2012-Schedule-of-Activities by wuzhenguang


									                                              Schedule of Activities

                                                                   31ST HARVEST WINE CELEBRATION
                                          Participating wineries pouring at their winery location Sunday and Monday:
                                           Bent Creek Winery, Big White House, Cedar Mountain Winery, Charles R Vineyards,
                                   Concannon Vineyard, Crooked Vine Winery, Cuda Ridge Wines, Darcie Kent Vineyards, Eagle Ridge
                                     Vineyard, Eckert Estate Winery, Fenestra Winery, Garré Vineyard & Winery, John Evan Cellars,
                                      La Rochelle Winery, Las Positas Vineyards, Longevity Wines, McGrail Vineyards and Winery,
                                           Mitchell Katz Winery, Nottingham Cellars, Occasio Winery, Retzlaff Estate Winery,
                                    Rios-Lovell Estate Winery, The Singing Winemaker, The Steven Kent Winery, Stony Ridge Winery,
                                      Támas Estates, Wente Vineyards Estate Winery, White Crane Winery, Wood Family Vineyards
                                            Wineries Pouring at Wente Vineyards on Sunday, 5565 Tesla Rd, Livermore:
                                            el Sol Winery, Elliston Vineyards, Les Chénes Estate Vineyards, Little Valley Winery,
                                                      Murrieta’s Well, Támas Estate, Westover Vineyards and Winery
                                         Wineries Pouring at Concannon Vineyard on Sunday, 4590 Tesla Rd, Livermore:
                                                AuburnJames, Bodegas Aguirre, Darcie Kent, En Garde, Page Mill Winery,
                                                             Rodrigue Molyneaux, Thomas Coyne Winery
                                                               On Monday these wineries will be closed
                                                          AuburnJames, Little Valley Winery, Thomas Coyne Winery

                               Pouring at Concannon Vineyard, 4950 Tesla Road, Livermore; Closed Monday
                                                         WINE:    Complimentary tasting: 2009 Syrah and 2008 Chardonnay

                               Bent Creek Winery
                               5455 Greenville Road, Livermore
                                                         WINE:    Complimentary tasting: Livermore Valley 2010 Chardonnay, Livermore Valley 2008 Zinfandel
                                               SPECIAL TASTING:   Taste complete line of all current Bent Creek vintages for a $5 tasting fee refundable with purchase
                                                                  of wine. Tasting complimentary for Bent Creek Club members
                                                        MUSIC:    Enjoy classic rock from the 80’s to today with Hit and Run on Sunday and The Hurricane on Monday
                                                         FOOD:    Marvin Bryant’s “Q2” home-style BBQ.
                                              ARTS AND CRAFTS:    A variety of local arts and crafts and specialty items. Get a head start on holiday shopping.
                                               WINE DISCOUNTS:    5% off 3 bottle purchase, 10% off 6 bottle purchase, 15% off case purchase

                               Big White House & John Evan Cellars
                               6800 Greenville Road, Livermore
                                                             Complimentary tasting: Peche Mignon, NV – Peach infused sparkling wine created by the
                                                             winemaker for his mother Zinfandel, Sblendorio Estate Vineyard, Livermore, 2010 Late Harvest
                                                             Syrah, Emery Nelson Vineyard, Livermore, 2010
                                           SPECIAL TASTING: Barrel samples of upcoming releases and a more extensive tasting list with the winemaker inside
                               the winery for $5. Allows access to Aroma Bar Game, where you will able to discover just how well your nose smells!
                                                     MUSIC: Sunday: The Gabe Duffin Band – local artist are returning for another day of fun, music;
                                                             Monday: Acoustics by Gabe
                                           WINERY ACTIVITY: Aroma Bar – Wine Sensory Evaluation you will learn how to recognize the aromas found in wine.
                                               DOG RESCUE: Dogs will be interviewing for a permanent new home - meet the dogs available for adoption from
                                                             Lucky Dog Rescue. Learn about Lucky Dog Rescue at http://1luckydogrescue.org
                                                      FOOD: Pitt Stop BBQ of Livermore will have their awesome BBQ available for purchase directly from
                                                             their new custom smoker trailer.
                                         ARTS AND CRAFTS: Original label art by Laura Marion displayed inside the winery. Custom orders will be accepted.
                                                             Access to the winery limited to Special Tasting participants.
                                           WINE DISCOUNTS: Harvest Weekend Wine Discounts: Case discounts for this event are 15% off retail. Free delivery
                                                             for one case or more in the Tri-Valley. Additional discounts on Peche Mignon (Peach infused
                                                             Sparking Wine) and a ‘4 for $60’ special on a four pack of select wines during the festival.

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Bodegas Aguirre Winery
Pouring at Concannon on Sunday, 8580 Tesla Road, Livermore on Monday
                    WINE:   Complimentary tasting: 2008 Petite Sirah and 2007 Merlot Reserva
         SPECIAL TASTING:   Pinot Noir, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon Rserva, Chardonnay, Port
               DISCOUNT:    10% off 2 or more bottles. 20% case discount. Special discounts up to 50%
           SPECIAL EVENT:   Winemaker Ricardo Aguirre will be on hand Monday signing bottles, answering questions, etc.

Cedar Mountain Winery
7000 Tesla Road, Livermore
                   WINE:    Complimentary tasting: Sauvignon Blanc, Pas de Deux - blend 80% Cabernet, 20% Syrah
                            (silver medal)
         SPECIAL TASTING:   Port tasting, $5, includes Luana Inu (peach infused Chardonnay Port), 2000 Late Bottled Vintage
                            Port, and Tortuga Royale (Chocolate Cabernet Port
         WINERY ACTIVITY:   Drought resistant garden display, Part of the Livermore Valley Winery Drought Resistant
                            Garden Trail.
                   FOOD:    Gourmet Wood Fired Pizzas by Tutte al Forno and Salad (Sunday only). Monday - Pasta
                            Primavera Salad for sale by Valley Catering
        ARTS AND CRAFTS:    Silpada Jewelry (Sunday and Monday); Garden Shed Pottery by Daniel Replogle (Sunday 12 to 5);
                            Mark Apel - Pistol Hill Indian Arts Native American Jewelry and artifacts; author of Barbed
                            Wire Web will be on hand to autograph book.
           MONDAY ONLY:     BYOB - fill your own wine bottle. Bring a bottle or use ours. Earl has created a special Red Blend
                            only for this event. Fill, cork and label for $8 per bottle or $9 per bottle if use winery bottle.
                            Purchase a case and the winery pays the sales tax.

Charles R Vineyards
8195 Crane Ridge Road, Livermore
                   WINE:    Complimentary tasting: Livermore Valley 2007 Syrah and 2010 Chardonnay
         SPECIAL TASTING:   Full fight tasting, $5, applied to purchase, complimentary to Wine Club members
                  MUSIC:    Music Lore on Sunday
              EDUCATION:    All about wine: Swirl, smell sip; wine trivia; Best Friends Best Food Pairing
               DISPLAYS:    Antique farm tools, seeder wooden wagon, and wine press, cork bark, winery wildlife photos
                            and fine arts and crafts
                   FOOD:    Blue Sage, Bay Area favorite offers award winning gourmet selections to complement our wine
        ARTS AND CRAFTS:    Local artists: Stephen and Bev Barkkarie, Jesse Moore, Maryann Kott, David Rice, Michael Robles,
                            Don Waldear, Helene Hallett, Dorothy Masteas, Bonnie Barlett; Local artisans - original designs -
                            Camille’s Gifts and Jewelry, Carol and Janette Espinoza; Wine Cork Artistry, Gigi Boss; All About
                            Succulents, Fairy gardens in a dish; Grandma’s Flea Market
         WINE DISCOUNTS:    10% discount on three or more bottles of wine and 15% case discount

Concannon Vineyard
4590 Tesla Road, Livermore
Hosting Wineries: AuburnJames, Bodegas Aguirre Winery, Darcie Kent Vineyards, En Garde Winery,
Page Mill Winery, Thomas Coyne Winery, Rodrigue Molyneaux
                   WINE:    Complimentary tasting: Conservancy Wines: Chardonnay, Crimson & Clover,
                            Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Merlot
         SPECIAL TASTING:   Special Tasting: $10 Reserve Tasting
                  MUSIC:    Live music
              EDUCATION:    Master Gardeners with information about drought resistance plants
                   FOOD:    Cabana Dave’s Food Truck will be on hand to serve unique Cajun, Caribbean and
                            Authentic Southern and Texas BBQ foods
        ARTS AND CRAFTS:    Copper Iris handmade copper jewelry; Beauti-Control skin care, Stonewear Jewelry handmade
                            with semiprecious stones, Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls and precious metals; Bella Dina
                            Jewelry - locally handcrafted jewelry made with minerals and semiprecious gemstones set in gold,
                            sterling silver and platinum
               DISCOUNT:    15% off bottles, 25% off cases
Crooked Vine Winery & Stony Ridge Winery
4948 Tesla Road, Livermore
                    WINE:    Complimentary tasting: Crooked Vine 2009 Charv (blend of Chardonnay and Viognier);
                             Crooked Vine 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon; Stony Ridge 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon
         SPECIAL TASTING:    Full tasting available for additional fee
                   MUSIC:    Live music on the patio featuring Rovetti and The Meatballs
                    FOOD:    Ken’s Wood Fired Pizza
        ARTS AND CRAFTS:     Variety of vendors including Bracelet Bar jewelry and Sparkling Hair Tinsel by Jenny
         WINE DISCOUNTS:     Special discounts on selected wines including case sales.
                 MONDAY:     Open to the public, business as usual. Complimentary tasting to ticket holders; Music by
                             James Nagel; Ken’s Wood Fired Pizza

Cuda Ridge Wines
5385 East Avenue, Livermore
                    WINE:    Complimentary tasting: 2011 Livermore Valley Sauvignon Blanc, 2010 Livermore Valley Merlot,
                             2009 Livermore Valley Cabernet Franc
          SPECIAL TASTING:   ($5.00 tasting fee) 2010 Livermore Valley Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010 Livermore Valley
                             Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010 Livermore Valley Petit Verdot
               EDUCATION:    Nicole Stier Art Display – “Something For Everyone” which is a ensemble of paintings designed to
                             captivate a variety of viewers. Her realistic style portrays an idealized modern take on the popular
                             interests of Wine, Women and Cars.”
                   MUSIC:    (Sunday) QuickFixx plays a variety of classic and modern styles you can dance too!
                    FOOD:    (Both Days): Posada’s Catering, Contemporary Southwestern Cuisine. Choice of 3 Tapas for $12
         ARTS AND CRAFTS:    Chainmaille – handcrafted custom jewelry made from “Chains;” Posada Specialty Sauces -
                             homemade Chipotle and Mango Sauces, Pickled Onions, Meat/Chicken
               DISCOUNTS:    3-Pack Special – 10% discount for purchase of any 3 bottles or more; Case Discount – 15%
                             discount on Case purchase
                 MONDAY:     Roger Kardinal (Monday): Livermore Legendary vocalist and guitarist that plays 60’s & 70’s folk

Darcie Kent Vineyards
4590 Tesla Road, Livermore
                    WINE:    Complimentary tasting: 2010 Grüner-Veltliner, 2010 Chardonnay, 2010 Pinot Noir,
                             2008 Madden Ranch Cabernet
         SPECIAL TASTING:    $10, five reserve wines
                 DISPLAY:    Artwork on display in wine gallery
                DISCOUNT:    15% off bottles, 25% off cases

Eagle Ridge Vineyard
10017 Tesla Road, Livermore (not on shuttle, available by car/limo only)
                    WINE:    Complimentary tasting: 2007 Petite Sirah, 2009 Zinfandel, 2010 Pinot Grigio
         ENTERTAINMENT:      “Know Your Grapes” drawing
                   FOOD:     Food: Grilled sausage sandwiches
        ARTS AND CRAFTS:     Arts and Crafts: Knack Shack, blown glass jewelry; JJ’s Design, linens, glassware; and
                             Sustainable Treasures, handcrafted gifts of wood
         WINE DISCOUNTS:     30% discount on wine by the case

Eckert Estate Winery
5963 Graham Court, Suite D, Livermore
                    WINE:    Complimentary tasting: Chardonnay, Harvest Cuvee and Malbec are complimentary with
                             Harvest Festival ticket and wristband
         SPECIAL TASTING:    Enjoy the entire tasting menu of 6 additional wines for $5 per person, or participate in the special
                             barrel surfing activities at 1 and 3 each day for $6 per person
              EDUCATION:     Valley Vintner will display and sell all the tools, machinery and accessories needed to
                             become a home winemaker.
                   MUSIC:    Music by Mike and Friends
                    FOOD:    Twister Truck, Mexican grill: Burritos, tacos and quesadillas made fresh, served fresh.
                             Twister adds a new spin: such as a burrito served in a cone, French fries rolled in a burrito, etc.
        ARTS AND CRAFTS:     ESM2 Accessories; Crafts by Vern and Pauline (cork and barrel wine accessories)
               DISPLAYS:     Vineyard and wine pictures from the 1800’s; harvest and wine equipment used today
                  OTHER:     Bottle your own wine. We supply the wine, bottles, corks and labels - you supply the fun.
el Sol Winery
Pouring at Wente Vineyards on Sunday; 8626 Lupin Way, Livermore on Monday
                   WINE:    Complimentary tasting: California Champagne, 2006 Lodi Syrah
         WINE DISCOUNTS:    Discounts: 4 Pack - 10% off
                 MONDAY:    At the winery, Potluck BBQ, Beekeeping demonstration, wood specialties/wine barrels,
                            and bottle-it-yourself, $12.

Elliston Vineyards
Pouring at Wente on Sunday; 463 Kilkare Road, Sunol on Monday
                   WINE:    Complimentary tasting: California Champagne, 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006 Pinot Gris

En Garde Winery
Pouring at Wente on Sunday; 633 Kalthoff Common, Livermore, on Monday
                    WINE:   Complimentary tasting: 2011 En Garde Albariño and 2009 En Garde Tempranillo
         SPECIAL TASTING:   Special Reserve Tasting, $5 (2007 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2009 Pinot Noir)
              EDUCATION:    Ask the winemaker
              DISCOUNTS:    Spanish Summer Special - 10% discount on 2 pack of Albariño and Tempranillo

Fenestra Winery
83 Vallecitos Road, Livermore
                   WINE:    Complimentary tasting: 2011 Riesling, 2010 Pinot Gris, True Red - Lot 26, 2007 Tempranillo,
                            2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2007 Estate Syrah, 2004 Port
         SPECIAL TASTING:   Special reserve tasting, $5
                   MUSIC:   Tom Rose Band (Sunday and Monday)
                DISPLAYS:   Fenestra’s 36th anniversary - picture display and self-guided tour
                    FOOD:   BBQ sandwiches by Blue Sage Catering
        ARTS AND CRAFTS:    Assorted arts and crafts offered by local vendors
         WINE DISCOUNTS:    Special case price on 2004 Port. Special 10% off on 6-11 bottles, 15% off on 12 or more bottles
                 MONDAY:    Open to ticket-holders and non-ticket holders. Same schedule of events as Sunday.

Garré Vineyard and Winery
7986 Tesla Road, Livermore
                   WINE:    Complimentary tasting: 2009 Sangiovese, 2009 Profound Secret (Bordeaux blend), and
                            2009 Sauvignon Blanc
                  MUSIC:    The Hurricane Band will perform on Sunday, Sept. 2
               DISPLAYS:    Stop by and play a round of bocce ball
                   FOOD:    Garré Cafe will offer for sale its famous BBQ oysters, tri-tip sandwich, chicken skewers, to name a few
        ARTS AND CRAFTS:    Monica’s Jewelry, Cheshire Cat Photo, Teezhandsuds, Tote Bags and Wine Charms, and
                            Tini Trinkets
         WINE DISCOUNTS:    Harvest Wine Celebration wine sale. Join Nonna’s Family Wine Club for even more savings:

La Rochelle Winery & The Steven Kent Winery
5443 Tesla Road, Livermore
                   WINE:    Complimentary tasting: La Rochelle featured wines: 2010 Pinot Gris, 2008 Santa Lucia Highlands
                            Pinot Noir, Steven Kent featured wines: Harvest Blend “Abbondante” (red) - new release! 2009 Steven
                            Kent Cabernet Sauvignon
         SPECIAL TASTING:   Cabernet & Cheese Tasting: Taste three newly released Single Vineyard Series Cabernets paired with
                            Artisan Cheese in the Barrel Room for a nominal $5.00 fee. Winemaker Steven Kent Mirassou will be
                            on-hand to talk about the wines.
                  MUSIC:    The Bacchus Brothers (Rock n’ Roll)
                   FOOD:    (Sunday) Gastro Grub and Kara’s Cupcakes. (Monday) Kara’s Cupcakes and Artisan Cheeses & Bread
         WINERY ACTIVITY:   Cabernet & Cheese Pairing in the Barrel Room $5 (see above.) Meet the winemakers – Steven Kent
                            Mirassou & Tom Stutz.
        ARTS AND CRAFTS:    (Both days) Cookie Lee Jewelry, Avery Designs, California Spray Tans, & Wine Country Woodworks,
         WINE DISCOUNTS:    Buy any 6 bottles, Mix & Match, and save 25%. Join either the La Rochelle or Steven Kent
                            Wine Club and receive a special discount! CA Wine Month Promotion: Get a Complimentary Tasting
                            Card with any wine purchase so you can come back and visit us for our “regular” tasting experience
                            sometime in the future!
                MONDAY:     Join us for tasting in the Barrel Room from 12:00 to 4:30 p.m. Choose the Steven Kent Flight or
                            the La Rochelle flight.
Las Positas Vineyards
1828 Wetmore Road, Livermore
                    WINE:    Complimentary tasting: 2007 Chardonnay, 2011 Pinot Blanc, 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
          SPECIAL TASTING:   Special Tasting: 2009 Tempranillo and 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon - 2012 Alameda County Fair and
                             SF International Wine competitions Gold Medal Winners, $5
               EDUCATION:    Monday only, 1 and 3 p.m. discussion and demonstration of processing grapes at harvest from
                             de-stemming, sorting and fermenting
                   MUSIC:    Rodeo House Band (Sunday only)
                    FOOD:    Eddie Papa’s American Hangout
         ARTS AND CRAFTS:    Bob Hintz, wine accessories; Dessert Lovers, cheesecake cupcakes; Landru Chocolates;
                             Artful Solutions, jewelry
          WINE DISCOUNTS:    Free shipping for any case purchases
                 MONDAY:     Open for tasting

Les Chênes Estate Vineyards
Pouring at Wente on Sunday; 5562 Victoria Lane, Livermore on Monday
                    WINE:    Maison Rouge - Syrah blend; Maison Blanc - white blend
                DISCOUNT:    Discounts on purchased wine: Les Chênes club discounts apply
                    FOOD:    Maison de Les Chênes Gourmet Mustands
                 MONDAY:     Open to public at Les Chênes, 5562 Victoria Lane, Livermore. Business as usual.
                             Complimentary tasting for ticket holders or sell $65 ticket. Club tasting and discounts apply.

Little Valley Winery
Pouring at Wente on Sunday; Closed on Monday
                    WINE:    Complimentary tasting: Raspberry Sparkling, Almond Sparkling California Champagne,
                             Grand Cuvee
          ARTS & CRAFTS:     Artistic Edge will be selling gifts and introducing Scents of Livermore

Longevity Winery
2271 S. Vasco Road, Livermore
                    WINE:    Complimentary tasting: Chardonnay, 2009 Syrah, 2009 Merlot
                   MUSIC:    Live music
                    FOOD:    Yummy munchies for purchase
        ARTS AND CRAFTS:     Julre-ology - sterling and designer items; Blue Dragon alpaca wear for purchase (Sunday)
                 MONDAY:     Winery open for tasting, no music or food available

McGrail Vineyards and Winery
5600 Greenville Road, Livermore (available by car only)
                    WINE:    Complimentary tasting: 2012 McGrail Family Chardonnay, 2009 McGrail Vineyards Cabernet
                             Sauvignon Reserve
         SPECIAL TASTING:    Barrel room tasting with small lot estate Cabernet Sauvignon, $5
                   MUSIC:    The Crisis Band, 1 to 4 p.m.
                    FOOD:    Zephyr Grill be selling gourmet burgers
        ARTS AND CRAFTS:     Azalone Photography and Local Barrel Furnishings
                 MONDAY:     Winery open for tasting, Zephyr Grill will be selling food, no music or crafts

Mitchell Katz Winery
1188 Vineyard Avenue, Pleasanton
                    WINE:    Complimentary tasting: Chardonnay, Sparkling, Zinfandel and Merlot
         SPECIAL TASTING:    Mitch’s first microbrew release; Barrel tasting 2010 Sangiovese, Crackerbox Vineyard and
                             2010 Petite Sirah, Falling Star Vineyard, additional fee
                   MUSIC:    Live music both days
         WINERY ACTIVITY:    Barrel tasting for nominal fee
                    FOOD:    Shredded pork sliders ($5), Zinfandel ice cream
        ARTS AND CRAFTS:     Arts and Crafts: Stella and Dot Jewelry, stained glassware, homemade goods, Mac Cutting
                             Boards, and (Sunday only) Gourdzooks ornaments
                   Schedule of Activities
Murrieta’s Well
Pouring at Wente on Sunday; 3005 Mines Road, Livermore on Monday
                    WINE:   Complimentary tasting: Taste the newest blends from Murrieta’s Well - The Whip 2011 and
                            The Spur 2009.
                    WINE:   Special tasting: Barrel tasting: Taste future Wente Family Estates (Murrieta’s Well,
                            Wente Vineyards and Tamas Estates) vintages, nominal fee
         WINE DISCOUNTS:    Discounts on selected wines
                MONDAY:     Special discounts and special tasting for those with wristbands

Nottingham Cellars
2245 S. Vasco Road, Unit C, Livermore
                   WINE:    Complimentary tasting: 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
         SPECIAL TASTING:    Rhone varietals, $5 in the barrel room
                  MUSIC:    Live music on the patio on Sunday
                  OTHER:    Olive Oil
          WINE DISCOUNT:    30% off on cases - mix and match

Occasio Winery
2245 S. Vasco Road, Livermore
                   WINE:    Complimentary tasting: Al Fresco tasting will feature one of our best selling wines.
         SPECIAL TASTING:   “Taste of the Valley,” $5 for a flight of wines representative of the Valley terroir. This tasting
                            inside tasting room.
                  MUSIC:    Live music featured on the patio
              ACTIVITIES:   Music both days
                  OTHER:    Enjoy our artisanal products - Savannah Bee Company Royal Jelly Body Butter and Hand Cream;
                            Inna Jam Local Preserves; Katz Olive Oils and Vinegars

Page Mill Winery
Pouring at Concannon on Sunday; 1960 S. Livermore Avenue, Livermore on Monday
                   WINE:    Complimentary tasting: 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Livermore Valley; 2009 Petite Sirah
               DISCOUNT:    Discounts on purchase wine: 10% off wine purchases,
                MONDAY:     Winery open: 1960 South Livermore Avenue Discounts and free tasting to those with wristbands.
                            Vendors will be on site

Retzlaff Vineyards
1356 S. Livermore Avenue, Livermore
                   WINE:    2005 Blend and 2009 Merlot
               DISPLAYS:    Cork samples, aroma test, brix measuring
                  MUSIC:    Sunday - Silent Partner; Monday - Play Things
                   FOOD:    Variety offered, lemonade
        ARTS AND CRAFTS:    Assorted vendors

Rios-Lovell Estate Winery
6500 Tesla Road, Livermore
                   WINE:    Open both days offering wine tasting
                  MUSIC:    The blues band, Blue Spoonful, will play Sunday and Monday
                   FOOD:    Cabana Dave’s will be selling food on Sunday.
        ARTS AND CRAFTS:    Variety of vendors including The Purse Party, Artist Bonnie Rochester, b. hartley jewelry,
                            Acorn Candles, and many more.

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                                        Schedule of Activities
          Rodrigue Molyneaux
          Pouring at Concannon on Sunday; 3053 Marina Avenue, Livermore on Monday
                                      WINE:   Complimentary tasting: 2010 Pinot Blanc, Livermore Valley; 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon;
                                              2009 Il Segreto
                                  DISCOUNT:   Discount on wine. Case sale.
                                   MONDAY:    Open for wine tasting at the winery, 3053 Marina Ave., Livermore. Garden tours.
                                              Free tasting to those with wristband and harvest sale and wine club.

          Tamás Estates
          5565 Tesla Road, Livermore
                                      WINE:   Complimentary tasting: Complimentary - 2010 Sorrento, 2010 Sangiovese Riserva,
                                              2009 Barbera Riserva
                          SPECIAL TASTING:    Barrel Tasting: Taste future Wente Family Estates (Murrieta’s Well, Wente Vineyards and
                                              Tamas Estates) vintages, nominal fee
                          WINE DISCOUNTS:     Discounts on selected wines

          The Singing Winemaker
          5143 Tesla Road, Livermore
                                      WINE:   Complimentary tasting: A choice of Almond or Peach Sparkling wine;
                                              Melody – 2009 Malbec - Tempranillo Blend
                          SPECIAL TASTING:    Special flights for $5.00 for 5 tastes. Choose from a variety of The Singing Winemaker family of
                                              wines: Sparkling, Whites, Reds and Dessert; Dolcissimo Sno Cones (Sweet Cabernet
                                              Sauvignon Blush Wine)
                                     MUSIC:   The Singing Winemaker and Friends
                                     FOOD:    The fabulous Cabana Dave’s on Sunday
                        ARTS AND CRAFTS:      Chilly Willies Glass Holders; Jewelry, Olive Oil, Wine related art and Crafts
                                  DISCOUNT:   Case discounts
                                   MONDAY:    Open, no food and limited arts and crafts.

          Thomas Coyne Winery
          Pouring at Concannon on Sunday; Closed Monday
                                      WINE:   Complimentary tasting: 2010 Viognier California; 2004 Syrah, Livermore Valley

          Wente Vineyards
          5565 Tesla Road, Livermore
          Hosting wineries: el Sol Winery, Elliston Vineyards, Les Chênes Estate Vineyards, Little Valley Winery,
          Murrieta’s Well, Tamás Estates, Westover Vineyards & Winery
                                      WINE:   Complimentary tasting: 2010 Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon,
                                              2010 Morning Fog Chardonnay, 2010 Riverbank Riesling and 2010 Sandstone Merlot
                          SPECIAL TASTING:    Complimentary - Barrel Tasting: Taste future Wente Family Estates (Murrieta’s Well, Wente
                                              Vineyards and Tamas Estates) vintages, nominal fee
                          WINE-ON-A-ROPE:     A no hassle, hands free wine glass holder (various designs & prices available)
                        MUSTARD TASTING:      Sample Wente Vineyards gourmet mustards
                                     MUSIC:   Live music Sunday Crawdad Republic; Monday Bacchus Bros.
                                     FOOD:    Strizzi’s Restaurant offering its renowned Rigatoni bolognaise; Cold Stone Creamery Pleasanton,
                                              cool off with some refreshing ice cream; Scotty’s Catering offering BBQ tri-tip and lemon grilled
                                              chicken sandwiches; plus Wente Vineyards Catering offering a variety of lunches & snacks for sale
                        ARTS AND CRAFTS:      Fine art display presented by Edmee Keele; handpainted ceramics presented by Eugenia Zobel
                          WINE DISCOUNTS:     Discounts on selected wines
                                   MONDAY:    Tasting Room open for non ticket holders.

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                   Schedule of Activities
Westover Vineyards and Winery
Pouring at Wente on Sunday; 34329 Palomares Road, Castro Valley, on Monday
                     WINE:   Complimentary tasting: Westover Pleasanton Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon and a selection of four
                             champagnes. Grande, Cuvee Close, Rose Reserve Raspberry and Le Pesch (Peach).
          SPECIAL TASTING:   Taste five very special ports including a 12 year old Tawnies Tawny Port cellared in a 30 year old
                             whisky barrel aged 12 years, Petite Sirah Port, Portuguese varietal port, Strawberry and Peach
                             ports along with a souvenir port glass for a small fee.
                DISCOUNT:    50% off Champagne ($111.00 per case) Grande, Raspberry, Peach and Cuvee Close, 40% off
                             all Ports, 30% percent on all wines sold on Sunday and Monday only. Choose from over 50
                             wines, mix and match. Free delivery to your home within 20 miles of the winery.
DISPLAYS, CRAFTS AND FOOD:   Display of the history of William Westover Smyth’s winemaking family established in 1881 and
                             great great aunt Florence Marlin (Tychson) the first true women winemaker and winery owner in
                             California. Airsdream deli goat cheeses and deli items at the Westover Winery booth at Wente
                             host winery. Westover Winery will have a variety of soft drinks and bottled water for sale.
                             Learn about where corks come from, how they are harvested from cork trees and more.

                             Learn the craft of winemaking and make wine at your own home. Westover will be showing and
                             selling complete winemaking kits for as low as $150–230 including everything to make your
                             own wine. $150 get you your own fermenter, corker, chemistry, yeast, chemicals, instructions,
                             cleaners, aging vessel, corks, capsules etc. Make up to 60 bottles of great wine from real
                             grape juice for about $2.00 per bottle. Wine making classes offered at Westover Winery
                             (3 nights) at a cost of $40 for non-club members and $50 for wine club members.
                             Port classes are also being offered.

                             Learn about the hottest new wine gift product in the wine industry. This new item will be an
                             industry first and will be introduced for the first time ever, at the Harvest Celebration.
                             Until then, it will remain a top secret. Come to the Westover booth and learn the secret.

White Crane Winery
5405 Greenville Road, Livermore
                    OPEN:    Wine tasting, entertainment, food available for purchase

Wood Family Vineyards
7702 Cedar Mountain Drive, Livermore
                     WINE:   Complimentary tasting: 2012 Chardonnay, “Para Mas Amigas;” 2009 Cabernet Franc,
                             One Oak Vineyard; 2008 Syrah, Madden Ranch; 2009 Zinfandel, Hansen Ranch
          SPECIAL TASTING:   2010 50/50 Red Wine; 2010 Zinfandel “Bid Wood Zin” along with Wood Family Vineyards
                             Olive Oil tasting, $5 fee
                   MUSIC:    Patty and Abigail, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday;
                             The Mundaze and Megan Slankard, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday
                    FOOD:    Chef’s Touch Catering featuring their famous oak smoked tri-tip sandwiches,
                             chicken Caesar salad and luscious fruit.
                 DISPLAYS:   Winemaking equipment
         ARTS AND CRAFTS:     Fine French Garlic Graters; Grape jewelry
                  MONDAY:     Non-ticketed participants admitted for a fee of $10.

                   Harvest Wine Celebration is a ticketed event. Tickets can be purchased at www.LVwine.org

                                                                                                                The Independent | SEPT 2012   8

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