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Murrieta’s Well Kicks off New Season of La Luna Fridays

10 May, 2011

Livermore, CA– As the warm summer nights approach, Murrieta’s Well, a true gem in the heart of the historic Livermore Valley, is gearing up to launch its much-anticipated series of La Luna Fridays. The first La Luna is taking place on Friday, May 13, 2011 from 6-9 p.m. under the light of the full moon on the winery’s open terrace. Though tickets to the first La Luna have sold out, the series will continue through the summer and fall seasons, landing on Friday’s closest to the full moon each month.

Each evening will begin with Spanish-inspired tapas and Murrieta’s Well’s charming and nuanced blended wines, accompanied by live music.  The event includes a complimentary tasting of coveted limited-release wines such as the ‘03 White Meritage, ‘09 Tempranillo, ‘08 Anniversary Blend, ‘09 Touriga Nacional and the ‘06 Red Meritage. Select library wines such as the ‘06 Souzao and the ‘06 Cabernet Sauvignon will also be offered to guests, along with special event pricing on select Murrieta’s Well wines.  For years, this series of events has created a relaxing atmosphere for traveling wine-enthusiasts and locals alike.

The schedule of events include: tapas and wine service from 6-7:30 p.m., wine sales by the bottle until 8:45 p.m. and live music from 6 to 9 p.m.  La Luna Fridays are $45, or $40 for club members.  Reservations are required and can be made by calling 925-456-2395 or visiting the Murrieta’s Well web site at: For a complete listing of events, please visit and to join the club, please visit

About Murrieta’s Well Winery

Murrieta’s Well is an elite Livermore Valley wine estate defined by its distinctive blended wines, stunning location, and a rich heritage that began in California’s Gold Rush era. In 1990, Fourth Generation Winegrower Philip Wente of the Wente family and Winemaker Sergio Traverso merged old and new winemaking styles, reviving the historic winery established by Livermore pioneer Louis Mel.

Surrounded by vineyards, the serene, idyllic location on the Arroyo Mocho Creek has a sense of timeless romanticism. The old stone winery building was originally built in the 1880s and is a gorgeous example of early California architecture. Local timber and rustic concrete made from gravel gathered from the nearby creek were used in the construction. Combined with Spanish design influences, the colorful past of Gold Rush era bandito Joaquin Murrieta, and ultra-premium wines, Murrieta's Well is a captivating and unforgettable destination.

Murrieta's Well’s flagship wines include the Whip and the Spur, handcrafted blends that highlight the best attributes of the unique Livermore Valley terroir. The Whip is a vibrant blend of aromatic estate-grown white grapes and The Spur is its red counterpart, a sumptuous blend of the best red varietals from Murrieta’s Well’s certified sustainable 92-acre vineyard. Both pay tribute to the property’s Bordeaux lineage, while the Zarzuela is a blend of Spanish and Portuguese varietals, modeled after the famous Spanish blends of Ribera del Duero and Rioja. Their small-production, tasting room-exclusive Los Tesoros de Joaquin wines round out an extraordinary portfolio.

The Los Tesoros de Joaquin wines are hand-crafted treasures and only available directly from the winery or through the Silver Spur Wine Club. For more information visit

Murrieta’s Well is located at 3005 Mines Road in Livermore, CA. For more information, visit For interviews and media inquiries, please contact Charles Communications Associates at 415|701-9463 or