Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Holidays! Black Friday Specials at Ironstone

Happy Holidays!

Enjoy our Black Friday, Shop Local Saturday and Christmas Shopping Specials!

Ironstone Hours:
Thanksgiving Day CLOSED
Tasting Room Hours: 10 am - 5pm  7 days a week
Deli Hours: Monday - Sunday 11:00 am to 3:00 PM Jewelry Shoppe and Museum Hours:
11 am - 5pm  7 days a week

Friday Door Buster
Half Barrels $29.95

80 Available, first come first serve.
(no holding and no pre-sale.)

Tasting Room doors open at 10AM Friday

Grape Vine Wreaths All sizes $4.99

Sold naked so you can dress them up!

Small Business Saturday
10% OFF all local products

Support Small Business Saturday featuring Corto Olive Oil, Beaudoin's Olives, Murphys Mustard, and Papa Gomez Salsa.

Tasting Room doors open 10AM Saturday

Lots of great Holiday Decor, ornaments, decorations and wine themed gifts to stock up on!

Ironstone's Heritage Museum presents Black Friday, Shop Local Saturday and Christmas shopping Specials right up to 3:00PM De. 24th

30% OFF all estate jewelry, gift items & collectable Bells.

Special 50% OFF jewelry section presented by OROCAL, The Natural Gold Company.

30% OFF Case Special
Verdelho & Elevation White

Monday, November 24, 2014

Call to Artists! Spring Obsession Art Show, Competition & Sale.

Calling all artists! 

Ironstone's 18th. Annual Spring Obsession Art Show is now accepting entries.
Simply go to the above tabs for both the Theme Division and Open Division to download.

If you would prefer they be emailed to you in a jpg format, simply email cgomez@ironstonevineyards with your request for the jpg format entries. They will be forwarded to you.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Ironstone's FARM to FORK Wine Club Dinner

Ironstone's Wine Club members enjoyed a very special treat last week at our FARM to FORK Dinner. Featuring fresh meats and vegetables from local farmers, the dinner was a huge success. Interested in joining the fun?  
Contact Mary in the Tasting Room for more information. 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Call To Artists!

18th Annual Spring Obsession entry forms are now here!  Click on the pages above for either the THEME DIVISION or OPEN DIVISION and download. OR you may email for a jpg copy of both prospectus.

Deadline for the Theme Division is fast approaching, so don't miss out. Jump now before you get caught up in the Holiday Hoopla and forget!  

Friday, October 24, 2014

Former Spring Obsession Winner Solo Show in Taipei

Received a wonderful email today from former, Spring Obsession 1st. Place Winner, LIU HSU-YUAN.   We have been following this talented artist's career from our first introduction in 2007.  

Liu Hsu-Yuan was studying here in the United States at that time and chose to enter Ironstone's 10th Annual Spring Obsession Art Show. His entry was a stunning painting titled "Sunflower".  Large, bold and full of energy, light and movement.  This painting grabbed the judges eyes and held them entranced with the colors and brush strokes.  

Here is the winning painting, however this image doesn't do the original justice.

On to the email,  Liu Hsu-Yuan is celebrating yet another solo art show!
Running from October to December at the Taipei Cultural Center, you may experience his most recent and contemporary pieces.

Should you be in the Taipei area, do stop in and support this outstanding artist.  

Share in Liu Hsu-Yuan's opening celebration through the photos below...

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Original Big Tree of California!

Incoming!  Ironstone Heritage Museum is now featuring an incredible series of books on the Histories of The California Big Trees.  These 6 books by Historian Gary Lowe, are the most in-depth research documents on the Big Trees ever published.  Gary was able to update existing history utilizing the amazing document archive  from a Murphys Prospector in the late 1800's that was discovered and display here at Ironstone in 2009.  Stop by and take a peek.  

The Mammoth Tree is the tree in the North Grove at Calaveras Big Trees State Park that had its bark removed for exhibit world wide in 1854. You can still see the cut marks on that giant made in the 1850's.  I had never seen an image of the reconstructed tree so I was thrilled to see it on the cover of Volume 2!  Impressive research and images. Kudos to Gary Lowe for such an awesome endeavor.

Volume 1 – The Original Big Tree,  History of the Big Tree Exhibit of 1853-1855: The Exhibition of the Bark and Section of the Discovery Tree, known variously as The Mammoth Tree, The Giant Tree of The Great Tree and its wanton contender – 2012/2014.  Over 200 illustrations & 3 tables.                          $40.00

Volume 2 – The Mammoth Tree. – A Gold Rush Adventure: History of the Mother of the Forest Exhibit, 1854-1866.  Over 150 illustrations.                                          $30.00

Volume 3 – The Big Tree Exhibits of 1870-1871 and the Roots of the Giant Sequoia Preservation Movement. The Snediker & Stegman (Forest King) and the Jellerson & Ricker Big Tree Exhibits 1870-1871.   100 illustrations (30 in color) 1 table.                         $35.00

Volume 4 – Before The Works – The Bancroft-Pond-Houseworth Toursit Party Among the Big Trees, May 1871  180 illustrations, 2 tables.                       $25.00

Volume 5 – The Grant Grove Centennial Stump, Kings Canyon National Park and the Big Tree Exhibit of 1875 – 1876. 40 illustrations. $8.50

Geologic History of the Giant Sequoia and the Coast Redwood. 27 illustrations, 3 tables and 6 maps.                $17.50

Monday, October 6, 2014

Phantom of the Opera! New showing added

Due to popular Demand, a 3rd. showing of the Silent Movie, "Phantom of the Opera" has been added to the schedule!  

Sunday, October 26th. at 12:00 PM!  Sign up now, the other two seatings have been sold out!

Ironstone Concourse Foundation Art Exhibition

Ironstone Concourse Foundation Art Exhibition

Ironstone Vineyards and the Ironstone Concourse Foundation present the 1st. Annual Ironstone Concourse Foundation Art Exhibit.
Opening Tuesday, October 14th, this outstanding exhibit of Plein Air paintings will be available for you to see through Sunday, December 14th. 2014.

Located in the main Galleria just downstairs from the Tasting Room, this exhibit features original Plein Air paintings created during this years’ Ironstone Concours d’Elegance, Saturday, September 27th.

Artists present and painting at this years’ classic car show were:
Linda Abbott
Diana Boyd
Judie Cain
George Durkee
Diana Eppler
Susie Hoffman
Lorna Hunt
Mary Ann Kash
Valerie Kolakowski
Charlotte Mulcaster
Donna Nelson
Sherrie Palmer
Cathryn Strong
Eva Walker

Tasting Room hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.

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