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September 24, 2010 > Harvest wine tasting

Harvest wine tasting

Submitted By Melinda Evett

Fenestra Winery is hosting its annual Harvest Wine Tasting event on September 25th and 26th from noon to 5pm, both days. The tasting fee is $5 per person, and no charge for club members.

The winery will be tasting all its newest releases, which include the 2009 vintages of Semillon and Verdelho. The new red wine releases include a 2006 Merlot, 2007 Zinfandel, 2007 Petite Sirah (all from Livermore Valley). Fenestra will also be pouring tastes of the previously released wines, some of which are almost sold out: 2008 Semillon & 2009 Dry Rose, of Livermore, and 2008 Viognier of Contra Costa County. All wines will be available for purchase, with special case prices of $150 on the 2008 Chardonnay (Livermore) and 2006 Alvarelhao (Lodi, Silvaspoons Vyd).

"It's an exciting time to visit the winery," says winemaker, Brent Amos. "The grapes are fermenting, the vines are changing colors, and there's a buzz of excitement."

The crush is in full swing at Fenestra, as the Production staff has started crushing some of this harvest's varietals, including popular favorites like the Verdlho, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Franc, and a returning hit, the Torrontes.

Fenestra is known for their wide variety of wines (the tasting room currently offers around 20) and their gift of blending, the most popular being their signature "True Red, Lot 24," which is a table wine comprised of about 30 different varietals.

The winery is open for sales and tasting every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon - 5pm. For more information, visit

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