$20K Prize for Family Reunion: Concannon Vineyard Offers 2nd Annual ‘Family First’ Contest to Win a Once-in–a-Lifetime Family Celebration

Livermore, California (EastBayDaily) — Concannon Vineyard, the winery that has put family first for four generations, is launching its second annual ‘Family First’ retail promotion this September. One lucky family will get a chance to win $20,000 to host the family reunion of their dreams.

“The contest struck a chord with consumers across the country with over 200,000 entries the first year, because Americans can relate to our commitment to bring families together,” said John Concannon, fourth generation vintner.

“Our first year’s winner, Debra Hill of Arkansas, was so deserving of this award. Her story touched me and the entire Concannon family and made us very proud to sponsor this program,” he continued. The widowed mother of four works two full-time jobs to support three children still in college. She had not seen her son who works in New York in over two years. The prize money enabled the family to make the trip to visit him and have the family all together. “This program reminds all of us about the importance of family in our own lives,” stated Concannon.

The “Concannon Vineyard ‘Family First’ Celebration” sweepstakes can be entered starting September l, 2011 on the Concannon Vineyard website, Concannon’s Facebook page or by mail. Upon entering, users will have the ability to share the contest with family and friends on Facebook. The complete official rules are also available by mail at “Concannon Vineyard Family First Official Rules”, 159 West 25th St. 2nd Floor, New York, NY l000l.

Concannon Vineyard celebrated several family milestones this year including 50 years as America’s First Petite Sirah, and creation of Crimson & Clover, a tribute wine inspired by John Concannon in honor of his father Jim Concannon’s 80th birthday.

About Concannon Vineyard With four generations of family involvement, Concannon Vineyard’s pioneering contributions to California winemaking and viticulture have built a landmark winery with an enduring commitment to creating outstanding, award-winning wines proudly served on American tables since 1883. Founder of America’s first Petite Sirah, Concannon Vineyard also introduced Concannon Cabernet Sauvignon clones 7, 8 and 11, which provided the backbone of Napa Valley’s Cabernet resurgence in the 1970s and 1980s. The historic winery earned organic certification in 2010 and preserves an agricultural way of life by protecting vineyards from urban development through its new Conservancy tier of critically acclaimed wines. For additional information, please visit http://www.concannonvineyard.com.


Patricia Schneider