I recently visited the mountainous South Pacific coastal region of Costa Rica, a relatively untouched area and one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the world. Quite different from the other parts of Costa Rica, this region is rugged jungle with a laid back lifestyle. A half hour drive north from the main south Pacific port in Costa Rica and the town of Golfito, is Finca Bellavista – a sustainable treehouse community. Named after the Rio Bellavista, which flows through the property, Finca Bellavista is a magical rustic treehouse community removed from the outside influences of the world. Over 600 acres of secondary rainforest, mountains, valleys, rivers and trees, comprise “The Finca” and provide the magnificent backdrop for the modern, sustainable treehouses. My friend Thomas had spent a few months at Finca Bellavista a few years ago, and so he gathered a group of five friends to go back with him.
Yesterday we reached 10,000 fans on our Facebook page! In honor of this milestone, we have decided to offer 20% off all orders placed on our website for the rest of August, plus you'll still receive the value of Free Ground Shipping on all case orders (see below for more info). Use discount code 10KFACEBOOK during checkout.
I said I would post a throwback photo of Nicole and I once we reached 10,000 fans, so without further ado here it is just in time for Throwback Thursday:
Remember, all wines are 20% off thru the end of the month with discount code 10KFACEBOOK. Offer is only valid in states where we can legally ship wine, of course. You will still receive the value of Free Ground Shipping on all case orders, which saves you an additional $30-50 per case, depending where you live. However, since August is still a hot month Ground orders may be held until the weather cools off in the fall, so be sure to check out details on shipping during the warm months and which method to choose. This info is also handily available during checkout. If you have any questions call our office at 707-226-1414 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
As always, we are tremendously grateful for your support and look forward to the continued growth of both the winery and our social community.
Sean and Nicole
I recently spent some time in New Jersey with our broker extraordinaire, Phil Tartaglione. After flying into Philly International, Phil brought me to his home in NJ for an informal dinner gathering - “Grillin and Chillin, with Sean Minor on my Patio”. In attendance were 3 of the NJ reps from Polaner Selections, Brian McMahon, Mike Hoffman and Derek Martin. From The PA Wine Merchant we had Hudson Austin. And a retail friend, Jimmy Quaile, the wine manager of Roger Wilco in Pennsauken. Plus, Phil's wife, Gwynn.The weather, earlier in the week, was thick with nasty humidity and raw heat. But, a summertime polar vortex was hovering over NJ on Thursday night, bringing us very comfortable temperatures, zero humidity and light breezes. It was ideal. The patio was decked with torches and the hanging baskets and window boxes never looked better.
Dinner was fired up on the komodo grill, cooked over lump hardwood charcoal at 650 degrees. We enjoyed thick rib eyes, portabella mushrooms, bell peppers and flat breads, all from the grill, plus rosemary roasted fingerling potatoes. Paired with the meal, we served the full line up of red wines…Central Coast Pinot Noir, Carneros Pinot Noir, Point North Oregon Pinot Noir, Paso Cabernet, Napa Cabernet and Napa Red.
It was a fantastic opportunity for me to spend one on one time with everyone in a very informal setting.For dessert, we had a fresh fruit tart, and Derek graciously brought a 1900 Reserva Moscatel Madeira to share.
Larry Soble, Eastern Sales Manager, recently visited Maryland and West Virginia to work with our new distributors there. He visited the very nice and quiet, quaint town of McHenry, MD, which is a resort area in the Summer and Winter. They have skiing there in the winter and it is a second home for many people who live in the DC area. Larry stayed at the Inn at Deep Creek Lake where they do a lot of boating.