Sunday, July 6, 2008

Event 4: Barrels & Bocce

Barrels and bocce, oh yeah!

On Friday, August 22, we'll depart the Wine Country Inn at approximately 10:30 a.m. and journey via shuttle bus to our friends at Diamond Oaks Vineyards. Diamond Oaks' winemaker Mark Fasi will personally lead us on a barrel tasting of Diamond Oaks as-yet-unbottled wines. Barrel tasting offers a fascinating way to "see" the winemaking process, learn about the differences among barrel types, and "taste" the role oak plays in the vast majority of today's Napa Valley red wines.

For lunch, we'll dine at the winery's picnic area which offers a fantastic view of the surrounding Napa Valley, taste more Diamond Oaks wines (these will be in bottles!), and have a picnic lunch provided by the nearby Oakville Grocery. Later, for those interested, we'll roll some bocce balls (prizes will be awarded; no professional players, please).

This will be a wonderful way to see the inner workings of a winery, speak first-hand to the winemaker, and have some afternoon fun living the Napa Valley good life. All this -- wine, lunch, bocce, transportation, etc. -- only $75 per person. (Because we're friends with the Diamond Oaks folks, they are going to include a reserve wine tasting too -- for free!)

Friday, August 22
10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
At Diamond Oaks Vineyards (shuttle provided by Wine Country Inn)
$75 per person (Wine Country Inn registered guests only, please)

Come join us! To reserve your spot or make a reservation at the Inn, please call our staff toll-free at 1-888-465-4608.

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