Fall: Celebrate Our One Year!
It’s been busy here at Thibido Winery; we’re celebrating our one-year anniversary, sharing in some new experiences, and we continue to collaborate with and support our community. We’re grateful for all of you this season — your consistent support has buoyed us through the year and thrilled us to no end.
A Year In Review
How quickly a year goes! Thibido Winery launched in October 2021 as the global pandemic drew to a close and Josh & I wrapped up our first harvest of the long-awaited Thibido Estate Vineyard. We shared our website and our wines with the world and it’s been a whirlwind ever since. Of course, we couldn’t possibly list them all but a few highlights include hosting guests at private tasting appointments, sharing our wines at Paso’s Wine Fest, scoring a 94 with The Bedfellow in Wine Enthusiast, and throwing an anniversary bash for club members in October. We’re looking ahead to a bright future as we release four new estate wine this May. We truly believe that growing and making wine is a magical gift and we hope you feel that magic whenever you uncork a bottle of Thibido wine, especially this holiday season.
Wine Club Release
We celebrated our one-year anniversary with an intimate member release party in the winery. Kelleco Project Catering brilliantly paired our newest releases with passed appetizers like local oyster “shots” and melted Bellavitano raviolis. Guests were treated to an array of Thibido wines as well as a few barrel samples. Members received the exclusive, new 2021 Just Because Syrah in their club pack alongside The Bedfellow 2020 and First Date 2021. Already earning a reputation for surprise and delight, Just Because Syrah is made in a creative carbonic fermentation by co-owner and winemaker, Josh Beckett. This latest 2021 vintage features a longer extended fermentation period, ten weeks in the anaerobic fermentor. The extended fermentation enhanced every flavor and aroma in this Syrah. Whole clusters soaking in their own juice during fermentation improved tannins while also increasing the wine’s longevity in your cellar.
Fall Wine Club
In October, we released the fall wine club set and members received the new 2021 Just Because Carbonic Syrah, First Date Grenache Blanc 2021, and 94 point-winner, The Bedfellow Syrah. Sign up as a member to receive our newest wines, up to a 20% discount on all wine purchases, and enjoy free shipping for a limited time.
Thibido + Thacher Winemaker Event
In true Paso spirit, our dear friends Michelle and Sherman Thacher, of Thacher Winery, invited us to share our wines at a dinner in their historic Kentucky Ranch Barn at the beginning of October. The 100 year old barn held sixty guests, cozily seated under twinkle lights and the watchful eyes of a family of barn owls tucked in the rafters. Guests dined on seafood soup, roast duck, lamb chops, and strawberry basil push-pops. It doesn’t get much more magical than that!
We shared two Syrahs we made from fruit grown by the Thachers on their Homestead Hill Vineyard: Just Because 2020 and The Bedfellow 2020. These wines are the product of the same pick of grapes, yet vinified in two completely different ways. We were thrilled to pour these wines for the Thacher dinner guests and they were received with immense enthusiasm. We look forward to future dinners with our wine friends in the Paso community. Watch our newsletters for details of upcoming events.
- Social Giveaway: We partnered with the fabulous and local FableRune in October to giveaway a few handcrafted bottles of Thibido and some handmade “Be Well” goodies. FableRune is a woman-owned company based in Los Osos, California and a force of beauty in earth-friendly ways that we admire. Want to enter our next giveaway? Please follow us @thibidowinery so you don’t miss a thing!
- Podcast Time: We’ve had the pleasure of meeting some cool podcast people and to share our story this year. On The Road With Mr. CA Wine, Exploring the Wine Glass, and a local favorite, Consumed with Jaime Lewis, due to drop December 1.
- Big Sky: Bozeman, Montana, here we come! Josh and I are excited to make an appearance at Single Barrel Bozeman to pour our wines, currently available for sale in the shop. Hope to meet some new and old fans on Friday, November 12 while we are there.
- Come Taste! A Paso Pouring: Wednesday, November 30 — Piccolo Hotel’s Tetto Rooftop Bar hosts Thibido wines. Josh and I will be there to greet guests, pour and share details about our wines and our story. We love the rooftop views here and look forward to seeing you there to sip and savor.