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Ruby Hill Winery
May 31, 2024 | Ruby Hill Winery

Introducing the Winemaker's R&D Collection

We are proud to announce an all-new exclusive collection at Ruby Hill Winery. Available only at our annual R&D Release parties, the Winemaker’s R&D Collection will feature two new, rare, and distinct wines you can’t get anywhere else. The ticketed release party offers a peek into the mind and process of your favorite winemaker as we unveil two single-lot wines created exclusively for this event. The debut R&D release is a Free Run Chardonnay and a Malbec. These wines will be made only once and are only available at our R&D Release! Only 65 tickets are available, so secure yours today. Read on for more info about the philosophy behind the R&D collection, and what makes the wines in this release so special. 

About the Winemaker's R&D Collection

Every wine you enjoy is part of a story. Each wine is a step in the process of creating the next wine, and it's time to invite our members into the excitement. On June 22nd, we will debut the first wines in our R&D collection, which will feature different single-lot wines each year. These rare and distinct wines showcase our ongoing commitment to uncover the marvelous potential of our estate vineyard and create wines that continuously improve. 

2021 Malbec

We planted our Malbec vines five years ago, and the fruit has reached the superb quality we pursue. This vintage was carefully crafted to emphasize this excellence, and aged in oak for thirty months before bottling. Only 20 cases of this Malbec were produced, so each bottle is a piece of Ruby Hill history—available only in the R&D Release. 

2022 Free Run Chardonnay

A "Free Run" Chardonnay is the cream of the crop of Chardonnay production. Right after harvest, the "Free Run" is whatever comes out of the press naturally, before the fruit is squeezed. A Free Run Chardonnay has a fresh and crisp tartness, with a floral aromatic character you can't get from a standard Chardonnay. To preserve its delicate profile, we treated it in neutral French oak. 

Event Menu

We have selected several dishes to pair with the delicious nuances of the wines featured in this release of the R&D Collection. The menu will include: herb roasted chicken, wild mushroom risotto, seasonal vegetables, caesar salad, and tiramisu. In addition to the R&D Release wines, we will be pouring Jewel Cabernet Sauvignon from our library (2019 vintage), our ultra-exclusive Odyssey Red Wine, and barrel tastings of next year’s R&D release: a co-ferment red blend and a post ferment red blend. We welcome you to enjoy this luscious symphony of flavors.

Members: You're invited to the Release Party of our all-new Winemaker's R&D Collection!

 Click here to secure your ticket and join us Saturday June 22nd, 6:30-9:30 at the Ruby Hill Winery Tasting Room. 

Each ticket includes admission and dinner for two and the four-bottle R&D Release: two bottles of Malbec & two Free Run Chardonnay, which will be available for tasting at the event alongside other specially curated wines. 

Questions? Contact Us. Telephone: 925-931-9463  |  Email: info@rubyhillwinery.net



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