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Sunday, 23 September 2012 02:45

The Wines

2010 Serena’s Vineyard Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon: 

Our World Class Paso Robles Cabernet wine experience results from limestone rich soils and unique microclimates.  This wine has a bright raspberry and dry cranberry nose.  This wine has hints of dark cherries and currants; long on the palate, with delightful vanilla balanced tannins…goes well with lamb, roast duck, veal, steaks, pasta, rice, dark chocolates and conversation…

 
2010 Serena’s Vineyard Private Reserve Syrah: 

Paso Robles is known for its Syrah wine: rich floral nose and a dry subtle fruit finish. You will taste a wine with cocoa, black cherry and a pomegranate finish, and ending with a hint of vanilla and a bite of tannins.  ..This wine goes well with beef, roast duck, chicken, pasta, rice, hard cheese, spicy foods and conversation.  Enjoy.

 
2010 Serena’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon: 

This is our river cab, so named because we grow these grapes on the hillside banks of the Estrella River where it is cooler and the growing season is prolonged.  Extra time on the vine allows the grapes to fully mature to their exceptional flavor profile.  …fruit forward, rich mouth feel, and a long pleasant finish..dark cherries and vanilla…   It is a wine that begs a second glass.  This Cabernet is wonderful to serve with baked pork chops, grilled meats, Italian dishes, hard cheeses, Beef Wellington, filet mignon, pasta and rice, and just to drink and have a conversation…

 
2010 Serena’s Vineyard Syrah:

These grapes are grown in the ideal microclimate of the Paso Robles area where the warm days and cool nights allow the grapes to mature to their full flavor potential.  We have adjusted the Syrah’s canopy to allow just the right amount of sunlight and the ocean afternoon breeze to mingle with the fruit. It is a vigorous grape plant. This is a rich, complex and simply delicious Syrah with some earthiness, a front palate of blackberry-plum with some cherry-boysenberry hints, balanced with cocoa and coffee tones.  This food friendly wine, with a long finish and a bit of spice on the mid palate, is easy to drink and very approachable. Spicy pasta dishes, pork tenderloin, rack of lamb, soft cheeses, BBQ to name a few of the many foods enhanced by our Syrah.

 
2010 Red Hat Vineyards Merlot: 

Our Merlot, aged on oak at cool temperatures, is a rich garnet color, with flavors of black cherries, plums and figs, with a soft, smooth finish – crisp acidity and ripe fruit flavors.  Its softness and “fleshiness” makes it delightfully sultry on the palate.  It goes well with a variety of foods, such as veal chops, rib eye steak with blue cheese and walnuts, spicy sausage soup, prime rib roast, pastas and vegetarian dishes, as well as chocolates.

 
2010 Red Hat Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon: 

This California coastal wine is deep red with ripe berry and plum aromas, accented by toasty oak and vanilla.  You will note on the palate dark fruit flavors balanced by silky tannins and a lingering finish. ..a full bodied and complex wine that goes well with roasted and grilled meats- lamb, ribs, steak, pasta, rice, and simply conversation.

 
2010 Red Hat Vineyards Winemaker’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon: 

Our special Estate Grown and Paso Robles Cab grapes go into this exquisite wine: unique mineral rich soils and more sunshine than France, with wide temperature variations of hot days and cool nights resulting in World Class wine - fruit forward with hints of dark cherries and black currant, filling tannins and smooth vanilla resulting an exceptional long delightful finish.  ..goes well with roast duck, steaks, lamb, veal, rice, pastas, and dark chocolate.  

 
2010 Red Hat Vineyards Winemaker’s Reserve Syrah: 

Paso Robles Syrah wine is world famous, with awards from the Wine Spectator’s top one hundred wines, 2010. Our 2010 Syrah, grown near the Estrella River hillside, with ideal soil and microclimate growing conditions has a rich floral nose.  This wine has fruit hints of black cherry and a pomegranate finish.  You can taste the cocoa, slight vanilla and a bit of tannins.  ..This robust wine can accompany chicken, roast duck, lamb,beef, pasta, rice, spicy foods, hard cheese and conversation.  Enjoy.
            
These wines capture the essence of California and Paso Robles, where cool nights and unique soils and microclimates allow flavors to burst forward.  These are wines that beg a second glass.  Please enjoy….

                                       …..Michael, Serena, and the Four Sister

Sunday, 23 September 2012 01:43

Special Friends of Serena's Vineyards

Proprietors Serena and Michael invite you to become a friend of our winery; members have toured our vineyard, experienced harvest time and our crush, attended our winemaker dinners, helped in creating new wines. Come, tour historic, picturesque Paso Robles wine country and visit us. We invite you to become a special member of our family of wine friends.

As a member, you will expand your knowledge and taste of our wines. Our objective in creating this wine club is to heighten your experience with our style of wines and to extend your awareness of wine appreciation. Membership is free and it enables you to enjoy the best of our specially selected wines, inclusion in winery events and discount purchasing privileges!

Wine Club Benefits:

  • Level One: includes two shipments of 4 bottles of your choice in May and November.
  • Shipment reg. $176.00 you save 15%. Join for only $152.60
  • Level Two: includes three shipments of 4 bottles of your choice in March, May and October.
  • Shipment reg. $264.00 you save 15%. Join for only $224.40

Click here to make a payment on our shopping cart. Then contact us by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let us know the wines you want with your membership and we will ship them out for you. (extra costs may apply if shipping is outside the contiguous 48 states. Check above on the shopping cart page before you join. To make sure we are legally allowed to ship to your state.

In order to purchase and receive alcoholic beverages, you must be 21 years and older. To best preserve the integrity of your wine we advise you deliver to a business address. Deliveries require the signature of an adult at least 21 years of age.  Contact us if you ordering from Hawaii or Alaska (Shipping rates are higher and vary) We do not ship to: NJ,AR,KY,MS,MA,ND,SD,PA or UT

 
Thursday, 20 September 2012 00:56

Sustainable Practices

We are out there in the vineyard to ensure the best outcome for the grapes and to produce the best product. 

SerenasVineyard

Nature plays a role, of course, but we have selected the best lots of our grapes and have given them extra care and attention.


We use sustainable farming practices on the vineyard to preserve the environment, such as cover crops, irrigation and canopy management, wetland protection, mechanical in-row tilling, erosion control, and minimal use of pesticides and herbicides. We are using our "Weed Seeker" and "Rodinator" equipment to control weeks and rodents without using toxic chemicals. When possible we try to use lighter weight green bottles to reduce the carbon footprint. We take great pride and are passionate in what we are doing.


We know how competitive the wine business has become and are quite mindful that quality

is the key to our success.  In order to achieve consistent wine quality our approach from the beginning has been to be involved in all critical decision making.  We selected the land, evaluated the soils, decided on the rootstocks and clones, and chose the spacing of the rows, type and adjustment of the trellising, irrigation systems, and canopy to allow just the right amount of light and air to bring the grapes to their highest potential. We also decided on fertilization, watering, thinning of the plants, timing of the harvest, selection of the winemakers, and “fine tuning” of the wine for premium quality. 

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 22:47

Our Wine Story

Four Sisters Ranch - SERENA’'S VINEYARD Story 

about wine 01Four Sisters Ranch is located in the Paso Robles AVA.  For the last 24 years we have been growers, producing grapes and bulk wines for multiple renowned wineries, in Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles, Texas and also for worldwide distribution.  In 2008 we bottled (with great pride and passion) 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Merlot wines under our own label. Since then we have many vintages of our award winning wines. Our wine is: “" food friendly, very approachable, unexpected pleasure”…..Chris Miller-Sommelier-SPAGOS RESTAURANT in Beverly Hills."


Paso Robles, sometimes called “the next Napa”, is known for its favorable microclimates and limestone rich soils. This, combined with warm days and cool nights, fosters the best out of the grapes resulting in exceptional depth of flavors and long finishes to the wine.  Our ranch is a family affair named after our four daughters, Sacheen, Elan, Toccara, and Sierra, who each contribute uniquely to our success. As medical doctors Michael and Serena are excited about the cardiovascular health benefits of our wine.
The wines made from our grapes have won many accolades and awards, including medals at the Shanghai China Sommeliers Wine Challenge of 2010, the 2010 and 2012 Orange County Wine Society, the 2009 and 2012 Central Coast Wine Competition, and other awards.

Our wines have been served at many locations in California, including the Hyatt Hotel, Sheraton Universal, the Westlake Inn, fine restaurants, such as Wolfgang Puck’s Bistro in Los Angeles, wine shops and other venues, and in Nashville, Tennessee and New York. We have served our wine at events at Universities in California, and New Jersey and several times at the Reagan Presidential Library. 

about wine 02We have “hands on” experience producing these wines.  More than 24 years ago when we bought raw land on Highway 46 East in Paso Robles, California we planted our first vineyard. Centrally located between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Paso Robles is an optimal area for growing the Rhone varietals of grapes.  With unbounded enthusiasm we transformed beautiful land with rolling hills and oak trees into a vineyard called Oak Creek Vineyard.  There was no well, no electricity to pump the water, no irrigation pipes, no trellises or drip lines and no grape plants when we began. We carefully observed and learned from the development of that vineyard the necessary steps to produce a vineyard that consistently provides grapes for award winning wines.
 With this success, we were able to purchase additional land on the Estrella River bank in the Paso Robles area.  We named this land the Four Sisters Ranch in honor of our four daughters.  After years of attending viticulture classes, working with experienced professionals and consultants we started developing the Four Sisters Ranch into the vineyard it is today.  From putting in our first irrigation pipes, to choosing the clones and trellises, to supervising the harvest and the wine production we are “hands-on” in making these wines come to life. Serena’s Vineyard is the area near the Estrella Riverbank. We work with our winemaker to insure the rich blackberry Syrah and the classy lush mouth feel of our Cabernet comes through.


TOP QUALITY:

We know how competitive the wine business has become and are quite mindful that quality is the key grapes-hanging-on-vineto our success.  In order to achieve consistent wine quality our approach from the beginning has been to be involved in all critical decision making.  We selected the land, evaluated the soils, decided on the rootstocks and clones, and chose the spacing of the rows, type and adjustment of the trellising, irrigation systems, and canopy to allow just the right amount of light and air to bring the grapes to their highest potential. We also decided on fertilization, watering, thinning of the plants, timing of the harvest, selection of the winemakers, and “fine tuning” of the wine for premium quality.  We are out there in the vineyard to ensure the best outcome for the grapes and to produce the best product.  Nature plays a role, of course, but we have selected the best lots of our grapes and have given them extra care and attention. We use sustainable farming practices on the vineyard to preserve the environment, such as cover crops, irrigation and canopy management, wetland protection, mechanical in-row tilling, erosion control, and minimal use of pesticides and herbicides, when possible recycling of the glass, etc.  We take great pride and are passionate in what we are doing.