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Howdy!

I am a lucky gal...lucky to have such amazing wines available to me anytime - and if you are reading this - you do too!  If you didn't get everything you wanted this year, don't get the after-Christmas-blues - treat yourself!  You deserve it!!
 

  Now that you've taken care of everyone else -  be sure you take care of YOU! 
 

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Happy Spoiling!

Angela

I've made it and you can too! Turiya Wines featured in The Winemakers Primer

Hey Everybody!

I must tell you, even at wine events I get a lot of surprise when I announce that I am the owner and winemaker of Turiya Wines.   Perhaps it is my staggeringly youthful appearance ;) (credit to drinking red wine of course), or that I am a single mother.  Who knows?  I have a sneaking feeling that I am not the typical image that has played over in the mind's eye of the wine drinking crowd:  I do not come from money, no, my family was never in the business - except on the migrant farm-working side of it, and before I was 25, I didn't like wine.  The truth is much simpler.  I had a glass that I fell in love with and for me, love is a big deal.

This story is often inspiring.  We can all relate to love right?  But I want to be honest - love doesn't pay the bills.  Building a winery (or any business) is a lot of work, it is very expensive and can be a frightening to pull the trigger on.  It is highly competitive but also highly rewarding.  I believe most winery owners are wine drinkers first and I've been approached by several of my inspired fans to help them get into the industry. 

I'm excited to tell these fans that there is now a book that covers some of the most vital questions if you are truly considering starting up a winery. Turiya Wines is featured in the newly released book called The Winemakers Primer which is now sold on Amazon.  The book is a straightforward, Q and A format, asking a variety of winery owners how they got into the business and the variety business models including the thoughts behind them.  I encourage anyone who is considering jumping into the business to grab a copy of this book.

Happy reading ~

xoxo

Angela Soleno

Turiya Wines - Owner and Winemaker

Yelp

Turiya fans,

Although I love technologies and the wave of the future, including the internet, there are times when I get bummed that life isn't as organic as it used to be.  As you may know, I don't like to add chemicals to wine I make, I don't even like to filter it.  I enjoy the true, raw, natural flavors that are found in each grape, each vineyard site, each barrel, and each vintage.  I run the entire business with the same concept - I do not pay to have wine reviewed, I do not pay for Yelp advertising so that I can show up first on a competitors page.  I don't manipulate my brand.  Why would I do that?  Just to get ahead?  No.  Remember it is about quality, not quantity. 

Here is my rant - Yelp, when it began was all about consumer reviews.  It was when consumers had gained the ability to say how they feel about a place (and sometimes even a person) in an online community.  It was the best word of mouth advertising businesses could find in the ever-evolving (like wine!) world we live in.   Now, I am not against Yelp and find it to be very effective for both end users, however as a grass-roots organization my business relies solely on real reviews, and good ones!  As proactive as I have been there have only been a handful (literally 6) reviews published on Yelp.  Today I discovered there are 2 more 5 star reviews that Yelp won't publish.  That means that 25% of users who review my site have been hidden.  Not a big deal right?  (As I was told by a Yelp employee).  Wrong.  I like the reviews and they are legitimate - so I figured I would publish them myself.  Screw Yelp and their algorithms.

Thanks Gina and Steve!

Gina R.

Lompoc, CA

 

11/13/2015

Very good wine will come back and bring my family and friends very bold snd smooth I am the type of person that likes sweet and fruity ones but this one is actually very good and tasty

 

steve v.

Oceano, CA

 

9/8/2014

The wine is top notch! Where else do you get to meet the person responsible for every bottle. Love the Syrah and Perpetual bliss, limited amounts made and very good! Definitely recommend calling and making reservations for tastings, you won't regret it.
 

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