December 22, 2017




To all our amazing clients and friends...

Whether you are a long-time client of The Vine or new to our realm, we truly appreciate your support. You have many options when ordering wine, and we take your decision to choose The Vine as an acknowledgement that we're on the right path.

Over the past 18 years we have worked hard to earn your trust. We have never tried to be 'everything to everyone', but we have tried very hard to be the best at what we do. We bring you a focused selection of independent wineries, and we work hard to offer an exceptional level of customer service. Because our unique portfolio of wines has been personally selected by our founders (Anne & Rob), it refects our taste and our ideals. If you like one of our wines, of course we hope that you'll try more of them. You might find that your taste and our taste are aligned.

So many of the wonderful people at the wineries we represent have become good friends. We’ve been working with some of them for many years – Nicolis, Cocci Grifoni and Philip Togni for 17 years! – and many others for almost as long. We are humbled and honoured by the trust they have shown us. We also note that while our team has grown, we’re especially honoured that Cindy, Jodie, Erin, Maya, Frank, Mark, Lauren, Mike and Rita have each been with us for more than 10 years now. Sabina & Chris are only months away from that milestone.

Winegrowing can be a very challenging vocation in this time era of unpredicatable weather resulting from climate change, and in 2017 many of the world's wine regions experienced negative effects of extreme weather (heat, drought, hail...). However, we want to make special note of the wildfires that ravaged Northern California in October. Many of our friends in Sonoma and Napa were impacted, several suffered severe damage, and people who work at many wineries and related businesses experienced significant losses. In the aftermath of the fire, we lost a dear friend, Mark Bixler founding partner of Kistler Vineyards. There will be a long path to recovery for many people, and our thoughts are with them.

From all of us at The Vine, we wish you Happy Holidays, a very Merry Christmas, and best wishes for a Happy, Healthy, Safe New Year.

In vino veritas.