Vino, Vino, Vino
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Barrel Tasting Weekend 2012
March 31st, 2012 (Saturday) - April 1st, 2012 (Sunday)
12pm - 430pm
Participating Livermore Valley Wineries
Vino, Vino, Vino...
Livermore Valley Wine Country Barrel Tasting Weekend is just two weeks away. The 2012 Barrel Tasting Weekend happens on the weekend of March 31st and April 1st. Two whole days of tasting wine right out from the barrels, meeting winemakers and most importantly, hanging with friends and even, meeting new ones. This is the fourth annual Barrel Tasting Weekend for Livermore Valley. Tickets had started selling December 2011 and you still have some time to buy tickets before the event. Last day to buy pre-sale tickets is March 30, 2012 by 12pm. Ticket prices are $30 when bought in advance and $35 when bought the day of the event.
A ticket will basically get you the following: a Livermore Valley Wine Country Logo take home wine glass, two days of tasting wine from the barrel at each participating winery, special activities, a map that details all participating wineries and most important, wine discounts!!!
These are the following wineries that are participating in the event:
Bent Creek Winery, Big White House, Bodegas Aguirre Winery, Cedar Mountain Winery, Charles R Vineyards, Concannon Vineyard, Crooked Vine Winery, Cuda Ridge Wines, Darcie Kent Vineyards, Eagle Ridge Vineyard, Eckert Estate Winery, el Sol Winery, en Garde, Fenestra Winery, Garré Vineyard & Winery, John Evan Cellars, Las Positas Vineyards, Les Chênes Estate Vineyards, Longevity Wines, McGrail Vineyards & Winery, Mitchell Katz Winery, Murrieta's Well, Nottingham Cellars, Occasio Winery , Page Mill Winery, Retzlaff Winery, Rios-Lovell Winery, Rodrigue Molyneaux , Ruby Hill Winery, Stony Ridge Winery, Tamás Estates, The Steven Kent Winery, Wente Vineyards, Westover Winery , White Crane Winery, Wood Family Vineyards
Check out: What's in the Barrel? (information detailing each winery as well as their wines- information is from lvwine.org)
The hubby and I are blessed to have a great friend, who is both a wine and beer enthusiast, and had known how much I love wine (the hubby is more of a beer drinker) and organized this event for a group of us to attend. It's a great way to toast the arrival of spring. I'm sure that the whole valley will be buzzing with both people and bees (ready to pollinate, after all this rain!)
I am looking forward to the event, not just for the wine but for the company. I can't wait to try all the Syrah, Cabernets and Zins... And, hopefully, we'll find more whites for the hubby to both enjoy and love...
And, so... if you love wine and you're free that weekend, take a chance and check out the event... Who knows, this might be your only chance to try and pre-purchase wines before they are even bottled! :)