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Jack Galante
November 5, 2015 | Jack Galante

Galante Gazette- November 2015


It’s Back – But Not For Long

We are pleased to announce the release of our 2014 Almond Flat Pinot Noir! I know the wait has been very long but I am sure you will agree that it was worth it! Made from three distinct clones of estate grown grapes, this remarkable vintage created a full-bodied pinot that exhibits contrasting complexities.  Soft leather and boysenberry fills the nose, followed by a bright burst of stewed berries and a hint of vanilla on the palate. It finishes with a soft elegance. Order your supply now as this very limited bottling won’t last long! A FABULOUS Holiday wine!

Holiday Hootch

I know it is unbelievable that another year-end is creeping up on us, but thank goodness we at least have wine to help us get through the holidays and into a new year! Speaking of which, what better way to help spread the joy but with a bottle or three of Galante Wine! Let us help you make your gift giving easier. Simply send us your holiday gift list and we will be happy to help you customize your gifts and take care of all the shipping for you, along with your personalized messages. We can accommodate everything from single bottles to 3-bottle gift boxes to customized gift baskets. Feel free to email or call Danielle at 800-GALANTE and let the gifts begin!

Gone Fishin’!

Once again we are extremely excited to be the featured winery at the incomparable Talon Lodge in Sitka, Alaska for two Winemaker Series sessions: May 25-29 &May 29-June 2. This beautiful Lodge is situated on a private island and accommodates only 24 guests at a time. World Class ocean fishing (King Salmon and Halibut) along with exquisite cuisine, fine wines, and wonderful camaraderie awaits you. Rooms are selling out VERY quickly so please make your reservation soon. The package includes accommodations, all meals, two wine dinners and a wine reception, guided fishing, and airport transfers. For a complete description and to make reservations click here. In addition, Wine Gang members receive a 10% Discount (call Talon Lodge for details)! For the adventurer in you – this is NOT to be missed! Feel free to email Jack directly for more info as well.

Upcoming Events

Nov 20: Library Wine Tasting, Galante Tasting Room, Carmel, CA; 4-6PM

Join Jack at the Tasting Room for a very tasting of rare older Galante wines specially selected from his Library. Jack will share his thoughts about each of the wines he selects while you enjoy tasting and comparing vintages.  The wines featured will be also be specially priced for the event only.  Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!  Tickets are $10 for Wine Gang Members/$20 Non Wine Gang Members. Contact Danielle for more information or to reserve your space.


Dec 6: Carmel Inns of Distinction Tour, Carmel, CA; 2-5PM

The Inns of Distinction Tour features hotels and inns decorated for the holidays providing food and wines from superb local restaurants and wineries. Inns on the tour include – Cypress Inn, LaPlaya Carmel, Happy Landing Inn, Pine Inn, Tradewinds Carmel, The Colonial Terrace, Lobos Lodge, and Monte Verde Inn. The Galante wines will be poured at Pine Inn. Tickets can be purchased on-line and proceeds benefit the Carmel Heritage Society.



Dec 11: Carmel-By-The-Glass, La Playa Hotel, Carmel, CA; 5-8PM

Presented by Rich Pepe and Jack Galante, Carmel-by-the-Glass is a fun-filled winemakers’ celebration held at the beautiful La Playa Hotel. Mingle with locals and visitors while you enjoy exclusively local wines from our Carmel wineries, light bites, and live music all set to a holiday theme. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased on-line. Proceeds benefit the Carmel Mission Foundation.




Dec 20: Galante Holiday Open House, Galante Tasting Room, Carmel, CA; 1-5PM

Join Jack and his Gang of Elves for wine tasting & Holiday cheer!  Shop our unique gifts and stocking stuffers for that special cowgirl or cowboy in your life. Forget the milk and cookies this year and leave Santa a bottle of great Galante Wine!  Guaranteed to put you on the nice list!! RSVP to Danielle via email or call 831-624-3800. 

Jack’s Saddlebag – Thanks to All

As you all probably know, we at Galante Vineyards are not big fans of the point rating system for wines. Naturally, we all love to be recognized for our achievements and appreciated for our products, but the point system, especially when frequently driven by advertising, just doesn’t do it! We so much prefer receiving well thought out tasting notes and comments from reviewers and the press. Our favorite recognition, however, comes from all of you – our customers. Once again this year you have chosen the Galante Vineyards Tasting Room and our Cabernet Sauvignon as the Best in Monterey County in the 2015 Golden Pine Cone Awards. All of us here in Carmel love our local paper, the Pine Cone, and its readership, including its on-line free subscription, now tops 30,000! If you haven’t yet subscribed and want to see what a local newspaper should look like, I urge you to check it out. Thanks again to the Carmel Pine Cone readership and to all of you for continuing to enjoy our wines as much as we love to make them for you.


Jack Galante
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