Wine Club at the Rack House Kitchen Wine Whiskey®
The Rack House Kitchen Wine Whiskey® is excited to offer a Wine Club which allows us to build stronger relationships with our guests as well as provide discounts on great wine from around the world.
Wine Club Quarterly Wines
- Quarterly bottles of wine
- Options: Reds, Whites or Josh’s Picks
- We will have suggested wines for each category but you may substitute a bottle for one of equal or less value
- Pick up at the Rack House only
Spring – March
Summer – June
Fall – September
Winter – December
We will reward our Wine Club members for the purchases they make at The Rack House Kitchen Wine Whiskey®. We will track your purchases for you. Once you reach $500 we’ll give you a free $25 gift card.
Tracked purchases are for the Club Member plus up to one guest. Not applicable on purchases for more than a total of two guests, payments for the banquet room events, or the quarterly wine club membership fee.
- Discount on bottles listed on the menu. Dine in or carry out.
- All purchases tracked to receive a $25 gift card for every $500 spent.
- $15 towards food, drinks, etc. during your birthday month.
- Opportunities to sample and purchase new wines from around the world.
- Exclusive Wine Club events such as tastings, pairings, and dinners
- Pre-sale and discounts available to all Rack House special events.
- Free dessert for every new member referred.
- Refer four new members in a year and receive one quarter of your membership free!
Questions About The Wine Club? Ask Us!
Quarterly Wine Club Selection
Summer 2021 Selection
An icon and leading region of New Zealand’s distinctive style of Sauvignon blanc, Marlborough has a unique terroir, making it ideal for high quality grape production (of many varieties). Despite some common generalizations, which could be fairly justified given that Marlborough is responsible for 90% of New Zealand’s Sauvignon Blanc production, the wines from this region are actually anything but similar. At the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island, the vineyards of Marlborough benefit from well-draining, stony soils, a dry, sunny climate and wide temperature fluctuations between day and night, a phenomenon that supports a perfect balance between berry ripeness and acidity.
The region’s king variety, Sauvignon Blanc, is beloved for its pungent, aromatic character with notes of exotic tropical fruit, freshly cut grass and green bell pepper along with a refreshing streak of stony minerality. These wines are made in a wide range of styles, and winemakers take advantage of various clones, vineyard sites, fermentation styles, lees-stirring, and aging regimens to differentiate their bottlings, one from one another.
The sparkling waters of the Outer Sounds lead from the Pacific Ocean to the wine country of Marlborough, New Zealand. Known primarily for its distinctive Sauvignon Blanc, this region benefits from warm days and cool nights that allow grapes to ripen evenly, offering bright natural acidity along with ripe fruit flavors. This zesty Sauvignon Blanc has juicy tropical and citrus flavors along with the classic green, grassy highlights that are so characteristic of wines made in Marlborough. Sourced from multiple vineyard parcels in the Wairau and Awatere Valleys, fermented in stainless steel for freshness, and aged on light lees for texture, this white is versatile and a great fit for any occasion. Pair this wine with a range of food from Thai and Indian, with your vegetables, and even cheeses such as the traditional goat cheese to something creamy like Muenster.
Trevenezie IGT was established in 1995 as delle Venezie IGT. It gained its new name in 2017 when the delle Venezie title was transferred to the new DOC. The zone for the Trevenezie IGT is the same as that for the old IGT and the new delle Venezie DOC. It covers all of Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Veneto, plus the province of Trentino within Trentino-Alto Adige.
In 2015 the delle Venezie IGT covered 4900 hectares (12,105 acres). In 2016 production totalled about 18.4 million cases. It is unclear how much wine will be now made under the IGT, but it is llikely to be much less than the new DOC.
100% Chardonnay IGT Trevenezie Pebbly plain with red clay deposits of moraine origin, Central Friuli region. Soft pressing of grapes. Must fermentation in stainless steel tanks with selected yeasts. Bottle ageing. Light aromas of Golden Delicious apple, acacia, and honey. Fresh wine with a clean mouthfeel when young. Hints of tropical fruits emerge while ageing.
Bodegas Ateca was founded just outside the town of Ateca, Calatayud by the Gil Family in 2005. The focus is cultivating old-vine Garnacha, some dating back to the early 20th century, on slate-based vineyards at about 3,000 feet above sea level, some of the highest vineyards in the region. Clay loam deep below the rocky slate allows the vines to obtain moisture and the vineyards to be dry-farmed, lending to low-yields, intensity and structure.
The grapes used to produce the Honoro Vera wines are from various vineyards, spread across Spain and are generally located at over 2,300 feet in elevation. These various vineyards are at least 30 years of age or older with little production due to the fact the vines are planted in a bed of limestone and sand. These soil beds offer very poor nutrients, which is quite ideal for this type of crop. The vines are bush-trained, dry-farmed, hand harvested and farmed without the use of pesticides or herbicides.
The wines are fermented in stainless steel before being transferred to French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and aging. Color of intense dark cherry with a violet edge. Intense nose, dominated by ripe red fruits, raspberry, currant, together with balsamic and mineral notes. Powerful in the mouth, full-bodied, pleasantly tannic and fruity with a light spice on the finish.
In 1934, Mr. Clarence Dillon, a prominent American financier, visited Bordeaux and in 1935, acquired the property. In 1983, the Dillon family also acquired the neighboring estate, Château La Mission Haut-Brion. And since 2011, the family company has owned a Saint-Emilion grand cru, Château Quintus.
In 2005, seventy years after the arrival of Clarence Dillon in Bordeaux, his great-grandson, Prince Robert of Luxembourg, opened a new chapter in the history of the Dillon family in Bordeaux, by creating Clarence Dillon Wines. Clarence Dillon Wines manages the production and marketing of the first Premium brand of Bordeaux wines: “Clarendelle”.
In 2015 a rather unusual climatology allowed the birth of a vintage of very high quality. Spring was warm with uniform flowering, followed by even hotter months of June and July, favoring the radical growth of the vines. It is certain that the water reserves largely accumulated during the rainy winter clearly contributed to this growth. The months of August and September, more temperate, were favorable to a beautiful maturity and a refined aromatic expression, without too much sun. The autumn conditions were ideal to refine the tannins of the skins, and thus allow rather late harvests on high quality grapes. This vintage is made up of 83% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 7% Cabernet Franc
The wines have a deep garnet red color and excellent balance. They present themselves with a moderate but nevertheless emphasized acidity. On the palate, notes of ripe, round and crunchy red fruits become clearer, as well as a spicy hint of liquorice. The tannins are velvety and polished. The length on the palate fills the palate with a dense and fresh finish.
The Monferrato wine region lies below the River Po in the southeast corner of Piedmont, in northwestern Italy. Like Langhe, this zone received its own DOC in 1994. It follows similar relaxed rules allowing the blending of native varieties with international grapes. These wines are sold under the labels Monferrato Rosso and Monferrato Bianco.
Previously, light-hearted, bubble wines were produced here and the zone had been standing, for this reason, in the shadow of more famous wines in Asti and Langhe.
Varietal wines are also made here and must comprise 85 percent of the stated variety. The reds are dominated by the indigenous grape varieties Barbera, Freisa, Grignolino and Dolcetto. The ‘international’ varieties are led by Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir with which producers have created their own interesting niche.
Made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes grown in the hills of Asti in the province of Monferrato, Italy. Stainless steel only is used in this fermentation and refining. The nose of Willamette Pinot and the grip of Burgundy. A great companion for many dishes as its high acidity and ripe strawberry notes make it an easy wine for pairing with options like salmon or other fatty fish and roasted chicken.
It all started out with a bunch of Aussie winemakers heading over to France to ‘show the old dogs some new tricks’. Australian wine had taken the world by storm in the 1970s and 1980s. Tony Laithwaite decided to get some Aussies over to France. From there the RedHeads seed was sown for a new wave in winemaking. Back in a small shed in McLaren Vale, a former Indian restaurant, a few winemakers took on the mission. “Back then it was about breaking free from corporate shackles to come and make “real” wines. Tiny batches, hands-on, the way it used to be done,” says Laithwaite.
There have been a couple of Studio wineries over the years but the principles remain the same. Laithwaite says, “We still hold onto that benchmark quality, making limited batches, but now we’re also about grape liberation. Our team constantly have their ears to the ground, searching out for the latest parcel to liberate from the big guys; we’re talking about the major, premium, Aussie brands. These grapes were originally destined for them, to be made into extortionately priced wines. You see, the growers themselves can’t afford to drink the fruits of their labour when it’s blended into these big names. No mistake, it’s a great honour to be selected for them, but now they can enjoy them.”
Yard Dog. The old faithful friend and beloved household pet the whole family adores. It is the quintessential companion, whatever the weather, the mood or the occasion. It is said that a dog will reflect the character of its owner and a wine will reflect the character of its maker. 2019 marked a label change with a new dog being featured proudly. Meet Sunny Sanders, youngest daughter of Vine Street Imports’ founder Ronnie Sanders. “Sunny, like her father, is determined, carefree, and very fun loving.” These qualities are certainly seen in this delicious white blend.
Small lots of Sauvignon Blanc (82%) from two sites in Adeialde Hills were blended with a touch of Pinot Gris (13%) from a single site in McLaren Vale and a splash of textural Sémillon (5%), also from a single site, this time in Barossa. Each parcel was fermented separately and aged for 6 months in stainless steel and blended about a month before bottling in South Australia. The 2019 Yard Dog white has a total production of 700 cases
The wine is pale yellow with aromas of apple, grapefruit, and honey, with a slightly herbaceous element. It boasts great texture, with distinct flavors of white peach, apricot, and various tropical notes. There is a fruit but it is by no means a ‘fruity wine. It finishes with mouthwatering lemony mineral acidity.