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The Wreckless Blenders welcome you! This site has information about the wines, events and the Wreckless Blenders Wine club.

About

The Abbreviated History of Wreckless Blenders

Started in the late 1980’s in a dusty Sacramento basement, a small band of scientists discovered they loved making wine… and, that they lived in the heart of wine grape growing territory. Thus initiated a hobby soon to be explosively out of control. Glass carboys turned to modified beer kegs, which in turn, morphed to oak barrels. Vines were planted, construction happened, reputation grew.. 

With each progressive step, capacity grew, and with it, innovation. Wreckless innovation. Scientists are want to improve things, and every year brought technical enhancements. We once separated the finished wine from the stems and seeds with a nylon mesh bag that we had to squeeze by hand… messy, and inefficient. Along came our first press! The Wreckless Blenders quickly learned how to make friends and source grapes. Our growers have become amazing friends, and this whole red-stained business is really about people and friendships, lubricated by fantastic wine. 

As the years progress, we discover cool new varietals growing here and there, often just a row or two… for a small winery, that small amount becomes a real player and allowed us to showcase wines that did not try to compete with the large wineries.

In 2007 we transitioned to commercial operation, and the Wreckless Blenders set up shop as a friendly, neighborhood winery in Carmichael, California. With a micro-winery capacity of around 100 cases per year, the Wreckless Blenders believe in minimal intervention – allowing the wines to mature and express their own character. Having access to amazing varietals has put the “W” in Wreckless. This small, mighty winery continues to drink outside the box. 

Wreckless, spelled with a W,  is about the adventurous spirit we bring to this obsession, about the synthesis of science, tradition, friendships, hard work, and innovation.

What’s next is only a vintage away!

Events

Wreckless Wine Days

Introducing Wreckless Wine Days! Monthly opportunities to try Wreckless Wines, hang out with the Wreckless Blenders, pick up your Wine Club shipments (if you’re a wine club member).

2021Concord
(usually 1st Sat of month)
Carmichael (Winery)
(usually the last Saturday of the month)
AugAug 28, 2021
SeptSept 4, 2021Sept 25, 2021
OctOct 2, 2021Oct 23, 2021 (The Big Party)
NovTBDTBD
DecTBDTBD
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More Events

August 1, 2021

Peach Festival – Historic Folsom

Peach Festival in Historic Folsom Plaza.

Locations

Carmichael (Winery)

6365 Palm Dr, Carmichael, CA (Google Maps)

Concord (Bay Area Location)

1120 Keith Dr, Concord, CA (Google Maps)

Updates and Happenings

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This Saturday, the winery will be hosting a party in the backyard. You and your friends are all invited to come and enjoy the fun activities around the place. It will start around noon and end around 4ish. Details on the website!

Plus a new musings:
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This Saturday, the winery will be hosting a party in the backyard. You and your friends are all invited to come and enjoy the fun activities around the place. It will start around noon and end around 4ish. Details on the website! 

Plus a new musings: https://youtu.be/m7sQ-DMRtEI

THE BIG PARTY! Plus a new Musings about the history of Primitivo🍷 - https://mailchi.mp/wrecklessblenders/… ... See MoreSee Less

THE BIG PARTY! Plus a new Musings about the history of Primitivo🍷 - https://mailchi.mp/wrecklessblenders/wineday-4641730

Wine Day Plans for September and October plus a new Musings from Rocket's Cellar! (Santa Barbara, San Diego, 2019 Barbera)🍷

September 25 is the Carmichael Wine Day /
October 2 is the Concord Wine Day /
October 23 is The Big Party Day at the Winery
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Wine Day Plans for September and October plus a new Musings from Rockets Cellar! (Santa Barbara, San Diego, 2019 Barbera)🍷

September 25 is the Carmichael Wine Day / 
October 2 is the Concord Wine Day / 
October 23 is The Big Party Day at the Winery

Hobbes, the Winery Cat, joins me while I muse about Lodi Wines (specifically d'Art), the return of Cabernet Franc to the Wreckless lineup, somehow I end up talking about Pinot clones (how I end up there remains a bit of a mystery), and Merlot's lack of identity (unless you're a Wreckless Merlot). ... See MoreSee Less

Hobbes, the Winery Cat, joins me while I muse about Lodi Wines (specifically dArt), the return of Cabernet Franc to the Wreckless lineup, somehow I end up talking about Pinot clones (how I end up there remains a bit of a mystery), and Merlots lack of identity (unless youre a Wreckless Merlot).
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Past Events

Curbsides

Curbside Days are from Noon-4pm-ish. You can taste, buy, and pick up wine.

2021Concord
(usually the first Saturday of the month)
Carmichael (Winery)
(usually the last Saturday of the month)
MarchMarch 6, 2021March 27, 2021
AprilApril 3, 2021April 24, 2021
MayMay 1, 2021May 29, 2021
JuneJune 5, 2021UPDATED DATE
June 19, 2021
JulyFriday July 2
*and*
Saturday July 3
5-7pm-ish
July 31st, 2021
AugNo Concord CurbsideAugust 28, 2021
SeptSeptember 4, 2021September 25, 2021
More to come!

March Concord Curbside – March 6, 2021 – Noon-4pm

February Carmichael Curbside – February 27, 2021 – Noon-4pm

February Bay Area (Concord) Curbside – February 6, 2021 – Noon-4pm

January Winery (Carmichael) Curbside – January 30, 2021 – Noon-4pm

January Bay Area (Concord) Curbside – January 9, 2021 – Noon-4pm (note the changed day)

December Winery Curbside – December 19, 2020 – Noon-4pm

December Bay Area (Concord) Curbside – December 5, 2020 – Noon-4pm

Bay Area Curbside Days – Oct 30 and Nov 7

November Curbside Day at the Winery – November 28 – Noon – 4ish at the Winery

Curbside Day – October 31, 2020 Noon – 4ish at the Winery

September Curbside Purchase & Pickup – Day September 26, 2020 Noon-4pm at the Winery

August Curbside Purchase & Pickup Day – August 29, 2020 – Noon – 4pm at the Winery

Summer Curbside Purchase & Pickup Day – July 25, 2020 (Noon – 5pm at the Winery)

Tasting at Vinous Reverie in Walnut Creek – January 10, 2020

Wreckless Sale! December 14, 2019

Coming out of the Cellar 2019 – Oct 26 at the Winery

Cooling off in the Barrel Room 2019 – July 27 at the Winery

Spring Fling 2019 – April 27 at the Winery.

East Bay Day Spring 2019 – March 23 at The East Bay Location

Coming out of the Cellar 2018

East Bay Day 2018

2018 Cooling off in the Barrel Room

2018 Spring Fling

2017 Coming Out of the Cellar (10th Anniversary!

2017 Cooling off in the Barrel Room

2017 Summer Event in the Bay Area

2017 Spring Fling

2016 Coming out of the Cellar

2016 Cooling off in the Barrel Room

2015 Coming out the Cellar

2015 Cooling Off in the Barrel Room

2015 Summer Event in the Bay Area

2015 Spring Fling

2014 Coming out of the Cellar

2014 Fall Event in the Bay Area

2014 Cooling off in the Barrel Room

2014 May the Fourth Be With You (Bay Area)

2014 Spring Fling

Wine Club

The Wreckless Blenders Wine Club is an exclusive, highly valuable membership. 

Benefits

Wine Club members receive the following benefits:

  • Early access to exclusive wine releases.
  • Access to all Wreckless events.
  • 20% discount on all purchases while a member.
  • Flash sales at Wreckless events.
  • Access to special, limited time discounts.

You have the following types of Membership to choose from:

  • Bottle-per-Month Club – This is great if you are near the Winery or the Concord location and can drop by to pick up your wine.
  • Case Club – This is a great option if you need to have your wine shipped to you.

Since the club has a cap to the number of members, you will be added to a queue. If there is room on the list, you will be added straightaway. If not, you will be added once there is room. You will receive a notification when added.

The following are details on the plans.

Bottle-per-Month Club

Unless you choose to ship your wine, you can pay for and pick up your allocation at Wreckless Wine Days. You can choose what wines to include, or you can let the Wreckless Blenders make a selection for you.

We will hold your allocation for up to 2 quarters. You can arrange to pick up your allocation or have your allocation shipped to you.

If you’ve asked to have your card on file, the information is securely stored in Square.

Case Club

The Case Club option is great if you live outside the area (Sacramento / Bay Area).

Once per year, normally in late September, we ship you the wine. You have a choice of 1, 2, or 3 cases (a case is 12 bottles). Before the shipment you have an opportunity to pick out the wines (or you can let the Wreckless Blenders choose). More information about the Case Club.

Errata and Details

You have to be of legal drinking age (21 years old or older) to be part of the Wreckless Wine Club.

Holding Allocation

For bottle-per-month club we will hold allocation for two quarters. We will make every effort to get in touch with you. If we are unable to reach you, we will refund any charges minus a 15% handling fee.

Refunds

We know that things happen. We will make all efforts to set things straight if things go wrong.

Pausing or Cancelling

We are a small volume, high-quality winery. The number of wine club members is capped to make sure there is enough current release wine for everyone in the club. We actively manage membership status to make sure people get a chance to enjoy the Wreckless Wine Club benefits.

You can pause for up to two quarters (6 months) or cancel your membership at anytime. Use the Contact Us form (or email Rocket) to cancel/pause.

To ensure fair access to the Wine Club, if you have two quarters of allocation that are missed without notice, your wine club status will end. We will make an attempt to contact you before that time.

Bottle-per-Month Parameters

If you have not purchased wine for two consecutive quarters we will reach out to see if you’re still interested in maintaining your membership. At that point you have the option of pausing your membership for up to six months. If we don’t hear back from you by the next shipment your wine club status will end.

Case Club Parameters

We will reach out prior to the case club shipment (usually in September) to let you know what we’re shipping you. At that point you have the option to change any of the items with anything we have in stock. At that point you can choose to cancel your membership or pause for six months,

Labels

Rocket makes the labels. They get a lot of comments. Here is a sampling.

Wreckless Labels

Loomis Vista Labels