• Friday, Sep 21, 2012

    Taste of Oakville: Live at Carnegie Hall, Date Announced

    The first wine event to raise funds for Carnegie Hall's Artistic and Education Programs
    Oakville, CA – September 20, 2012 – The members of the Oakville Winegrowers Association in Napa Valley are pleased to announce Taste of Oakville: Live at Carnegie Hall, taking place on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. Many of Napa Valley’s most celebrated Cabernet Sauvignon wineries are located in Oakville, and they are honored to be organizing the first consumer wine event to raise funds supporting the artistic and educational programs at Carnegie Hall.

    The tasting takes place from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and a limited number of tickets are available on the Carnegie Hall website beginning Thursday, September 20th. The event will be a walk-around format featuring wines from 24 member wineries of the Oakville Winegrowers Association. Taste of Oakville: Live at Carnegie Hall will also feature food offerings, paired to complement the wines, from several of New York’s top restaurants including the Four Seasons Restaurant, David Burke, Mas La Grillade and Quality Meats, as well as Restaurant Associates.

    About Oakville Winegrowers
    Oakville is an American Viticultural Area (AVA) in the heart of Napa Valley, established in 1993. An AVA is created to designate a growing region as being distinct in its geologic and climatic characteristics, which in turn influence the grapes grown within its boundaries. While mother nature has provided the key ingredients, a group of Vintners and Growers who are dedicated to crafting the highest quality of wine from the Oakville soil have emerged to form the Oakville Winegrowers. Many of the top scoring wines from California are produced from fruit grown in Oakville vineyards.

    Legendary names such as Groth Vineyard & Winery, Robert Mondavi Winery, Far Niente and Martha’s Vineyard established Oakville as a powerhouse region in the 1970’s and 1980’s, and today, the list of wineries in Oakville has grown to include BOND, Opus One, Paradigm Winery, Nickel & Nickel, Screaming Eagle, Dalle Valle and many more stellar names in the world of fine wine.

    About Carnegie Hall
    Since 1891, New York City's Carnegie Hall has set the international standard for excellence in performance. Its walls have echoed with applause for the world's outstanding classical music artists, as they have for the greatest popular musicians and many prominent dancers, authors, social crusaders, and world figures who have appeared on its stages.

    Today, the venue remains a preeminent concert hall and a vital, active cultural destination for performers and audiences. Carnegie Hall presents more than 170 performances by the world's finest artists each season on its three great stages—the renowned Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, intimate Weill Recital Hall, and innovative Zankel Hall—with offerings ranging from orchestral concerts, chamber music, and solo recitals to jazz, world, and popular music. In addition to Carnegie Hall’s presentations, the venue is also home to over 500 independently produced events each year. Complementing its performance activities, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute creates extensive music education and community programs that serve more than 350,000 people in the New York City metropolitan region, across the United States, and around the world annually, playing a central role in Carnegie Hall's commitment to making great music accessible to as many people as possible., For more information about Carnegie Hall, please visit carnegiehall.org.

    For more information about Oakville Winegrowers, please visit www.oakvillewinegrowers.com For tickets, please visit carnegiehall.org/Events and search November 14th or call the Carnegie Hall Special Events department at (212) 903-9679.

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