2019 Year in Review
As many of you know, Matt Compton is our winemaker and grower. This year he expanded his vineyard management business and has crews that work for many local vineyards. This expansion helped our business to have enough consistent staff to help during harvest and all throughout the year. Finding staff that can get out in the fields and work the land can be hard to find. These days Matt’s crews can even be seen working on the local hemp fields.
Kael, Matt and Tabitha’s eldest son, took a greater part in the family business. He primarily worked with the vineyard crew and helped with some harvest work.
IN THE CELLAR:
We keep expanding…
We have added a second concrete egg to our cellar. This grey beauty was christened with 2019 Rosé of Pinot Noir and currently holds 2018 Llewellyn Cuvée Pinot Noir.
More items that were added to the cellar was another beautiful wood fermenter that was used during harvest. The wood fermenters are special in the fact that the fruit as it ferments gets to take in some oak and this tends to import some nice rich flavors for our higher tier Pinot Noirs.
A member of our staff that has been with us for over a year now is Erez. When he is not working as our Cellar Master, you will see him serving in the tasting room, at events, and club release parties.
New wines oh yeah!
Earlier this year we added our SEAO2 sparkling wine into a can. This project was a lot of fun to do and we are proud of the packaging. I can now say that this project was fun because Tabitha (aka owner with Matt Compton) learned a lot and we are happy with the finished product. These cans make great gifts and are way too handy when you are on the go, they fit if your pocket nicely.
In November the new Compton Family Wines garden Series was released, and this label will be the replacement product for our Spindrift Cellars label.
Also, in November, we released the SEA O2 Sparkling White wine, which is an aromatic blend of Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer.
Ringing in the new Year
You will see Tabitha Compton working in the tasting room more on the weekends.
Our tasting room will transition over to Compton Family Wines. Yes, you can still buy Spindrift Cellars wines please ask for your favorites while supplies last.
We are working to hire a Sale Brand Ambassador that will help us with marketing, sales, and tasting room (wine club) support.
Our dear Jean Smith who has been working weekends with our company for seven and a half years will be moving onto a job where she can spend more time with, her young family. Jean has truly become a special part of our family business and she will greatly be missed. We support Jean and wish her the best in her new chapter in life.