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Cerruti Cellars Opens New Winery in Oakland

Submitted By: Alan Goldfarb, January 25, 2011
(For Immediate Release

Contact: Alan Goldfarb

Director of Communications

alan@tudalwinegroup.com

510-891-1902)



After four generations of growing and winemaking, including nearly 40-years operating the iconic Tudal Winery in St. Helena, Napa Valley, the Tudal Family celebrates the new year with the opening of Cerruti Cellars, an urban wine center at the foot of Oakland’s burgeoning Jack London Square. With its tasting room and barrel room/event center, the city winery becomes the latest to open in Oakland’s increasingly exciting wine scene.



Said John Tudal, third generation proprietor: “With great fortune we acquired and transformed this unique building to create Cerruti Cellars (built in the 1920’s for cold storage by Amour Food Company). It’s in a location with considerable significance to the Tudal Family as it is just around the corner from the century-old Produce Market in Oakland where my grandfather “Baci” Cerruti, my father Arnold, and I brought our harvests for commercial sale dating back to 1932.” Cerruti Cellars is also directly across the street from the soon-to-open Jack London Marketplace, which will house artisanal food and wine purveyors.



Tudal Wine Group markets the combined wine portfolio that includes the proprietary Tractor Shed Red blend ($12 retail) produced since ‘97, a rosé named MerBlanc ($12), a Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc named Honker Blanc ($14), and the limited-production Tudal Vineyard Series that includes a single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Clift Vineyard, Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley ($40), and its Signature Wine – Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Helena, Napa Valley from Tudal Winery ($55).



Cerruti Cellars will host wine & food events featuring local chefs, cheese mongers, chocolatiers, and wine education. The “rustic-chic” barrel room will also be available for special private events, and winemaker luncheons and dinners.



Present Hours of operation by appointment:

Weds-Fri -- 4-8 p.m.

Sat & Sun – 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

For tasting or to reserve the Cerruti Cellars event center, call 510-550-2900 or e- mail Larry Kavanagh or Scott Strachan, larry@tudalwinegroup.com or scott@cerruticellars.com and visit our website: www.cerruticellars.com