Nunn Better Farms is the brand many people associate with Nunn Family Farms. Boasting a delicious variety of plump cherries, they are a ‘go-to’ name when it comes to u-pick and pre-picked Brentwood cherries. In fact, the family has been an integral piece of the agricultural history of Contra Costa. Recently, the Nunn family took an exciting step to expand their agricultural offerings to include vineyards, which produce their five red wines. The family’s commitment to growth and a new type of harvest shows a steadfast passion for the land and a respect for the areas agricultural roots – all which culminates in the announcement that their inaugural vintage, from a 2016 harvest, is available for purchase.
Nunn Family Farms Expands into Wines
The Nunn family is passionate about each wine coming to the Contra Costa wine market, all which are available for purchase on their website and through email. Wines include a bold and intense Cabernet Sauvignon; a Merlot noted for its smooth, fruity finish; and a Mourvedre that is intensely flavored, with wild and earthy tones. The Nunn family is also adding two red blends to the family of Contra Costa wines, including a Rincon Red blend, and the Orchard & Vine blend. With each tasting, prepare to be enveloped by the warmth and comfort of the Nunn family.
What makes these wines special to the Contra Costa wine scene is that the Nunn Family wines are truly estate wines. This means that every drop of every wine produced by the Nunn family is made from grapes grown by the Nunn’s at the Orchard and Vine vineyards. As many winemakers depend on the grapes of other growers to complete their vintages, the Nunn family is proud to produce wine that is made purely from their own grapevines.
The Orchard & Vine Brand
The Orchard & Vine brand represents the ‘coming-soon’ tasting room, winery, vineyard, and small farm store. You may have seen signs along Walnut Blvd, reading “Orchard & Vine #55” that lead to the Nunn Family cherry orchards. The #55 designates the Harvest Time stop – while the long winding road that brings you to the middle of the cherry orchard is where the winery and tasting room are touted to open. A quiet creek runs along the backside of the property, where visitors will be able to take in the fresh essence of the orchard as they enjoy the surprisingly smooth flavors of the 2016 vintages. For now, the Harvest Time stop is allocated to cherries, but soon – #55 will also designate the way to a quaint and peaceful tasting experience, unique to Brentwood as a well as a cozy farm store where Harvest Time visitors can make purchases reflective of the agricultural roots of the community.
A Harvest Time Delight
Orchard & Vine and the Nunn Family Farms are eager to bring their wines to Harvest Time this year! The rich soils of Contra Costa have long been celebrated as ideal for growing. From cherries, apricots, corn, and strawberries, the land has long produced some of the best produce around. Recently, wines have become part of the growing landscape and are an ideal balance to the Harvest Time community.
Today, as you follow Walnut Blvd toward Vasco road, you will see rolling hills lined harmoniously with 15 varietal grapevines that will ultimately be made into 5 different Nunn Family wines. Be sure that stop #55 is on your list. Not only will you find the beloved Nunn Better cherries you grew up with, but you will also soon have the opportunity to explore the taste of Nunn Family Farms at Orchard & Vine with one of five delectable red Contra Costa wines.