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Play ball, drink wine and have fun!

Hello baseball fans and wine enthusiasts! 

It has been a while since my last blog, however, I am renewing my commitment to writing new posts on a regular basis. 

First thing first… BASEBALL!

I have been receiving many calls from my ol’ scouting buddies these past few weeks.  It would seem everyone, including me, wants to talk about the 2010 Amateur Draft.   I am looking forward to taking a mini break from farming to follow the Amateur Draft on MLB.com/draft on June 7, 8, 9th. 

In fact, this summer season will be full of baseball for me, thanks in part to my wife and daughter working diligently on getting Rio Seco’s baseball wines into California minor league baseball parks:  including Grand Slam, a Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah blend.  Clubhouse Red, which consists of predominately Paso Robles Zinfandel, and our flagship Bordeaux Blend: the MVP Reserve, made with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot.   Look for Rio Seco Baseball Blends at your next California minor league game, especially all you Visalia Rawhide fans!

We will be pouring at the Visalia Rawhides ballpark on Saturday, July 10th from 5 p.m.-8p.m.  This is a great excuse for me to do my “wine job” while also catching a game at the Rawhide’s newly renovated ballpark. 

Just a reminder Rio Seco’s guest accommodation, recently dubbed “the clubhouse” is booking up quickly for the summer season.  Reservations can be made by phone at (805) 237-8884.  Come out and enjoy Paso Robles’ beautiful wine country, excellent Rio Seco wine and chat baseball with the resident old goat… me!

Exciting new summer release!  I have made Rio Seco’s first White Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé.  It will be a sure way for the wives to enjoy an afternoon ball game, as it is an easy summer sippin’ wine! 

That is about it for now.  Hope to see you all at the minor league ballparks or at the “clubhouse” guest accommodation this summer.  Until next time… play ball, drink wine and have fun!


Grand Slam Is A Winner

Rio Seco's Grand Slam proves to be a hit with the locals. This smooth blend is made of  100% Estate grown grapes 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Syrah.
Stop by and give it a try. Tom Hinkle is available for barrel tasting and tours by appointment. Call Carol at 805 237-8884. Tasting Room is open 7 days a week from 11.00-5.00.

In addition to our Grand Slam; Our All Star Line Up includes Clubhouse Red and MVP.


March Madness

Exciting Upcoming Events

Hello Club Rio and Friends!
Our sports enthusiasts are happy these days with Olympic Gold, Spring Training, and March Madness to keep them occupied!  Hope everyone will enjoy these events but save some of that enthusiasm for wine tasting! 

30% Off Baseball Wines & Free Shipping Thru March 31
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3 Pack $42.00 + tax
'05 Clubhouse Red
, '05 Grand Slam,
and '04 MVP 

Case Specials Thru March 31
Super Savings & Free Shipping

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Clubhouse Red $100 + tax
Grand Slam $150 + tax
MVP $250 + tax
(tax applies to California residents only) 


Please join us as we celebrate Zinfandels at our annual Club Rio reception, Friday evening, March 19th, 6-9 p.m. Food, wine, barrel samples, Zinfandel Ports, and fun are complimentary for our Club Members and Guests...come one, come all!  The Library Wine Tasting (optional) will feature a vertical line-up of six memorable Zinfandels dating back to 2000 for a nominal fee ($5.00). The evening is always a highlight for a friendly gathering here at RIO SECO. Case discounts and specials all weekend too!  Hope you can join us throughout the weekend for food,fun,and friendly people!
"Viva Las Vegas" Casino Night & BBQ
On Saturday, March 27th, 5-10 p.m. RIO SECO will be hosting a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life.  Tickets are $30.00 pp and includes $100 in script plus your BBQ.  The fantastic and favorite band FUNK:30 will play for your enjoyment!  Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Texas Hold 'Em, Bingo and two 50/50 drawings will keep everyone busy - Lots of great gifts! All proceeds will benefit this very worthy cause.  Call the winery for more information or tickets (805) 237-8884, or call Janice (805) 423-2238/Ginger (805) 460-6722 with any other questions. Hope to see all of you join us for the fun! Thank you for your support!
Diamond Club Shipments
Yes, it's that time of year again for Doubles, Triples, Home Run and Hit for the Cycle club members to get their March 2010 shipment.  Pick ups are available at the winery on Zinfandel Festival weekend or for shipping beginning March 22nd.  Hope all shipping addresses and credit card information is up to date - call the winery with any updates or changes. 
Thanks again for your continued friendship and support!


PitMasters Playoff On Harvest Festival Weekend

We celebrated Harvest Festival Weekend with our PitMasters Playoff, a benefit for Supplies for Soldiers and the American Cancer Society. Thanks Everyone for your generous donations and support. Everyone had a fantastic time. First place went to Gregg Wangard for his Slow Smoked Salmon/Fire Roasted Jalapeno Aioli/Crispy Crostini.


Tom Hinkle Discusses The Next Play With Detroit Tigers

Two of Rio Seco Winery's ardent fans pose for a photo opportunity with Tom Hinkle, veteran baseball scout turned winemaker of Paso Robles, Ca. Tom focuses his wine making efforts on crafting  European style blends. Tom's wines include MVP, Grand Slam, Vio Rio and The Guard. The Hinkle's planted 31 acres of Cabernet, Zinfandel, Cab Franc, Rousanne, Vigonier and Merlot in 1997. Implementing their philosophy of natural fermentation, no additives and the best fruit give Rio Seco Winery a well respected name on the Central Coast for fine wines. The Hinkles personally invite you to visit them for tasting and tour of the vineyard. They are open seven days a week. Visit www.riosecowine.com for more information.