The Wreckless Blenders welcome you! This site has information about the wines, events and the Wreckless Blenders Wine club.
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!
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).
(usually 1st Sat of month)
(usually the last Saturday of the month)
|Aug||Aug 28, 2021|
|Sept||Sept 4, 2021||Sept 25, 2021|
|Oct||Oct 2, 2021||Oct 23, 2021 (The Big Party)|
|Nov||None this month||November 20, 2021|
|Dec||December 4, 2021||TBD|
August 1, 2021
Peach Festival – Historic Folsom
6365 Palm Dr, Carmichael, CA (Google Maps)
Concord (Bay Area Location)
1120 Keith Dr, Concord, CA (Google Maps)
Updates and Happenings
Curbside Days are from Noon-4pm-ish. You can taste, buy, and pick up wine.
(usually the first Saturday of the month)
(usually the last Saturday of the month)
|March||March 6, 2021||March 27, 2021|
|April||April 3, 2021||April 24, 2021|
|May||May 1, 2021||May 29, 2021|
|June||June 5, 2021||UPDATED DATE|
June 19, 2021
|July||Friday July 2 |
Saturday July 3
|July 31st, 2021|
|Aug||No Concord Curbside||August 28, 2021|
|Sept||September 4, 2021||September 25, 2021|
January Bay Area (Concord) Curbside – January 9, 2021 – Noon-4pm (note the changed day)
November Curbside Day at the Winery – November 28 – Noon – 4ish at the Winery
The Wreckless Blenders Wineclub is an exclusive, highly valuable membership.
Wineclub members receive the following benefits:
- Early access to Limited Release Wines.
- 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 maximum number of members, you may 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 via email when added.
The following are details on the plans.
Unless you choose to ship your wine, you can pay for and pick up your allocation at any of the Wreckless Wine Days.
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. 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.
We are a high-quality, small-batch winery with limited capacity. We have a maximum Wineclub capacity to ensure Wineclub members have enough allocation. We try to keep this both flexible and fair.
Membership is based on activity. If activity drops off for a period of time then we will reach out to confirm you’re still interested in being a Wineclub member.
With the introduction of Wreckless Wine Days we have moved away from a “Shipment” style membership to a you-pick model. Gone are the days of “Here’s your pre-selected shipment.” Now you can make the choice based on what holds your interest.
The only time we are currently holding allocation is if you’ve indicated interest in a Limited Release Wine. More details about the Limited Release Wine process.
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 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.
If you have not purchased wine for a period of time (~12 months) we will reach out to see if you’re still interested in maintaining your membership.
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,
Rocket makes the labels. They get a lot of comments. Here is a sampling.