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Woodworth Vineyards Newsletter ~ Fall 2016

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Published: Thursday, September 22, 2016

Happening in the vineyards ...

The 2016 vintage was harvested in late August and early September.  Another growing year is over.  The really great news is that the nets worked!  We had basically no bird or bee damage this year.  The fruit looked great.












Picking up the nets was a learning experience this year.  Our new Australian attachment worked really good once we figured it out.  Here is a little video.


Retiring again...


 After 16 years of farming Gary and I have decided to retire...again.  We are only retiring from farming, not from making and selling wine.  Woodworth wine will still be available online and locally at Crush & Brew and other restaurants.  We have several vintages bottled and in barrel, so the wine club continues and we are busy planning some interesting events, including the barrel tasting in November.

As you know we do much of the day to day farming ourselves (mostly Gary & Isaura that is)  and it has just become too much for us.  So we have sold the vineyards to a wonderful woman who will be developing her own brand over the next several years.

It's a bitter/sweet change for us.  We've thoroughly enjoyed our adventure over the last 16 years, but believe it's the right thing to do at this point of our lives.  Gary will get a chance to relax a bit and fish (I hope)  and we'll be able to travel more.

Here are some pictures and a video from the start of Woodworth Vineyards that you might enjoy.  Brings back memories.















New Fall Recipe for Wild Bandit ...

Many of you know Bandit, the feisty little stray we found on the road by our house.  He turned out to be a great little sidekick for Gary.  We're not sure what he is, but think maybe a Chi-Wienie.  In our house if you don't work, you don't eat, so naturally he needed his own wine.

Our Reserve Wild Bandit is a great blend of 65% Syrah and 35% Pinot Noir.  It has big fruit, tobacco and licorice notes.  Bandit's wine has won several very special awards including:

Double Gold, Best in Class, 2015 Women's International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2015 LA International Wine Competition; Silver Medal, 2015 Grand Harvest Awards; Silver Medal, 2016 Inland Empire Magazine

The recipe developed to pair with Wild Bandit is a Mushroom Leek Tart.  The butteriness of the tart shell and the cream and cheese in the filling work well with the wine's tannins and allow the blackberry and black cherry notes to come forward.

For the complete recipe with step by step instructions, use this link: 

Mushroom Leek Tart


Save This Date ...

It's time for the Annual Barrel Tasting & Club Pick Up Party! 

See all these happy people?  They are having fun at last year's Barrel Tasting.  Don't miss out, join us for an evening of wine, food, music and friends. 













 When:  Saturday, November 19

Time: 5 - 7pm

Location: Temecula Valley Winery Management (Diaz Rd, Temecula)

We're looking forward to seeing you so put it on your calendar and I'll be sending out info on how to RSVP in a few weeks.


Woof Notes ...


We hope you enjoyed this month's Newsletter.  You can buy wine and read more about us at  Or follow us at

Gary & Mar

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