Sep 8, 2010

Charles Krug's Harvest Celebration on Sunday

I arrived yesterday on the island of Kauai, and will be reporting in the rest of this week on places hereabouts where you can stay, do, and stay tuned!

Meanwhile: next week I'll be running a roundup post of Wine Country Harvest Celebrations, but I just realized that Charles Krug Winery's annual celebration won't make it on the list if I wait. Can't have that! So I'll give the details below. I attended the event last year, and what a lovely time we had: that broad lawn shaded by huge and ancient trees, a jazz band, wonderful food, and inside the old barn the wine was flowing.

That barn, which dates back to the 1800s, is often the site of fun wine events. Early last winter I wrote about the massive wine sampling Charles Krug hosted during Premiere Napa Valley (a sensational event in which many venues participate, and I did my best to cover them all).

So: Krug Winery's annual grape harvest celebration, "The Tasting on the Lawn," will be held on the estate's expansive, oak-shaded Great Lawn this coming Sunday, September 11 from 2-5 p.m. Considered the winery’s signature tasting event, the celebration began in 1951; it's one of the earliest events of its kind (and possibly the first).

On the agenda: current release tastings from Sauvignon Blanc to Cabernet Sauvignon (including the winery’s Limited Release Family Reserve wines), paired with a moveable feast of nibbles selected especially for the wines. As always, live music and entertainment add to the festivities. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy special barrel tastings inside the winery's elegantly restored 1881 Carriage House. Admission for Wine Club members is free; non-members can purchase tickets through the winery's website.


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