It’s been quite the year for us at Twelfth Night Wines! 2017 was all about growth and good wine. We bottled delectable new wines, expanded to new stores, and spread our name at charitable events and fundraisers. Twelfth Night has remained committed to community and creating the highest quality of wine possible. We would like to thank all of those who have helped us become what we are today. Read more about our recent adventures below and have a happy new year!
It was a beautiful day for a harvest this year. In Central Otago, the sun was shining as our team carefully picked beautiful bunches of ripe Pinot Noir grapes to be trucked off to the winery for processing. Our harvest crew hailed from all over the world and as usual there was a spirit of fun and camaraderie in the vineyard. For a detailed look at our experience harvesting, check out this video
Introducing new wines
We have some brand new varietals to add to our ever-expanding wine list. This year we introduced a Pinot Noir Rose and a Late Harvest Gewurztraminer. Twelfth Night now offers five different wines including a Sauvignon Blanc, a Riesling, and Pinot Noir. Whether you’re lounging at home with the kids or hosting a dinner party, we think you’ll be able to find something tasty that suits your mood!
Expansion to new stores
Twelfth Night is now being sold in more stores across the United States. In 2017 we expanded to three additional states including North Carolina, Florida, and Indiana. We couldn’t be more excited to keep introducing our quality product to as many people as possible.
Charities and festivities
We have become quite good at multitasking, simultaneously pouring wine, meeting new people, snapping photos, and helping others. We were proud and thankful to attend many charitable events this year. It was our fourth year supporting the WGBH Food & Wine Festival, our second year supporting We Can at the Wequassett Resort in Cape Cod, and our first year at various other important fundraisers. We believe that food and wine is a great way to bring people together.
In Store Wine Tastings
If you were in Boston at all this year, it is possible you may have tried some of our wines in a local store. From the Brookline Liquor Mart in Chestnut Hill to Pemberton Farms in Cambridge to Baccos Wine & Cheese in Boston, we got around. We love talking to new people (wine connoisseur or not). If you happen to run into us in the future don’t be afraid to ask questions, we’ll be sure to give out a generous pour!
It's safe to say 2017 was a great year for Twelfth Night. Lucky for us, every year is a year in wine. Check out our time at one of our favorite times favorite festivals!...
Vela Wines is proud to be pouring Twelfth Night wines at the Wequassett Resort & Golf Club in Harwich, MA for Orleans Wine & Spirits' annual Grand Tasting on June 30 to raise money for We Can - an organization that empowers women in transition on Cape Cod....
An exciting new venture for Vela Wines! Beth Ann is headed off tomorrow to Vero Beach, FL for the inaugural Vero Beach Wine & Film Festival (June 9-12th). What could be better than wine and film together in one event? Twelfth Night wines will be featured and Beth Ann will be doing a seminar on the wines and our adventures in New Zealand. Stay tuned for photos!
Beth Ann will join Chef Eli Morse and Sheila Sheehan from Circa Wines for a class pairing Twelfth Night wines with some great Thanksgiving food at the Lebanon, NH Co-op Food Store on Friday, November 13 from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Info here.
Everyone had a great time last night during the wine and cheese seminar led by Edi Raines at Olive Connections in Brookline.
Edi is truly enthusiastic about food and was able to demonstrate that when you pair the right cheese and wine together, math does not add up anymore and one plus one equals more than two!
We are looking forward to more events with Olive Connection and Edi!
Join us this weekend for two great events on Cape Cod.
On Friday, November 6, Beth Ann will be pouring Twelfth Night
at Falmouth Wine & Spirits
On Saturday, November 7, she will move up the Cape
to Yarmouth Wine & Spirits
where she will be pouring Twelfth Night
Hope to see you at one of these great stores where you can stock up on
delicious Twelfth Night wines for Thanksgiving!
On Thursday, November 5th from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Eduard Raines, wine and cheese expert, will be at Olive Connection in Brookline, for a fun and delicious class on pairing cheeses from Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, and Vermont with New Zealand wines from Vela Wines. Space is limited, and registration is required. You can find all the information here. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Vela Wines is thrilled to be participating once again in the fabulous WGBH Food & Wine Festival from September 17-20.
This year, our 2013 Twelfth Night Riesling has been chosen as one of the featured wines for the Chef’s Gala on Thursday, September 17. We will join Chef David Blessing of the acclaimed Stateroom restaurant as he pairs our Riesling with a Thai Lobster Taco with
Kaffir Lime, Coconut and Cilantro.
The fun continues throughout the weekend as we will be pouring all three Twelfth Night wines at the Artisan Taste on Saturday, September 19 and at the Brunch Bar on Sunday, September 20.
Please check out the WGBH website for tickets and more information and we hope to see you there!
All proceeds benefit WGBH. Cheers!...
A perfect summer evening out! Come join Beth Ann on Thursday, July 30 from 6-8pm at the fabulous 13Forest Gallery in Arlington to hear an artist talk and sip some Twelfth Night wine. Hope to see you there!
While on a weekend away in NH, Beth Ann and Arié stumbled upon this great restaurant in Laconia that just happened to have Twelfth Night Sauvignon Blanc on their menu! Thanks Sheila at Circa Wines! Great food -our favorite were the poppers, the duck confit rolls and their absolutely amazing 'how sweet it is' sourdough pizza-, great restaurant and lovely owners - thanks to Ray and Leslie for a wonderful evening. Check out Tavern 27 if you are in the area.