Dear Friends of Violet-Green,

Under the guise of winter skies, Spring performs its handiwork imperceptibly, splashing colors of violet and green along California’s redwood coast. Violet-green Swallows end their migratory journey here brushing the skies iridescent in celebration of nature’s new year.

At Violet-Green Winery, we have much to celebrate with this release. Let’s begin with our 10th Anniversary of making fine wines to share with you! Thank you to all of our customers, longtime and new, who have supported us through this exciting decade to join in the celebration of this milestone birthday Of course, parties require wine and we have just the bottles to bring on the fun for summer in the form of three new wines.

From Violet-Green, we offer the 2009 Syrah Mendocino. This intriguing wine offers beautiful fragrance, a balanced mouthfeel, and a varietal fruit-spice component all packed into V-G’s signature flavor concentration. It comes available in three sizes to accommodate parties of any size--and at a special 10th Anniversary price.

Next, we celebrate the debut of V-G’s newest offspring, Kativa, our value-priced line of fine wines. Kativa’s origin grew from the creative spelling of a word that Lina’s Italian mama reserved for a daughter with ideas of her own. In this playful spirit, Kativa’s label was designed by talented artist and dear friend, the late M. Wayne Knight. We are proud to publish one of Wayne’s later works to grace these bottles. Thank you, Wayne!

The debut Kativa Merlot features 100% varietal fruit from Alder Springs Vineyard with flavors redolent of black cherry, cassis, and creamy mocha. A lush mouthfeel balances nicely against firm tannins to make this wine a natural pairing with grilled meats and even spicy sauces. It’s a fine choice to serve at your summertime barbecues or at the weeknight table.

Pink Baby was named for a friend’s daughter’s mandatory baby-doll. With its crisp flavors of grapefruit, notes of peach, and pale salmon color, the 2009 Pink Baby Rosé may find you calling out for this lovely summertime companion. Crafted from 100% Syrah, it is reserved just for mailing list customers and quantities are extremely limited.

We accept orders via FAX, phone, e-mail, or post. For details about past-vintage wines, please visit the can also connect with us on Facebook at We always love hearing from you!

As we reflect upon the past decade at Violet-Green that saw shifts in economy and climate, we find that what ultimately endures is the pleasure and satisfaction we continue to take in making exciting wines and delightful friends like you.

With a toast to you all!

Don Wattenbarger and Lina Carro - Owner-Winemakers

Don Wattenbarger & Lina Carro
Owner / Winemakers


2009 Violet-Green Syrah
This elegant Northern Rhone-style Syrah offers up an intriguing nose of classic Syrah aromas. Lush, rounded fruit and a creamy texture pair against firm acidity and tannins to provide a nice tension on the palate. Blackberry, hints of strawberry, maple syrup, creosote, and juniper reveal themselves at this young age. Drink today and through the coming decade.
100% Syrah. 100 cases produced.
$58 1.5L
$26 750ml
$15 375ml

2005 Kativa Merlot
Alder Springs Vineyard
Signature Alder Springs’ spice on the entry introduces a creamy texture of full-blown red and black fruit, coffee, vanilla bean culminating in a black cherry liqueur-like intensity on the finish. This generous mouthful of a wine pairs easily with grilled meats and spicy sauces. 100% Merlot.

2009 Kativa Pink Baby
Crisp grapefruit, notes of peach with good acidity and a pale salmon color characterize this rosé extracted from 100% Syrah grown in northern Mendocino’s rugged terrain and cool mountain climate. Enjoy chilled with salades Niçoises, deviled eggs, or just a summertime mood!

10th Anniversary Mixed Case Sampler

Nest of Swallows (12)
5 Syrah 2009, 5 Kativa Merlot, 2 Pink Baby

Nest of Swallows (6)
3 Syrah 2009, 2 Kativa Merlot, 1 Pink Baby



Vintages: 2010 | 2009 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 - 2002


Violet-Green Winery
PO Box 165 Bayside, CA 95524 | Tel/Fax: 707.445.8679 | Email: