Friday, February 24, 2012

The Wynns Return

Greetings all!

The Wynns recently contacted us and announced that they've finished their video from their Napa Valley trip. We'll let the video speak for itself, but with our cameo on House Hunters RV and now an endorsement from the Wynns, we can't help but feel as if we're skyrocketing toward stardom.

Here 'tis:

In other news, you guys should expect to receive the 2009 vintage Offering Letter next week via email.

Also, if you haven't checked out their story yet, do it:

Monday, February 13, 2012

Yes, more cycling

Here's the Karl Lawrence Cycling Team during our 4th annual Tour of Napa Valley. Yes, the rumors you've heard are most definitely true: the team's looking to expand and anyone is welcome to join us next August. You can choose routes of 30, 60, or 100 miles, and with the "Pasta Pig Out" in Ric's back yard the night before, you'll be sure to have the energy to finish whichever circle you choose.

Also, for another great "ride with Ric," consider coming to California on May 18 for the PCH ride from Carmel to San Simeon. It's 93 miles of shear beauty and excellent camaraderie. If you're interested, email for details.

Photo by Kerry Chambers.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Missourians Know Their Wine

Glen Johnson's from Kirkwood, Missouri and brought an entire Midwestern gang out to see us in Napa Valley. Both Glen and his wife, Debbie, are cyclists and were pretty jazzed to get a hold of KL cycle jersey.

Not only do they fit in with us from a cycling perspective, but let's just say they've been down with our wine since day one. They've been with us since the '94 vintage, which means they're only missing three years. They've collected so much of our wine that "The Karl Lawrence Corner" is the official title of a corner in their cellar.

Well, it feels pretty great to have a corner have named after us. Thanks, Glen and Debbie. See you next trip.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Soroptimist Crab Feed

Karl Lawrence has had a long running relationship with the St. Helena Soroptimist Club and its annual "Crab Feed." We're there every year because so many of our friends are loyal attendees... and the fact that it's long been known as the best party in town. Northern California rockers, Twice as Good, have kept the dance floor jumping for the last few years, and really know how set the mood for St. Helena's best seafood feast and charity auction.

Four years ago, Bob and Stacey Bressler set the all time highest bid at $6,200, for a Karl Lawrence party (which was, needless to say, most excellent). As this may be the last year that the combined Soroptimist Clubs host the Crab Feed, Karl Lawrence went all out.

So, this past saturday, long time friend and Karl Lawrence customer, Rodney Friedrich, purchased the Karl Lawrence lot of a nineteen bottle vertical of every vintage we've made, from 1991 to 2009. The lot also included a five year vertical of mags from 2001 to 2005.

All smiles, Rodney strikes a true collector's pose.

Karl Lawrence and the St. Helena Soroptimist have had many good times over the years. We're so sorry to see this good thing come to an end. We trust that what follows will be equally as fun.

You can know, that whatever it is, we'll be there.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Sold Out!

Yes, it's true... We've sold out of the Beckstoffer-Dr. Crane Reserves. But not to worry, you can still keep it flowing. We have a few bottles of Beckstoffer-To Kalon left. So you better hurry.

Also, the Gary Morisoli and Herb Lamb reserves are still available in two-packs.

You can order these online or e-mail