the history of River Run Wine

Author: Carl Cortese

River Run Wine VineyardsRiver Run Wine is a small family owned vineyard and winery with 8 gold medals and 7 silver medals that was established in 1980 in Santa Barbara and is the areas finest wineries. Situated on 5 acres, we make just over 1400 cases of delicious wine every single year. Surrounded by award-winning vineyards, the loveliness of this amazing winery is as captivating as its wine club reviews. River Run Wine’s award-winning winemakers, along with historic vineyards, come together to create wines that express the nature of this renowned wine region.

River Run Wine VineyardOur highly sought after red wines are produced exclusively with high-quality grapes from our family run vineyard and made in an sustainable, balanced manner that is excellent for the environment. We use winemaking techniques that preserve our wines nuances and highlight the cherished qualities of our organic wines. We always harvest our fruit days before our neighbors do and more often than not rely on the naturally occurring yeasts from the vineyard for fermentation. It’s our belief that making world renowned wines is a full circle process that relies equally on healthy soil, natural winemaking and doing whats right for the environment.

River Run Wine GrapesWe feel that our vineyard is the nicest vineyards you’ll ever have the opportunity to visit. The wine and our wine gifts are really delicious and the good people that work here are incredibly friendly and helpful. River Run Wine is open almost every day of the year, 5 days a week, making it quite convenient to come on by almost any time you need your white wine fix. With 16 to 18 truly amazing wines available for tasting, you are sure to find a bottle of wine you love. In addition to our really amazing Merlot, we also offer delicious sandwiches, ice cold beer and mixed drinks. We also have a large indoor seating area and 3 beautiful outdoor terraces that overlook our vineyard and the beautiful countryside. These are perfect spots to drink one of our superb bottles of white wine.

about the River Run Wine wine club

Author: Carl Cortese

River Run Wine FounderIf you sign up for our exclusive wine club, you get exclusive access to all River Run Wine releases, including very limited bottlings (those under 60 bottles produced). Wine club shipments are sent two times a year, depending on the club you sign up for. With our exclusive wine club, you receive three bottles of wine, wine notes, pairing suggestions and special recipes with each wine club shipment.

As our wine of the month club member, you also will receive in person wine tastings of our award winning wines with the winemaker himself, 15% off all River Run Wine wine purchases, preferred access to the vineyard’s private guest house and special invitations to exclusive events throughout the year: parties, dinners, harvest helpers, etc.

Wine club billings will be made almost automatically to your credit card as soon as your shipment goes out the door. We are proud to accept Visa, Mastercard and the Discover card. The cost per shipment varies with the wines we send you but an estimated cost per shipment averages between $100 to $150 over the course of one year. Shipping costs and sales tax are in addition.

As a club member, you are entitled to unlimited complimentary wine tastings for yourself and up to 6 guests. A special seated wine tasting can also be arranged for you and 5 guests by reservation. The only caveat, due to certain state laws, is that we can only legally ship wines directly to wine club members in some states. Please be sure to view our Shipping Policy and the wine club compliance laws of the states to which we ship.

Wine Club Gifts For Our Wine Club Members

Author: Carl Cortese

River Run Wine Wine Gift BasketIf you are considering some perfect wine gifts this Easter, make sure to seriously consider giving an award-winning wine club to the person you love. Be sure to do some research on each wine club you are taking into consideration to ensure its not the worst wine club ever. If the person you adore has a strong interest in Pinot Noir, be sure to consider giving a River Run Wine wine club membership. Likewise, a wine gift basket can also make a superior Christmas or birthday gift.

Wine and cheese baskets are gift wrapped baskets full of wine, crackers, cheese, chocolate, sausage, cookies, etc. They usually range in price from $50 to $350.00. There are lots of wine gift baskets to select from, so read up on the company you plan on ordering from. There are lots of wine basket review sites out there, so be sure to read up on which wine basket providers are the best. Again, be sure to read all the good and bad reviews of the many wine gift basket providers to make sure you're not going to be sending poor-quality wines to your friends and family members.