Beaulieu Vineyard® Toasts Ten Consecutive Years as Official Wine Sponsor At the 65th Emmy® Awards Governors Ball and Creative Arts Ball Georges de Latour Cabernet Sauvignon to Captivate Guests at Television's Biggest Celebration

NAPA, Calif., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Beaulieu Vineyard, the great American winery in the heart of the Napa Valley, with 113 years of history in fine winemaking, will once again provide the official wines of the 65th Emmy® Awards Governors Ball to be held September 22, 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, immediately following the Primetime Emmy telecast at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles. 

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This is the tenth consecutive year BV wines have been featured at the Emmy celebrations and the eighth year Beaulieu Vineyard has been the proud Official Wine Sponsor of the Television Academy. BV wines will also be featured at the Creative Arts Emmy® celebrations on September 15, 2013, and each guest at both galas will receive a parting gift of BV Napa Cabernet to enjoy at home. 

This year's decor theme – Enchanted Forest – will feature 2009 BV Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and 2011 Beaulieu Vineyard Carneros Chardonnay poured to complement award-winning Patina Catering Chef and Founder Joachim Splichal's culinary menu. In addition to the wines selected to be served tableside, dedicated wine lovers can sample a range of limited edition Beaulieu Vineyard wines at the thematic central wine bar, as they stroll and enjoy a night of enchantment and celebration.

"At BV, my team and I pride ourselves on making the finest Cabernet Sauvignon in America.  Since 1936, Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has been poured for presidents and princes and we are delighted to toast the cream of American talent with our 2009 – an outstanding vintage," said Jeffrey Stambor, Director of Winemaking for Beaulieu Vineyard.  "I have no doubt our wines will impress the Hollywood elite gathered to attend the largest, seated, formal event in North America."

BV Georges de Latour was the first private reserve Cabernet produced in America and has been a benchmark in California winemaking since the first vintage in 1936. Named for the winery founder, it is the most eagerly anticipated wine produced by Beaulieu Vineyard. The 2009 vintage marks the 73nd year that this premier American reserve wine has been produced.

Beaulieu Vineyard, established in 1900, is a historic Napa Valley winery with a tradition of quality and innovation. Founded by French immigrant, Georges de Latour, Beaulieu Vineyard set early standards for excellence in premium winemaking that subsequent generations of vintners continue to maintain. Beaulieu Vineyard holds a unique place in the history of California wineries and is one of the most collected American Cabernets.  For more information about Beaulieu Vineyard, visit www.bvwines.com.

Beaulieu Vineyard wines are produced by Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines (DC&E) is part of Diageo (Dee-AH-Gee-O); the world's leading premium drinks business. DC&E brands also include: BV Coastal Estates, Sterling Vineyards, Sterling Vintner's Collection, Chalone Vineyard, Acacia Vineyard, Provenance Vineyards and Rosenblum Cellars. DC&E is also a leading importer of estate-bottled wines from Burgundy.  For more information about BV, visit www.bvwines.com. Celebrating life, every day, everywhere, responsibly.  For the Diageo global resource that promotes responsible drinking through the sharing of best practice tools, information and initiatives, visit DRINKiQ.com.

Television Academy
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, founded in 1946, is a nonprofit organization known for recognizing television excellence through its Primetime Emmy® Awards and the Primetime Creative Arts Awards. In addition, the Television Academy annually awards the Television Hall of Fame, the Television Academy Honors (recognizing television's power to create positive social change), the Emmy Engineering Awards and the Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards. Its charitable Foundation operates the Archive of American Television (EmmyTVLegends.org), College Television Awards, acclaimed student internships, faculty seminars and other educational outreach programs. The Academy provides thought-leadership with the award-winning emmy magazine, its many industry-related programs and services, and year-round events. For more information, please visit www.emmys.com, follow us on Twitter @primetimeemmys and like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/PrimetimeEmmys.

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