Harvest 101 – McIntyre Vineyards is Celebrating 25 years in the Highlands: September 15th, 2012
Steve McIntyre Invites You To Explore Enjoy and Indulge
Vineyards Harvest 101 vineyards tour is honoring the wineries 25th year
in the Highlands. The festivities will be at McIntyre Estate vineyards
on Saturday, September 15th at 11:00am.
Steve McIntyre at his beautiful Santa Lucia Highland's family vineyard.
This is a great opportunity to experience a day in the life of a
winemaker. Walk along with Steve and his colleagues to sample the
grapes, analyze acidity and test PH levels. See if "the winemaker in
you" can determine if it is time to Harvest.
Attendees will taste
some delicious McIntyre wines, along with a lovely lunch amidst the
Vineyard. Come and enjoy a day in this world renowned wine growing
region, Santa Lucia Highlands.
· Tickets are $65 per person to the public
· FREE for Club Members!!!
· Space is limited so call the Tasting Studio at 831-649-WINE (9463) to reserve your place.
· Once you RSVP directions will be given to you to McIntyre Vineyards, 40410 Arroyo Seco Rd, Soledad, CA.
McIntyre Family in the Highlands:
McIntyre Estate Vineyard is located in the central section of the Santa
Lucia Highlands. Originally planted by the McFarland family in 1973, it
boasts some of the Highlands’ oldest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines. A
1979 Pinot Noir from the vineyard, under the Stony Hill label, is still
regarded as one of the finest early varietally-labeled Pinots from the
March, 1987, Steve McIntyre purchased the eighty acre property. With
his experience from neighboring Hahn estate, Steve was an enthusiastic
early believer in the Highlands and was instrumental in helping define
and promote it, eventually resulting in official recognition of the
Santa Lucia Highlands appellation.
McIntyre’s three decades of experience as a winegrower in the Santa
Lucia Highlands has translated into huge demand for his grapes. In
addition to the fruit set aside for his own McIntyre brand, Steve sells
Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the property to several other
ultra-premium producers, including Morgan, Ariana, De Tierra, Joullian,
and La Rochelle.
bud break and fruit set are one of the advantages of McIntyre’s
Highlands location. Mid-season leaf pulling and other canopy management
techniques help focus the vines’ efforts. Harvest on the McIntyre Estate
typically begins in mid-September and can run into late October. The
McIntyre family employs sustainable viticultural practices on the home
estate through the use of bio-diverse systems and cover crops.
Marci Bracco Cain
(831) 747-7455 | email@example.com
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