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
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...
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...
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.
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 email@example.com.
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Want to taste before you buy? Contact us to set up your appointment on Nov. 14.
SIXTY years ago, up among the New Hampshire hills, lived Farmer Bassett, with a house full of sturdy sons and daughters growing up about him. They were poor in money, but rich in land and love, for the wide acres of wood, corn, and pasture land fed, warmed, and clothed the flock, while mutual patience, affection, and courage made the old farm-house a very happy home.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
Join us as we move closer to harvest.
Appointment Only Tasting Event: August 8, 11-1 Charcuterie plates available for order. 12 persons max either time.
Call us to arrange for your private tasting outside of dates listed.
Don't want to mingle?
Order a tasting package to enjoy in the privacy of your home. One bottle of Dichotomy 2017 (Gold Medal), Chardonnay 2018 (no contests in 2020, you be the judge!), Zinfandel 2016 (Silver Medal) and Sangiovese 2017, (again, you be the judge!). This is a great way to sample some of our wines at a reasonable price. Available for pick up or shipping is available. Give us a call if you have questions about the tasting package.
Join our wine club.
Vineyard Tour and Taste July 18 (Full): August 8 11-1 Space Available
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 private group appointment if you can't make the dates listed above for a vineyard tour and taste our wines. Call (530) 400-7654.
Times available: 11-1; Maximum 12 at each appointment
White Wines: Chardonnay, 2018; Dichotomy, 2017; Rose of Pinot Noir, Sweetness, 2019 Red Wines: Pinot Noir, 2017; Sangiovese, 2017;
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
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 email@example.com. Stay safe and healthy! Niles and Sheila