Pamo Valley’s NEW tasting room is located at 603 Main St., Ramona. We’ve had a lot of feedback that we are not the easiest tasting room to find. While we are located in the heart of Old Town Ramona directly on Main St. it may take a little effort for our newer visitors to find us at first. Once you find us, we hope you will never forget! Here we’ve posted some pictures, visuals, to help assist you with your search. If you ever get lost, you are welcome to call us at 760.271.3090 and we will be happy to guide you to us.
Today was another great day at PVW Tasting Room! We made history in our first 2 days open. Our youngest customer visited, under 2 months old. We didn’t card him because he was sleeping and I doubt he had his ID on him because his pockets weren’t even big enough to carry one. So we let him slide this time. But we’ll have our eyes out for him next time he decides to pull a fast one and get by the security check! His name is Ashton, the new baby boy of proud parents Josh and Justine! Around 3:30 pm we had a good size group come in. I knew these classy folks weren’t from Ramona just by the way they were dressed to the 9’s! Nothing against Ramona, BTW. Here we have Vicki, Amy, Kristine, Marty, Lisa (oops, she’s a Ramonan), Cindi, Shawndene and Orrin. All the way from San Diego and Arizona! Did I mention they are family?!
Welcome to my 2nd HOME! This was taken first thing this morning on Opening Day from a very proud, emotional mother (the best mother ever!). She’s so sweet, she took a break from work to sneak over and get a “First Day” picture. Kind of reminds me of when she took my picture on my first day of kindergarten 35 years ago! I couldnt have asked for a better day, weather wise. The sky was clear, not a cloud in sight. It was probably in the 70’s all day. Perfecto. No rain on this parade!
Mike and Jeff and baby Ashton Wyatt rest under the canopy taking a break from the free BBQ! Mike had his smoker out cooking hotdogs and hamburgers – typical Ramona, “wine and hotdog pairings”! We had lots of friends and locals stop by later in the day. I’m glad we decided to open on Friday’s! Seems a good wind down spot for people once they are ending their work week and beginning their weekends. Jaye, Amber and Andrea share a few laughs and reminisce about their week. We even had a few Ramona cowboys stop in! Trophy Dan and his friend came by to taste a glass of Ramona. Andrea, raising her glass behind the bar is in training to someday work at our tasting room. Andrea and Paul own a small vineyard in Ramona planted in Cabernet Sauvignon. We’ve been making wine from their grapes for the past two years. Andrea reminds me that 2009 vintage should be ready soon! I think she’s right, when will I ever find time to bottle!?!? Tomorrow is day 2 of our opening weekend. We’ll be open from 10-6 (possibly later, the crowd will tell) and we’ll be offering dogs and burgers again. Come out and visit us, it’s going to be another beautiful day in Ramona!
Our faithful wine club members were invited to attend a special pre-opening tonight. PVW expressed their appreciation by sharing a variety of wines “on the house”. Snacks, fun and mingling were abound. Due to our limited production, our wine club membership is just about full. We have approx 5 openings before it will max out. After that we will have a waiting list. Our members receive complimentary wine tastings for them and 1 guest, 10% off gift shop merchandise, 20% off wine bottle purchases and 30% off case purchases. There is no cost to join. You will receive 2 bottles every quarter of our latest releases. As we grow, we’ll offer various wine related events to our members. Stop by this Friday – Sunday from 10am-6pm for our Grand Opening to the public! We’ll have a complimentary BBQ out in the parking lot from noon on! Hope to see you soon! Jenn
Tonight we opened our doors for a special private event for the board members of the Ramona Valley Vineyard Association. It was kind of a “sneak peak” and trial run for our official opening this Friday. We received lots of great feedback from the board members in which we plan to implement. Thank you board members for your support! We look forward to seeing you and your family and friends in the near future! Some of you even volunteered to help out behind the counter – we’ll definitely take you up on that!
Last December, in my column on Pamo Valley Winery, owner Jennifer Jenkin said she had her sights set on opening a tasting room in June 2011.
She’s true to her word. Pamo Valley’s tasting room will have its grand opening on Friday, June 17 at 603 Main St. in downtown Ramona.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held June 9, organized by the Ramona Chamber of Commerce, of which Jenkin is a member.
Helping to cut the ribbon was San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob, a backer of the tiered winery ordinance and strong supporter of the county’s wine community.
How strong a supporter, you ask? She became the tasting room’s first customer.
“As soon as she walked in she hollered out, ‘I want to buy a bottle!’ ” said Jenkin.
For those who may be curious, Jacob purchased a bottle of Pamo Valley’s 2008 Indian Princess, a blend of 55 percent Syrah, 25 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, and 20 percent Petit Syrah, according to Jenkin.
Over the last few weeks Jenkin has been speaking of the “quaint little tasting room” she would be opening downtown.
“It’s tiny, 360 square feet,” Jenkin said of the building, which previously held a chiropractor’s office. The tasting room occupies the front section with a gift shop behind.
“It’s small, homey and comfortable. Sort of cellary, like a wine cellar,” Jenkin said.
The new tasting room is right at the intersection of Sixthand Main, across the street from the Ramona Mainstage Theater.
A lot of people had been asking about when she’d be opening for tastings, Jenkins said, especially after the County Superior Court upheld the Tiered Winery Ordinance in April. She’s hoping the grand opening will lead to more word of mouth. Her location will undoubtedly help that.
“I like that we’re kind of in the middle of things,” said Jenkin.
Neighboring businesses in addition to the Ramona Mainstage theater across the street include a bike shop, a frame store and a couple of small shopping centers. Jenkin said the owner of the Mainstage, which serves beer but not wine, told her he’d be happy to send people over.
Tasting room hours will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10-6.
Today was a great day. The Ramona Chamber of Commerce hosted a special ribbon cutting ceremony today at our NEW Tasting Room. We had about 30 people in attendance. San Diego’s Supervisor Dianne Jacob was there to help cut the ribbon and be our “first sale”. Dianne purchased a bottle of our 2008 Indian Princess.
We also had a few other political office representatives there. Many Ambassadors and Directors from the Chamber were there as well as local business owners and our local media, friends and family. We shared some of our wines and welcomed all to our tasting room and gift shop for a sneak peek prior to cutting the ribbon.
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