Honoring Toby Keith: A Memorable Encounter with Jim Clendenen

Years ago, Jim Clendenen met Toby Keith at a gathering in Nashville. Amidst the lively atmosphere and abundant wine, Jim praised his winemaking skills, confident in his ability to rival Napa’s finest. Captivated by Jim’s assurance, Toby agreed to collaborate on a special red wine blend featuring Petit Verdot, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon, christened “Cactus Ridge” by Toby for exclusive enjoyment among his inner circle.

Yet, delivering the wine to Toby’s Oklahoma home posed a challenge, we even told his manager, “even God cannot ship wine to Oklahoma”. With direct shipping unavailable, various alternatives were explored without success. Suddenly, Toby’s manager had a revelation—the fleet of 18-wheelers usually reserved for concert tours could serve this purpose. One morning, a striking truck adorned with Toby Keith’s emblem arrived at the winery. With one pallet loaded onto the truck, it embarked on the journey back to Oklahoma.

We wish to express our sympathies with Toby’s family and many fans who will miss his music.

Unwrap the Magic of the Season

Au Bon Climat’s Exclusive Holiday Case Specials

As the holiday season approaches, we invite you to elevate your celebrations with Au Bon Climat Winery’s exceptional wines. Our exclusive case specials are designed to add a touch of sophistication to your festivities, making every moment memorable. Take advantage of these limited-time offers! Whether you’re planning a festive gathering or looking for the perfect gift, we have the ideal package for you.

Act fast! Holiday Shipping deadlines are rapidly approaching!

  • East Coast: 5-7 day ground delivery. Order by 12/15
  • Central: 2-4 day ground delivery. Order by 12/17 
  • Mountain: 2-3 day ground delivery. Order by 12/20
  • West Coast: 1-2 day ground delivery. Order by 12/21

Holiday Party Case

Simplify your holiday celebrations with this bundle of easy-to-enjoy wines. Perfectly suited for sharing with friends and family during holiday parties. Each sip is a journey through the vineyards, bringing people together in the spirit of celebration.

  • 3 x 2020 Pinot Gris
  • 3 x 2020 G-15
  • 3 x 2019 Tocai Friulano
  • 3 x 2019 “Pip” Red Blend
$275.00 $258.00

Timeless Tastes & Traditions

Classic elegance for the holidays! Embrace the holiday spirit with this delightful bundle of Pinots and Chardonnays. Thoughtfully curated for classic wine enthusiasts. Elevate your celebrations and uphold cherished traditions with these timeless and tasteful selections.

  • 3 x 2021 Los Alamos Chardonnay
  • 3 x 2020 Los Alamos Pinot Noir
  • 3 x 2019 La Bauge
  • 3 x 2020 Bien Nacido Chardonnay
$450.00 $420.00


Indulge in premium Pinots and Chardonnays without lifting a finger. Treat yourself to the best as we deliver these luxurious labels straight to your doorstep. Santa Luxe is perfect for those who prefer to savor their wines in style and comfort. Elevate your holiday experience with these exquisite selections.

  • 3 x 2019 “Larmes de Grappe” Pinot Noir
  • 3 x 2020 “Isabelle” Pinot Noir
  • 3 x 2019 Le Bon Climat Chardonnay
  • 3 x 2021 “Hildegard”
$765.00 $730.00

Order Now and Make Your Holidays Unforgettable!

Secure your Holiday Party Pack, Timeless Tastes & Traditions, or Santa Luxe today. Enjoy specially priced cases plus plus, wine club discounts!

Don’t miss the opportunity to bring the magic of Au Bon Climat Winery to your holiday celebrations. Order now and toast to the joy of the season with exceptional wines that embody the spirit of craftsmanship and tradition.