Coming! New Wines In April
New Vintage: Get Ready to Savor Our Handmade Wines
We can’t wait to release our newest wines in April! As you know, we started Thibido Winery in October 2021 with just two wines on offer. This year marks our first full production vintage with our estate vineyard 100% online and we’ve got a whole new lineup of wines for you to get to know better.
Through attentive, organic farming Josh has spent the past five years nurturing our small vineyard to grow beautiful wines in Paso Robles’ Willow Creek District. We’ll share newly released wines in April and again in October to club members first. Every wine we made is fewer than 55 cases. And here’s our shameless plug; we recommend joining one of our clubs to try these handmade wines before they sell out. LEARN MORE
Behind The Labels
Creating the labels and names for our newest wines was an exciting experience for both Josh and me. Every wine has a different personality, back story and individual characteristics that lend themselves to a unique name and label design.
Our first Syrah Grenache co-ferment, named “Future Crossings,” is made entirely from estate fruit and includes some whole cluster fermentation in concrete. The label art features tractor tire marks and pays homage to the two grape varietals co-fermented from our estate vineyard. “Future Crossings” is a creative twist on the signature Paso Robles Syrah that reflects the true terroir of our rocky vineyard soil.
A Second Date?
We’re proud of our award-winning Grenache Blanc, “First Date,” made in the Terra Cotta Amphora, and its success in our first two vintages. This year, Josh is changing things up with a new varietal, Vermentino, grown mostly in Italy and France. The Paso Ono Vineyard is recognized for growing high quality white wine grapes, including a few pristine acres of Vermentino. Josh was lucky enough to procure fruit from the vineyard this year and experiment with a completely new grape. Our little amphora produced just 30 cases of this wine, layered with citrus fruits, enhanced minerality, herbal notes, and low alcohol, we’ve deemed this wine “Second Date.”
Woman-Owned and Influenced
Did you know that we’re a woman-owned brand? Our name, Thibido, is an ode to Josh’s mom and her philanthropic family. We champion women and their influence and Josh and I are also raising two of them in this world. An old picture of our daughters led us to naming our Carignan blend “Carnala”. Carnala is a Latina term meaning friend, like a sister or “girlfriend”. The artwork on the label is an enhanced image of the one pictured (right).
What’s the back story of this picture? While we were traveling through Spain and the Canary Islands when the girls were little, they fell in love with fantastic Flamenco costumes for dancing, complete with Spanish fans. We snapped this picture of them posing in their outfits in Spain. It made the Christmas card that year! The wine behind the label is a challenging grape to grow and Josh worked tirelessly to produce this wine. Carignan originated in Spain and is known to be vulnerable and inclined to mildew. Carignan demands attention and when grown correctly, produces beautiful wine with bright red-fruit characteristics and savory flavors. Carnala is 55 cases of pure magic, mainly Carignan with a splash of Syrah and Mourvèdre.
One last plug to join a club level to enjoy discounts, special tastings and guarantee you get these wines before they’re gone.