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Our Short Story
What's in a name...Bookshelf Wines?
Books and reading have been important to us personally and professionally through our careers. When choosing a name for our winery, we chose to honor this importance by combining two passions, our love of wine and winemaking and our love of learning or reading for pleasure.
We are Niles and Sheila Fleege. Read more About Us. Follow our Blog. Come to our Events. Check out our Book Reviews.
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While we wait for harvest...
Please contact us for your spot at one of our Saturday Afternoon Sip and Nosh Events. We are taking the first 8 reservations for informal sipping and noshing from 4-6 Saturdays through fall. Call or text (530) 400-7654, email email@example.com, or use the contact form tab on this website. Don't miss out to enjoy a lovely late afternoon with us. Bring friends...we love meeting new people, visiting with friends, and introducing all to Bookshelf Wines.
In the meantime...we wait for harvest. Always a fun and exciting time and always different. The suspense builds; when will the grapes hit the peak of perfection with perfectly balanced sugar and acid? It's always hard to predict and this year has presented some unique challenges. The smoke and ash that lingered in the air through most of September blocked needed sunlight for ripening. We've seen uneven ripening and usually early varietals are
Video!: Tasting Dichotomy At A Bookshelf Wine Tasting Event
We knew this would happen. We are sold out of 2017 Dichotomy White Pinot Noir.
How did this happen? Easily when Dichotomy became a Bookshelf Wines fan favorite!
But, don't despair. We have plenty of 2019 Dichotomy available to taste and purchase. Very similar to 2017 Dichotomy, the 2019 has hints of apple and honey. Its been described by early tasters as perhaps a bit brighter and fresher.
You might ask why there are differences from one vintage to the next. As we have discovered, grape growers are farmers and at the mercy of Mother Nature. Here are some examples of what might go wrong in any given year.
In 2016 the Trail Head Fire burned for about a week on a ridge between the Middle Fork and the South Fork of the American River. The ridge where the conflagration burned was in view of our vineyard. The grapes were tinier than peas so we didn't think much about smoke taint