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Thinking about Harvest Celebrations, Suisun Valley’s Already Planning

Because their spring Passport Sunday was so successful, Suisun Valley is ready to announce an event to correspond with kicking off their 2009’s crush season. Each winery brand will be offering activities that involve wine grape education, and will be appealing to all age groups.

August 16, 2009

From 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public, each winery will feature unique activities, such as vineyard tours or walks, wine grape tasting, winery tours, food and music in picnic areas; and, if the season permits, wine grape crushing.

The Suisun Valley’s first Passport Sunday on April 19, 2009 was almost an immediate sell-out. It became very apparent to the vintners’ committee that showcasing their wines to wine enthusiasts has great local, as well as Bay Area, appeal. They’ve consequently created another event with this summer in mind, by instituting a Harvest Celebration.

Participating wineries will be the following:

1. Blue Victorian, 5071 Suisun Valley Road
2. Ledgewood Creek, 4423 Abernathy Road
3. Suisun Valley Wine Co-op, 4495 Suisun Valley Road
4. Tenbrink Family Winery, 4185 Chadbourne Road
5. Vezer Family Vineyards, 2522 Mankas Corner Road, Suite V
6. Winterhawk Winery, 4537 Abernathy Road
7. Wooden Valley Winery, 4756 Suisun Valley Road

For more information, give me a jingle… [707] 620-0788

Here are the highlights:

  1. Blue Victorian is one of the newer Suisun Valley wineries. Owned and operated by Frank and Liz Vezér, their winery is best known for Petite Sirah and Zinfandel. In 2001, the Vezér’s decided to establish their own wines and produced their first vintage of Zinfandel in the year 2003. Since then they have produced eight additional vintages. (5071 Suisun Valley Road)
  2. Ledgewood Creek Winery dates back to 1985, when Dean Frisbie bought a pear orchard in the Suisun Valley viticultural area. By 1989, vineyards had replaced the pear orchard and the original ranch was soon incorporated into what is now Ledgewood Creek Winery & Vineyards. This winery is best known for producing delightful Rhone varieties. (4423 Abernathy Road)
  3. Suisun Valley Wine Co-op has multiple wineries offering artisan wines from Suisun Valley and other North Coast appellations. The Coop features the newest local wineries in Solano County: Sunset Cellars, King Andrews Vineyards, Twilight Ridge, Shale Peak Vineyards, and Winterhawk. (4495 Suisun Valley Road)
  4. Tenbrink Family Winery is owned and operated by the Stephen Tenbrink family. They have 50 acres of vineyards in Suisun Valley. In 2002, they sold grapes to Luna Vineyards in Napa for the first time, thus beginning their grape growing business. By 2007, they were creating their own wines. (4185 Chadbourne Road)
  5. Vezer Family Vineyards is another winery owned and operated by the Vezér Family, and has lovely gardens for picnicking. (2522 Mankas Corner Road)
  6. Winterhawk Winery’s grapes are grown in their own vineyards, nurtured by their highly-qualified vineyard team. Their ultimate goal for each vintage is for the delicious flavors of the grapes to be reflected in the wines. The name Winterhawk was chosen by proprietor Don Johnson as a way to pay homage to the many species of hawks that live in Suisun Valley. (4537 Abernathy Road)
  7. Wooden Valley Winery has a 75 years history. The Lanza family has been building the winery and working their vineyards. Over the years they’ve created a rootstock and clone combination for each of the diverse microclimates in the Suisun Valley AVA. Today they offer a wide range of Wooden Valley estate varieties, to meet just about everyone’s taste. (4756 Suisun Valley Road)

 

3 Responses to “Thinking about Harvest Celebrations, Suisun Valley’s Already Planning”

  1. Linda McAninch says:

    Could you tell me which wineries will be having grape stomping?

  2. Jo says:

    I’ll make some calls tomorrow, Linda, and come back with an answer. — jo

  3. Jo says:

    Linda,

    Here’s the info:

    Hi Jo,
    Actually Wooden Valley will be stomping grapes on Sunday during the Harvest event. I haven’t worked out the details but I’m thinking every 30 minutes or so on a first come basis.
    Hope this helps
    K

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