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17th Annual Premiere Napa Valley Raises $3.04 Million!

POSTED 2/26/2013 6:04:56 PM COMMENTS

Let the bidding begin!

This year’s Premiere Napa Valley auction was a huge success raising $3.04 million, nearly matching last year’s record-breaking event! 218 Napa Valley wineries donated 211 one-of-a-kind wines to be auctioned to members of the trade. This year’s winning bidder of our 20 case Cabernet Sauvignon Silver Oak lot, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, is Total Wine & More. Thank you and Congratulations to Total Wine & More! Our 2011 Silver Oak Jumpin’ Jack Flash is a beautiful wine from an incredible vintage. What makes it even more special is that there is no other wine like it in the world.

Twomey, also owned by the Duncan Family of Silver Oak, donated a 10 case lot of single vineyard Merlot called One. The winning bidder of this unique wine is Republic National Distributing Co. We know this wine will be in good hands and enjoyed by all who have the opportunity to taste it. RNDC - Congratulations and Thank you for your support!

Founded in 1997, Premiere provides funding for the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) to further its mission to promote, protect and enhance the Napa Valley appellation, its wines and its community. Revenue comes from the auctioning of rare, ultra-boutique, one-of-a-kind wines, crafted in as few as 60 bottles and never more than 240. For Napa Valley winemakers, Premiere is a chance to express something they have always wanted to convey in a wine in very limited production for this one moment in time and then never again. For attendees, it's the chance to preview the vintage coming into market.

To learn more about Premiere Napa Valley, please visit

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Restaurants Participating in our 2008 Napa Valley Release Day!

POSTED 1/24/2013 8:37:57 PM COMMENTS

Chefs preparing delicious bites for Release Day attendees.

There is a buzz in the air at our Oakville Winery. The release of our 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is almost here! On Saturday, February 2, 2013, we invite you to our Oakville winery for a day full of friends, fun, wine, music and food. We will be serving up some spectacular food from some of the best restaurants in the area from 10a.m. to 2:30p.m. including:

Goose & Gander
La Toque Restaurant-BANK Café and Bar at The Westin Verasa
Q Restaurant & Bar
Morimoto Restaurant
Sea Thai Bistro
La Taquiza
Jackson's Bar & Oven

The 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet and 2008 Twomey Napa Valley Merlot will be poured from 10a.m. to 3:30p.m. for you to enjoy as you sample the delicious food.

What better way to enjoy wine country than be tasting our newest release and sampling food from eight wonderful Napa Valley and Sonoma County restaurants in one day?

Haven’t bought your ticket yet? There is still time left. Ticket sales end on Thursday January 31 at 3pm PST.

We really hope you can join us, and remember it is only at our Napa Valley Winery in Oakville!

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2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Release Day is February 2, 2013!

POSTED 1/7/2013 10:44:11 PM COMMENTS

Our 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

We are barely into 2013 and we are already less than month away from our 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Release Day! This beautiful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot has spent 24 months in 100% new American oak barrels and 20 months aging in the bottle in anticipation of reaching your glass!

As eloquently stated by our Director of Winemaking, Daniel Baron, “Our 2008 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a complex and layered expression of California Cabernet. The wine has a dark garnet color and is bursting with fruit even as it is poured. It has a nose of cassis, violets, licorice, allspice and roasting coffee. On the palate, it has an extraordinarily rich attack, a satin texture and an exuberant expression of fruit on the mid-palate that comes from picking grapes at the peak of their ripeness. The wine finishes with notions of savory umami, and fruit with a medium tannic grip. Given proper cellaring, this wine should give drinking pleasure through 2032.”

We invite you to come celebrate another great Release Day with us on Saturday, February 2nd. We had so much fun in August celebrating our 40th Anniversary as one whole bunch in Oakville that we decided to do the same this February.

For more information about Release Day and to purchase tickets, please visit our Release Day page.

We hope to see you there!

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Happy Holidays from Silver Oak and Twomey!

POSTED 12/28/2012 11:27:17 PM COMMENTS

It has been an absolutely incredible year for all of us here at Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars and the Holidays have given us a moment to finally stop, catch our breath, and reflect on everything.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for making 2012 one of the most amazing years ever! 

For Silver Oak, it meant the celebration of 40 years as one of California's most iconic Cabernet brands.  For Twomey it has meant capping off another year of explosive growth and praise from fans and critics alike.

In the cases of both wineries, we now look to the future; proud of what is behind us and excited for the challenges that lay ahead.

We look forward to seeing you all in 2013 and sharing more of this incredible passion of ours with you! 

Happy Holidays and we wish you a happy, healthy and posperous New Year!

Happy Holidays from Silver Oak:

Happy New Year from Twomey:

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40th Anniversary Celebration and 2008 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Release Day

POSTED 8/9/2012 12:18:21 AM COMMENTS

The crowd at Release Day 2012

Our 40th Anniversary celebration and Release Day for the 2008 Alexander Valley Cabernet has come and gone and what a way to cap off the end of an amazng journey spanning 40 years!  Many of us here at Silver Oak consider this year to be the best Release Day celebation ever!  Maybe it was the build-up of 40 years of winemaking, or the leftover excitement from the Tower Tour 2012, or the fact that our newly Released 2008 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is just tasting amazing, even if we do say so ourselves. But really, what made this Release Day special was YOU, our devoted Silver Oak fans.  Nearly 2500 of you travelled to the winery here in Oakville to celebrate along with us, with some of you travelling from the other side of the country, literally buying your plane ticket the night before, to make sure you could be here to celebrate along with us.  Some of you celebrated at home and sent in your photos and support via Twitter and Facebook.  We just wanted to take a moment to say that we are so humbled and grateful to all of you that have helped to make this year, and the 40 previous years, so special.  We feel lucky to be able to make the wine that we love, but feel even luckier that you all have gotten behind us and appreciated what we have done and will continue to do for the NEXT 40 years: make America's most iconic Cabernet Sauvignon!


To see photos of this years Release Day click here

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