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  1. Foothill Wine Fest

    Foothill Wine Fest 2021

    Bookshelf Wines will be there!  Join us at our booth on November 20, 2021 between 4-7 pm to taste our wines.  Order your cases for Thanksgiving that day and get unbelieveable savings and free shipping.

    Yes, we are proud partners of the inaugral Foothill Wine Fest featuring 50+ wine from local foothill wineries.  Taste, shop, have fall harvest fun.

    Tickets and info Foothill Wine Fest.  Save $10 off tickets by using coupon code winelover.

    Order wine that day and you will save 21% off each bottle.  Retail is $25 to $28 per bottle, our prices are lowered to $18 to $22 per bottle November 20th.  We are featuring Dichotomy, Studious and 2017 Zinfandel at our booth.  All of these

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  2. Where to Find Bookshelf Wines in Summer '21

    Hello Everyone!  

    We are so pleased to let you know how you can taste and purchase Bookshelf Wines this summer.  Our winery is open by appointment most Fridays and Saturdays through summer. You can taste and purchase at the winery. We have an information booth at the Hangtown Farmers Market on Sundays from 9 am to 1 pm. Please plan to stop by and visit with us. No tasting or purchase available at the Market, but we can fill you in on how to taste and purchase when you stop by. Let's support our local farmers!    

    Summer Sipping weather is here and we have a couple of new additions to our "library" of wines that are perfect for sipping.

    Pinot Noir Rose 2020 delivers bright acidity and subtle aromas of raspberries and strawberries. Pair it with goat cheese or seafood salad. Another in our lineup of summer sippers is Dichotomy 2019. This full bodied white wine is fruity with notes of almond, honey, and apple. Pair with seafood

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  3. We Are Ready to Host and Toast You!

    Welcome!

    We are looking forward to speaking those words to you soon as we host and toast you our loyal past and future supporters!

    Make your appointment today. Beginning May 28th and through summer we will be making tasting appointments for groups from 2 to 16, 11-4pm weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Depending on the size of your group, appointments will be 1 to 1.5 hours. Locations in Pilot Hill or Placerville. Generally no food will be available except crackers for palate cleansing. Free to Club members, $5.00 per person for non-members.

    Join our Club for free tastings, 30% discounts on wine purchases, invitations to food/pairing events.

     

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  4. Mardi Gras 2021!

    Mardi Gras translated to English means "Fat Tuesday".  Mardi Gras, an annual celebration, is the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday.  Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a time of solemnity and penance for Catholics.  Lent ends on Easter Sunday.  Because many of the Acadians (Cajuns as they became known) who migrated to South Louisiana in the mid-1700's were and still are catholic, they celegrated, and continue to celebrate Mardi Gras as part of their culture.  In addition to the well known New Orleans Mardi Gras celebration, many of the small towns and cities across Louth Louisiana celebrate Mardi Gras with a series of balls and parties several weeks prior to the actual Mardi Gras day.  Unfortunately, due to COVID, many celebrations were cancelled last year and this year.  But, there's always next year!  Mardi is Tuesday March 1, 2022.  Anyone in for a trip to South Louisiana to celebrate?

    Cajuns are know for the joie de vivre (joy

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  5. Meet The Winemaker! Sheila Fleege


    Sheila Dupuis was born and raised on a dairy farm in south Louisiana’s Cajun country.
    Surrounded by French speaking family, where she learned the value of hard work and good Cajun food...

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  6. Top Five Foods That Just Won’t Pair Easily With Wine

    Artichokes Don’t Pair With Wine

    The key thing might be the world easily. Anything is doable, but some things just flow, and some don’t.

    ...When you pair a wine you’re saying “And”, Peanut Butter AND Jelly, George AND Gracie. They compilment each other. They finish each others sentences...

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  7. Stock Your Cellar

    Stock Your Cellar with Bookshelf Wines 2020

    Virtual event to Stock Your Cellar in 2020. We are starting early to get Bookshelf Wines in your cellar before the holidays.

    Here are the specifics:

    Want to taste before your buy?  Contact us by text or phone (530) 400-7654 and we will arrange a private tasting.

    Already know our wines and want to purchase? Contact us by text or phone (530) 400-7654 or email us and we will work out details. Or, click the Shop Wines tab above to read wine descriptors, browse, or shop.

    We are offering Free Shipping on case purchases!  If you want to purchase less than a case, select the pick up option to save big on shipping charges.  We will work out the details with you.

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  8. Butternut Squash Ravioli With Bookshelf Wines' Viognier.

    Butternut Sqaush with Bookshelf Wines' ViognierHey, you know what would be good for Fall?
    Butternut Squash Ravioli With Bookshelf Wines Viognier.

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  9. Bookshelf Wines' Swordfish Piccata with Storybook Cellars 2019 Chardonnay

    Swordfish Piccata Recipe with Bookshelf Wines’ Storytime Cellars 2019 Chardonnay.About 20 minutes.

    Storytime Cellars 2019 Chardonnay is a fruitier and leaner Chardonnay than our Bookshelf Wines Chardonnay, its an unoaked wine that shows hints of tropical fruit like starfruit and pineapple. Pair it with dishes such as this this Swordfish Piccata. The crispness of the wines goes well with delicate foods.

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  10. The Holidays are Coming...

    Stock Your Cellar for the Holidays

    Yes, 2020 is coming to an end! We know you will be celebrating close to home. Take advantage of our virtual Stock Your Cellar Specials that we are continuing through November and December. 

    Give Bookshelf Wines as gifts, or enjoy with family and friends at holiday dinners. 

    We are offering free shipping on cases through the holidays.  This special is not available online.  Call or text us (530) 400-7654 or email us on the Contact Us tab or send an email to bookshelfwines2@gmail.com.  

    Don't forget to follow us on facebook.  We feature specials, food and wine pairing suggestions, and book reviews!  Send us your suggestions!

    Want to taste before you buy?  Contact us to set up your appointment on Nov. 14.  

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  11. Here's A Halloween Story To Share With Your Friends! ...And Because Wine!

    "The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge. You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, however, that I gave utterance to a threat. At length I would be avenged..."StoryTime Cellars

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  12. Sip and Nosh While We Wait...

    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 bookshelfwines2@gmail.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

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