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2016 MV Members Appreciation and Release Party

October 2nd from 11-4. This Members only party will feature the cool sounds of "Late For Dinner" band. We will also be releasing new wines! Wine Club members are free (member plus one), guests are $20. Please RSVP to

Gold in the Foothills

We won Double Gold for our 2011 Reserve Petite Sirah and a Double Gold for our 2011 Reserve Syrah at the El Dorado County Fair.

We won a Gold at Orange County Commercial Wine Competition for both the 2012 Reserve Pinotage and 2012 Reserve Lagrein.

Best Syrah in the Pacific Rim

MV 2005 Reserve Syrah (Sierra Moon) wins "Best of Class" and "Best of the Best" at the 2008 international Pacific Rim Wine Competition

Four Star Gold
MV 2006 Reserve Petite Sirah (Sierra Moon) wins Orange County's most prestigious award at the 2009 Orange County Commercial Wine Competition. This is Orange County's highest possible award

Orange County Discovers Fair Play
In September 2009, Seven delegates from the Orange County Wine Society including it's current President Dennis Esslinger arrived at MV Winery to award Orange County's highest award... the "Four Star Gold"

Prior to arriving they phoned and stated they would be here in an hour, and to alert the press regarding the presentation. Neighbors brought food including Shari Fitzpatrick of "The Berry Factory" who provided large chocolate covered strawberries. The delegation stayed approximately four hours enjoying the wine, food and festivities

Gold Medals
MV 2006 Reserve Syrah (Sierra Moon) and 2006 Reserve Zinfandel (Fair Play) wins "Gold" at the 2010 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Gold Medal
MV 2005 Zinfandel (Busby Vineyards) wins "Gold Medal" at the 2008 Pacific Rim Wine Competition

Gold Medals
MV 2005 Barbera (Rancho Olivo) and 2005 Petite Sirah (Rancho Olivo) wins "Gold Medal" at the Sonoma Grand Harvest Ward Wine Competition

Nymph Observed in MV Winery Pond
A voluptious blonde Nymph was observed in the buff swimming in the vineyard pond. Later she was observed chasing a "Pan" like character around the Vineyard

Pan Observed Drinking MV Pan's Flute Port Amongst the Granite Out-croppings
It has been reported that Pan with his flute have been seen in Fair Play California running amongst the grapes of the MV Winery

Mike Dunne - Longtime wine critic and competition judge visits MV
A lineup of plush and elegant red wines, which include a juicy and spicy 2005 Zinfandel, a hefty and firm Nebbiolo, and two inky and mouth filling Petite Sirahs, one from 2005, the other from 2006.

Aside from their shared oak backbone, each was individualistic, showing fully ripe varietal flavors without the intrusion of harsh tannins and hot alcohol. They are wines of mass and attack, but sculpted with grace and balance.

Mikes favorite: "My favorite was the Miller Vineyards 2005 Fair Play Sierra Moon Vineyards Syrah. The varietal routinely disappoints more than it delights, but this one was pure pleasure. It's a drinkable blockbuster, evocative of newly harvested cranberries and blueberries up front, smoked bacon fat, black pepper and coffee in the dark depths of it's long finish"

MV Winery Opens
Please stop by the Tasting Room Friday through Sunday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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  • 7261 Fairplay Rd, Somerset, CA 95684
  • (530) 620-1067
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    Open: Fri. - Sun. 11:00am - 5:00pm