Latest News (November 2015) – As of November 1st our new wines have been released, including a 2011 Reserve these wines represent our 2012 vintage, an excellent year for us in the Woof’n Rose vineyards. Please read more about these new wines and a limited number of previous wines still available under the ‘Our Wines’ section of this site.
If you are wondering about coming vintages, the 2013 wines are aging nicely and will be bottled in the spring for November 2016 release, the 2014 wines will follow a year later and if things go well will include a new surprise varietal. Both 2014 and 2015 suffered from the drought with lower yields, but we are hoping that this will ultimately translate into some very intense and complex wines.
On a north facing hillside overlooking the Ramona Valley AVA sits Woof’n Rose Winery and its vineyards. Stephen and Marilyn Kahle own and operate the vineyard and winery with help from three sons and their respective families. The Kahles love of dogs, and rose bushes surrounding the winery, give a clue as to how aptly the winery is named.
Woof’n Rose makes all of its wines from Ramona Valley grapes, most estate grown on premises. Annual production is 300 to 350 cases per year. The specialty is Cabernet Franc, but the small vineyards also include all of the other classic Bordeaux varietals, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, and Petit Verdot, as well as Grenache Noir and Alicante Bouschet; the wines reflect these varietals and blends comprised of them. When you visit Woof’n Rose Winery for tasting you will sit on an outdoor veranda, overlooking the vineyards and the Ramona Valley, and will chat directly with the owners who double as grower, winemaker, and marketer.
Woof’n Rose’s invitation to you is to enjoy the view, conversation, and
Please sip our wine in your quality time,
Time to smell the roses,
Time to kiss puppy noses!