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Rock Wall Wine Company presents: Wine Luau Open House!
Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
Alameda, United States
The Rock Wall Ohana (family) cordially invites you to our Wine Luau Open House on Saturday April 28th, 2012 from 1:00-5:00pm. There will be over 70 wines to taste including 10 amazing new releases from Rock Wall!
Join us for a celebration of spring! Your paid admission entitles you to taste delicious wines from some of the Bay Area’s best winemakers, enjoy great music, barrel tastings, spectacular views, tours, delicious catered bites, sweet treats, special event day only pricing and free parking.
Enjoy live music by Steel Jam, a special hula performance, pig roast and other delicious fare provided by Chop Bar (www.oaklandchopbar.com)! In addition you can commemorate your day with a photo in our awesome photo booth (provided by James Adams), an airbrush tattoo and take home a souvenir logo wine glass! So get out your Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts and come hula on into spring!
The following new releases from Rock Wall will be featured at this event:
2011 Kristen’s Viognier, Mendocino County: $20
Fruity in the nose and dry on the palate, white peaches guides the aromatics, followed by white grape, honeydew melon, pineapple, and a floral honeysuckle finish.
2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Lake County: $18
Bartlett pear and apricot guide the aromatics followed by flavors of peach, star fruit, honeysuckle, lime and orange blossom.
2010 Reserve Chardonnay, Russian River: $30
This delicious Chardonnay has a beautiful minerality followed by aromas and flavors of sugar cookie and angel food cake with just a hint of ripe mango and passion fruit.
2011 Uncle Roget’s Grenache Rose`, Solano County: $18
The aromas and flavors on this Rose` are strawberry, tamarind and lemonade followed by pink grapefruit and a hint of watermelon.
2010 Monarch St. California Zinfandel: $25
Cherry exuberantly pops from the glass, followed by flavors and aromas of plum, chocolate, rosemary, coconut, sage, and honeycomb toffee.
2010 Julie’s Zinfandel, Russian River Valley: $25
Blackberry cream, caramel, and Russian River minerality frolic aromatically, followed by flavors of strawberry, brown sugar, anise, dried black cherry, mild pepper and oregano with a jammy, juicy finish.
2010 Harris Kratka Zinfandel Alexander Valley: $40
This bright wine boasts mouthwatering strawberry and blackberry that leap from the glass followed by bright plum, coconut, sarsaparilla, brown sugar , rosemary, lavender, black cherry, and hints of Gala apple skin. Oooooooooh….. yum!
2010 Teroldago, Yolo County: $18
Close your eyes and smell this wine. Imagine yourself walking into a tall forest; fragrant with pine, fresh mint, and raw wood. Then you stumble upon a blackberry bramble that sits one the edge of a patch of lavender and on the other side, a cherry orchard.
2010 Jack’s Vineyard, Dry Creek Petite Sirah: $35
Deep India ink in color, this beautiful Petite Sirah follows up with robust aromas and flavors of juicy ripe blackberry and blueberry, pink cotton candy, black pepper, spicy plum, and dark chocolate.
2010 Late Harvest White Riesling, Lake County: $18
This yummy dessert wine boasts flavors of white grape, white peach, apricot and warm waffle cone.
Participating wineries include:
Rock Wall Wine Company, Blacksmith, Carica Wines, Joseph Gary Cellars, JRE Wines, Ehrenberg Cellars, Mercy Wines and R&B Cellars.
These amazing local vendors will be on hand giving out samples of their delicious products (stay-tuned more vendors are signing on daily)!
Schmidt Olive Ranch
Amphora Berkeley Olive Oil Works
Home Maid Ravioli
Tickets are $35 per person in the Rock Wall tasting room, $40 online and $50 at the door the day of the event. Designated drivers can purchase tickets at the door for a discounted price of $20.
When & Where
Rock Wall Wine Company
The Rock Wall Wine Company represents a new chapter in the East Bay, urban winemaking scene, offering wine lovers one of the most unique experiences in the wine world! The winery was established in 2008 by a small group of wine industry veterans, including consulting winemaker Kent Rosenblum, daughter and winemaker Shauna Rosenblum. Shauna at just 29 years of age, has expanded the family winemaking business with the same love and commitment to not only Zinfandel but the slew of international varietals such as Tannat, Teroldego and Montepulciano that appeal to the new wave of “millennial” wine drinkers and wine enthusiasts looking for a new experience.
Ideally situated along with waterfront in Alameda, California, the winery boasts spectacular views of the San Francisco skyline from across the bay. Housed in a converted 40,000 square-foot airplane hangar, the Rock Wall Wine Company is located on what was once a Naval Air Base. Also known as “Building 24,” the hangar is due north of a defensive rock wall, which made up the perimeter of the base. Taking their name from this protective wall, the Rock Wall winery building has been retrofitted with state-of-the-art winemaking equipment.
In May 2011 Rock Wall unveiled a beuatiful new tasting room, an extension next to the original hangar, welcoming visitors with luxurious bamboo flooring, a granite counter top bar and an outdoor deck, perfectly situated for taking in city skyline views. Adjacent to the tasting room is a full-service chef’s kitchen and a 3,000 square foot “VIP Dome,” capable of hosting medium-scale events up to 180 people. Food is available in the tasting room
The Rock Wall Wine Company is all about continuing the legacy of urban winemaking as well as providing an environment whereby making, tasting and learning about wine is fun!
For more information on the Rock Wall Wine Company please visit www.rockwallwines.com.