Ordered the Jolie Laide wines from the Fall release in September and besides the shipping information for in state and out of state there was a “pick up” option as there usually is with Jolie Laide and owner-winemaker Scott Schultz. The pick up option at the time of ordering simply said “details on place to follow”. Yesterday I received an email saying that the Fall Pick Up will be at Idlewild Wines Tasting Room in downtown Healdsburg. Along with that info was Scott saying that he will also be having a Jolie Laide Tasting Room in the Idlewild building in the near future! Fantastic news as Jolie Laide never had a tasting room, wines were only available to taste at the pick up.
So we now have (or will soon) three awesome tasting experiences in the Idlewild Tasting Room. Idlewild Wines, Piedmont varieties grown in Northern California, Jolie Laide Wines, Melon de Bourgogne, Pinot Gris, Trousseau, Grenache, Syrah etc etc. and Ruth Lewandowski Wine, the eclectic line up of Natural wines from Evan Lewandowski.
Can’t wait for all this to be completed and ready to go! Here is the email from Scott with the details.
"Dearest friends! You have been so missed! Big apologies for the delay in communication, this has been a bruiser of a harvest and we’re still not done! The chaos is waning, tanks are being emptied and barrels are getting filled- on to the next stage.
We are finally in a place where we can think about something other than grapes. We have been going through the orders in preparation of this email and dammit it warms, better- melts our hearts to see so many friend’s names and faces on the list of boxes we need to prepare. Literally nothing could better get us over this last hump of harvest.
We were hoping to unveil a new shared tasting space with a pickup event but harvest, construction and licensing delays have all gotten the better of us. We love a good party but we unfortunately have to postpone that for another time. Details soon to come when things get closer. WE WILL PARTY WHEN ITS READY!
For now- we are making your Fall Release order available for pickup at Idlewild Wines in downtown Healdsburg. I am confident you all know Idlewild - amazing people, killer wines and as you may have guessed the future home where Jolie-Laide will also be doing tastings in the future. It would go without saying if you don’t know them and are picking up your wines or spending time in Healdsburg you should taste with the Idlewild team. An easy link to get you their reservation system here. They are appointment only for the most part so please do make plans in advance- it’s definitely worth it. We look forward to being able to share our own wines there in the future.
For now- simply reply back to this email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a requested pickup day and we will be sure to have your orders packed up and ready for you. We humbly request that you let us know when you are actually coming with at least 24-hour advanced notice. To be kind to our host roommates, we don’t want to clutter needed areas with wines that aren’t being picked up in the near future, so we will pack and drop your order off at Idlewild only after we confirm a date and time from you."
*please note Idlewild’s hours are Wednesday - Sunday 11am - 4pm
132 Plaza Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
We are always humbled and thankful for your support and very much looking forward to the time when we can throw a real party!
All our best,
Scott & Jenny