On a mid-week January day in Old Vines Restaurant at Quails’ Gate Winery, the place is packed with locals and visitors alike. Many have discovered the best way to enjoy the best of Quails’ Gate wines and experiences, through their Cellar Door Club and Barrel Club membership.

Quails’ Gate’s Bill Wightman says the wine club is one of the winery’s top priorities, and exceeding their members’ expectations is simply to be expected.  (Pictured is in-house sommelier, Mike Lee)

“We have about 1,500 people in the Quails’ Gate Wine Club now,” he says. “We could have as many as 2,000 members by the end of the year.”

What is it that is bringing wine aficionados flocking to Quails’ Gate’s Cellar Door Club?  First, it is the advance news of Quails’ Gate’s new releases, and wine shipped directly to your door three times a year!  And your personal concierge service will assist with tours, tastings, restaurant reservations and onsite accommodations. Add in private wine classes, Dinner in the Vineyards events, barrel samplings, pick up parties for parcel pickup and exclusive club events throughout the year, and you’ve got a program that will tantalize your taste buds year round. Enjoy networking opportunities with other wine aficionados, viticulture classes, cooking classes and even preferred pricing and extended benefits at their sister winery. The outstanding Barrel Club offers even more benefits.

Also make note that in house sommelier Mike Lee is also offering an exciting array of wine classes to the public until the middle of May.

~ Deanna Rainey