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5 Reasons to Plan a Winter Winery Visit

Here are five reasons to plan your winter winery visit like…yesterday. (As if you needed a reason anyway.)


reasons to plan a winter winery visit

Beat the Crowds


Pinterest has idealized summery wine tastings (and rightly so, summer on Spring Mountain is a dream). The problem? Everyone tries to come out in the summer for a sun-kissed tasting. That means more traffic on your way up. If a cozied-up-next-to-the-fireplace tasting sounds good to you, consider the milder winter months. The journey up will be more relaxed, plus you’ll have more time to ask all your burning wine-related questions while you sip, sip, sip away.


Cozy Tastings with Breathtaking Views


Wintry vineyards don’t get the word of mouth they deserve. Deeply-rooted gnarled vines dusted with frost, the distant mountains shrouded in low-hanging mist… It’s something out of a period piece. And it’s waiting for you.

Your Wine Won’t Spoil On Your Way Home


If you’ve ever ordered from our website, you might have noticed a shipping disclaimer warning of potential delays during the summer months. Why? Because heat can destroy wine and we won’t ship wine during the hot winter months without the proper refrigeration. But you won’t have to worry about that if you venture out during the winter! Once your visit is over, you can leave your new case of Cabernet Sauvignon in the trunk – it’ll be just fine!


Level Up Your Wine Knowledge


If you’re always looking to deepen your knowledge of everything wine, your winter visit is the perfect time to pick your winemaker’s brain. The smaller groups and fewer crowds mean you can take a deep dive asking about the origins of Mencía, or the exact composition of your favorite blend – you might even discover a new favorite.


Stock Up Without the Wait


It all goes hand in hand, but fewer crowds mean less waiting to check out. Take a bottle, a case, a crate. You came, you saw, you…bought one of every varietal. (And now your cellar is stocked for the year to come!)


So, are you ready to book your winter winery visit? Just give us a call. We’ll be happy to get you sorted. And in the meantime, learn about our first ever crop of Mencía and what it means for the future of Keenan Winery.

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