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Brianna Edelweiss

Brianna Edelweiss
The Brianna Edelweiss at Firehouse Wine Cellars blends Old Folsom Vineyard's Brianna grapes with local Edelweiss grapes to create an easy-to-drink, semi-sweet white wine. With notes of sweet pineapple, pear, and green apple, this wine pairs well with seafood dishes, prosciutto or Caprese salad. We like it after a hot day at the vineyard.
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2019 Harvest

2019 Harvest
Join us at Old Folsom Vineyard for our 2019 grape harvest the weekends of September 14-15 and again September 21-22. It's the most fun "work" of the year when we pick grapes the old fashioned way, with your helping hands. What to Expect: We'll start on Saturday and go throughout the weekend until we've picked them all. Show up any time from from 8 AM, onward. Whether it’s an hour or a full day, your help will make a difference. No prior experience is needed, and all willing workers are welcome--so invite your friends! What to Bring: We provide the cutting tools and lunch. If you have any...
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Firehouse Wine Cellars’ 2019 Vineyard Party

Firehouse Wine Cellars’ 2019 Vineyard Party
Note: This event is open to Firehouse Wine Club members only. Stop in to Firehouse Wine Cellars to sign up today! Join us in the vineyard for an evening of food from Catered Two Productions, "newgrass" music from Cambria String Band and, of course, beer and wine from Firehouse Wine Cellars and Firehouse Brewing Co. For reservations, call 605.716.9463 or email wineclub@firehousewinecellars.com. To RSVP via website, you must first login with your wine club account.Ticket sales end on Friday, August 30, 2019. Tickets $50 per person. Club members may purchase 4 tickets per membership. ...
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An Award-Winning Year for The 2017 American

An Award-Winning Year for The 2017 American
The 2017 vintage of Firehouse Wine Cellar's The American, made from 100% Old Folsom Vineyard Marquette grapes, was another award-winning year! The wine won gold medals from both the Denver International Wine Competition and the Indy International Wine Competition and a silver at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, making it the Firehouse's most awarded wine! The wine these grapes produce continues to make us proud. Sadly, Firehouse Wine Cellars quickly sold out of the 2017 vintage, but you can still taste our Marquette grapes in their port, aptly named Tradition.
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2018 Harvest

2018 Harvest
Join us the weekend of September 8 & 9, 2018, at Old Folsom Vineyard for our annual red grape harvest! It's the most fun "work" of the year when we pick grapes the "old fashioned way," with your helping hands. What to Expect: We'll start on Saturday, Sept. 8, and go throughout the weekend until we've picked them all. Show up any time from from 8 AM, onward. Whether it’s an hour or a full day, your help will make a difference. All pickers over the age of 21 that help us for 5 hours or more will receive a commemorative 2018 harvest bottle from Old Folsom Vineyard. No prior experience is n...
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Firehouse Wine Cellars’ Party in the Vineyard: 2018

Firehouse Wine Cellars’ Party in the Vineyard: 2018
Note: This event is open to Firehouse Mug Club and Hook & Ladder Wine Club members only. Stop in to Firehouse Wine Cellars to sign up today! Join us in the vineyard for an evening of great wine, great food and great friends! Enjoy dinner with Firehouse wine and beer at this members-only event. Live music provided by Cambria String Band. RSVPs are required. Call 605-716-9463 or email wineclub@firehousewinecellars.com before August 31, 2018, to purchase your tickets. Club members may purchase 4 tickets per membership. Tickets $40 if RSVP by August 27th. Tickets $45 if RSVP August 2...
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Brianna La Crescent

Brianna La Crescent
The Brianna La Crescent white blend at Firehouse Wine Cellars is made from 100% Old Folsom Vineyard Brianna and La Crescent grapes. "Though many birds are a detriment to vineyards, the Nighthawk coexists quite peacefully with the grapes at Old Folsom Vineyard. These feathered friends do not build nests. Instead, they lay their highly-camouflaged eggs directly on the ground between the rows of our Brianna and La Crescent vines. The mother birds spend their days protecting these eggs from those working the vineyard. At dusk and dawn, Nighthawks hunt for insects in the skies that overloo...
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Marquette brings home more awards in 2018!

Marquette brings home more awards in 2018!
We're proud to share that The American, made by Firehouse Wine Cellars from our very own Marquette grapes, has won a gold medal and a rating of 91 points at the Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition. The Winemaker Challenge is one of only two U.S. wine competitions judged exclusively by professional winemakers. This exciting news comes hot on the tail of the equally impressive results from the 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. With 58 judges tasting over 4,300 wines from more than 30 countries around the world, it's the largest wine competition in the U.S. and the ...
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In the News: SDPB visits Old Folsom Vineyard for Harvest

In the News: SDPB visits Old Folsom Vineyard for Harvest
photo by Chynna Lockett of SDPB SDPB Radio's Chynna Lockett paid a visit to Old Folsom Vineyard during the 2017 harvest and documented the process for your listening pleasure! Play the audio clip below or read the transcript at sdpb.org. https://cpa.ds.npr.org/sdpb/audio/2017/09/090917-Vineyard-Feature.mp3 A big shout out and heartfelt thank you to the many generous volunteers who lent a hand and helped us bring in the harvest this year!
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2017 Harvest

2017 Harvest
Join us over Labor Day weekend at Old Folsom Vineyard for part 2 of our annual harvest: the red grapes! It's the most fun "work" of the year when we pick grapes the "old fashioned way," with your helping hands. What to Expect: We'll start on Saturday, Sept. 2, and go throughout the weekend until we've picked them all. Show up any time from 9 AM, onward. Whether it's an hour or a full day, your help will make a difference. No prior experience is needed (as Mike would say, "It's not rocket science..."), and all willing workers are welcome! (With any luck, we will have a bumper crop this y...
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