Questions & Answers
WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM THE NEXT CHAPTER FOR CIRQ?
CIRQ is now fully owned and operated by Michael Browne. Michael and his wife Sarah established their own estate winery located in the heart of the Russian River Valley and are introducing a new chapter for CIRQ. This evolution will allow Michael the freedom to be involved in every fine detail of CIRQ and realize his life-long dream of making elegant, delicious wines crafted from special Russian River Valley vineyard sites.
In July of 2019, CIRQ released a limited allocation of the 2016 wines from both Treehouse and Bootlegger’s Hill to active members. With the 2017 vintage and beyond, CIRQ will move away from vineyard designated wines and become one wine - a blend of the highest quality fruit from select vineyard blocks Michael personally hand-picked to create the ultimate Pinot Noir. The 2017 CIRQ Pinot Noir will be released in July 2020.
HOW DO I HAVE ACCESS TO THE WINES?
Due to extremely limited production, there is a waiting list for CIRQ wines. We assign allocations to our list based on seniority. During the offering process, waiting list members are provided an opportunity to place a wish request. Should we be able to grant your wish, your membership becomes active and translates into a guaranteed allocation for the following year. Wish requests not fulfilled in a given year, will be prioritized in future releases.
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WHAT CHANGES CAN I EXPECT WITH MY ALLOCATION FOR FUTURE CIRQ WINES?
As with every season, our allocations are based on production volumes and seniority. The 2016 vintage was particularly constrained and as a result, we reduced allocations to ensure we can include all our active members. This will continue with the 2017 vintage, which will be offered in July 2020.
Although production of CIRQ wines will always be limited, future vintages will slowly increase to previous levels which in turn, will provide an opportunity for member allocations to increase as well. Slow growth is essential to achieving our vision of crafting the very best wine possible from this spectacular region.
WILL CIRQ HAVE A WINERY AND TASTING ROOM THAT I CAN VISIT?
The CIRQ hilltop estate is currently under renovation and is not open to the public. We anticipate being able to host active members by appointment only in late fall of 2020.
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WHO DO I CONTACT FOR QUESTIONS?
For all questions regarding CIRQ, please feel free to contact us by email or call us at 707-757-6370.