Thursday, August 27, 2020

Avio Wines: It's Harvest Time At Avio!

News from Avio
We're Tasting on the Piazza This Weekend
Our hearts go out to those who have been impacted by the fires throughout California. We hope that this message finds you safe and well.

We invite you to come up for some wine tasting and de-stressing this weekend. Bring a picnic and find a scenic spot in the vineyard or on the piazza.

We'd love to talk with you about our 2020 harvest, which as you'll see below, has just just begun.

Reservations for tasting can be made online, or when you arrive.
It's Harvest Time at Avio!
Last Monday night, August 17, we picked the Pinot Grigio which is the first to be picked in all of Amador county! It was super hot so we picked at night while it was cool. We were fortunate to get the fruit in a day before all the smoke came in.

We held the juice in a refrigerated tank at 40° for two days. Interestingly enough, we take the Pinot Grigio fruit straight to the press - we do not take the stems off. By doing that, it creates channels for the juice to flow more freely. By not taking the time to de-stem, it also means we can get the fruit into the cold tank more quickly, thereby preserving the flavors and aromas of the juice.

If you’re in the area, stop by the winery this weekend. We'll have some of the pure Pinot Grigio juice for you to taste!

Check out our Facebook page for a short video of harvest.
Tasting Room Health & Safety Guidelines
The health and safety of our staff and guests is our first priority at Avio.
To keep everyone safe, we are:
  • Conducting daily health screenings of our staff.
  • Asking guests to refrain from tasting with us if displaying sickness symptoms.
  • Asking our staff to wear face coverings at all times.
  • Encouraging guests to wear face coverings when not actively tasting.
  • Practicing meticulous hand hygiene.
  • Maintaining physical distancing among our staff and guests.
  • Limiting our capacity.
  • Limiting group size.
  • Asking guests to make reservations for tasting experiences.
  • Minimizing contact with service items.
  • Sanitizing customer-contact surfaces (tables, chairs, etc.) before and after each tasting.
  • Frequently sanitizing all common areas and touch points including payment devices.
  • Frequently sanitizing our restrooms and other common-use areas.
  • Tasting service is available outdoors only.
Wine Special
Absolution Zinfandel. 2 for $39.

  • Aromas: dark and spicy, rich blackberry and vanilla
  • Flavors: toasted pecans, briar and raspberry, creme brule
  • Palate: lush and creamy but finishes strong with grippy tannins, a big, classic Amador style Zinfandel

Avio's Wine-thru Window is Open
Our Wine-thru Window remains open when we are not tasting. Mon - Thurs from 11-5. We'd love to have you stop by to pick up some wine and enjoy a bit of conversation. Call or Text when you arrive, 916-212-9520.

20% off for locals, and if you are here, then your local *
*Sorry, but discounts cannot be combined.

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