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Archive for July, 2011

Announcing The 2010 Jarhead Chard

Friday, July 29th, 2011

One cannot live off red wine alone…After all, you have to mix in a little white wine once in a while!

In that spirit, we are pleased to announce the release of the 2010 Jarhead Chard, the successor to the inaugural 2009 vintage. We introduced Jarhead Chard to showcase our lighter side and offer a companion to our signature wine, Jarhead Red.

The 2010 Jarhead Chard comes from two of the Firestone family’s estate vineyards in Santa Barbara County—Kingsley Vineyard and the Curtis Estate. The grapes were picked in the cool morning hours to preserve fruit integrity and freshness. After gentle pressing, the wine was fermented in a combination of stainless steel and French oak to maintain crisp flavors and aromatics while bringing roundness to the palate. The wine was aged on the lees for enhanced textural richness.

Visit our online wine shop to purchase the 2010 Jarhead Chard, and consider enlisting in our wine club to ensure a steady supply of Jarhead wines.

Tee Off for A Good Cause

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Join us once again as we support the 4th annual Central Coast Toys for Tots Golf Tournament on September 9, 2011 at Monarch Dunes Golf Course in Nipomo on California’s Central Coast.

The festivities begin with breakfast at 9 a.m., followed by team pictures with the Los Angeles “Laker Girls.” Next, the Color Guard Marines will conduct a “Presentation of Colors,” and the tournament will tee off shortly thereafter at 11 a.m. The day concludes with a cocktail reception, silent auction and dinner, which will include Jarhead wines.

Your charitable donation of $195 includes all golf fees, as well as breakfast, lunch and dinner. Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve, which donates toys to children in need. For tournament information and registration, visit

Click here for more information on the national Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, and here for more information on the tradition of the Color Guard.