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Olema Holiday Gift Guide

The season of giving has arrived! Looking for the perfect gift for friends, family, coworkers and clients? We’ve got you covered with the Olema Holiday Gift Collection. Wine gifts for every palate, at every price point, and all with shipping included. Read on for our recommendations on what to gift this year—and use code OLEMAGIFTS

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Olema Pinot Noir on grapes

A Day in the Life of Harvest

Harvest 2022 for Olema Wines is coming to a close—so we wanted to take you behind the scenes and into the cellar for a peek at a day in the life of Olema harvest. It starts in the vineyard… 5:00 am We start many harvest days, and days leading up to harvest, with crisp early

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Fall Tablescape

Best Wines & Pairings for Fall

With some late summer heat waves in California to kick off September and the 2022 Olema harvest in full swing, we’re looking ahead to some beautiful fall weather — and all the flavors that come with it. So we’ve gathered a few of our favorite fall recipes from around the web. What wines pair best

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Grape Deep-Dive: Chardonnay

  … or as we like to say, chardon-yay. The most versatile of grape varieties, this white wine grape is one of the most popular wines for a reason. It’s the most widely planted white grape variety in California (over 93,000 acres as of the 2018 California grape acreage report!) and can be made in

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Summer Wine & Food Pairings Guide

Summer’s Here! From BBQs to beach day, summertime is one of the most fun seasons to pop a chilled bottle of wine. Wondering which wines pair with summer? We’ve got you covered. Best Wines for Summer (and Which Foods to Pair!) Olema Sauvignon Blanc + Cheese and Charcuterie Board Sauvignon Blanc is all about acidity

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Best Wines for Spring

Spring has sprung! We’re celebrating warm weather and cold glasses of wine with our favorite spring sips.  Best Wines for Spring Olema Sparkling Brut Rosé Cremant de Loire ($20) With lively bubbles and great acidity, sparkling wines is the perfect wine for springtime. What to pair with sparkling wines? We love this crémant with a

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A Tale of Two Rosés

We’re firm believers that every season is rosé season. From goat cheese and arugula salad in the spring to grilled salmon in the summer, and from fried chicken in the fall to festive apps during the holidays, there’s always an occasion to uncork a bottle of crisp, fruit-driven and perfectly balanced rosé.  To make the

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Cranberry Wine Spritz

  Looking for the ultimate wine cocktail? Look no further: this Cranberry Wine Spritz is our go-to way to elevate this classic drink. The secret is to start with a delicious white wine that doesn’t break the bank. The more refreshing acidity, the better.   Ingredients & Directions: In a wine glass or cocktail shaker, pour

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Gifts that Give Back

Last Minute Holiday Gifting with Olema and The Perfect Provenance You made the list, you checked it twice, but no matter how much planning you put into the holidays there’s always the adrenaline rush that comes with last minute gifting. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!  At Olema, we love gifting wine but we also

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Holiday Gathering and Gifting

Share the Bounty of the Season with Aplat and Olema With our grape harvest coming to an end, we’re looking forward to the upcoming holiday season with family and friends. As we look for creative ways to appreciate the hosts at our holiday gatherings, we sat down with Shujan Bertrand, founder of San Francisco-based Aplat, to

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The Sonoma Safari Getaway

Wild in Wine Country It’s not something you would expect to see in Northern California wine country – upon entering Safari West, visitors are immediately transported into an exotic world reminiscent of east Africa. Come through their gates to a captivating tapestry of raw sounds and earthy smells; a magic place with the sights and

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Napa Valley Local Favorite

Meet Jude Wilmoth and Meagan Rounds Owners of Cook St. Helena With the long awaited and much anticipated reopening of California on June 15th, we sat down with Jude Wilmoth and Meagan Rounds chef/owners of one of our favorite local restaurants, Cook St. Helena to chat about their passion, perseverance, community and on surviving the

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How to Select the Perfect Wedding Wines

LA Event Planner Anne Wilner Shares Her Tips for Selecting Crowd Pleasing Wines (photo credit courtesy of Miranda Morgan @mirandaleemorgan) It’s HERE…Breakout the dance shoes, cue the band…Wedding season is upon us! Whether you are the happily engaged couple or a budget conscious FOB, selecting the perfect lineup of wines for your special day can

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The Ultimate Sonoma County Getaway

Our Guide to the Ultimate Sonoma Getaway From sleeping next to a Redwood forest at AutoCamp Russian River, to a private wine tour in West Wine Tour’s refurbished VW Van, to a luxury picnic for two by CaliPicnics, we have curated an Ultimate Sonoma County Getaway that brings together the very best of wine country hospitality.

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Hello Rosé Season!

Olema’s Olema Côtes de Provence Rosé has arrived! Use code HELLOROSE for $10 flat-rate shipping on 12+ bottles After a long, not so social winter, the change in weather, revival of outdoor dining, blossoming of flowers, and most importantly, beginning of Rosé season has never been so welcomed! Even better, Olema wines is making it

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Making Scents of Wine for Mother’s Day

If you’ve ever been wine tasting, you know the cardinal rule—no perfume. It’s a known fact that the scent will overwhelm the aromas of the wine, right? With the help of our friends at Napa Soap Company, we’re putting this rule to rest with our Mother’s Day wine and soap pairing gifts —proving that with

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Celebrate Easter and Passover Brunch with Olema Wines

Looking for a little spring entertaining inspiration? Join Olema Winemaker Jesse Fox in the kitchen for his favorite spring brunch recipes paired with Olema wines. When your winemaker also happens to be a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef and worked under Chef Thomas Keller at the French Laundry, you look to him for all things food

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Uncork for a Cause

Do Good While Drinking Great Wine Play Ball with The Bellinger Family Foundation, Uncork for a Cause and Amici Cellars With Major League Baseball Spring Training in full swing, we’re celebrating America’s favorite pastime by partnering with The Bellinger Family Foundation and Uncork for a Cause to create an exceptionally good wine that helps to

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Drink...Eat...Play: Olema’s Guide to a Perfect Sonoma County Getaway

Pack your picnic, a couple govinos and your go-to bottle of Olema wine as you head out to explore the beaches, vineyards and trails of Northern California’s scenic Sonoma County. #DrinkEatPlayOlema Photo credit: @WineCountryChick As we look to the warmer months of spring and summer as inspiration to soak up the great outdoors, Sonoma County

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From France with Love

What makes Provence rosé Provence rosé? Meet Jean Compeyrot, our partner in Provence who helps us produce our Côtes de Provence Rosé. Jean talks with us about his inspiration, meeting Olema proprietor John Harris in Bordeaux, their quest to produce an authentic rosé from the birthplace of French rosé, terroir, family and celebrating an important

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Need Valentine’s Day Inspiration? Olema Wines + Volo Chocolate Pairings

Complete your Valentine’s Day with Olema wines paired with bean-to-bar Sonoma County chocolate. Whether you’re planning a cozy night in with your sweetie or you’re in search of the perfect gift for a loved one who you haven’t seen in while, it’s safe to say we all need a little extra love this Valentine’s Day.

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