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Julius Orth
May 27, 2022 | Julius Orth

Winery Custom Crush

Have you ever wondered how newcomers break into the industry?  Have you ever thought that you might want to start making some wine of your own?  Have you ever thought you might want wines of your own with customized messaging directly on the label?

Well, here at Ektimo Winery all these possibilities can become reality. 

As a select, boutique family owned operation our Estate Wines represent a tiny amount of our production capacity.  Some of our more exclusive single clone wines are limited to a mere 50 cases and are sold out in advance at the winery.  However our facilitiy at full capacity is permitted to produce up to 40,000 cases and our opwn bottling line can package up to 2,000 cases per day..

So rather than have an abundance of empty space and unexplored capacity, we enable many unique producers to explore their dreams without the substantial capital investments.  Start small, dream BIG. 

How this works depends on the client.  If you were to walk into the winery, speak with our winemaker and simply decide "I want to make 50 cases of Penelope Pitstop Pinot Noir".... it can happen.... for a price.  Now if you have the same discussion, but qualify the request with "but I will be bringing my own grapes from the Petaluma Gap, and I will supply my own barrels" that is is a different fee.  If you choose to make your own wine and work with our winemaker as a consultant, that is a different fee.  There is a formula designed for the varied levels of involvement.  Our knowledgable staff can guide you on the right path, from licensing and label apprval, to quality control and wine repairs.

But be warned, once you are bitten by the winemaking bug it can quickly become an obsession.  It also is worth noting that making wine is easy, anyone can do it.  Making good wine?  That is a little more complex.  Making great wine?  That is a great confluence of nature, science and art.  Many a small fortune has been made in the wine industry.... by starting with a large fortune.  Capturing lightning in a bottle?  A lot less common.

So, if you are now intrigued and ready to take your first baby steps on the road to winedom, you just might have discovered the perfect place to start your journey.     

Time Posted: May 27, 2022 at 11:58 AM Permalink to Winery Custom Crush Permalink
Julius Orth
May 19, 2022 | Julius Orth

Wine for everyone.... if you want it.

When the futures arrive, it's like getting "presents".  Our sincere thanks for the vote of confidence from all our supporters.  After overcoming supply chain issues, we finally got the 2017 Napa Valley "Oakville" Cabernet Sauvignon bottled.  

It is now my task to customize and hand label each bottle for those select few, but what a wine, and what a treat to have something unique and special in your cellar for those special occasions, special friends, or just when you are in the mood.  

We reccommend letting the wine rest for a few weeks, but if you just have to know how this turned out hey, its yours, open it whenever you wish.  I am confident that you are going to love this special wine, all 50 cases of which sold out in advance.

So, maybe next time jump on the wagon a little sooner and secure your supply.

As supply chains are still slow recovering, and with bottling timing being rather important, we made the decision that rather than wait and keep the next offering at barrel tasting, we went ahead and bottled this unique offering which will now be available for a limited time.

The 2019 Estate "Wadenswil Clone" Pinot Noir is the perfect wine for this time of year.  Delicate and diaphanous, yet perky and alluring, this gorgeous wine waltzed from barrel to bottle so elegantly it is a beauty to behold.  Brilliant as a Mexican fire opal, and just as sought after there are only 45 cases of this captivating creation.

So.... instead of futures, this wine will be offered by allocation only, by the case only, and at the winery only.  Retail price for this wine would be $38, but secure your allocation and take 50% off, at the case level just $19.  $228 for a case!! Come on!!

This is the perfect candidate for the hot days ahead when you still want a red wine.  Cool this baby down to 54-56 degrees and see its vibrant nature truly shine.  Want some?  email, or for a limited time it will be available for tasting to club members at the winery by reservation.    

Time Posted: May 19, 2022 at 4:13 PM Permalink to Wine for everyone.... if you want it. Permalink