Enter to Win Sequoia Grove's Ultimate Insider's Tour
Discover the Wonders of Napa Valley
Given the opportunity, what would you want to discover in scenic and
historic Napa Valley? That is the question that Sequoia Grove, the award-winning
producer of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, is asking consumers. The consumer
who composes the most creative answer – in 100 words or less –
will win Sequoia Grove's Ultimate Insider's Tour of Napa Valley.
Perhaps you would like to discover the natural beauty of California's
preeminent wine regions. Or maybe you would like to uncover the secrets
of world-class winemaking. Or you could seek out the pampered luxury and
gourmet dining for which Napa Valley is renowned.
You may have these opportunities and more when you enter to win Sequoia
Grove's essay contest. The contest will run from March 15, 2004 to July
15, 2004. A panel of high-profile judges, including Michael Gelman, a
wine connoisseur and the Executive Producer of Regis and Kelly, and Richard
Nalley, a renowned wine expert, will choose the winner based on participants'
answers to the question, "What would you hope to discover on the
Ultimate Insider's Tour of Napa Valley?" To enter, visit www.sequoiagrove.com/essaycontest.
The lucky winners will experience a connoisseurs' get-away weekend and
receive the ultimate VIP treatment, "Napa style." During this
weekend, guests will visit Sequoia Grove's 24-acre vineyard and winery
and dine by candlelight in the Valley's first underground cellar with
Sequoia Grove's proprietor, Jim Allen. They'll hone their wine knowledge
and have the experience of a lifetime as they work side-by-side with Winemaker
Michael Trujillo during an actual grape harvest and blending session.
After a hard day's work, the winners will enjoy a crush lunch with the
harvest team and then escape to a waterfront afternoon massage. In the
evening, they will be rewarded with a gourmet dinner at the magnificent
La Toque Restaurant.
The next day, Michael Trujillo will take them on an insider's tour to
meet some of Napa Valley's cognoscenti, including winemakers from Joseph
Phelps, Cakebread Cellars and Domaine Carneros, where they will enjoy
a picnic lunch among the vines.
"Sequoia Grove is one of the pioneers in Napa Valley winemaking.
We look forward to hosting the winners and sharing the pleasures of life,
Napa Valley style," stated Trujillo.
The trip includes airfare, 2 nights/3 days stay for two at one of Napa
Valley's luxurious inn and spas, and the activities above.
Sequoia Grove Vineyards was founded in 1978 by Jim Allen, whose love
for European wines inspired him to discover Napa Valley in its early days.
His determination has produced elegant, award-winning wines of depth and
character ever since.
The winery is nestled on 24 acres of choice Napa Valley vineyards in
Rutherford, California, on the site of a 100 year-old farmhouse surrounded
by some of the last sequoia trees in the Napa Valley. The 24-acre estate
is planted for Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Petit
Verdot and a small amount of Chardonnay. The Rutherford viticulture district
is more than an appellation of Napa Valley. Rutherford is an icon of quality,
the standard-bearer for the best fruit. It is the center of Napa Valley,
where some of the most sought-after wines in the world are produced.
To enter, visit www.sequoiagrove.com/essaycontest.