Clif Notes

Out and About

Originally Posted by Efrain Barragan on Tuesday, August 17, 2010

We're going to be out and about over the next few months at events all around the country.  We know you can't all make the trip to visit us so we hope to see some of you when we come to your town.  Here are just a few of the places we'll be.

Sipping Our Way Around the World in Hollywood

Bottlenotes is hosting their 80 Sips Around the World event in Hollywood this Thursday (August 19th) at the trendy h.wood lounge and eatery.  We'll be pouring some new releases and enjoying the great food and wine. 

Celebrating Labor Day Weekend in Tahoe

Wine tasting, live music and a silent auction all benefit the nonprofit organization Can Do Multiple Sclerosis at this Squaw Valley event.  Over 40 wineries will be pouring at this event on Sunday, September 5th. 

More Labor Day Fun

We really can be two places at once!  We'll also be at the LA Times Celebration of Food & Wine event at Paramount Studios on Labor Day Weekend.  This is going to be a great event with lots of amazing wine and food.  September 5th. 

Heading to the Rocky Mountains

More great food, wine and celebration at the Denver International Wine Festival.  November 7th. 

San Diego Bay Food & Wine Festival

One of our favorite events, this will be our fourth year attending.  You can't beat the setting in beautiful, sunny San Diego.  If you are at the event, be sure to check out both our wines and our tasty new gourmet food products.  We'll have two tables.  November 17-21. 

Hope to see some of you there!

New Release: 2009 Rte. Blanc

Originally Posted by Candice Crawford on Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Our 2009 Rte. Blanc Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc released this week. This is a deliciously refreshing Sauvignon Blanc, perfect for a warm summer evening (if summer ever arrives in the Napa Valley!). The fruit comes from organic and sustainably farmed vineyards in Napa's Oakville and St. Helena appellations. Great aromatics of melons, fresh figs and orange blossom and lots of citrus and tropical flavors.

The 2009 was also bottled with our brand new labels. Hope you enjoy what we think is a sophisticated new look!

Available online at and in our tasting room. Stop by for a visit!


Harvest Day at the Farm

Originally Posted by Candice Crawford on Thursday, July 8, 2010

The day has finally come! Today marks the first day of harvest for our Clif Family Farm CSA Box and it is packed to the brim with lots of tasty veggies. This week’s box includes a selection of swiss chard, zucchini, cucumbers, garlic, onions, and a bouquet of fresh flowers. Owner Kit Crawford, gardener Edie Kausch, and property manager Brad Crawford have been hard at work to bring this program to life. We could not be more excited to start the program and can't wait to see what the coming weeks bring.

For more information about the Clif Family Farm CSA Box program, contact Candice Crawford at

Recipe from the Farm: White Wine Sangria

Originally Posted by Candice Crawford on Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Are you looking for something to do with all the delicious summer fruit that's now in season? A fun way to enjoy a chilled glass of white wine is to spice it up and make a white wine sangria. Sangria is easy to make and perfect for a hot summer day. Our 2008 Climber White makes particulary good sangria since there are abundant citrus and tropical fruit flavors already present in the wine. The added fruit only enhances the flavors and aromas in the wine.

To make sangria, you need fresh fruit, white wine and a jub large enough to hold about 12 cups (96 oz). The wine and the fruit should be on hand, it's the jug that may be difficult to find!


4 bottles Climber White Wine

1 bottle sparkling water

4 peaches

2 limes

2 lemons

2 oranges


Cut the lemon, limes, and oranges into slices. Then squeeze juices from the fruit and place slices in the jug.

Dice peaches and place in jug along with the other fruit.

Pour the wine into the jug along with all the fruit. Let sit overnight or for at least 8 hours.

Serve with sparkling water and ice.

You can also add the fruit as a garnish.

And if you are looking to buy some Climber White for this great recipe, we are offering 1-cent shipping on all UPS Ground Shipments throughout the month of July!

Beauty Shots

Originally Posted by Candice Crawford on Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Check out these photos of our new baby chicks. They are definitely not camera shy!

Save the Date - 2nd Annual Harvest Party

Originally Posted by Candice Crawford on Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Summer has finally arrived and we are already thinking about Fall!? But yes, it's that time of year to start thinking about harvest. And with so much going on around harvest time, we want to make sure you save the date for our 2nd Annual Clif Family Farm Harvest Party. If you were able to join us last year, you know that we can throw a great party. And this year it's going to be even better as you spend the day touring the farm (including our vegetable garden, olive orchard, honey bees and the site of our soon-to-be-planted vineyard), tasting delicious wines with our winemakers and enjoying a delicious array of foods. Our favorite pizza guys are making another appearance this year!

So if you are looking for a fun way to spend a beautiful fall day in September (September 18th, that is!), then come join us for this great event. Tickets are $75 for the general public and $50 for our wine club members and their friends. A portion of the proceeds from the event go to support our partner, the Community Alliance with Family Farmers. To purchase tickets, please give us a call at 707.968.0625 or email us at

Hope to see you there!

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