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September 1, 2013 | Jack Galante

Gazette September 2013

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A New Look dot Com
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new website –! Take a moment to check out the site and let us know what you think. To celebrate the occasion we are offering both FREE SHIPPING on 12 bottles of any mixed wines AND a 10% DISCOUNT with the code NEWSITE. Wine Gang members receive an additional 5% off of their normal discount! However, this offer is available only for the first 20 orders and for a limited time. So browse away and fill up your cellar while you are at it!
Blending Bliss
I know it is a little early yet, but since this event is so popular I wanted you to mark your calendars and make sure to sign up early for our 4th Annual Blending Bash on November 9th as space is limited. This is the chance for wine aficionados and interested novices alike to wet their pipettes and try their hand at wine blending. For $500 per blender, guests are warmly welcomed onto the Galante property and treated to an educational and entertaining afternoon. The ticket price includes a fabulous lunch prepared by Jack Galante himself, all the wine you could ever hope to taste, an informative seminar on wine blending, and, after blending your own wine, a fun and friendly blind tasting competition. Included in the cost of the event is a full case of your own one-of-a-kind blend with your custom label to add to your wine cellar. Additional cases are available if you wish. So, if you would like to be a Master Blender then come on out and try your hand. Oh, guests of the Master Blender who would like to assist or just have a great lunch and enjoy the seminar can purchase tickets for $100 each. These tickets do not include a case of wine. Call (831-624-3800) or email Danielle to reserve your spot today!
Upcoming Events
Sept. 7: Harvest Party, Galante Vineyards; 1-5PM
Come on out to sunny Cachagua and experience the smells and flavors of harvest at Galante Vineyards. Enjoy a wonderful outdoor lunch featuring Jack’s BBQ Tri-Tip and Wild Salmon, delicious Galante wines, and live music by The Dynamic Rodeo Duet. Tickets are $60/person which includes the lunch and wine! RSVP by September 3rd to Danielle to insure your space!
Sept. 12: Carmel-By-The-Glass; 5-8PM
Carmel-by-the-Glass is where wine meets fashion in a fun and stylish celebration at Devendorf Park in Carmel. Enjoy local wines, light bites, music, and mingling with friends. In addition, this festive event benefits the Carmel Mission Foundation. Your $30 VIP Pass includes all-access wine tasting. For advance tickets call 831-402-7373.
Oct. 26: Harvest Open House, Galante Vineyards; 1-5PM
Yes, it is that time of year again for our Annual Harvest Open House. This is such a beautiful and exciting time at the vineyards and winery. We hope you will join us for this complimentary Open House where you will enjoy tasting fabulous wines paired with tasty bites as well as live music by Bill Spencer’s Jazz Trio. So come on out and experience the sounds, flavors and smells of harvest and enjoy a relaxing day at the winery. RSVP to Danielle so we make sure and have you on the list.
Jack’s Saddlebag – Happy Trails Old Friend
We are sad to announce that our wonderful bull, Victor, passed away peacefully in his sleep the other day. Victor was a fixture at the ranch for the past 18 years. We originally purchased Victor at the Cow Palace in San Francisco where he was crowned the Grand Champion when he was only 2 years old. For those of you who knew Victor, he was a gentle giant. He weighed in at over 2,500 pounds and loved to be scratched, especially behind the ears. Bulls like Victor usually have a life span of 10 to 12 years, but life is good for a bull at Rancho Galante! He spent his twilight years in retirement, hanging around the ranch house or by the pond – pretty much having his run of the place. As he aged and it was harder for him to get around, so we brought him grain and treats along with his medications for arthritis. We will surely miss him but we know that he is now in that big pasture in the sky. Happy Trails old friend.

Jack Galante
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