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Welcome to Bookshelf Wines

What’s in a name: Bookshelf Wines…

We are Niles and Sheila Fleege. In selecting a name for our label, we came to the determination that something with books would be appropriate because reading and books have been so important in our lives and careers.

We started our wine adventure in 2003 making homemade wine from grapes from the Sierra Foothills, Sonoma and Napa Valleys. We started Bookshelf Wines in 2015 growing, producing and bottling small batch quality wines. Our wines are made in the heart of California Gold Discovery Country. We are a bit different than your normal winery…. we do not have a tasting room and we make only 300-400 cases a year.

Quality Wines at a value price! Not easy to do.

‘Like a good book, we hope you enjoy our vintages!”

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  • Summer 2020 Events Bookshelf Wines and Storytime Cellars Wines and Pizza
    Summer 2020 Events Bookshelf Wines and Storytime Cellars Wines and Pizza

    Vineyard Tour and Taste June 13 (2-4 pm available) June 20 (Full) July 18 August 8

    Location: New Bookshelf Wines Winery Pilot Hill Area. Take a nice drive out to the country to enjoy our vineyard and privately taste both Bookshelf Wines and Storytime Cellars Wines. The location is oak tree studded with gorgeous views.

    Contact us for your appointment for a vineyard tour and taste our wines. Call (530) 400-7654. 

    Times available: 11-1; 2-4 Maximum 10 at each appointment

    Bookshelf Wines:

    White Wines: Chardonnay, 2018; Dichotomy, 2017; Rose of Pinot Noir, Sweetness, 2019 Red Wines: Pinot Noir, 2017; Sangiovese, 2017; Zinfandel, 2016 and 2017

    Storytime Cellars Wines: Our more natural, low intervention wines.

    All White Wines:  Chardonnay, 2019; Sauvignon Blanc, 2019; Viognier, 2019; Rose of Pinot Noir 2019; Bon Vivant

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  • Spring Time at Bookshelf Wines
    Spring Time at Bookshelf Wines

    Hello all.

    We hope you are healthy and beginning to enjoy our nice, sunny weather. We are well and getting out to the vineyard!

    May Update:  The vines are growing like crazy and looking healthy.  They are thriving in the sunshine and loved the recent rains.  In addition to working on the vines, we have been bottling wines and making summer plans.  We are tucking shoots under the wires...its a never-ending process!

    Out of respect for no large party requirements due to COVID 19, we cancelled our scheduled June 13 Spring Party. All is not lost however. We have made plans for smaller gatherings in the vineyard where we can be distant but together. We have worked out a process for product sampling with minimal human contact required. We are featuring some picnic specials wine packages.  

    We are invitation/appointment only; don't miss your opportunity to visit a unique part of the county. 

    Call/text us at (530) 400-7654

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  • Check in and Special Stay at Home Pricing
    Check in and Special Stay at Home Pricing

    Hello All. We wanted to reach out during this current crisis to find out how you all are doing. We'd also like to update you on some website changes we've made over the past few weeks. New website, same address, slightly different look and feel, more robust. The catalog shows retail price for our wines. During our current crisis, we've lowered our prices to club prices, $21.00/bottle (limit of 3 bottles for 2015 Zinfandel). Call, text or email us to get this price as you won't see it on the website. Phone (530) 400-7654 or email bookshelfwines2@gmail.com. Stay safe and healthy! Niles and Sheila

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