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To our fellow wine lovers,The Cline Family
What an ever-changing, uncertain world we live in at the moment. It’s different from yesterday and we’re sure that as you read this it will be different from the moments we put these thoughts down. Through everything, we are trying to hold dear the things we can still count on, bud break and our 2020 growing season is in full swing, we’re still bottling and looking after our wine in tanks and barrels, but, the coronavirus put a halt on all other normal day to day operations and we’re not sure when we’re going to have a direct to consumer outlet to get our wine to the world again.
Our tasting room has closed, our wonderful hosts, housekeeping staff, landscapers, shipping team, and all additional support staff have little to no work at the moment. And as we try to do the best we can to support the valued team members we’re put in a tough situation that has us making choices to ensure those people still have jobs to come back to.
We know we’re not the only ones. Our friends in the restaurant industry, servers, sommeliers, hosts, chefs, dishwashers, and bartenders have been hit just as hard if not harder. The hotels and all other tourism has completely shut down. People who work in arts and entertainment are out of the job for the foreseeable future. Our family-owned businesses are trying to do what we can to get customers in the virtual door.
We know everyone is dealing with the uncertainty that looms over this ongoing situation and we’ve been getting inquiries of people asking how they can help, here’s our answer: It’s not just about us, if you’d like to help, please support local, support family businesses, order from restaurants that are offering curbside pick-up, buy wines that you believe in and love, buy from small breweries, or specialty food stores, support farmers, send virtual tips to musicians who are streaming their music, if you are shopping at grocery look for products that you have a connection with, buy gift cards to use at a later date. We rely so heavily on all of these different outlets and all of them in turn also support an entire network of staff that we don’t see on the surface.
Our community is about bringing people together and we will look forward to the time when we can all get together over a glass of wine, see live music, eat out at our favorite restaurants, hang out at our favorite breweries, but in the meantime, we need to make sure those businesses and people that we love are standing when we bounce back from all of this.
Thank you to everyone in this amazing community. Your support means the world to us.
Cheers to you!
About Cline Cellars
Cline Family Cellars is a family-owned and operated winery in Sonoma, California, built on a passion for winemaking and rooted in respect for the land.
Fred Cline started Cline Family Cellars in 1982 in Oakley, California, making his first vintages from original plantings of Mourvedre, Zinfandel, and Carignane, some of which dated back to the 1880’s.
In 1989, Fred purchased a 350-acre horse farm in Carneros and moved the winery to Sonoma County. As one of the original Rhone Rangers, he began planting varietals that included a number of vineyards dedicated to Syrah, Viognier, Marsanne, and Roussanne. Since those first plantings, Fred and his wife Nancy have continued to plant vineyards throughout Sonoma County, expanding to include more classic varieties like Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Chardonnay.
Our aim is to be stewards of the land, not only through our natural and sustainable Green String farming methods, but through an awareness of bringing interconnected systems into harmony. We are committed to nurturing the land and creating wines that reflect the bounty of these complex and perfect ecosystems.
How to support
Buy 12 bottles, receive $5 shipping. Offer expires 4/7! Please visit our website: www.Clinecellars.com