ST. HELENA, Calif., Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Whitehall Lane Winery, celebrating 20 years in the Leonardini family in 2013, invites food and wine connoisseurs out for a memorable evening in St. Helena, Friday, Aug. 30. The Whitehall Lane Harvest Kick Off and 2011 Tre Leoni Pre-Release Party takes place from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Winery's Estate Garden and features renowned singer/songwriter Brendan James. Limited seating is available and RSVP's may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Aug. 26.
The Harvest Kick Off and 2011 Tre Leoni Pre-Release Party welcomes Whitehall Lane Wine Club members and other guests to enjoy the first samples of its long-awaited 2011 Tre Leoni blend, along with Tuscan-inspired hors d'oeuvres from the vineyard's celebrated chef Larry Callicho. Tre Leoni, meaning "three lions" in Italian, celebrates the three generations of the Leonardini family who own and operate the hallmark Napa Valley vineyard. The wine has been carefully crafted by distinguished Whitehall Lane winemaker Dean Sylvester and is set for release in 2014.
In addition to tempting tastes, attendees at the Whitehall Lane Harvest Kick Off and 2011 Tre Leoni Pre-Release Party enjoy live entertainment from Brendan James. Whitehall Lane is the first California stop for the young singer/songwriter since the release of his new album, "Simplify," which hit shelves Aug. 6. The album includes soon-to-be hits such as "He Loved," rooted in personal history and written at the home of legendary songstress Carly Simon. Although Simon gave the song her personal stamp of approval years ago, James has just now decided to release is to the public.
Since releasing his first album, "The Day Is Brave" in 2008, James has toured the country nine times over, playing alongside artists including John Mayer, Paula Cole and Keb Mo.
Limited seating is available for the Whitehall Lane Harvest Kick Off and 2011 Tre Leoni Pre-Release Party and tickets are $35 for Wine Club members and $45 for non-members. Guests must RSVP by Monday, Aug. 26 to email@example.com
In 1979, two brothers started the Whitehall Lane winery and directed their winemaking efforts successfully to Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. They named the winery after the road that runs along the south border of the property. In 1993, the Leonardini Family of San Francisco took over the estate, updating the winemaking process and instituting a new barrel-aging program. The family now owns seven prime vineyards including the Whitehall Lane Estate Vineyard, Rutherford West Vineyard, Bommarito Vineyard in the Rutherford Appellation, the Leonardini Vineyard, Fawn Park Vineyard in St. Helena and the Oak Glen Vineyard in the Oak Knoll District. Whitehall Lane has been honored in Wine Spectator magazine's year-end rankings an unprecedented three times in five years for producing wines rated among the top five in the world. The winery has also been voted "Winery of the Year" from the Quarterly Review of Wines and Wine and Spirits Magazine.
SOURCE Whitehall Lane Winery