Folded Hills Hollywood & Vines Holiday Movie Wine Pairing Guide

It’s always magical at Folded Hills, but Christmas at the ranch is the most magical time of the year. During the holiday season, it is the perfect place to unplug and get festive! One of our favorite things to do over the holidays is cozy up in front of a huge fire, with a great glass of wine and a …

What’s The Point?

What is all this hoopla about high points in the wine industry? We, like most industry people, encourage folks to ignore “punctuations” and “accolades” as they are called, and drink what you like. However, you may have noticed that lately we have been shouting our scores from the rooftops. But what do they mean? We will tell you! But first...check ...

Best Wine Tools and Accessories: Our Top Ten

After a few years in the wine business, you can be sure Kim has found a few favorite wine tools to make her job easier. Kim has curated this list to be useful, durable, and well priced. We think these are some of the best wine tools and accessories you can buy, and they are definitely on our “must have” …

Decanting Wine, When, Why and How to Decant

DECANTING WINE You will notice in your wine shipments that we are recommending to decant the reserves for an hour or two before serving them. So many of you have said to us, “why decant?” or “I don’t have a decanter.” We decided to share with you our suggestions on decanters and the power of letting your wines aerate before ...

2017 Wine Awards and Tasting Notes

It’s November first!  Time to give thanks for all our blessings and to share some exciting news! We have some industry scores that we want to shout to the rooftops! We have had some amazing reviews from Robert Parker, Antonio Galloni,  and Wine & Spirits Magazine and now we are pinching ourselves over being named the 2017 California Winery to ...

What do Wine “Legs” Indicate?

What are the "Legs" in Wine? Legs? Love 'em! Wine Legs? The thought may conjure up the image of a sea of men in tuxedos, sipping and swirling the finest of wines, and concluding that yes indeed, "The wine is deep and pronounced with incredible legs," as they all concur, "Yes, indubitably." Fancy wine speak and flowery terms such as "wine legs" are ...

Celebrate the True Meaning of Labor Day

The True Meaning of Labor Day Labor day was established in 1894, back when a 70-hour work week was typical. Business owners and workers realized the need for more rest and time away from work. The holiday was established to honor and celebrate workers and the contributions they have made to our country. As time has gone on, an unbalanced ...

Event: Charity Tasting for Wine Club Members

Our First Ranch Event On Saturday Kim & Andy, on behalf of the Busch Family Foundation, welcomed Wine Club Members to their home at Folded Hills Ranch to benefit Storyteller’s Children Center. Chef Mark created a menu that perfectly complemented the Grenache and Syrah wines. Scrumptious, handmade nibbles included caramelized onion, roasted fig and blue cheese crostini, organic tomato and ...

What Causes Red Wine Headaches?

DO YOU SUFFER FROM RED WINE HEADACHES? Enjoying wine is one of life’s great pleasures, but the joy is fleeting once a headache starts. We are not talking about an “oh no, I drank too much” headache, but a sensitive reaction after even a small pour of red wine. Not all reactions are the same - headache, stuffy nose, flushed ...

Spanish Days Fiesta in Santa Barbara

¡VIVA LA FIESTA! Santa Barbara sure loves a party and a parade!  The first weekend in August is a city-wide celebration of Old Spanish Days.  Young and old alike take to the streets, the Mission, local churches and private homes to celebrate the town’s Spanish history roots. All over town, the weekend is a burst of color, music, and fun with ...