Club News with Mark
Mark LaClair, Owner
So many great things happening with the Seven Birches Wine Club this month! First of all, we are trying something new with respect to the monthly club newsletter. This month, we decided to put Mark on the spot with a Facebook Live Update for club members, which he did back on June 7th. The plan is to host an evening update with Mark on the first Wednesday each month. The next date would be July 5th. Check out the recording of Mark’s June Update below, and make sure you register for the next event on July 5th.
Secondly, this is the month to order up and earn DOUBLE POINTS for the whole month of June. Part of our enhanced wine club benefits, is our loyalty rewards program where you earn points for wine/beverage purchase,s both online and in our stores. Double Points means more buying power on future purchases.
We are still selling our Club Travel trips, including 1 space remaining on the NY Finger Lakes trip this month and more available on our bucket list trip next July, 2024 to Europe. Check them both out here.
We hope you are enjoying the wines from the recent Spring Wine Release. Most of you have already picked up your wine or had it shipped. IF you have not yet picked it up, please remember that we hold your specific wines for 4 months (until the end of August). After that, you will have a credit to spend in our store, if your wines are sold out.
Have a wonderful summer! Please come visit! And, we’ll see you on our upcoming trips!
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Watch the June, 2023 Update
with Mark LaClair, Owner
Production News with Nate
Nate Maser, Wine & Cider Maker
Good news and bad news. Bad news first.
During the overnight hours of May 17th, we experienced a deep frost for several hours that, unfortunately, killed the new buds/shoots that were growing in the vineyard. That event means that we will lose all of the grapes from those vines this year. Most of the vines have survived and are already growing back, however there are some that did not live through it, particularly the Marquette vines in block D, the youngest block that was planted last year.
Check out the video Mark posted about the vines. More updates as we see how they rebound this year. We expect no long term damage and hope that we’ll be back in business next year. That’s how it goes, growing grape vines at our lattitude and altitude here in the mountains.
Now the good news! Recently, Seven Birches Winery and Rhythm Ciders submitted some wines and ciders to the Big E Wine & Cider Competition. The results are in! We are coming home with 2 Golds, 2 Silvers, and 5 Bronze Medals, plus 1 Best of Show and a Best of NH. We are not quite ready to spill more tea about this just yet, but we will keep you updated very soon! Award winning wines and ciders has a nice ring to it, does it not?
Wine Club. Wine Travel!
Club Members - Take advantage of these amazing wine-travel opportunities!
We have been hard at work researching, negotiating, and curating some upcoming wine-themed group travel for our wine club members. As you know, it takes a lot of work to plan amazing trips. Well, the Seven Birches Wine Club has done that work for you and planned the following trips both domestic and abroad. This is a huge benefit to our members as these prices are discounted, the group tours are pre-arranged, and the planning is taken care of for you. Here we go!
July 13-20, 2024 – Switzerland, Germany, France, & the Netherlands
Starting at $2799pp**
Save over $1000 per person on this amazing European “bucket list” trip through the Seven Birches Wine Club!
- 8 Days, 7 Nights, 4 Countries aboard luxury river boat touring the Rhine River.
- Includes deluxe stateroom accommodations, double occupancy (upgrades available).
- Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner each day (all wine & beverages included at meals).
- 6 days of adventures and excursions (you choose your excursion in each port).
- Deposit of $299 due June 1, 2023, payment plans available.
- Does not include flights to Zurich, flights home from Amsterdam or transfers to port.
- Must have a minum of 10 passengers to get this discounted pricing. First come, first served.
- Club members may bring friends & family along.
**Pricing is based on a group of at least 10 people going. The price is for the basic cabin on board, and of course, upgrades are available to nicer staterooms. Flights are not included, so you will need to secure those on your own. Use your miles! This does cover your port fees, but not any travel protection/insurance. Those are all available through this deal.
This trip is only available at this price through Seven Birches Wine Club. Save over $1000 per person when booking this tour through the club. This is such a remarkable experience at an unbeatable price. Lets go experience the world together!
We are taking inquiries and starting our mailing list, so please let us know if you are interested!
June 23-25, 2023 Finger Lakes Winery Trip
We have 1 seat left on our trip to the Finger Lakes. We leave on Friday, June 23 and will meet up that evening for a group gathering. Then, on Saturday, June 24, we board a bus and visit 5 different wineries. Dinner and travel on your own, but join the fun on the bus and visiting the wineries.
Tasting Room News with Brian
Tasting Room Supervisor
June is PRIDE Month and we are proud to be supporting diversity, every day, but also financially with our fundraiser this month. For every bottle of Rhythm PRIDE Honey Cider that we sell this month, we will donate 15% to North Country Pride here in NH. The work that this organization does to raise awareness for the issues of the LGBTQ+ Community is tireless. And, we appreciate it. So, please stop in and grab some pride and celebrate LOVE with us.
Tasting rooms have expanded outdoors and we are psyched to be offering our wine slushies again at the Rhythm Studio this summer. At RiverWalk we are again featuring our signature Seven Birches Sangria, which you can actually take home with you!
Have a great summer everyone! See you soon.