'Concannon ~ The First One Hundred and Twenty-Five Years'

On September 11, 2006, Concannon Vineyard celebrated its International

launch of this historic book featuring breathtaking photos of the Livermore

Valley, as seen through world-renown, vineyard photographer Andy Katz's


Sep 11, 2006, 01:00 ET from Concannon Vineyard

    LIVERMORE, Calif., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Concannon Vineyard has
 demonstrated a noteworthy history of firsts. After 125 years, the winery is
 ready to tell the story of how it pioneered the California wine industry in
 a time when the obstacles were unbridled. This book provides a historic
 snapshot of Concannon's significant role, and Concannon is now ready to
 finally take its place in wine libraries throughout the world, along side
 all other major California contributors.
     Concannon has blazed the trail of winemaking innovations, always
 maintaining its quiet, industry leader position. This book not only speaks
 to the major involvement of the Concannon family, but it's also a most
 endearing rendition by industry patriarch Jim Concannon, as told to Tim
     "We welcome and applaud the publication of Concannon: The First 125
 years...The Concannons' heritage is a pearl of great price that merits news
     -- John De Luca, Executive Vice Chairman, Wine Institute
     "I was surprised by the significant impact Concannon Vineyard has had
 on this country's wine industry. Concannon's history is on par with other
 California winemaking behemoths like Mondavi, Kendall-Jackson, and Gallo.
 This heartfelt account of a rich past [as told by Jim Concannon], is
 conveyed with passion and pride. That's quite evident, on every page of
 this extraordinary book."
     -- Casey Fisher, Writer and former CNN Producer
     Concannon: The First 125 Years is available at Amazon.com, Wine
 Appreciation Guild, and www.ConcannonVineyard.com .  Suggested retail price is
 $49.95 USD.
     Sample and media contact:  Jo Diaz

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