Summertime

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The pool is open, the barbecue’s out, the kids are home—it’s summertime and you need wine! A nice crisp white for by the pool, a rich Cabernet for the delicious items from the grill, or a limited library wine to enjoy on a summer evening.

Our recently released Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc are the perfect accompaniment for the warm weather! They are perfect for a refreshing pre dinner drink with cheese or a light summer salad.

What are some of your favorite ways to welcome the warm weather? We love using B.R. Cohn olive oils and vinegars for delicious summer salads! Here are a couple recipes to get you started: and check out our new Summer Salads Pinterest board!

Also gearing up for summer we have our first annual Summer Music Series starting on JUNE 14TH! This is an exciting complement to our Charity Fall Music Festival, featuring local Bay Area bands and taking place in the intimate setting of our Olive Grove. Join us in watching the sun set over beautiful Olive Hill Estate while listening to genres as varied as reggae and French fusion. Reggae band Simple Creation kicks us off in two weeks—get your tickets now!

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It’s barbeque time! Nothing goes better with grilled meats and veggies than a beautiful glass of Cabernet. There are very few wineries in the Sonoma Valley that produce an estate Cabernet, and we are one of the lucky few to have a distinct micro-climate that lends itself producing this varietal. With natural underground hot springs and nestled between Sonoma and Mayacamas Mountains, Olive Hill Estate is naturally buffered against coastal fog keeping it warm enough for growing our superb Cabernet.

Cabernet ripens later than many varietals, but because of our unique set-up we’re able to begin harvesting earlier than many Cabernet regions. This gives us a lot of control back at the winery, to craft a Cabernet that truly reflects our unique terroir. Our Cab is usually deep with well balanced tannins and tones of plum, cherry and black currant.
FoodandWine.com specifically suggests this recipe for grilled Lamb Chops to pair with Cabernet. Sounds perfect to us!

What’s New?
New right now in the tasting room, we are offering an elevated tasting experience through our Library wines! Take a journey through the history of Olive Hill Estate and two extraordinary periods of winemaking. This is only for a limited time as we have just a few cases left of our library selections! Library tastings are available by appointment only, call the tasting room 800-938-4064 ext 124 or email Amanda@brcohn.com to reserve your tasting today!

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