Friday, June 11, 2010

- - Announcing the VELLUM Wine Club - -

The VELLUM Wine Club is now open for membership!

As a club member you will receive convenient deliveries of VELLUM directly to your door – at a great discount!

Benefits of Vellum Wine Club membership:
** Save 20-35% on all wine purchases
** Wine arrives every three months
** Receive a selection of current & new releases
** Receive wines in multiple format sizes including magnums and half bottles
** Enjoy early exclusive access to Vellum wine futures
** Receive Vellum Wine Craft's experimental wines, including our much anticipated first white wine
** Give Club memberships as gifts for Father’s Day or Graduation

There are two levels of membership:

(2 bottles or equivalent per shipment)
As a member of the Vellum Club Level you will receive a selection of current release and new release wines in multiple format sizes including regular, magnum and half bottles.

(6 bottles or equivalent per shipment)
As a member of the Vellum Collector's Series, you will receive a selection of our current release wines, magnums and exclusive early access to new releases.

First Shipment Immediately, September 1, December 1, March 1, June 1

As many of you know, we produce a limited amount of VELLUM each vintage - which means that we can only offer membership to the VELLUM Wine Club to a few hundred households before we sell out.

CLICK HERE to enroll. Print the enrollment and mail or fax it to:

P.O. Box 10800
Napa, CA 94581

FAX: (707) 935-7916

Thursday, June 10, 2010


We are proud to announce that the 2007 VELLUM Cabernet Sauvignon is the WINNER of the 2010 World Wine Awards, Silver Medal (presented by Decanter Magazine). Over 10,000 entries competed from all over the world. A panel of esteemed Masters of Wine, Sommeliers, and wine professionals chose VELLUM from among the participants to receive this prestigious award.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The vines are thriving...

I spent yesterday afternoon and evening among the vines in our Petit Verdot vineyard high in the hills on the east side of Napa Valley. The vines are growing very rapidly right now - and the grapes can be seen in their smallest state - no bigger than 2 or 3 millimeters in size. They are clustered in bunches below the large mature leaves. There are also dozens of new tiny leaves on each vine, unfolding as the vines push toward the sky.

Today the vines are being tucked between the trellis wires to keep the vines reaching ever higher without bending to the ground under their own weight. Petit Verdot loves sunlight and higher temperatures...and this eastern-facing hillside vineyard is the perfect spot for this stunningly beautiful vineyard.

The warm afternoon winds sweep across the vines during the ripening period and do a great job of keeping the fruit dry and healthy. The dryer the air is, the more moisture is lost through evaporation. This helps to create great concentration of flavor and richness in the grapes.

As we get closer to harvest, we will see the grapes grow from their tiny bead-like state...into large green berries. In August, they will start to turn black and ripen with sugar.

Keep checking back with us (and follow VELLUM on to hear the latest updates on the 2010 VELLUM vintage.


Jeff Mathy, Proprietor



CLICK HERE to join the VELLUM Wine Club