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Arista Winery Hosts Memorial Day Weekend Backyard Party; Celebrates 2012 New Release Wines

13 March, 2013


Enjoy a perfect Southern BBQ-themed afternoon of wine, food, and music in the Russian River Valley

WHAT: The McWilliams family of Arista Winery is pleased to host its annual Memorial Day Weekend Backyard Party, at the winery’s stunning Pavilion with panoramic views of the Russian River Valley and environs.  Executive Chef Tim Kaulfers and sous-chef Russ Sheldon will pair delicious BBQ creations with the winery’s newest releases. Live music from the SoulShine Blues Band will entertain guests. Tickets are $85 per person and can be purchased on the winery’s website at

WHEN: Sunday, May 26, 2013 from 12 to 3 p.m. 

WHERE: Arista Winery’s Pavilion Event Area7015 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448

MORE: Arista Winery will celebrate the release of their 2012 Ferrington Vineyard Gewurztraminer, 2011 Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay, 2011 Mendocino Ridge Pinot Noir, and 2011 Smokey Ridge Vineyard Zinfandel with a family favorite traditional southern BBQ lunch featuring a whole roasted pig with Black Cherry & Chipotle Peppers, apple & beet slaw, potato rolls along with flatbreads from the winery’s pizza oven served up by Executive Chef, Tim Kaulfers, and Sous Chef, Russ Sheldon.

ABOUT: Arista Winery was founded in 2002 by Al and Janis McWilliams and today their sons Mark & Ben McWilliams run the winery. Currently, the winery produces wines both from the family’s Westside Road estate as well as small lot bottlings from growers in Sonoma County, Mendocino Ridge, and the Anderson Valley. In 2012, the family purchased the historic Martinelli Road vineyard planted to old vine Zinfandel, Chardonnay & Pinot Noir with anticipated future bottlings.  In 2013, noted winemaker Matt Courtney was appointed to a full time position with the family.

CONTACT: For more information or to RSVP, please contact the winery at 707-473-0606 or visit .   For media queries please contact Lauren Eastman of Charles Communications Associates: 415-701-9463 |