Announcements: updated 12/16/13
Our winter hours begin again Jan 1 2014. We will be open Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays only. We are more than willing, however, to open up during the week for anyone who calls to make an appointment.
Sunday Happy Hour
With the coming of our winter hours, we will be re-instituting the Sunday Happy Hour from 6 - 7PM. To reduce the amount of leftover open tasting bottles of wine at the end of the day on Sunday (which we would have to dispose of in an unpleasant manner!),we will be offering 1/2 price glasses of wine from 6 - 7 PM. At 7:00 PM we will have a super sale to anyone who would like to take any remaining partial bottles home!
Come experience these new wines at A Gust of Sun, now available in the tasting room!
Winemakers' Reserve Dry Vignoles 2012
Semi Sweet Vignoles 2012
Sweet Westies Spice 2011
Cabernet Franc (Reserve) 2011
Coming in early 2014:
Cody's Cabernet Franc
Jewell's Cabernet Franc
Abbey's Cabernet Franc
The Solar Winds Wine Club
Our wine club is growing and is over 75 members strong! What is the Solar Winds Wine Club? If you love A Gust of Sun wines, then it is a bargain to join:
- Get a free tasting for you + 4 guests every month of the year
- 5% off all purchases (except artwork). This 5% is on top of any other discounts or sales we may be offering.
- Invitations to exclusive Solar Winds Wine Club events, plus free or reduced admission to A Gust of Sun ticketed public events.
- Once a year, special birthday or anniversary coupons
- Ability to book the winery facilities for private functions at 1/2 the public rate.
- Special January super sales for members only
So what's the catch?
Solar Winds members buy 6 bottles of wine selected by the winemakers in October and 6 bottles again in April.
They get these bottles at a 10% discount. The cost of the 6 bottles usually ranges from $90 - $120. Members can choose to be part of the "Dry" club, the "Sweet" club,or the "Mixed" club. They can also specify if they want "All reds" or "All whites" or "Mixed." In joining the club, one agrees to remain a member for a minimum of 1 year. After 1 year of active membership, a member can suspend their membership for 6 months for whatever personal reasons they deem necessary (loss of income, pregnancy, etc.) & rejoin later with no penalty.
We do carry snack foods and nonalcoholic beverages for sale at the winery. Snack foods include potato chips, pretzels, trail mix, sunflower seeds, and apple chips. Other beverages include Saratoga & Poland Spring water, 4 varieties of Snapple, Grape juice, Jack Nicklaus lemonades, pop, and ViB. Customers are welcome to bring in their own food & non-alcoholic beverages.
"Tasting Plus" now available. For $5 sample 5 wines plus 5 special chocolates made to pair with that wine.
Wine & Chocolate pairings available in the "Tasting Plus":
Rieslings & SOTP - Milk Chocolate w/ Peach & Apricot
Chardonnay & Late Harvest Vignoles - Dark Chocolate w/ Hazelnut & Almond
Three Westies White - Milk Chocolate w/ Pear & Grapefruit
Trismegistus & RIB - Dark Chocolate w/ Blackberry, Raspberry & Cherry
Niagaras - Milk Chocolate w/ Madras Curry, Orange Peel, & Coconut
Dry Diamond - White chocolate w/ Citrus Blossom, Cinnamon & Nutmeg
Sweet Diamond - White chocolate w/ Key Lime & Coconut
Cabernet Franc - Dark Chocolate with Cranberry & Pomegranate
Our upstairs lounge is open for our customers' enjoyment! It has a small serving bar with bar seating, two living room style seating areas, two barrel tables with bar stools, books & board games, a computer and projector, blue ray player, and stereo. Come check it out! The lounge will open to the public most of the time during business hours, but can be booked for private functions.
Want to book the winery for private functions? Click the "Private Events" tab at the top of the page for pricing information.