back to Press Releases Conn Creek Introduces the Conn Artist Series
- Date: Aug 04, 2011
- Location: St. Helena, CA
Conn Creek Winery, the 2011 international winner of the “Innovative Wine Tourism Experience” award at the 2011 Best of Wine Tourism Awards, has announced its new Conn Artist Series, a monthly exhibit featuring a selected Napa Valley Artist on the second Sunday of each month at the winery’s Silverado Trail tasting room.
The series will kick off on Sunday, August 14th with a showing of the work of photographer Jessica Rogers. Visitors are invited to join the artist during the winery’s regular tasting room hours (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.) for a visual feast paired with free tastings of a featured Conn Creek wine, which will also be offered for sale at a special price for the day. Visitors can also enjoy a tasting of our current releases for a small additional fee.
“The Conn Artist Series offers us a great opportunity to give back to the local art community,” said Conn Creek Hospitality Director Paul Asikainen. “These monthly Sunday events will be a chance for us to showcase both the unique work of talented artists and our unique Napa Valley Cabernets and Bordeaux-style wines.”
Conn Artist events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the winery at 707-793-7960.
Founded in 1973 and located on Napa Valley’s famed Silverado Trail, Conn Creek is a boutique winery focusing on Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux-style wines that has built its reputation on blending expertise. Today the winery sources grapes from nearly all of Napa Valley’s diverse sub-appellations, providing winemaker Mike McGrath with an unparalleled palette from which to blend each wine and vintage. It’s an approach that captures “the best of Napa Valley.”
The AVA Room Barrel Blending Experience is open to the public by appointment Thursdays through Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. During the guided, two-hour seminar, participants taste barrel samples of Cabernet Sauvignon from nearly all of Napa’s 15 sub-appellations, organized by McGrath according to flavor and richness. Participants also taste other Bordeaux blending varietals before creating their own blend.