We began our very first wine sales in July 2018 when we released the first three wines from the 2016 Vintage: “Heart,” Petite Sirah, and Tannat. Heart Wood Cellars hosted our first Private Invitation Only Events and the ‘OHANA Wine Club was launched. The experiences our ‘OHANA, friends, and supporters shared about, and with our wines, helped us begin to build our brand awareness. The second release of 2016 Vintage Wines was at a Private Invitation Only Events in November of 2018. This release featured “Love,” Syrah, and an encore for “Heart.” Tannat, “Love,” and Syrah all sold out quickly as only one barrel of each was produced. There are a few cases of each in the Heart Wood Cellars Library.
During the harvest of 2018 we began to get calls from vineyards wanting to sell us some of their grapes as word of the quality of our wines begun to spread. We were fortunate to be able to work with many different varietals for the 2018 Vintage—all still in barrel—until we begin bottling these wines in the spring of 2020. There will be three different releases of four wines each starting in 2020 plus two brand new Port-Style Wines. We are looking forward to sharing these wines—which include a few surprises—as they begin to be released in the coming months.