December is nearly upon us and since we know “it’s that time of year when the world falls in love” then it also means Indian Peak Vineyards Winery in Manton, which is just a short scenic drive from Chico, Red Bluff or Redding, California; is getting ready for our Annual Holiday Open House on December 2nd and 3rd from 12-5. This year is going to be the best one yet!
We like to think of our Holiday Open House as a great way to do a little early Christmas shopping from some wonderful artisan vendors, beat the crowds and perhaps the best thing of all is being able to do it all of this while sipping a glass of wine! I don’t know about you but drinking wine while I’m shopping is TOO good to pass up!
We will be serving treats of our own as well…Donna is making a double batch of her legendary Chicken Chardonnay Soup. For all of you who are in the know about this delectable soup, well clearly I don’t need to say anything but for those of you that haven’t eaten this yet, get ready to have one of the most flavorful and unforgettable food experiences ever! This soup’s main ingredients are butter, heavy cream and Fred’s Chardonnay…it also is loaded with chicken, carrots, onions, potatoes and mushrooms. The first time I tried this I nearly wept from the pleasure. Really.
We also will have holiday sweet treats for you to nibble on after your rapturous Chicken Chardonnay Soup experience. This year we are offering fantastic wine specials for those of you who want to give the gift of wine (which is really the best gift of all) to someone you love or just for yourself. Since we are serving our lovely soup we decided to offer our barrel fermented Chardonnay for our wine sale. This is a wonderful buttery chard with a hint of toasted oak. My favorite white wine for sure!
We also will have our luscious Donna’s Dessert Wine and others from our Wine List on special. This is really one of the best gifts for the season. Port wine is a wonderful treat anytime but especially during the holidays…seems so Dickens, doesn’t it? As great as this dessert wine is to sip, it’s also great for a sweet reduction sauce you can make easily that will go perfect with ice cream, cheesecake or a dense chocolate cake. Mmm…almost like a magic elixir.
Michele James Photography
We are happy to welcome Michele James Photography for all of you art lovers.
She comes from French Gulch and has a lovely collection of unique prints from around the North State, truly something for everyone this year.
See her work at: https://www.michelejamesphotography.com
Jim Rauch Leatherworks
We have Jim Rauch with his custom leatherworks.
Pick out the item of choice that you would like and h e will create a beautiful piece of leatherwork for your special someone.
Kathy Rauch will be here with her homemade one of a kind crafts such as you holiday centerpiece, etched glasses.
Randy Holbrook Pottery
Randy Holbrook will have his wonderful pottery on display for your holiday enjoyment.
You can travel just about anywhere in the United States and find a piece of his pottery. He does amazing work.
You can see some of his works at: http://holbrookstoneware.com
Fred, Donna & Family | Welcome to Our Winery
Fred and Donna Boots have been having this event at Indian Peak Vineyards in Manton for a number of years…they are wonderful hosts and go out of their way to make everyone feel at home, relaxed and part of the family. They have been making wine professionally 2004. They enjoy the lifestyle of entertaining all the lovely folks that take time out of their lives to come and taste some of Fred’s Delicious Wines.
Manton, California is a lovely little sleepy community that is located at the base of Mt. Lassen. It’s a great way to slip away out of the hectic bustling shopping crowds, drive up to the country and find your way to Indian Peak Vineyards Winery, where we will welcome you with smiles, home crafted gifts for your holiday shopping, wonderful wine and life changing Chicken Chardonnay Soup. So please mark the date on your calendars and make your way up to Manton and our Wine Tasting Room to sample our Annual Holiday Wines during our Open House on December 2nd and 3rd from 12-5…can’t wait to see your smiling faces at the Winery.