Westbrook Wine Farm
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As we embark upon our tenth vintage here at
Westbrook Wine Farm  we are still about the wines....period. 
A big "THANK YOU" for your kind patronage and request to be kept informed about our wines,
vineyards, events and other shameless self promotions.
We promise to try to be informative without
being intrusive and to respect your privacy by
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We welcome your feedback and hope to have you visit and taste with us  again soon. 
Ray and Tammy
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Wine and Wildflowers           TK
Barrel samples and new wines, a renaissance, as it were. May we invite you to call 559-868-3499 or email  early to secure your reservations for the Madera Vintners Association Wine Trail Weekend May 17th and 18th.  We will be accepting but fifty reservations from serious wine lovers each day for between the hours of
10 A.M. and 3 P.M.  Come for the wine, wildflowers,
personal attention and a beautiful Spring day in the
Sierras.   By appointment only.
Westbrook Wine Farm voted  # 1 Winery in 
Fresno Bee's People's Choice Awards 2008
March 29, 2008. When the over 7,500 ballots cast for over 4,300 businesses in Central California were counted...we won the number one spot for wineries  Cool!
Our thanks to all of you who voted your opinion. 
Best in Class and Double Gold Medal
March, 2008:   Top awards go to two Madera  grown wines. Our  Fait Accompli "The Phoenix"  2005 estate grown co-fermented field blend was awarded the  Double Gold medal and "Best of Class" designationsin the highly competitive Red Bordeaux / Meritage class.  Our venerable Madera neighbor, Ficklin Vineyards took home the coveted Platinum Award for their Chocolate Passport entry and Quady Winery received a Double Gold for "Deviation".   Try the link above to see other awards and
an explanation of this truly unique competition..
Best Wine of the Tasting Trelio Restaurant "Brown Bag Dinner".  March 13, 2008: In this blind tasting of respected luxury Cabernet Sauvignons ( seven from Napa, one from Wahington State and one from Paso Robles) our 2005 Sturm Gardner Vineyard Mariposa County
Clone 4  topped them all. You must  try Trelio,  it's marvelous.
KVPR Invitational Tasting Sunday, May 4, 2008:  We have been once again invited to participate in this prestigeous event at the Lester Estate on the banks of the San Joaquin River .  This elegant and civilized affair is always a sell out.  Come taste the best of the best.
Ecru straw bonnets and fedoras recommended.
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Ray and Tammy Krause
In This Issue
Spring Wine Trail
Awards & Accolades
Wine News / New Wines

Gambono  !!TK

Our newest wine is atypical, to be sure.  It is our  proprietary blend of the very "disloyal" Valdiguie (Gamay) and the rare Charbono grapes.  Berry fruit and a floral essence come together in an old world "full in the mouth" style with civilized levels of tannin and alcohol.   $20.
Fait Accompli goes to Quebec.
Our first shipment to the French Canadian Province of Quebec will depart our cellar this month.  Fait Accompli "The Phoenix" 2005 has achieved a coveted listing with the SAQ thanks to some very talented and hard working friends of ours in Montreal. Thanks, Patrick and  Sir Richard.
We have yet to make available the wine futures/ pre-release offerings for our 2006 vintage red wines which are scheduled to be bottled this month.  It is our plan to narrow the window for this special program to 90 days or less.  Look for our Futures Release Offer  notice in the next month or so.
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