December 2016
As we get ready for our Open House and the Christmas celebrations, we take time to reflect and appreciate all of our wonderful customers and friends who have helped to make Royal Rabbit a success.  We are fortunate to have fun, thoughtful and knowledgeable customers who bring joy to the tasting room every time they visit.  We are also fortunate to have great staff and volunteers and good friends who believe in our dream and help us to make it a reality.  We know without all of you, Royal Rabbit would not exist.  We hope you will stop in during the holidays for a tasting or at quick glass of wine and raise a glass with us to celebrate the holidays. May all your days this holiday season be merry and bright.
Linda and Roy Albin


Saturday, December 3, 2016
11:30 - 5:30

At the Winery
Royal Rabbit will kick off the holiday season with our annual Christmas open house. It's our gift to you of free wine tastings, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, and discounts on wine.  Now will be the time to stock up on your favorite wine for yourself and for gifts. Discounts are as follows:
10% off 3 bottles or more
15% off 6 bottles or more
   20% off 12 bottles or more

We will also have half price glasses of wine at $3.00 a glass.  Now is the time to try that wine you've been curious about.  Don't forget a Royal Rabbit gift Card makes a nice stocking stuffer! Also our local Artists will have paintings for sale.  

Treat Yourself Royally and Celebrate the holidays with us!

WINE 101
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Tasting Room

We will be comparing the 2013 and 2014 Duke, our Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc blend.The difference between the two is the amount of Merlot that is blended into the Duke.  In 2013 Roy blended 7% Merlot and in 2014 he increased the Merlot to 20%.  
Which one will you prefer?.

Friday, January 20
6:00 – 8:00pm

Royal Rabbit Vineyards
Buy Tickets Here!
Paint like a Master Artist!!! Its Easy
Who will be the featured artist?
Through the guidance of your art instructor you will be taught how to see a painting in a new way. Your instructor will simplify the creative process to give you the confidence to paint like a master artist.
Join in on the most creative fun-filled evening, where you can socialize with your friends, drink wine and learn to paint a master piece.

No prior Art Training needed. Just bring yourself, your friends and be prepared to discover how truly amazing your creativity is!
Cost: $40.00
Party Includes:
ART Instructions and all materials to paint
16"x 20" acrylic painting
Glass of Royal Rabbit Wine
Discounted wine by the glass & the bottle
Instructor: Master Artist Ange Bentivegna

This class sells out quickly, so make your reservations early.


From the Winemaker
The 2016 harvest is in and the wine is starting to mature so tonight we are working one of our remaining 2015 red wines the Barone.  My merry group of volunteers will be Samantha, who is working towards part ownership, Terri, our super employee both knowledgeable and cute, Scott, Terri's hubby, Crystal, granddaughter extraordinaire and tasting room decorator  

The only thing we like better than wine is really excellent food and wine and the holidays are a great reason to go looking for new recipes. The 2 that have caught our attention this are: and

We have tried the first and it was as good as it looked - the combination of Cherry for fruit flavors and the rich nuttiness of sherry along with the other ingredients were wonderful and even better the second day.  I am looking forward to trying the hazelnut rosemary and caramel tart- the distinct flavor of hazelnuts along with the sweetness and distinct herbal flavor of fresh rosemary may even give my all time favorite (Pecan Pie) a run for its money.

If you like these let us know. If you have a recipe that pairs well with wine or features wine as an ingredient, please share it.



Christmas Open House
Saturday, December 3, 2016
At the Winery

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