Beaulieu Vineyard Chosen for Academy's Star-Studded After Party

BV Wines to Be Paired With Chef Wolfgang Puck's Menu at Exclusive

Governors Ball Following the 73rd Annual Academy Awards(R)

Mar 23, 2001, 00:00 ET from Beaulieu Vineyard

    RUTHERFORD, Calif., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Beaulieu Vineyard (BV) will
 be served at the prestigious Governors Ball hosted on Sunday, March 25 by the
 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the Shrine Auditorium in
 Los Angeles, CA.
     Renowned chef Wolfgang Puck has created the menu and wine selection for
 this year's celebrity event, which will follow the announcement of the
 73rd Annual Academy Awards(R) as the official Oscar party for both winners and
     In February, Puck and Academy officials selected BV wines as the exclusive
 wine for the event during a special tasting.  BV Carneros Chardonnay and
 Rutherford Cabernet were chosen the wines that best complement Chef Puck's
 special menu, which includes Roasted Veal "Oscar" with Sweet Maine Lobster,
 Asparagus and Sauce Choron.
     "The most prestigious event in Hollywood requires the most prestigious
 wines made," said Chef Wolfgang Puck.  "We chose BV wines to serve at the
 Governors Ball because of their excellent quality and long tradition."
     "We are honored that BV has been selected as the exclusive wine for
 Hollywood's biggest night," said John Philips, president of Beaulieu Vineyard,
 which celebrated its centennial year in 2000.  "As we begin our second century
 of passionate winemaking, we are also thrilled to be chosen by the Academy and
 Chef Wolfgang Puck for the evening's incredible menu."
     Founded in 1900 by French immigrant, Georges de Latour, BV has earned its
 place of distinction among the finest wines in the world.  Under the guidance
 of Joel Aiken, vice president of winemaking, BV's tradition of excellence
 continues to reach new heights into the year 2001.  In January 2001, BV was
 named "Winery of the Year" by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
                    FOR 2001 BOARD OF GOVERNORS OSCAR PARTY
                                   Trio Salad
    Vine Ripened Tomatoes, Fresh Bufala Mozzarella, Extra Virgin Olive Oil,
                            Aged Balsamic and Basil
            Chino Farms Chopped Vegetable Salad with Shaved Parmesan
       Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad with Citrus-Shallot Vinaigrette
                             BV Carneros Chardonnay
           Yellow Finnish Potato with Creme Fraiche and Osetra Caviar
   Roasted Veal "Oscar" with Sweet Maine Lobster, Asparagus and Sauce Choron
                             BV Rutherford Cabernet
                       Tower of Three Valrhona Chocolates

SOURCE Beaulieu Vineyard