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!
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
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.