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More to Come

Greetings friends and fans of Four Brix Winery.  The second quarter of 2010 was a busy one for Four Brix Winery.  We poured our wines at many events: Paso Wine Fest, L.A. Wine Fest, Casa Pacifica in Camarillo, Ojai Wine Festival, Calabasas/Malibu Wine Fest, Sunset Magazine in Menlo Park, Wine Country RV in Paso Robles, and the Citrus Balloon Festival in Santa Paula just to name a few.  I guess you could say we were running, but it was also so much fun to meet so many great people.

The continuing Friday night dinners at Lost Canyons Golf Club has been a great way to experience Four Brix Wines and Simi Valley’s wonderful surroundings.  These Friday night dinners will continue through September.  Reservations are not needed but it doesn’t hurt to put in a special request.

The Brix Heads are planning a few events this summer/fall including a progressive dinner, a wine blending party, and our next release party to showcase our Spanish Rioja-style blend “Temptress.”  The Brix Head progressive dinner will showcase our wines paired with local restaurant creations.  The dinner will include shuttle transportation for guests between all restaurants that evening.  The Brix Head blending party will take place at our tasting room in Thousand Oaks.  We will provide the single varietals of wines and let you create your own blend and become wine makers for a day.  And, because we support any excuse to have a party, plans are in the works for our second release party  in late October or early November.  More details to follow on all of these events.

We just finished blending the 2009 Rhondezvous, Temptress, and Zeductive.  Scosso will be blended in about a month or so.  All of the 2009 wines are tasting amazing and we are looking forward to their release next year. We recently bottled the 2008 Spanish Rioja-style blend, Temptress.  It is a blend of Tempranillo, Mourvedre, Grenache, Petite Sirah, and Zinfandel.  We are anticipating release of this Spanish blend soon and with a retail of just twenty-eight dollars, Temptress will tempt your taste buds.  We also have a special treat for wine club members.  We have a select amount of our 2008 Gold Hawk Vineyard, Russian River Valley, Petite Sirah that we bottled on its own.  This will be in limited quantities so pre orders can be taken. If you are a Petite Sirah fan, this will not disappoint.

We will be pouring with the rest of the Ventura County Wine Trail at Camarillo Art & Jazz Festival on September 25 and Pacific Wine and Food Festival on January 6-9.

And because we know how difficult it is to keep these wines in our wine racks without drinking them, here are some new locations that carry Four Brix Wines:

First Street Liquor
1955 1st Street, Simi Valley
805-522-3700

Paradise Pantry
677 E. Main Street, Ventura
www.paradisepantry.com
805-641-9440

Village Wine & Spirits
1449 S. Victoria, Ventura
805-644-9463

Liquid Wine & Spirits
10100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth
www.liquidpartyworks.com
818-709-5019

We are overwhelmed with the support we have received in the short time that our wines have been released.  Harvest time is fast-approaching and we look forward to rolling up our sleeves to create wines that truly reflect our passion for great tasting wines.  In the meantime, come visit us at our official tasting room at The Wine Yard.

Cheers!

Tracy & Jim Noonan, Lora & Steve Simonsgaard, and Karen & Gary Stewart

Cafe Society

“WINE TIME: On the heels of Palio di Ventura, its Italian horse race-themed “coming out” party last weekend at Lost Canyons Golf Club in Simi Valley, Four Brix Winery will launch its official Ventura County tasting room at noon today at The WineYard, a combination wine shop/wine bar in Thousand Oaks.”

Briley: Four Brix Winery is new in town

“In an unimposing Simi Valley neighborhood, about a dozen families have been involved in home winemaking for many years. Three of these families recently decided to step beyond the hobby aspect of wine-making to found Four Brix Winery.  On May 20, the Simons-gaard, Stewart, and Noonan families will open the Four Brix Winery tasting room in Thousand Oaks. It will be inside the popular WineYard wine bar, next to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.”

Wines & Vines – Southern California Wineries Open Doors

“An even newer operation, Four Brix, crushed its first 640 commercial cases last fall. Four Brix will host its inaugural public tasting April 24 at the Lost Canyons Golf Club in Simi Valley, after a “soft opening” April 7 at a Paso Robles wine bar.

The Four Brix business plan does not include a dedicated tasting room. The virtual winery is owned by three Simi Valley couples, the Simonsgaards, Stewarts and Noonans, who source grapes from many premium California growing regions and produce the wine at In Vino Veritas custom crush in Paso Robles.”