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MacMurray Estate Vineyards™ to Host Taste of Sonoma for the 10th Year

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Kate MacMurray Welcomes Guests to Historic Vineyard for Celebration of Sonoma Wine and Food

SONOMA COUNTY, Calif., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the tenth year, the Russian River Valley's historic MacMurray Estate Vineyards will open its doors for the Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Estate Vineyards on Saturday, August 30, 2014.  Tickets are on sale now at www.SonomaWineCountryWeekend.com.

Set against the backdrop of MacMurray Estate Vineyards' Pinot Noir vines and bucolic redwood trees, this lively event will bring together hundreds of local winemakers and chefs. As part of the region's premier wine and epicurean event-Sonoma Wine Country Weekend-Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Estate Vineyards offers oenophiles and foodies an unmatched opportunity to taste thousands of award-winning wines from Sonoma's top vintners and delectable gourmet foods from acclaimed Sonoma chefs.

"It is a pleasure to welcome our guests to the historic MacMurray property for the Taste of Sonoma," said Kate MacMurray, spokesperson for the iconic Sonoma vintner.  "Also on this occasion we would like to announce our renaming from MacMurray Ranch to MacMurray Estate Vineyards."  The new name reflects the breadth of the Pinot Noir producer's estate vineyards throughout the Russian River Valley and the Central Coast. MacMurray continued, "There is no other event that gathers together such an exciting and wonderful group of Sonoma's chefs and winemakers in such a beautiful setting."

In keeping with custom, this year's Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Estate Vineyards will be packed with engaging cooking demonstrations, blind tastings and tours of the site's picturesque Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris vineyards. The event also will include a suite of informative Wine Talks, which will explore the diversity of Sonoma's wine regions from historic Sonoma Valley to Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley and the Sonoma Coast.  

In its tenth year, Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Estate Vineyards has become Sonoma's can't-miss event. To complement the day's incredible roster of activities, MacMurray Estate Vineyards will pour a dynamic selection of its acclaimed wines alongside a retrospective exhibit of the site's history, highlighting its Hollywood years and celebrity guests, renovation and legendary Pinot Noir terroir.

"Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Estate Vineyards is the flagship event of Sonoma Wine Country Weekend," said Honore Comfort, Co-Executive Director for Sonoma Wine Country Weekend. "This event provides our guests with an authentic Sonoma County wine and food experience, while raising much-needed funds to support children, health care and the environment, all with the intent of preserving our beautiful region for generations to come."  Named one of America's Top Wine & Food Festivals by the Daily Beast, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend has raised more than $12 million for local charities in support of farm workers, families in need and other worthwhile causes.           

Tickets

Tickets for Sonoma Wine Country Weekend and Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Estate Vineyards are on sale now. Prices are as follows:

Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Estate Vineyards:

  $165 per person (General Admission)

9015 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448         

  $195 per person (Grand Reserve*)

* Grand Reserve tickets include preferred seating and access to limited release wines.
Other Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Activities:
Winemaker Lunches                                           

  $85 per person

Winery Barbecues                                                 

  $85 per person

Winemaker Dinner Parties:                                  

  $150 per person

Sonoma Starlight at Francis Ford Coppola Winery

  $125 per person

Sonoma Valley Harvest Wine Auction                

  $500 per person

Photographs and further information are available upon request.  Learn more about Sonoma Wine Country Weekend and Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Estate Vineyards, purchase tickets, and find out about special Visa Signature pricing and benefits at:

www.SonomaWineCountryWeekend.com
www.facebook.com/winecountryweekend
www.instagram.com/sonomawinecountryweekend
www.twitter.com/SonomaWCW
SWCW hashtag: #SWCW

About MacMurray Estate Vineyards

With estate vineyards in some of the world's most sought-after Pinot Noir regions, MacMurray Estate Vineyards crafts an award-winning collection of Pinot Noir and cool-climate white wines from Sonoma County and the Central Coast. The winery's namesake Russian River Valley vineyard, MacMurray Ranch, was once owned by actor Fred MacMurray, who purchased the land in 1941. Today, the winemakers at MacMurray Estate Vineyards are dedicated to Pinot Noir, overseeing everything from rootstock selection to barrel aging, to craft the winery's signature varietal. The result is a portfolio of wines that illuminates the unique, nuanced flavors of each estate vineyard. Learn more at www.MacMurrayEstateVineyards.com.

About 2014 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend Sponsors and Beneficiaries

A partnership between Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Foundation and Sonoma County Vintners, Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is California's premier wine, food and social event, taking place on Labor Day weekend each year. The events comprising Sonoma Wine Country Weekend have raised over $12 million in support for local charities that benefit students, children, farm workers, and people in need.  The 2014 Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is presented by Visa Signature®. For a complete list of beneficiaries and sponsors, please visit www.SonomaWineCountryWeekend.com.

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