' April 2014 - Super-Secret-Special-Fun-Times ahead
Tarara Winery
In This Crushin' Issue:
1)  Limited Wines Now Available
2)  Quarter 2 Vine Club Pick-Up Party 
3)  Easter Holiday
4)  Concert Schedule
5)  2012 Single Vineyard Release
6) Riedel Tasting!
7) Query the Second
8)  Where are we?
9)  What's on our minds?
The Tarara Road Show
Where we at?  Here we be!  If you happen to live near or visit any of the following spots, be sure to stop in and say hello:
Friday, April 4
Tarara tasting at Ashburn Wine Shop
Thursday, April 17
Tarara and Boneyard Wine Dinner at Northside Social in Arlington
Saturday, April 26
Pouring at State of Wine event in Crystal City 
Thursday, May 1
Tasting at Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville

About April
Yo, we got bored with being relegated to shuffling in the Cave like a couple of cellar rats, so we decided to engage in a coup d’sidebar and takeover this here newsletter.  One year removed from harvest in New Zealand, and we’re both not really sure why we decided to stick around for all this snow.  We did get to hang with Jordan more though, which is awesome.  He’s super cool…
Regularly scheduled programming will resume in the near future.
Kevin: "I’m super stoked and excited to announce to the world a new addition to the Goolsby household – Harvey!  A beautiful 9 month old black lab, this pooch is destined for great vineyard walkabouts and dips in Shadow Lake.
With the weather turning relatively nicer, I’ve been outside at night more, just gazing at the stars and imagining what it would be like to be a spaceman.  That would be so cool.  You could walk in space, play golf on the moon, and plant grapes on Mars.  Of course, you’d have to terraform the Red Planet first, but I’ve heard we should have the capabilities to do that in the next couple of years.  Man, the universe must be HUUGGGEE!?"
Tim: "I’m really just waiting, like everyone else, to be able to get out in the vineyard, sink my hands into the soil, walk the rows, and soak up the sun.  Until then, I’ve been biding my time with projects for the present and future – zip lines, sea containers, sky lights, and 40-foot tall dinosaurs.  That’s about all I can say right now.  Of course, I’m also looking forward to my favorite genre of concerts coming through here and the area – 1980s Hair Metal!  Yes!
It’s kind of strange (and I feel funny writing this but just have to get it off my mind), ever since the snow has thawed, around 11 each night I’ve been hearing this low sort of bellowing-howling and then three or four thumps on what sounds like a tree.  It’s almost like a mountain-ape or something.  I know my homies in Lucketts have always said that there are Sasquatch families in the area, but this is the first time that I think they may just be right...  I’ll keep an eye out and continue to keep everyone safe, though, no doubt."

We have officially turned the corner, closed the quarter, and are racing headlong into the sure-to-be wonderful weather and season of wine and vine!  Good times!  Birds are singing, buds will be breaking, and the winery will soon be filled with the melodious sounds of life and laughter.  How long has it been since you had a glass of Tarara wine on the deck?  Well, partner, that's TOO long!  Come on out and see what it's all about!   

Limited Limited Limited
Very little is left of our recently discovered cache of Long Bomb 4, so get it while you still can!  Showing beautifully, this treasure-trove of tastiness will not last the month!  Also, check out the other cool wine finds we've made in our Library Section.  Very limited wines that can be yours to enjoy like our 2010 Three Vineyards Chardonnay, our 2010 Rose (yum!) or our 2011 Cabernet Franc.  Come see what we've been able to put together!  Get some!
Quarter 2 Vine Club Pick-up Party
Hey, Vine Club members!  Yeah, you!  It's pick-up party time!
Make your way out to Tarara to pick up your quarterly treats and restock your personal wine arsenal.  While you're here, join us upstairs for wine flights* paired with tasty bites from the Wine Kitchen, and live tunes from pianist Peter Roebuck.  An elegant, yearly affair, the first weekend is sold out, but there are still a few limited spots available for the weekend of April 12th and 13th.
Check out these wine-inspired selections paired with flights from the Vine Club shipment…
Artisan Whites Select
Almost "Unoaked" Chardonnay 2012 - paired with Maple and Ginger Pork Belly on Toast with Pickled Pear Jam
Charval 2013 - paired with Smoked Mushroom Tartlet / George's Mill Chèvre / Aged Balsamic
#SocialSecret White 2012 - paired with Serrano Ham wrapped Melon with Citrus Thyme Creme Fraiche
Artisan Reds Select
Bin 11 Red 2012 - paired with Cherry BBQ pork / Pink Peppercorn Polenta
Long Bomb 6th Edition 2012 - paired with Wine Kitchen Pimento Cheese with Flatbread Fennel Crisp
Bin 4 Red 2008 - paired with Short Rib Meatball/ Brioche Crouton/ Charred Tomato Sauce
Artisan Winemaker’s Select
Almost “Unoaked” Chardonnay 2012 - paired with Maple and Ginger Pork Belly on Toast with Pickled Pear Jam
Bin 11 Red 2012 - paired with Cherry BBQ pork / Pink Peppercorn Polenta
Long Bomb 6th Edition 2012 - paired with Wine Kitchen Pimento Cheese with Flatbread Fennel Crisp
April 12th, and 13th
Seatings at 12:00pm and 3:00pm
21 and over, please.
*Flights include Winemaker's Artisan Whites, Winemaker's Artisan Reds, and Winemaker's Select.
We shall be closed on Sunday, April 20th for the Easter Holiday.  We hope that the Easter Bunny brings everyone some nice wine to go along with a wonderful Easter meal.
We know that the music doesn't start until June, but we just couldn't wait that long to get the word out.  Our Concert schedule is up and ready to ROCK!!!  Check out the schedule here and get your tickets today!  Come out and rock out, LoCo-style!

2012 Single Vineyard Wines Release
On May 18, the third Sunday in May, we'll be releasing our 2012 Single Vineyard Wines.  We know that you've been waiting so very patiently, so here is the big payoff!  Pick up 2012 Nevaeh White and 2012 Nevaeh Red, as well as 2012 #SocialSecret White and 2012 #SocialSecret Red.  Tasty!  Coming from one of Jordan’s favorite vintages, these are some of the best balanced wines we have seen to date.  The prolonged and generally mild 2012 season resulted in wines with vibrant acidity, massive flavor concentration, moderate alcohol and beautifully ripe tannins.  Easily lasting 10+ years, there will be limited amounts of the Single Vineyard wines initially available.  First come, first served!
Riedel Tasting - June 1, 2014 1:00 pm
Early birds get the wine!  On Sunday, June 1, one of our most in-demand events will be happening once again.  Come see for yourself how the different shapes and sizes of glasses affect your perception of the wines you are drinking.  It truly is one of life’s “Aha” moments!  Most people question the concept until they see it for themselves.
The tasting will be at our Lakeside Pavilion, and will include a tasting of several of our wines as we show how they are affected by the different stems.  It will also include four different stems to take home with you from the Riedel Vinum Collection - Bordeaux/Cabernet, Burgundy/Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc/Dessert Wine, and Montrachet/Chardonnay!
This event usually fills up very fast, so don’t delay in making reservations!
$65.00 per person - Includes:
  • Tasting of 4 Tarara wines
  • One Riedel stemware set consisting of 4 popular wine glasses from the Vinum collection: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Dessert Wine and Montrachet (Chardonnay).   Retail - $119.00
  • Instructive Tasting from a Riedel Representative and Jordan Harris
  • A Super Awesome time hanging out drinking fine wine with some cool people
We will also be able to pre-order extra stemware at the event at their lowest regular retail prices (not the promotional price of this event and please note that we will not be able to offer our Vine Club discount at these low prices).
  • $50.00 per pair of stems if purchased individually for any of the four.
  • $100.00 for the set of all four.
  • You will also be able to order other styles , including Riesling, Viognier/Chardonnay, Oaked Chardonnay, Vintage Champagne, Water and Martini at the same lowest retail prices.
Query the Second
What was beginning to bud around this time a quarter of a century ago?  Hint: It's something delicious and special that will be specially showcased at this year's Fine Vine event.  Submit your guesses via Facebook or Twitter!  
The Definition of Potential