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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!

Cheers!

To see photos of this years Release Day click here

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Tower Tour 2012: What a ride!

POSTED 7/28/2012 1:20:46 AM COMMENTS

60 Days, 60 Cities and over 13,000 miles; now that's a road trip!  We're just about exhausted but can't wait to fill you in on more stories from the greatest wine country road trip EVER. 

Until then, check out the video from our arrival this afternoon back in Oakville.  Have a great weekend everybody!  And don't forget, our 40th Anniversary Release Day is just next weekend!  Get your tickets now!

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Tower Tour 2012: This is it! Only 2 Days Left!!

POSTED 7/25/2012 5:11:05 PM COMMENTS

The Tower looks out over the Grand Canyon

After 58 days on the road, we’re almost home! With just two days left of the Silver Oak Tower Tour 2012, what better way to end this incredible adventure than with a drive along the beautiful coast of our home state: California.


For your last chance to be a part of Silver Oak History, here is an updated list of all the Silver Oak Tower Tour 2012 cities, events and photos ops! Please see below for when we will be in your area.

Tower Tour Dinners and Tastings are marked by *
Tower Tour Photo Ops are marked by **

We may hit some bumps in the road along the way, so these dates and times are subject to change.

To know exactly when we will be in your city, follow the Tower Tour 2012 on Twitter @SilverOakTower, Facebook and right here on our Silver Oak Tower Tour page.

When we are in your neck of the woods, we hope you will come out, say hello and bring your camera with you to have your picture taken with the Tower to help us celebrate our 40th Anniversary! We look forward to seeing you!

July 26 – Mountain View, CA*
Tower Tour 2012 Wine Tasting at Artisan Wine Depot
2482 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
$10 per person
For more information, please contact 877-WINE-730
Silver Oak Team and Tower will be on site so be sure to bring your camera!

July 27 – Oakville, CA
Welcome Home Reception!

Watch the first 7000 Miles of the Tower Tour here:

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Silver Oak Tower Tour 2012: Just 4 Days Left!

POSTED 7/20/2012 11:11:14 PM COMMENTS

Watch the first 7,000 miles of Silver Oak Tower Tour 2012 here.

After 56 days on the road, we’re almost home! With just four days left of Silver Oak Tower Tour 2012, what better way to end this incredible adventure than with a drive along the beautiful coast of our home state: California.

For your last chance to be a part of Silver Oak History, here is an updated list of all the Silver Oak Tower Tour 2012 cities, events and photos ops! Please see below for when we will be in your area.

Tower Tour Dinners and Tastings are marked by *
Tower Tour Photo Ops are marked by **

We may hit some bumps in the road along the way, so these dates and times are subject to change.

To know exactly when we will be in your city, follow the Tower Tour 2012 on Twitter @SilverOakTower, Facebook and right here on our Silver Oak Tower Tour page.

When we are in your neck of the woods, we hope you will come out, say hello and bring your camera with you to have your picture taken with the Tower to help us celebrate our 40th Anniversary! We look forward to seeing you!


July 24 – San Bernardino, CA - Cancelled
Unfortunately, due to our very tight schedule, we have to cancel this stop. We are so sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

July 24 – Del Mar, CA*
Silver Oak Tower Tour 2012 Tasting and Photo Op
Jake’s Del Mar, 1660 Coast Boulevard, Del Mar, CA
4pm – 6pm
Bring your camera, enjoy some wine and take part in the Tower Tour fun!

July 25 – Los Angeles/Santa Monica, CA**
Tower Tour 2012 Photo Op
More details coming soon!
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Vine Grown Meets Wood Fired

POSTED 7/17/2012 5:30:13 PM COMMENTS

Andrea Mugnaini's Wood Fired Oven

Recently, on a beautiful summer afternoon, we traveled with Silver Oak Winery Chef Dominic Orsini to see our friend Andrea Mugnaini (pronounced Moon-Ya-Ee-Nee) at her Healdsburg, California cooking school.  Andrea is a wine country entrepreneur who imports and sells a series of wood-fire ovens for both commercial and residential use.  We met her at her cooking school where she conducts immersive training seminars for her clients and had invited us to see some of the ovens that she has been kind enough to donate to us for our 40th Anniversary Release Day celebration on August 4th. 

Nestled among the hills of the Anderson Valley and between the rows of her own vineyard, Andrea’s cooking school is a study in all things Tuscan.  From a sun-bleached stucco exterior, to a terraced patio wrapped in olive trees that frame one of her beautiful ovens, and a pool that overlooks her vineyards and the hills beyond; Andrea’s home looks like it was built in homage to Italian life.  And in many ways, it is.

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