 2015 issue of Wine Enthusiast Magazine (The Advanced Buyers Edition is on the shelf as of February 17)!

94 Points Holman Ranch 2011 Heathers Hill Pinot Noir Carmel Valley $37.00
93 Points Holman Ranch 2010 Hunter’s Cuvee Pinot Noir Carmel Valley $40.00
91 Points Holman Ranch 2011 Estate Grown Chardonnay Carmel Valley $25.00
91 Points Holman Ranch 2013 0.5 Brix Pinot Gris Carmel Valley $18.00
91 Points Holman Ranch 2010 Estate Grown Pinot Noir Carmel Valley $33.00

Wine Caves: The winery at Holman Ranch, located in The Caves, is completely underground in order to take advantage of the natural cooling and humidity held below. The 3000 square foot area maintains a constant temperature of 58˚F-60 ˚F and contains four 750 gallon tanks, four 1200 gallon tanks, and four open top tanks that can hold two tons each. One hundred (100) French oak barrels are maintained year round. Winery operations such as destemming, pressing, fermenting and aging take place within the cool environment of The Caves, while 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 low but it is due to the fact that harvesting hours are between 7am 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 destemmer. White wines take around three weeks to ferment at 50˚F 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 will produce 3000-5000 cases annually.

Vineyard & Winery Background: Located at the north eastern 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. Our estate-grown wine varietals are planted on approximately 21 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 our wines. The warmth of our inland valley coupled with the cooling marine layer has established itself as an ideal microclimate for the production of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Our Burgundy Clones have thrived from the perfect blend of ideal climate, southern exposure and thin rocky soils.

Holman Ranch Tasting Room: Holman Ranch’s Carmel Valley tasting room offers the perfect backdrop to swirl, sip and savor the different complexities of Holman Ranch Vineyard and Winery wines. There is something for everyone (4 varietals in fact), 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 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. Three tasting flights of three wines each (White, Mountain and Pinot Noir) are available 7 days a week. The Tasting Room also holds a series of cooking demos called In Your Backyard. For more information, call (831) 659-2640.

Olive Grove: Holman Ranch has its own distinctive olive grove located on a south facing hill of our vineyard. The grove is comprised of 100 trees with multiple cultivars planted. These cultivars consist of 25 Frantoio, 25 Leccino, 10 Mission, 25 Coratina, 5 Pendolino, and 10 Picholine, all of which were originally planted in 2194 in a Carmel Valley orchard then replanted at Holman Ranch in 2007. These mature olive trees allowed us to produce olive oil right away. They are planted in shale for the best production and harvesting results possible. We harvest our fruit by hand in December, which is then milled, producing a superb, high quality product. Although the Olive Grove is not certified organic, we do employ organic practices when farming our trees. Our mill, however, is certified organic. An interesting fact is that olive trees are alternate bearing, which means that one year they may produce 650, 375ml bottles worth of oil, while next year they may produce only 50, 375ml bottles.

Holman Ranch Background: Holman Ranch: Where the Past is Always Present. Tucked away in the rolling hills of Carmel Valley, Californian 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. www.holmanranch.com


Central Coast Fly Fishing and Holman Ranch Tasting Room in Carmel Valley Team Up For An Evening of Holman Ranch Wine, Small Bites & Fly Tying July 20th and August 31st

Why learn fly tying in a stuffy, smelly fly shop when you can do the same thing in a more refined setting? Central Coast Fly Fishing is teaming up with Holman Ranch Tasting Room in Carmel Valley for an evening of great wine, small bites and & Fly Tying in the Holman Ranch Tasting Room.

The Details:

• Two dates: o July 20th o August 31st
• 5:00PM to 8:00PM
• Location: 19 East Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA
• $40.00/person (includes all materials)
• Limited to 6 students ages 21 or older.
• RSVP to 831-626-6586

Learn the essentials of fly tying in a relaxed setting while enjoying a glass of Holman Ranch wine. Begin with the simple San Juan Worm and work up to the popular Clouser Minnow while learning about tools and materials long the way. Call us at 831-626-6586 to RSVP.


Holman Ranch Vineyard & Winery Tasting Room Goes to the Dogs on Sunday, August 24th with a Benefit For Animal Friends Rescue Project

CARMEL VALLEY, CA – Holman Ranch Tasting Room at 19 E. Carmel Valley Road, Suite C at White Oaks Plaza in Carmel Valley, California is going to the dogs on Sunday, August 24th with a fundraiser for Animal Friends Rescue Project. Bring your four legged friend on Sunday, August 24th • From 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. donate $15 for a professional photo of you and your four legged friend with a JPG emailed to you donated by Richard Green Photography. All proceeds benefit AFRP. • Dog biscuit cooking demo, recipe card and a biscuit for the dogs by Chef Brandon Miller from Mundaka. Cooking demo to take place at 11:45 a.m. • 20% of the proceeds from all wine tasting and sales through the entire day on Sunday, August 24th will benefit Animal Friends Rescue Project. • Animal Friends Rescue Project will have adoptable dogs on site. Stop by Holman Ranch’s Carmel Valley Village Tasting Room and 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 barely-oaked, food friendly Chardonnay. Holman Ranch also offers estate grown and bottled Extra Virgin Olive Oil available for tasting and purchase at the Tasting Room and online at www.holmanranch.com. Background on Animal Friends Rescue Project: AFRP is dedicated to finding good, permanent homes for stray, abandoned, injured and abused cats and dog from our local shelters. AFRP relies on support from the community to rescue and adopt out over 1,500 homeless cats and dogs each year. Since 1998, they have placed over 16,800 cats and dogs into loving new homes. AFRP also operates the Lifelink Transport program which has transported over 7,000 dogs to safety with other rescues throughout California since 2007. AFRP is the safety net for the animals most at risk in our local shelters. Holman Ranch Vineyard and Winery Background: Located at the north eastern 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 18 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. 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.


Swirl, Sip and Celebrate National Wine Day at Holman Ranch Vineyard & Winery Tasting Room

CARMEL VALLEY, CA — Sunday May 25th is National Wine Day! Holman Ranch Tasting Room at 19 E. Carmel Valley Road in Carmel Valley, California will celebrate with free wine tastings between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 25th (valid for one free White Wine Flight tasting per person.)

Holman Ranch’s Carmel Valley Village Tasting Room is the perfect backdrop 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, food friendly Chardonnay. Holman Ranch also offers estate grown and bottled Extra Virgin Olive Oil available for tasting and purchase at the Tasting Room.

Stop by and celebrate National Wine Day! The list of benefits for drinking wine is getting longer and longer by the minute. A glass of wine a day has been shown to improve heart health, reduce forgetfulness, help you lose weight, boost your immunity, and help prevent bone loss. Did you know? Wine has been produced for thousands of years all around the world.

Archaeological sites in Macedonia uncovered evidence of early European wine production that date back more than 6,500 years! In China, traces of crushed grapes were found that are believed to be from the second and first millennium BC. Evidence of wine’s popularity? There are over 20 million acres in the world dedicated to growing grapes for the sole purpose of making wine!

The tasting room is open daily from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and is available for private events. 831-659-2640 www.holmanranch.com

Holman Ranch Vineyard and Winery Background: Located at the north eastern 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.

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.


Holman Ranch’s 86th Annual Fiesta de los Amigos to be Held on July 30th The Ranch’s Birthday Celebration will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association

CARMEL VALLEY, CA Holman Ranch will be celebrating its birthday on July 30th from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. with its Annual Fiesta del los Amigos and a benefit for the Alzheimer’s Association.

The Fiesta de los Amigos – a part of Holman Ranch’s history! The popular Fiesta de los Amigos which began in 1928, the Ranch’s birthday celebration, was an annual highlight, often attracting more than 2,000 guests.

In the 1960’s – 1980’s the Ranch was known for its rodeos and horse shows, daily trail rides, barbecues, and fiestas filled the calendar. This year, the celebration will be filled with flavorful food, Holman Ranch estate wines to sip, lively entertainment to enjoy and more! Capture the moment of the Fiesta in our own photo booth or head to the game tent and enjoy games for the entire family.

In addition, attendees can sign up to support the Holman Ranch Walk to End Alzheimer’s team. The walk will be held on October 11th and depart from Custom House Plaza in Monterey. Attendees can sign up to join the team or pledge their support! The event will cost $50 per person or wine club members get 2 free tickets and all additional wine club member tickets are $35 per person. If the event is not sold out, tickets will be available at the door for $60.00 per person. Five dollars from each ticket sale will be donated to the Alzheimer Association. RSVP is required. RSVP by July 20th to (831) 659-2640. Upon confirmation by Holman Ranch of your RSVP, you will be provided a gate pass to Holman Ranch.

Holman Ranch Vineyard and Winery Background: Located at the north eastern 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

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.


Holman Ranch Vineyards & Winery Teams Up With Ioli’s Pizzeria for a Wine and Gourmet Pizza Dinner

Sip, Savor and Support a Good Cause! Holman Ranch Vineyards & Winery Teams Up With Ioli’s Pizzeria for a Wine and Gourmet Pizza Dinner! Dinner to Benefit Alzheimer Association

CARMEL VALLEY, CA (April, 2014) Holman Ranch Vineyards and Winery will be having a wine and gourmet pizza dinner at Ioli’s Pizzeria in Carmel Valley. Attendees are invited to meet the winemaker from Holman Ranch, enjoy gourmet pizzas, salads and small bites and support the Alzheimer’s Association.

The Details:
• Wednesday, May 28th
• Ioli’s Pizzeria 307 Mid-Valley Center, Carmel Valley Road in Carmel Valley
• 6:00 p.m. Start Time
• Strolling dinner with gourmet pizzas, salads and small bites
• Cost: $30 per person
• Wine will be poured at stations. White. Rose. Pinot.
• Limited to 30 per person
• Dinner to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association

Background on Ioli’s Pizzeria: Born of a love of all things Italian, iolis’ honors the Pizzaioli’s of old, pays tribute to East Coast pies, and bows to the West Coast’s creativity in introducing new flavor fusions.

Background on the Alzheimer’s Association: The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. http://www.alz.org/

Holman Ranch Vineyard and Winery Background: Located at the north eastern 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.

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.


Announcing the Award Winners for the 12th Annual Pinot Noir Shootout! Holman Ranch Wins Gold and Silver Medals

The Pinot Noir Shootout is the most comprehensive and focused tasting of Pinot Noir in the U.S. The judges, an incredibly diverse panel of 40 wine professionals, evaluated more than 450 wines this year. 118 gold medals and 25 silver medals were awarded. Holman Ranch takes home 3 awards.

Gold Medal Winner:
• Holman Ranch Vineyards and Winery, 2010 Estate Blend Pinot Noir, Carmel Valley, $33.00
• Holman Ranch Vineyards and Winery, 2010 Hunter’s Cuvee Pinot Noir, Carmel Valley, $40.00

Silver Medal Winner:
• Holman Ranch Vineyards and Winery, 2011 Heather’s Hill Pinot Noir, Carmel Valley, $37.00

Background on Pinot Noir Summit: The Pinot Noir Shootout is the only wine competition in which the judges’ conclusions are put to the test by a large unbiased group of wine lovers. 44 of the top-rated wines, including Holman Ranch Pinots, were featured at The 12th Annual Pinot Noir Summit on March 9, 2014 at the Golden Gate Club in the Presidio. At the Summit, over 400 adventurous Pinot Noir lovers, seeking true splendor in the glass, experienced and evaluated the 44 luscious Pinot Noirs in a blind tasting at the Pinot Noir Summit. The 44 wines represented some of the best wines from this year’s Pinot Noir Shootout. An additional 300 people joined the festivities for the Grand Awards Tasting on Sunday evening. In a distinctly different format and atmosphere from other wine-tasting events, the attendees blind tasted the wines and pitted their palates against the expert judging panel. The wines were divided into 2 groups of 22 wines each (the Black Group and the Silver Group). The wines were dressed in Vino Sleeves and identified by a random color. The male and female votes were tallied separately. After tasting the wines blind, the Wine Lovers at The Pinot Summit were given 5 chips (red for the women and blue for the men) and were invited to cast their votes for their favorite wines with the chips provided. They could vote for as many as 5 wines or as few as one, indicating their passion for each wine by the number of chips they dropped in the ballot box. The Pinot Noir lovers spoke out loud and clear at the 12th Annual Pinot Noir Summit. In an unmistakable statement of preference, they embraced wines of elegance and varietal authenticity. The Pinot Noir delegates agreed with the panel…the wines tasted were fantastic!

About Holman Ranch: Holman Ranch’s Carmel Valley Village Tasting Room is the perfect backdrop to swirl, sip and savor the different complexities of Holman Ranch Vineyard and Winery wines while learning about the culinary bounty available in your own backyard. The tasting room is open daily from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and is available for private events. Located at the north eastern 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. 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. www.holmanranch.com