The Acoustic Café is pleased to present Sonoma County blues legend Levi Lloyd & Friends, with opener and Bay Area renowned blues guitarist T.J. Elton. Lloyd hosts a workshop at Twin Oaks in Penngrove where select local musicians can jam together outside of their own bands. “Levi Lloyd & Friends promises a great opportunity to break in our new dance floor!” says Rochell Loren Enzler, Parducci Wine Cellars Director of Hospitality and Events.
Loren Enzler is also excited to announce that local favorite food vendor and top full service Sonoma County caterers S'wine Country BBQ is back and will offer a selection of menu items for sale on the patio. Specializing in weddings, fairs and fesitvals, S’wine Country BBQ features meat smoked low and slow over apple wood, then paired with home crafted sauces.
Parducci Wine Cellars is located at 501 Parducci Road in Ukiah. For more information or directions visit us online www.parducci.com.
Parducci Wine Cellars is thrilled to announce the addition of opening acts to its 2015 Acoustic Cafe concerts. Director of Hospitality and Events Rochelle Loren Enzler says, "Now folks can arrive, order their food and wine and start enjoying music right at 6:00. It will be a full night of great music." Kicking things off for the series' first concert on June 27th will be local piano man Frankie J, as the opener for Bay Area R & B favorite Earl Thomas. A long-time Willits resident, Frankie J has shared the stage with legends such as The Four Tops and Joe Louis Walker, and is considered an old school master of soulful, traditional rhythm and blues music.
As if you need another reason to add Mendocino County to your summer travel plans!
Mendocino County's aptly-named Inspiration Highway is lined with several stellar wineries, but Parducci Wine Cellars stands out as one of the oldest--when owner Tim Thornhill took it over, he not only worked to restore the winery's history, but also transformed Parducci into one of the world's most environmentally friendly wineries. This combination of history and innovation has resulted in the creation of some truly spectacular wines--come visit the winery, view its certified wildlife habitat, and taste for yourself!
Stop by Parducci Wine Cellars Tasting Room, Daily 10 am-5 pm.
John Compisi of the Ukiah Daily Journal reports that the Coro Mendocino winemakers recently held the third blending meeting for the 2013 vintage at Parducci Cellars. From its start in the year 2000, this collaborative wine program aims "to produce a variety of small lot signature wines that preserve the heritage of Mendocino's founding vintners " with strict protocols for grape varieties and blending percentages, among other factors.
Eight current Coro producers, including Parducci Wine Cellars, attended the meeting. Flights were poured from eight brown paper wrapped bottles and commented upon before the bottles' identities were revealed.
Coro production protocol specifies a minimum 40 percent Zinfandel and includes severlal other pre-approved grapes such as Carignan, Dolcetto, and Primitivo.
Compisi noted a dramatic change since the meeting in January: "Clearly the individual winemakers listened and adapted their blend based upon their own assessment and the unbiased feedback from their peers. One winemaker adjusted the wood (barrels) he was using while adjusting the specific wines in the blend. Another racked and re-racked the wine to highlight one characteristic while minimizing another less desirable one. The collaboration among winemakers between these blending meetings was quite evident and was actually very fascinating. They trust and respect each others' knowledge and experience. The final blends will surely benefit from this collaboration."
Parducci Wine Cellars and The North Coast Striders invite runners, joggers, and walkers of all ages and abilities to the 2nd Annual Parducci Crush Rush 5k Benefit Run for Ukiah School Gardens, Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 7:30-11:00 a.m at Parducci Wine Cellars in Ukiah.
The race is 5 kilometers, or 3.1 miles, and follows mostly dirt, and some paved, roads through the scenic 115-acre Parducci Home Ranch vineyard and winery. Top finishers in five age divisions will win prizes including gift certificates to Ukiah businesses. Family and friends are welcome to cheer on participants and attend the locally-catered organic brunch and awards presentation immediately following the race.
Adults: $25..... or $35 day of race
17 & under: $15 or $25 day of race
price includes timed race, race t-shirt and brunch
Champion the Gardens - Sign Up today!
www.active.com or visit Parducci Tasting Room for a registration form.
Cash & Check only accepted for tasting room registrations.
Early bird deadline is 10/1/15 at 5:00 pm.
The season for music and wine under the sun has begun! Announcing the Parducci Wine Cellars 2015 Acoustic Café Season, with Discounted Admission Available to Wine Club Members and Season Pass Holders!
General Admission is $20 with special discounts available to season ticket-holders and Parducci Wine Club members. The Acoustic Cafe Season Pass presale price is $110, a $10 savings. All shows feature general festival seating on the lawn. Performances take place weather permitting. Tickets go on sale, TUESDAY, MAY 5th on Parducci.com. Tickets may also be purchased in the Parducci Wine Cellars Tasting Room, open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (707) 463-5357 for more information.
General Admission is $20 with special discounts available to season ticket-holders and Parducci Wine Club members. The Acoustic Cafe Season Pass presale price is $110. All shows feature general festival seating on the lawn. Performances take place weather permitting.
The Parducci Wine Cellars Patio and Wine Bar open at 5:30 before each concert. Opening music and food sales start at 6:00. The headliner act plays at 7:00. Concert-goers may also bring their own picnic baskets and non-alcoholic beverages. No outside alcoholic beverages permitted.
Parducci Wine Cellars is located at 501 Parducci Road in Ukiah. For more information or directions please click this link www.parducci.com.
2015 PARDUCCI WINE CELLARS ACOUSTIC CAFÉ SUMMER CONCERT SCHEDULE
Levi Lloyd & Friends
Saturday, July 11
Bill Noteman & The Rockets
Chicago Jump Blues
Saturday, August 22
The Ford Blues Band
High Octane Blues
Saturday, September 12
About Parducci Wine Cellars
Parducci Wine Cellars is Mendocino County’s oldest winery, producing legendary wine—expressing both varietal character and terroir—for over 80 years. The winery operates with high standards and broad vineyard cultivation practices with the conviction that better wines come from healthier vines. For more information, please visit parducci.com or contact Rochelle Loren Enzler, Director of Hospitality, Design & Events at (707) 463-5358 – firstname.lastname@example.org.
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