How to properly use a waiter style corkscrew.
July 09, 2020/0 Comments/by ABV
Valenzano Winery uses a synthetic style cork on many of our wines. Synthetic corks have the advantage of never containing TCA (cork taint), so a bad cork will never cause our wines to spoil. The disadvantage of a synthetic cork is that they tend to be more stiff than natural corks at colder temperatures. For this reason we recommend the following when uncorking a bottle:
- We always encourage everyone to experience the pleasure of properly using a waiter style corkscrew. We highly recommend the Crescendo Corkscrew by Franmara. We believe this is the best screw ever made and can be purchased from Amazon for under $9.00
- Do not leave wines at cold temperature for a long time. Cool is fine, cold stiffens the cork considerably. Your best bet is to uncork a bottle and then chill it on ice. If you want to chill the wine first try not to ice the cork. The colder the cork is - the more firm it will become and you risk chipping the neck of the bottle if you do not use proper form.
- Even with a cold cork, you should always be able to easily uncork a bottle when using proper form. Remember to use your thumb to hold the lever in place as shown in the video below.
- Don't worry if you 'screw' up. Just bring your damaged bottle or corkscrew to the winery and we will replace it for you free of charge and give you a quick in-person tutorial on how to easily open any bottle of wine.
Now Open For Curbside Pickup!
March 26, 2020/0 Comments/by Shaun Conti
We are now offering curbside pickup. Order online and pick up at the front door.
Hours: Thursday-Sunday 11:00am-3:00pm.
Instructions: Place order by selecting items from our online ordering app at www.toasttab.com/valenzano
Choose your pickup date/time. (11am-3pm Thursday-Sunday only)
Due to software limitations Rewards and VIP customers can not redeem points during the ordering process but any available rewards or points associated with your account will be applied when we process your order. Your credit card charge will be adjusted accordingly the same day. A final receipt with your reward discounts will be provided at pickup.
A tasting room employee will be notified of your order and will pack it up for you to pickup at our front door at your scheduled pickup time.
Use Promo Code: CURBSIDE10 for a 10% discount off $75 order or more.
Please click the following link to place your order:
Visit your app store and download the new Toast Takeout app.
Valenzano Winery Plans For Reopening
June 16, 2020/0 Comments/by ABV
WineHouse Weekends At Valenzano Winery’s Vintners Pavilion and Courtyard. Seating and Tables are limited due to social distancing requirements therefore RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
Each evening will have a cover charge dependent upon
what we are able to offer regarding, wine, food and
entertainment. Reservations can be made from www.purplepass.com/#u15567