Recent News from California’s Wine Country
A truck carrying 6,500 gallons of red wine crashed on Tuesday afternoon just south of the town of Napa. The impact ripped a large hole in the tank and about half of the wine was lost. Luckily, the driver escaped the wreckage with only minor injuries.
The 21st Annual Wine Country Film Festival begins this weekend (July 19-22) in American Canyon. This is a three part event that will also visit Napa on July 26-29 and Sonoma on August 1-5. The American Canyon Films will be shown at Cartlidge and Browne Winery and the Gaia Hotel. For more information, call (707) 935-3456.
Jacuzzi Family Vineyards recently announced July 18 as the opening date of their highly anticipated winery and tasting room in the Sonoma-Carneros wine region. The building’s rustic Italian architecture will be a welcoming site to visitors traveling to wine country from the San Francisco Bay Area. Jacuzzi Family Vineyards is owned by Fred and Nancy Cline.
The 23rd annual Central Coast Wine Classic hit an important milestone last weekend when it raised over $1 million for charity. This is $300,000 more than the event raised last year, making the Central Coast Wine Classic one of America’s fastest growing wine auctions. After this impressive showing, Founder and Chairman Archie McLaren said, “The fact that we are now among the elite charitable wine auctions in America lends credibility to the event, as well as to the wineries that participated in it.”