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Here Comes Summer!

Our debut in 2018 ended on a high note, and we can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store. With winter behind us the days ahead promise blue skies, plenty of sun and a whole lot of fun at the Malene Scene. While we're all about drinking rosé all year-long, there’s something about warmer days that just pairs so perfectly with drinking pink. With the longer days we’ll be extending our hours this summer so we can all enjoy more time at the Malene Scene! Be sure to check the website for updates.

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You know the saying: April showers bring May flowers. That’s why we’ve included our very own Malene umbrella and Dianthus seed mix with your spring club release! Sprinkle these seeds in your garden or in a big pot and wait for those beautiful rosé-colored flowers to grow. We’d love to see your flowers once they bloom so please share your photos with us on Facebook and Instagram. Of course, we also always love to see how you enjoy our new releases and encourage you to share your first impressions of the 2018 vintage using our hashtags, #MaleneScene and #MyMalene.

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A Few Words from William, aka Mr. Malene...

Our first year at the Malene Scene was certainly a Grand Cru! We couldn’t have been happier to see the excitement generated by our wines, the Malene Scene mobile tasting room and the easygoing rosé lifestyle.

I was the lucky one who had the opportunity to represent Malene nationwide, with a 10,000-mile journey that took me and our wines across fourteen states including California, Texas, New Jersey and Florida. What an experience! I also spent time with our winemaking and viticulture teams, getting a better understanding of their dedicated focus on vineyards and terroir and the precise winemaking behind Malene rosés. I can’t wait to share my learnings with you!

What do the coming months bring? First of all, many more great wines, starting with the superb selection of rosés in your Spring shipment. Second, we’ll be offering more events this year, especially in the summer. We’ll have more details soon and promise to keep you posted.

Finally, I must mention that after a recent trip to Hawaii, my new obsession is ahi poké paired with our Malene 2018. It’s an absolutely ideal match for this beautifully balanced, food-friendly wine. I hope you’ll try it and love it as much as I do.

See you soon at the Malene Scene!

William Malene

Upcoming Events

upcoming events

This summer, the Malene Scene is the place to be, with a series of events you’ll want to get on your calendar ASAP. We’ll be hosting a dinner series in May, June, and July, as well as a few outdoor movie nights. Is there anything better than a glass of rosé and a movie on a warm summer night? Stay tuned for more details!

Don’t forget – we also host private events! If you’re interested in hosting your next gathering at the Malene Scene, please contact us at for more information.

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Meet Brooke

meet brooke

We are excited to introduce Brooke Serafine, our Malene Maven extraordinaire! If Brooke’s name sounds familiar, that’s because she has spent six years with our sister winery, Chamisal Vineyards, building and managing the wine club there. Brooke is a proud native of the Central Coast and a graduate of Cal Poly where she earned a B.S. in Business Administration with a minor in Wine & Viticulture. She loves reading, spending time with her family (she is the mother of a four and five-year old) and is, of course, an enthusiastic fan of rosé!

“I love the way rosé captures and reflects light, and how fresh yet complex it can be," says Brooke. "Malene wines speak for themselves; they really showcase the focus and intention of our winemaker, Fin. Malene and the Malene Scene represent everything I love about the wine industry from a hospitality point of view. I can’t wait to share my knowledge and love for our wines, and to build relationships with our club members and guests.”

Perfect Pairings

perfect pairings

The three wines in your spring shipment are versatile enough to enjoy with a wide variety of foods, but William has some great suggestions based on his extensive “research.” He recommends trying the Malene Rosé with sushi, sashimi, or Ahi poké. With the Camp 4 Rosé of Mourvedre he likes serving Chipolatas sausages (or any small pork sausages) with Moroccan-style couscous. For our Old Vine Grenache Rosé he suggests duck confit, olive tapenade, or pizza topped with prosciutto. We hope these ideas inspire you to create your own pairings, and be sure to share them with us!

About Rosé

Malene Rosé

2018 Malene Rosé

Sourced primarily from the Santa Ynez Valley, the 2018 Malene Rosé comprises five varietals for a wine that is mouth-filling yet crisp, dry and complex. Grenache supplies the backbone with copious melon and strawberry notes and a delicious creamy texture. Vermentino lifts the wine’s fragrance with notes of white flowers and lychee. The Cinsault is exuberant, fruity and fresh, while the Mourvedre imparts a savory, slightly herbaceous character. Syrah fleshes out the texture and lengthens the palate.

With plenty of fruit and a long acid-driven finish, this wine pairs well with cuisine ranging from fresh oysters to pasta puttanesca.

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2018 Camp 4 Vineyard Rose of Mourvedre

2018 Malene Camp 4 Vineyard Rosé of Mourvedre

Camp 4 Vineyard, the source of our 2018 Rosé of Mourvedre, is one of the top sites for Rhone grapes in the Santa Ynez Valley. This wine is reminiscent of a Bandol-style Rosé: savory, broad and complex. It opens with aromas of white tea, fresh peaches and orange liqueur, leading to a brightly textured palate bursting with flavors of melon, papaya and key lime.

This wine pairs well with cuisine ranging from barbequed pork loin to stuffed vegetables and pissaladière and can be aged for up to two years.

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2018 Old Vine Rose of Grenache

2018 Malene old vine Rosé of grenache

The 2018 Malene Old Vine Rosé of Grenache is reminiscent of the fine Rosés of Provence, both mouth-filling and crisp, dry and complex. Light in hue, this wine opens with tropical aromas of fresh kiwi and papaya, leading into subtle hints of gooseberry. The palate is bright and textured, bursting with sweet notes of lemon cake, orange zest and spiced almonds, leading to a long, smooth finish.

This wine will pair well with grilled scallops, crab ceviche, sushi and vegetable risotto and can be aged for up to three years.

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