Not long ago I was singing the praises of California Wine Club. Their home (and travel) delivery makes for a fun monthly surprise as well as a delightful gift if you’re looking for a special holiday or anytime gift for the wine lovers in your life.
To recap, the California Wine Club is a wine of the month club. After choosing your selection from the various tiers, you will receive two bottles of wine a month. Depending upon your preference, you may opt for red, white or both. The wine label is a surprise. The monthly wine club subscriptions starts at a reasonable $36.45 for the most popular choice, the Premier Club, and goes up to $150-$235 for the Aged Cabernet Series with a couple of other options in between. Membership is free and you can cancel anytime.
A new shipment arrived at my door from California Wine Club recently and inside were two fabulous wines from Perry Creek Winery – a white and a red. The El Dorado Chardonnay was light and crisp – think tropical with hints of vanilla – and paired perfectly with the scallops and pasta I made for dinner. Another evening we popped the Zinman Zinfandel. My husband and I adore Zinfandel in general and this one didn’t disappoint. We love to try and guess the flavors before reading the bottle and this one is great fun for that: boysenberry, cherries, strawberries and black pepper.
The wines presented by California Wine Club have been impressive. But belonging to such a club can be more than a wine experience. Take Perry Creek Winery for example, after a little searching, we agreed that the El Dorado Wine Country would make for a delightful weekend getaway. The experience could entail whitewater rafting, hiking, swimming, picnicking, gold panning, fishing, camping and of course wine tasting.
Open from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, the 40-acre Perry Creek Winery sits at 2500 feet in the Fair Play Appellation and is located approximately 120 miles east of San Francisc oand 35 miles east of Sacramento. The Fair Play Farms vineyard planted in 1999 is one of the best in the entire Sierra Foothills region. Perry Creek’s has an experience winemaking team whose experience stems from Napa, Austria and the Sierra Foothills. Impressively, the wine produced by Perry Creek Winery have earned 90 Points+ ratings in several competitions. Honestly, I would probably never known it existed had it not been for the California Wine Club. As you can see, subscribing to such a wine club is a terrific way to explore regions to visit on your next wine vacation or at least add to your “to go” list.