1. Bottling

    We are so excited about the new wines we will be bottling later in May. Included in the new lineup: 2017 Sangiovese, 2017 Pinot Noir, and 2017 Zinfandel. We are looking forward to sharing these with you at an upcoming release party. Stay tuned for details.

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  2. Mardi Gras

    Now, I am hungry for some home cooked Cajun food.  I think I have the ingredients for shrimp and corn bisque and plenty of Bookshelf Wines 2017 Dichotomy on hand for a delightful Cajun feast.  ReadMore...

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  3. Fine Tuning for Spring Bottling

    January and February begin our final stretch of tasting and decision making for our wines for the spring bottling.  Wines go through a natural aging process from fermentation (primary and secondary) to aging in different oak and or steel barrels.  We taste the wine along the way and make decisions on how much new oak versus neutral oak is needed to get our desired output.  The January tasting is most exciting and gives the wine maker a very good insight if we hit it right!  We taste wines 100% varietal and then if needed add a small amount of another varietal to give it the desired color, more fruit or more balanced finish.  To make a great wine is definitely a blend of science and art!  We develop our wines that are ready to drink after 18

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  4. Happy 2019!

    Bookshelf Wines Mardi Gras
    News from New Orleans…we were so pleased that our wines did well at the first New Orleans International Wine Competition held in late November.  Dichotomy (2017 white pinot noir) was awarded a gold medal and our 2016 Zinfandel earned a Bronze.  What was even more exciting than the awards was that our wines were poured at the four Grand Dames restaurants in the French Quarter the night after the competition ended. 
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