Visit Wente Vineyards & Murrieta’s Well During Livermore Valley’s Annual Harvest Wine Celebration
13 August, 2013
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WHO: Historical wineries, Wente Vineyards and Murrieta’s Well, will be hosting celebratory festivities at their respective properties this Labor Day weekend for the 32nd Annual Harvest Wine Celebration in Livermore Valley Wine Country.
WHAT: Wente Vineyards will be sampling a selection of their award-winning wines, along with bites from Catering with Wente Vineyards and Scotty’s Catering for purchase. There will be live music from Georgi & the Roughweek on Sunday and Crawdad Republic on Monday. Small Lot wines will also be available to sample for a nominal fee.
Just five minutes down the road from Wente Vineyards Estate Winery & Tasting Room, Murrieta’s Well will feature a barrel tasting of 2012 Los Tesoros Malbec for a nominal fee, live music by Silent Partner, local vendor showcase and delicious food offerings from Dickey’s BBQ.
Tickets for the Harvest Celebration are $55 in advance and $65 day-of and can be purchased online at lvwine.org. This will give one access to tastings at all participating wineries. Designated driver passes are also available to purchase the day of the event for $10.
WHEN: Sunday & Monday, September 1st & 2nd, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
WHERE: Wente Vineyards Estate Winery & Tasting Room, 5565 Tesla Road, Livermore, CA 94550 and Murrieta’s Well, 3005 Mines Road, Livermore CA 94550
MORE: The Harvest Celebration will be showcasing over 40 wineries in the Livermore Valley region. Included in the ticket cost is: entrance into the participating wineries, complimentary wine tasting at over 40 wineries, shuttle bus service between wineries (Sunday only), special activities all weekend long, wine discounts, a commemorative Livermore Valley Wine Country glass and a program.
Ticket sale proceeds will benefit the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association, a non-profit organization that supports the wineries and growers in the Livermore Valley American Viticultural Area.
About Wente Vineyards
Founded in 1883, Wente Vineyards is the oldest continuously-operated, family-owned winery in the country; owned and managed by the fourth and fifth generations of the Wente family. The winery draws from nearly 3,000 acres of Estate vineyards in the Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay and Arroyo Seco, Monterey appellations to create an outstanding portfolio of fine wines. 2012 marked the 100th anniversary of the Wente family bringing Chardonnay cuttings to California. Today, the Wente clone of Chardonnay is the most widely planted in California. This year, the winery celebrates its 130th anniversary.
About Murrieta’s Well
With a deeply rooted history, unsurpassed terroir and rich winemaking heritage, Murrieta’s Well is one of California’s original treasures. The estate was originally propagated by Louis Mel in 1883 with vineyard cuttings from Chateau d’Yquem and Chateau Margaux. During the same era, he built a gravity-flow winery into the hillside adjacent to the property’s artesian well. In 1990, Philip Wente and Sergio Traverso realized a lifelong dream to revive the historic property, and since then, the two have been crafting estate blends that highlight the best attributes of the terroir.
CONTACT: For more information, please visit http://www.wentevineyards.com/news/events/harvest_wine_celebration1/.
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