Wednesday, September 12, 2012

September Events and News

McGrail Wine Lovers,
September is California Wine Month, so pick up your favorite CA wine and enjoy a month long celebration.  We picked and crushed Sauvignon Blanc last week and the juice is already tasting amazing!  September is a gorgeous time at the winery, the vines are luscious and full and the sunsets are breathtaking.  Come out and see us!

Upcoming Events 
Livermore Valley Winemaker Dinner at Blackhawk Grill

Tuesday, September 18th
Don't miss this great evening of Livermore Valley Wineries paired with delicious dishes from Executive Chef Jason Buckley from Blackhawk Grill. Buy your tickets by calling Blackhawk Grill at 925-736-4295.

Sunset Wine Concert with SAGE
Saturday, September 22nd 

Bring your dancing shoes, blankets, and lawn chairs for a fun filled evening of dancing, a beautiful sunset, wine and food.  Soleil Pizza will be selling wood-fired pizzas, so please no outside food or beverages.  Tickets available online or at the door.
$15/entry fee  

Double Barrel Wine Bar Taste of Terroir Winners Pair up for Award Winning Winemaker Dinner 
Tuesday, September 25th
If you missed Taste of Terroir or attended and loved our pairing, please join us for an Award Winning Winemaker Dinner as we partner with Double Barrel Wine Bar to showcase our pork belly cocoa rubbed pairing that won the Judges Best Award!  Not only will the dinner be scrumptious, we are bringing a special wine for one of the pairings... our James Vincent Cabernet.  To make reservations, please call Double Barrel (925) 243-9463.  
$95/person plus tax and gratuity
Grape Stomp at McGrail

Saturday, September 29th
Come out to McGrail to see all of the fun during Harvest.  Partake in some "I love Lucy" action by Stomping grapes.  Grab a friend and race to fill the bottle first.    Fullest bottle in 30 seconds wins a prize.  Once you are done stomping be prepared to get your purple toes on a t-shirt and decorate your keepsake t-shirt.  Soleil Pizza will be 
selling gourmet wood-fired pizzas and live music will keep you entertained.
$15/person to stomp (includes t-shirt)


 Visit us:  Fridays - Sunday 12-4:00PM

Wine Club Member Reminders
   Save the Date:

James Vincent Release Party and Member Appreciation Evening at the Winery
Thursday, October 18th 5-8PM

California Wine Month

Governor Jerry Brown proclaimed September, California Wine Month.  September highlight the state's rich wine history and all that its vintners and growers add to the lifestyle and economy of the Golden State.  We find something special about California wines every month, but there is something extra special in September as it is the beginning of crush.  Come join the excitement at McGrail and taste wines where the grapes are grown!

Harvest in the Vineyard
Chardonnay fruit  
Our Cabernet is coming along beautifully, we are very excited for the 2012 Vintage!  We have been testing the brix levels (sugar levels) for our Chardonnay and it looks like we will be picking next week.

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