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Three California wineries visit vin48 in Avon

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AVON – Three California wineries will show off their wines Wednesday night at Avon’s vin48 as part of the restaurant and wine bar’s weekly tasting series. Guests will be treated to a wide range of California wines: from the delicious yet affordable oragnic wines of Parducci vineyards to the single vineyard boutique bottlings of Napa’s Gargiulo Vineyards.

Parducci and Paul Dolan Vineyars are locally owned an operated in California’s Mendocino County. Paul Dolan founded Mendocino Wine Co. (MWC) in 2004 to convert Parducci Wine Cellars, Mendocino County’s oldest winery, into a ecologically and socially-conscious business model. The Paul Dolan Vineyards label, introduced in 2007, is hand crafted exclusively from certified organic and Biodynamic grapes. Both wineries are at the forefront of sustainable winegrowing pratices like using 100 percent green power and earth-friendly packaging.

“Grape growers and winemakers are able to demonstrate to all of agriculture that green practices not only help the earth, they stimulate the economy,” Dolan said. “Our winegrowing practices result in healthier soil, balanced grapes and elegant wine. We’re creating special wines while sustaining the land and our community – the place where we live and the people who live here.”

Napa Valley’s Gargiulo Vineyards is a 3,500 case family winery committed to handcrafting wines from two Oakville estate vineyards, Money Road Ranch and 575 OVX. Gargiulo Vineyard embrace vintage, vineyard and varietal distinction in order to grow world-class, age-worthy wines. The winemaking style at Gargiulo is a gentle and patient approach, 90 percent of which happens before the grapes ever leave the vine. This includes hand harvesting at dawn to ensure pristine cluster condition upon arrival at the winery; hand sorting at three different stages.

For more information about the wine tasting, call 970-748- 9463 or visit http://www.vin48.com.