Our newly renovated patio

Welcome to our patio, our new look, and where wasting time is time well wasted.
On a cold January night when Victor and I talked about the idea of remodeling the tasting room patio, totally unaware of what the rest of the year was going to bring us. We certainly could not imagine what the future was going to be like. We felt at the time that Bodega del Sur needed a new look. After all, this year, 2020, we celebrate our thirteen-year-old anniversary. A decision was made, and we put the wheels in motion. There is something so refreshing and authentic about tasting wine outdoors instead of indoors, we thought -a place where we could laugh, drink, and be happy.
Suddenly, by mid-March, everything came to a halt when all tasting rooms were ordered to close due to the pandemic that was just beginning. At first, we were worried and somewhat disappointed. We had a great patio and no one to enjoy it. Those plans were changed, and we could not have anyone at our beautiful patio. Some time later, when tasting rooms were allowed to partially re-open, we were ready, as the requirement was to serve your customers outside, following some strict guidelines. As such, since May 23, we were allowed to serve our customers only outside. As if we knew, our patio meets all the requirements set by the official guidelines. We are keeping the six feet distance between different groups, allowing a few people at a time, doing a thorough cleaning after each group leaves the premises. Our staff is always wearing a mask, and ensures cleanliness all around.  Now, our patio has become our new tasting room. 

Please join us by making an appointment. Come and enjoy our new social distance space and enjoy our new wines, and yes, they are outstanding.

Salud!!

Día de los Muertos

The Day of the Dead is a Latin American holiday celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. Día de los Muertos is all about celebrating and honoring the deceased with food, drink, parties, and activities.

The most familiar symbol of Día de los Muertos is the calacas and calaveras (skeletons and skulls), which appear in candies and sweets, parade masks, and face and body paint. Calacas and calaveras are almost always portrayed as enjoying life, often in fancy clothes and entertaining display.

Evelyn wanted to share this beautiful celebration and incorporate Latin culture into Murphys culture so she began an annual tradition the whole town now enjoys.

Many of the merchants on Main Street and downtown participate by creating rituals, contests, and special Día de los Muertos treats during the two-day festivities. Restaurants and tasting rooms offer special Día de los Muertos offerings. We release a unique Día de los Muertos Wine variety with a Día de los Muertos special edition label only available during the Fall each year. Murphys celebrates the first Saturday of November each year.

To our extended family, friends, and neighbors

Like many of you, we, at Bodega del Sur Winery, have been closely following the current situation regarding the spread of COVID-19.  The health and safety of our customers, employees, and community will always be our top priority.  That commitment has never been more critical than in our current challenging times. Our tasting room is closed for now, but we continue to send out wine to our customers.  You can order wine by emailing me at  Evelyn@bodegadelsur.com.  Or you can text me at 650-245-9262 to order wine. We will take orders by phone and through our new updated shopping cart, and we will be more than happy to send the wine to you. We check our messages once a day and will get back to you within 24 hours. As a small business, this is a tough financial decision.  Yet, we realize this is a necessary action to keep the entire community as well as our staff, as safe as possible.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will have regular updates through our email and social media channels. We do thank you for your continued support of  Bodega del Sur Winery. Meantime, we’ve detailed below a few other updates that might be helpful.

Stock up and stay home

We can ship to you.  Keep an eye out for emails with exclusive offers during this period so that we can help keep your cellar well-stocked.

Wine Shipments

Our shipping operations are open, and we continue to ship out orders made by phone or email.  Should anything change that would impact the delivery date of your package, we will reach out with an update.

We want you to know that we’re thinking of you, wish you all good health, and look forward to raising a glass of Tempranillo with you soon.

Please stay safe.

Carmesí

Carmesi is a Spanish word that literally means “crimson, bright red, somewhat darkened with blue; purple.” Its use in naming our wine goes back to the imagination and dreams of a 10-year-old girl in El Salvador. “To me, it meant to wonder, delight, and fantastic mystery” says owner, Evelyn. She continues, “It was a word I heard in music and read in poetry. It was a word I fell in love with. So, when the time came to name our new red wine, the ‘word’ and a fantastic idea came to life.” The word “Carmesi” not only described this mysteriously, romantic, red wine with just a hint of blue, it was a perfect word to use in honoring the memories of my mother and mother-in-law – two very important women in my life.

Thus, the first vintage of Carmesi carried a composite image of these two women and was named for them – María Alicia. But why limit it to these two women? Why not honor all those strong women who have inspired and made an impression on all of us? Just as poets and songwriters have been celebrating noble women with their poems and music over the centuries, Bodega del Sur wants to honor them with wine. “The era I chose to depict on the labels is approximately 1900 to the 1930s; a time when women were asserting themselves and making their strengths known, as the blend changes, different women will adorn the Carmesi label” says owner Evelyn.

A very special thank's

To all the people who join us by Skype this year to the Release of the New Carmesi 2016: As always your purchase helps support the Calaveras Crisis Center. Special thanks to Kelly for all her hard work and dedication to this very essential program.

Our newly renovated patio

Welcome to our patio, our new look, and where wasting time is time well wasted.
On a cold January night when Victor and I talked about the idea of remodeling the tasting room patio, totally unaware of what the rest of the year was going to bring us. We certainly could not imagine what the future was going to be like. We felt at the time that Bodega del Sur needed a new look. After all, this year, 2020, we celebrate our thirteen-year-old anniversary. A decision was made, and we put the wheels in motion. There is something so refreshing and authentic about tasting wine outdoors instead of indoors, we thought -a place where we could laugh, drink, and be happy.
Suddenly, by mid-March, everything came to a halt when all tasting rooms were ordered to close due to the pandemic that was just beginning. At first, we were worried and somewhat disappointed. We had a great patio and no one to enjoy it. Those plans were changed, and we could not have anyone at our beautiful patio. Some time later, when tasting rooms were allowed to partially re-open, we were ready, as the requirement was to serve your customers outside, following some strict guidelines. As such, since May 23, we were allowed to serve our customers only outside. As if we knew, our patio meets all the requirements set by the official guidelines. We are keeping the six feet distance between different groups, allowing a few people at a time, doing a thorough cleaning after each group leaves the premises. Our staff is always wearing a mask, and ensures cleanliness all around.  Now, our patio has become our new tasting room. Please join us by making an appointment. Come and enjoy our new social distance space and enjoy our new wines, and yes, they are outstanding.

Salud!!

Día de los Muertos

The Day of the Dead is a Latin American holiday celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. Día de los Muertos is all about celebrating and honoring the deceased with food, drink, parties, and activities.

The most familiar symbol of Día de los Muertos is the calacas and calaveras (skeletons and skulls), which appear in candies and sweets, parade masks, and face and body paint. Calacas and calaveras are almost always portrayed as enjoying life, often in fancy clothes and entertaining display.

Evelyn wanted to share this beautiful celebration and incorporate Latin culture into Murphys culture so she began an annual tradition the whole town now enjoys. Many of the merchants on Main Street and downtown participate by creating rituals, contests, and special Día de los Muertos treats during the two-day festivities. Restaurants and tasting rooms offer special Día de los Muertos offerings. We release a unique Día de los Muertos Wine variety with a Día de los Muertos special edition label only available during the Fall each year. Murphys celebrates the first Saturday of November each year.

To our extended family, friends, and neighbors

Like many of you, we, at Bodega del Sur Winery, have been closely following the current situation regarding the spread of COVID-19.  The health and safety of our customers, employees, and community will always be our top priority.  That commitment has never been more critical than in our current challenging times. Our tasting room is closed for now, but we continue to send out wine to our customers.  You can order wine by emailing me at  Evelyn@bodegadelsur.com.  Or you can text me at 650-245-9262 to order wine. We will take orders by phone and through our new updated shopping cart, and we will be more than happy to send the wine to you. We check our messages once a day and will get back to you within 24 hours. As a small business, this is a tough financial decision.  Yet, we realize this is a necessary action to keep the entire community as well as our staff, as safe as possible.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will have regular updates through our email and social media channels. We do thank you for your continued support of  Bodega del Sur Winery. Meantime, we’ve detailed below a few other updates that might be helpful.

Stock up and stay home

We can ship to you.  Keep an eye out for emails with exclusive offers during this period so that we can help keep your cellar well-stocked.

Wine Shipments

Our shipping operations are open, and we continue to ship out orders made by phone or email.  Should anything change that would impact the delivery date of your package, we will reach out with an update.

We want you to know that we’re thinking of you, wish you all good health, and look forward to raising a glass of Tempranillo with you soon.

Please stay safe.

Carmesí

Carmesi is a Spanish word that literally means “crimson, bright red, somewhat darkened with blue; purple”. Its use in naming our wine goes back to the imagination and dreams of a 10-year-old girl in El Salvador. “To me, it meant to wonder, delight, and fantastic mystery” says owner, Evelyn. She continues, “It was a word I heard in music and read in poetry. It was a word I fell in love with. So, when the time came to name our new red wine, the ‘word’ and a fantastic idea came to life.” The word “Carmesi” not only described this mysteriously, romantic, red wine with just a hint of blue, it was a perfect word to use in honoring the memories of my mother and mother-in-law – two very important women in my life.

Thus, the first vintage of Carmesi carried a composite image of these two women and was named for them – María Alicia. But why limit it to these two women? Why not honor all those strong women who have inspired and made an impression on all of us? Just as poets and songwriters have been celebrating noble women with their poems and music over the centuries, Bodega del Sur wants to honor them with wine. “The era I chose to depict on the labels is approximately 1900 to the 1930s; a time when women were asserting themselves and making their strengths known, as the blend changes, different women will adorn the Carmesi label” says owner Evelyn.

A very special thank's

To all the people who join us by Skype this year to the Release of the New Carmesi 2016: As always your purchase helps support the Calaveras Crisis Center. Special thanks to Kelly for all her hard work and dedication to this essential program.

Our newly renovated patio

Welcome to our patio, our new look, and where wasting time is time well wasted.
On a cold January night when Victor and I talked about the idea of remodeling the tasting room patio, totally unaware of what the rest of the year was going to bring us. We certainly could not imagine what the future was going to be like. We felt at the time that Bodega del Sur needed a new look. After all, this year, 2020, we celebrate our thirteen-year-old anniversary. A decision was made, and we put the wheels in motion. There is something so refreshing and authentic about tasting wine outdoors instead of indoors, we thought -a place where we could laugh, drink, and be happy.

Suddenly, by mid-March, everything came to a halt when all tasting rooms were ordered to close due to the pandemic that was just beginning. At first, we were worried and somewhat disappointed. We had a great patio and no one to enjoy it. Those plans were changed, and we could not have anyone at our beautiful patio. Some time later, when tasting rooms were allowed to partially re-open, we were ready, as the requirement was to serve your customers outside, following some strict guidelines. As such, since May 23, we were allowed to serve our customers only outside. As if we knew, our patio meets all the requirements set by the official guidelines. We are keeping the six feet distance between different groups, allowing a few people at a time, doing a thorough cleaning after each group leaves the premises. Our staff is always wearing a mask, and ensures cleanliness all around.  Now, our patio has become our new tasting room. 

Please join us by making an appointment. Come and enjoy our new social distance space and enjoy our new wines, and yes, they are outstanding.

Salud!!

calaverita

Día de los Muertos

The Day of the Dead is a Latin American holiday celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. Día de los Muertos is all about celebrating and honoring the deceased with food, drink, parties, and activities.

The most familiar symbol of Día de los Muertos is the calacas and calaveras (skeletons and skulls), which appear in candies and sweets, parade masks, and face and body paint. Calacas and calaveras are almost always portrayed as enjoying life, often in fancy clothes and entertaining display.

Evelyn wanted to share this beautiful celebration and incorporate Latin culture into Murphys culture so she began an annual tradition the whole town now enjoys.

Many of the merchants on Main Street and downtown participate by creating rituals, contests, and special Día de los Muertos treats during the two-day festivities. Restaurants and tasting rooms offer special Día de los Muertos offerings. We release a unique Día de los Muertos Wine variety with a Día de los Muertos special edition label only available during the Fall each year. Murphys celebrates the first Saturday of November each year.

To our extended family, friends, and neighbors

Like many of you, we, at Bodega del Sur Winery, have been closely following the current situation regarding the spread of COVID-19.  The health and safety of our customers, employees, and community will always be our top priority.  That commitment has never been more critical than in our current challenging times. Our tasting room is closed for now, but we continue to send out wine to our customers.  You can order wine by emailing me at  Evelyn@bodegadelsur.com.  Or you can text me at 650-245-9262 to order wine. We will take orders by phone and through our new updated shopping cart, and we will be more than happy to send the wine to you. We check our messages once a day and will get back to you within 24 hours. As a small business, this is a tough financial decision.  Yet, we realize this is a necessary action to keep the entire community as well as our staff, as safe as possible.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will have regular updates through our email and social media channels. We do thank you for your continued support of  Bodega del Sur Winery. Meantime, we’ve detailed below a few other updates that might be helpful.

Stock up and stay home

We can ship to you.  Keep an eye out for emails with exclusive offers during this period so that we can help keep your cellar well-stocked.

Wine Shipments

Our shipping operations are open, and we continue to ship out orders made by phone or email.  Should anything change that would impact the delivery date of your package, we will reach out with an update.

We want you to know that we’re thinking of you, wish you all good health, and look forward to raising a glass of Tempranillo with you soon.

Please stay safe.

Carmesí

Carmesi is a Spanish word that literally means “crimson, bright red, somewhat darkened with blue; purple.” Its use in naming our wine goes back to the imagination and dreams of a 10-year-old girl in El Salvador. “To me, it meant to wonder, delight, and fantastic mystery” says owner, Evelyn. She continues, “It was a word I heard in music and read in poetry. It was a word I fell in love with. So, when the time came to name our new red wine, the ‘word’ and a fantastic idea came to life.” The word “Carmesi” not only described this mysteriously, romantic, red wine with just a hint of blue, it was a perfect word to use in honoring the memories of my mother and mother-in-law – two very important women in my life.

Thus, the first vintage of Carmesi carried a composite image of these two women and was named for them – María Alicia. But why limit it to these two women? Why not honor all those strong women who have inspired and made an impression on all of us? Just as poets and songwriters have been celebrating noble women with their poems and music over the centuries, Bodega del Sur wants to honor them with wine. “The era I chose to depict on the labels is approximately 1900 to the 1930s; a time when women were asserting themselves and making their strengths known, as the blend changes, different women will adorn the Carmesi label” says owner Evelyn.

A very special thank's

To all the people whojoin us by Skype this year to the Release of the New Carmesi 2016: As always your purchase helps support the Calaveras Crisis Center. Special thanks to Kelly for all her hard work and dedication to this very important program.