Thu 07 Jul 2016

Staff Choice: A Wine We Can’t Stop Talking About!


Several members may already know this wine.

They may well have been recommended it by our Member Services team, received an e-mail campaign recently about how popular it is with staff, or seen it on our website.

The wines of McManis Family Vineyards just seem to keep cropping up! And, whilst reading Sarah Mercer’s writeup of their petite sirah for July’s Staff Choice, I was reminded why.

You can find a full archive of Staff Choices on our website here.

McManis Family Petite Sirah 2014
Sarah MercerThis is one of my favourite red wines and my firm choice for a BBQ when friends come over – which means it’s now their favourite too!

I first introduced it to them at a blind wine-tasting evening at mine. It was wine number 9, and it won hands down; ever since, I’m always asked ahead of an evening together whether I’m bringing ‘wine number 9’ with me!

The McManis family, who make it, have been growing grapes in California for five generations. Their large-capacity winery is dedicated to producing high-quality wines with ‘small winery’ methods, by fermenting and ageing in small lots. The result is a powerful, densely coloured, concentrated and full-bodied wine with smooth mocha and chocolate flavours. I recommend you give it a try!

Sarah Mercer
Assistant Merchandiser

£10.50 – Bottle
£126 – Case of 12
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Categories : Rest of the World


  1. Stephen Durham says:

    Sarah Mercer
    Assistant Merchandiser

    £10.50 – Bottle
    £126 – Case of 12

    Very disappointing to read this ‘hot off the press newsletter’ only to discover when I clicked on the wine details the same moment that this highly recommended wine is no longer available! let mw know if it returns please!

  2. Jamie McManis says:

    Sarah: Thank You so much for the nice comments about our Petite Sirah. We very much appreciate all of the support. Cheers!

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