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Harvest season is here!  Celebrate this exciting time with Wood Family Vineyards during the 28th Annual Livermore Valley Wine country Harvest Wine Celebration this Sunday and Monday of Labor Day Weekend!  Sunday, Sept 6th & Monday, Sept 7th, Wood Family Vineyards will be pouring at their winery.  4 wines outside; ’08 Chardonnay, “Para Mas Amigas”; ’05 Merlot, One Oak Vineyard;  ’06 Cabernet Sauvignon , Quail Creek Vineyard; and the ’05 Syrah, Madden Ranch.

The ’06 Cabernet Sauvignon, Quail Creek Vineyard will be paired with fudge by Live for More Fudge.  This delicious fudge is made in Livermore with Wood Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon and also available for purchase.  Inside the winery, for a $5 tasting fee, you can sample Wood Family olive oil along with the ’06 Cabernet Sauvignon, McGrail Vineyards and new release, the 2007 Old Vine Zinfandel, Raboli Vineyard.  Chef’s Touch Catering will have for sale their famous oak smoaked tri-tip sandwiches, chicken caesar salad and luscious fruit. Bands playing from 12:30 to 4:30,  “PATTY & ABIGAIL” will play on Sunday; “MEGAN SLANKARD” and “THE MUNDAZE” will play on Monday!

Remember – on Sunday & Monday of Labor Day, wineries are open to ticket holders only. No outside food or drink is allowed into the wineries or the Village. Tickets online at www.LVwine.org tickets will be held at will-call at the entrance to the harvest village and available for pick-up beginning at 11am on event day.  You can pick them up and then head over to Wood Family Vineyards and finish up at the Harvest Village!

NuAlerts will have a competition for your favorite wine tasting experience.  An Extravagant Wine country Gift Basket will be given to five winners/texters who text during the event! To vote for Wood Family Vineyards,  SMS/Text to: 41411  Message:  nualerts 450.  Winners will be announced September 10th.

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August 31st was the first day of Livermore Valley's Wine Harvest at Retzlaff Vineyards- The area's only organic winery!

August 31st was the first day of Livermore Valley's Wine Harvest at Retzlaff Vineyards- The area's only organic winery!

I am out of the office one day and low and behold – Harvest Begins!  Livermore Valley’s wine grape harvest began early this Tuesday morning with picking and crushing of Sauvignon Blanc grapes at our region’s only Certified Organic vineyard, Retzlaff.

I received notice from Steven Kent Vineyards began their harvest this morning  – harvesting just shy of 2 tons of Sauvignon Blanc from the Ghielmetti Vineyard.

You can experience all of the hustle & bustle of harvest this weekend at the annual Livermore Valley Harvest Wine Celebration – Sunday & Monday at where 19 wineries will be pouring at Harvest Village in Robertson Park and at 20 wineries around the region.  Purchase tickets at www.lvwine.org

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