WINE MESSENGER                     September, 2011




"I've got a CRUSH on you..."  CRUSH is coming and it's on our mind.

So many great visuals and memories are in the making for our visitors! During this very busy time of year for a winery.  Road Trip!

We hope you'll join us to CaTCH THe CRuSH here the weekend of September 24th and 25th where the Columbia and Yakima Valleys intersect and produce amazing wines.  

Check out our schedule of events below including our Member's Only Haute Dog BBQ and much more... 


Just a heads-up, our '09 Roussanne is going fast...get it NOW!  Only $20 a bottle.  Mmmmmmm.   

A great way to enjoy autumn.  Eat. Sip.  Love.      


You can also give us a call at 509-627-0266, check out our website or email us.    


From the Barnard Griffin family to yours, Cheers! 

Kim Gravenslund
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RESERVE WINE CLUB MEMBERS:  It is anticipated that, weather/heat permitting, your Reserve Wine Club shipment will start shipping to arrive on or around September 12th. Let us know if you have any updates regarding your membership.



 Wine of the Month:

2009 Cabernet Sauvignon   

(Washington's: Columbia Valley)

Tulip Cab Btl hi-rez    




Won in three (3) Categories:

*  Stan Clarke Award for BEST CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Governor's Award for BEST RED 

Vintage Notes:

Cherry, plum, cranberry and spicy oak flavors embedded in a velvety, lush texture.  Vibrant structure and ripe, integrated tannins.  Hints of mint and licorice that linger through the long, fruit-filled finish.  This '09 will augment any dish or meat that calls for a concentrated, richly-textured red wine.  

Limit two cases, please.
Sug. Retail Price: $17  -  750ml
                                         $204  -  Case

Member Price:     $14.45  -  750ml
                                         $163.50 -  Case 



If your birthday is in September, Happy Birthday!  May we recommend celebrating with a fine artisan wine from Barnard Griffin? 





Mondays can be the worst day of the week.  Coming off a nice, long, enjoyable weekend and having to go back into the office with nothing to look forward to but a stack full of work.   


Let this be the case no longer!! Look forward to Monday evenings on the patio at Barnard Griffin with glass specials and light apps. 


Our "Case of the Mondays" events go from 5pm-7pm we will be open and have wine by the glass specials and a light appetizer for you to enjoy,   In addition, all cases purchased at our Monday night "Case of the Mondays" event will have a 25% discount applied to them.


Saturday, September 10th


Barnard Griffin featured wine at "Field to Plate" Agri-Tour & Dinner

4:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Barnard Griffin wines will be featured at the Field to Plate event: an Agri-Tour and an amazing    7-Course Dinner by Chef Chris Van Hoorelbeke designed to highlight the Tri-City's area's farmers and showcase the region's fresh food offerings.


Field to Plate excursion leaves at 4 p.m. from TRAC Center.  Bus takes participants to Middleton Orchards in Eltopia, WA for the tour & dinner and returns them to the TRAC Center.

Cost is $125 per person and reservations must be made five days before the tour date. Call Debbie at Field To Plate at 509-947-1316 for reservations and more details.


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Middleton Orchards

September 10th


db Studio Glass Chair Longshot Painted Chair Auction 

2:30 PM at the downtown Kennewick Flag Plaza

Support Deborah Barnard and other local artists as they come together to auction off chairs to benefit:


                      Second Harvest Tri-Cities   


Deborah's chair with fused glass elements will be on display in the tasting room until the event, be sure to check it out.  






As a special Thank You, we invite our WINE CLUB MEMBERS as well as their guests to enjoy VIP treatment at our exclusive event created just for them.  Gourmet 'haute' dogs will be on the BBQ and there will be a 16 foot topping bar full of delicous toppers for your dog.  The band Voodoo Alley will be here and the wine will be flowing.  3pm-6pm 


Wine Club Members can contact our tasting room at 509-627-0266 for more information. We hope to see you here.

SEPTEMBER 24 - 25:


CaTCH The CRuSH at Barnard Griffin

Catch the Crush indeed! Stop by the winery to 'cellarbrate' and sample some of our newest arrivals. While you're here, you can mingle in our 'Member's Only' section. You don't even need a jacket. 

It's how we celebrate the harvest.  Lotsa fun and activity at the winery.  May we suggest that the CRUSH is road trip worthy?    We'll pull some library wines out of our secret deep cellar for this event. Watch the nectar of the gods being made where the Columbia and Yakima Valleys meet and mingle.   




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