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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!

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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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Silver Oak Tower Tour 2012 Schedule - Second Leg!

POSTED 7/6/2012 10:22:18 PM COMMENTS

Silver Oak Tower Tour Logog

Are you ready for the second leg of the Silver Oak Tower Tour 2012?

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 18 - Wall, SD
Photo at Wall Drug

July 19 - Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, SD
Photo at Mt. Rushmore National Memorial

July 19 - Denver, CO

July 20 – Denver, CO
Photo at Red Rocks at 6:30am
Follow Facebook Updates and Tweets @SilverOakTower for updates

July 21 –Santa Fe, NM**
Silver Oak Tower Tour 2012 Photo OP
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis
11am – 12pm
Bring your camera and take part in the Tower Tour fun!

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Almost Half Way There!

POSTED 6/27/2012 11:18:25 PM COMMENTS

Next week will mark the halfway point of our journey across this great nation of ours as we continue to celebrate 40 wonderful years of Silver Oak Cabernet.  Along the way we've seen some beautiful sites, made a bunch of new friends, had some great meals, and of course, drank some fantastic Silver Oak wine. As we've started making our way into the Northeast, we wanted to share with you some of our photos so far in case you missed them on our Facebook and Twitter pages.  Thank you to everyone who has come out to say hello and to everyone, whether near or far, who have helped to celebrate these past four decades with us.  Hope to see you at any of the remaining Tour Stops or at Release Day on August 4th.  (Tickets on sale now!)

As always, check back here to see the rest of our Tower Tour 2012 stops.  See you on the road!

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