Here are the news from Jeff Runquist Wines! Stay tuned about our latest releases, wine competition results, event recaps, new recipes, and more!

Jeff’s Letter from July 2024

To our club members, I’m writing to announce the upcoming July wine club releases. I do so with a deep sense of gratitude and a bit of awe. Did you know that while the average tenure for a wine club membership in California is about two years, many of you...
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Jeff’s Letter from May 2024

Last night Margie and I enjoyed a terrific meal centered around grilled swordfish steaks with an exquisite marinade that featured soy sauce, olive oil, red wine vinegar, coriander, cumin, garlic, rosemary, lemon zest and red pepper flakes. But the swordfish wasn’t the best part. We washed it all down with...
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Jeff’s Spring Release Letter

It seems like it was just yesterday I was celebrating the first daffodil blossom. That was January sixth, almost two months ago. For the past two weeks I have been pinching off spend blooms. The warm sunshine is hastening the whole process. That bright orb tracking through a cobalt blue...
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Jeff’s Letter from March 2024

Here at the winery we are beginning to see the first harbingers of spring. The daffodils have emerged from their winter slumber and the quince has started to bloom, both events lend some color to what has been a rather dreary start to the new year. No complaints. We need...
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Jeff’s Letter from November 2023

As I pen this missive, we have just surpassed the halfway mark in the 2023 harvest. We are slated to crush 288 tons this year and yesterday, October 16, we crushed our 154th ton. We finished the harvest last year on October 18th. What a difference a year can make....
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Jeff’s Letter from September 2023

There is the proverbial calm before the storm, read harvest in our case. But nothing could be further from reality. We are quite busy. Earlier this month we concluded our last bottling before the harvest, and then shifted gears and started preparation for the crush. First, we received our new...
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