Trinitas Cellars Blog

Welcome to the Trinitas Cellars Blog! We hope you join us for frequent updates on our vineyards, production, tasting room and wine education. 

June Busch, Trinitas Wine Dog
 

Thanks for helping celebrate my birthday!

Yesterday was my 5th birthday. While I'm nervous about being another year older, I am excited for any reason to celebrate with friends and family! Thank you to everyone who helped me celebrate my 5th birthday! The birthday cake and Trinitas wine were DELICIOUS! 

Woof Woof,

Garrett Busch, Proprietor
 
February 1, 2014 | Garrett Busch, Proprietor

Trinitas Crusaders' Weekend 2014

Each year, Trinitas Cellars hosts an event called "Crusaders' Weekend" in January. Just a few weeks ago, we hosted our annual Crusaders' Weekend and invited our best customers of 2013. Crusaders' weekend is the one event every year that we have a chance to thank our most loyal supporters, get to know all of them on a more personal level, and also have a really great time! We also have the chance to reveal some of the new and exciting things going on at Trinitas.


We have an amazing team at Trinitas and it is a great opportunity to not only get all of us together but also to show off our people to the customers of Trinitas. It is a great way to get to know each other and work closer together but also to showcase the team and support we have at Trinitas for all of our customers.


On Saturday night of Crusaders' weekend we all experience the culmination of what Trinitas is all about. Our philosophy in winemaking involves the Trinity of elements that go into making great wines: Sun, Soil, and Humanity. This one night every year we have all the elements together, Sun is represented by God and the Holy Spirit who provides us with everything we have, particularly those to make wine. Soil is represented by our Growers who are present this night and without who we could not get the amazing grapes we have to make our wines, and lastly Humanity, representing the growers, our winemaker, and our team that make the wine come to being but also our customers and consumers, without who we would have no purpose to make our wines. This is the best evening of the year because we can get all of the essence of Trinitas in one room and at one time. For anyone who has been, you know how special this evening is. Thank you to all of you who participated this year and we look forward to 2014 and a great year ahead of us! Cheers!

To see more pictures from the weekend of festivities, visit our Facebook page!

Bekah Allen, Tasting Room Assistant Manager
 

Pick of the Week: 2010 Mysterium

I chose the Mysterium as my pick this week because of its wide pairing options. What a fun blend that enhances a meal experience yet is friendly enough to drink on its own!

Betsy Busch, Project Manager
 
January 27, 2014 | Betsy Busch, Project Manager

Trinitas Cellars in the News!

Excited to share this article about Trinitas Cellars and some of our Napa Valley friends by Gina Birch!

To read the full article, visit any one of these publications:

Ed Roudebush, Tasting Room
 
January 10, 2014 | Ed Roudebush, Tasting Room

Pick of the Week: 2010 Petite Sirah

Ahhhhhh…Petite Sirah – LOVE it! And what’s not to love? Deep, lush fruit.. big flavors, but without the bite. Nuthin’ “petite” about it – this big boy will more than handle a steak, game meats, and don’t get me started about lamb and Petite Sirah! It is “Trinitas-ty"!

Lucy Garibay, Wine Society Coordinator
 

Thank you to the Beedles!

I've been feeling under the weather and received a package from Mr. and Mrs. Beedle that really brightened my day...

Robert and April Beedle have been Trinity Club Wine Society members of Trinitas Cellars since April 2011. Since the Beedles live in AK, we have happily customized their Wine Society orders to help save on shipping expenses. Mr. Beedle is always a pleasure to speak with on the phone. The last time we spoke he mentioned that he wanted to send me some wild caught smoked salmon that he himself had cured and caught. I was delighted to receive this wonderful gift during such a stressful week. His handwritten card and nice words really made me smile. It is members like the Beedles that remind us of all of the wonderful lives that we touch everyday.

Thank you Beedles! Cheers to you!

Lucy

 

Betsy Busch, Project Manager
 
December 31, 2013 | Betsy Busch, Project Manager

Happy New Year! Our Resolutions Shared With You!

Happy New Year from the Trinitas team to you and your family!
Betsy Busch, Project Manager
 
December 30, 2013 | Betsy Busch, Project Manager

Library Wine: 2007 Old Vine Cuvee

2007 Old Vine Cuvee

This past weekend, we dug deep into the cellar and pulled out a bottle of our 2007 Old Vine Cuvee. This was a special treat and provided a special treat to share with family while sitting around the fireplace sharing stories. What is Old Vine Cuvee? It seems a little strange, since you don't see "Old Vine Cuvee" on our labels anymore, but Old Vine Cuvee is actually the old name for our more well-known "Mysterium" red blend. This library wine has a special place in my heart since I particularly love the Mysterium wines, especially the current 2010 vintage.  

2007 was a great year of the Old Vine Cuvee, and the blend was similar to the 2009 Mysterium vintage with 48% Zinfandel, 39% Carignane, 7% Petite Sirah, 5% Alicante Bouschet and 1% Black Malvasia. 

I'm hoping that I can dig out a few more bottles of this in the next few months, and at the same time, stash away a few bottles of the 2010 Mysterium to enjoy a couple years from now. 

Cheers and Happy New Year!

Time Posted: Dec 30, 2013 at 11:01 AM
Lamar Engel, Tasting Room Manager
 

Last minute shopping to do?

Dear Friends,

I know many of you have been really busy with last minute holiday plans and I wanted to reach out to you all and let you know that we have some great finds in our tasting room, perfect for all of your holiday gifts.

If you are last minute like I am and need something close by, we are the perfect stop for you. Where else can you enjoy a glass of wine to drink while shopping? 

I know that I am personally going to be purchasing some really unique gifts from the Trinitas tasting room this year, like the handmade rosewood kaleidoscopes and a funky top hat. And, don't forget that our holiday sale on wines is also available in the tasting room!

For those of you that are done with all your shopping, come treat yourself with a glass of wine or a flight as a reward for being so organized. 

We are open 11 am - 7 pm every day through December 23rd, and we would love to see you all and drink some wine with you!

Cheers,
Lamar

June Busch, Trinitas Wine Dog
 
December 19, 2013 | June Busch, Trinitas Wine Dog

Baking Holiday Treats!

Christmas cookie baking is finally here, woof! Oh how I love the smell of cookies in the oven and Mom spilling goodies all over the floor. This is the one time of year that my Mom lets me clean the floors! ;-) Baking cookies is one of my favorite holiday traditions; the family gathers in the kitchen with a bottle of wine and all our ingredients laid out and we share a lot of laughter and stories while making a mess!

We have been preparing for Christmas cookie baking since December 1st. Mom makes all kinds of Christmas cookies from peanut butter cookies - which I get to lick the spoon of, to Christmas wreaths with mini M&M’s on them. The wreath cookies are a family favorite and have been in our family for many years. No one will let me eat them, since they have chocolate, but they sure look good, and I've heard that they pair particularly well with our Mysterium red blend wine! 

Cookie baking time, as you all know, is a great occasion to spend time with your family. I wish I could participate in the frosting of the sugar cookies but I just don’t have the will power not to eat the cookie or the frosting container for that matter. I guess that's why mom puts it on such a high counter top. I barely can reach it; my paws almost can make it over the counter. Let's be serious, if that counter was just a tad bit shorter; it would be dangerous! 

I think mom is yelling my name... I’m off to go clean the floors.

Happy Holidays everyone, and if you have some extra holiday treats, don't hesitate to send them my way!

Woof,