Sample Limited Release Wines from Contra Costa at Hannah Nicole Vineyards and Winery

Brentwood, California (EastBayDaily) — Hannah Nicole Vineyards and Winery, Brentwood’s First Winery, is celebrating its 7th annual Barrel Tasting weekend on March 9th, 10th and 11th. The three-day event will offer attendee’s a chance to preview the winery’s latest limited production and reserve wines from Contra Costa and other appellations.

The Barrel Tasting will offer wine enthusiasts the first chance to taste Hannah Nicole’s upcoming fall 2012 future releases and take advantage of this year’s pre-sales opportunities. This year, Hannah Nicole will showcase a variety of red and white wines including:     2011 Chardonnay, Chalk Hill, Reserve     2010 Meritage, Estate     2010 Mt. Diablo Reserve, Estate     2010 Malbec, Row 91, Estate     2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, French Barrel Selection, Estate     2010 Petite Sirah, Lot 116, Estate

“We’re looking forward to this year’s Barrel Tasting, which will provide a glimpse of our painstakingly crafted, small lot and reserve collection wines,” said Neil Cohn, co-founder and CEO of Hannah Nicole Vineyards and Winery. “The releases that are now in the barrel showcase our passion for offering full-bodied wines that are indicative of the unique terroirs of Contra Costa and other appellations. Wine-enthusiasts everywhere will appreciate this opportunity to enjoy the evolution of our wines, or if they haven’t yet experienced our varietals, test-drive our offerings.”

Hannah Nicole’s Barrel Tasting Weekend will kick-off on Friday, March 9th, with access for wine-club members only and will continue on Saturday and Sunday, March 10th and 11th, with admission open to wine-club members and the general public. The advance ticket purchase price is $15.00 for wine-club members and $20.00 for non-members. The ticket price will be $25.00 for both members and the general public starting on March 9th – the first day of the event. Ticket holders are entitled to participate during multiple days throughout the weekend (Saturday and Sunday for non-members and all three days for members). During the event, guests will also be able to enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and live jazz.

Hannah Nicole’s upcoming releases, which are now in the barrel, are available for purchase by the general public at significantly discounted or “futures” basis pricing. Additional discounts will be available for wine-club members.

Buyers will have the opportunity to purchase Hannah Nicole wines in 1.5 liter magnums and large formats as well as standard, 750 ml bottles. The wines will be available for shipment or pick-up in November, after they have been bottled and aged in the cellar. To take advantage of this futures offer, call Hannah Nicole at (925) 240-9463 or register online at before March 8, 2012. Many of these wines may sell out before the actual Barrel Tasting event.

For more information about the Barrel Tasting event, call Hannah Nicole at (925) 240-9463 or visit them online at

About Hannah Nicole Vineyards Founded in 2001 by Glenda and Neil Cohn, Hannah Nicole Vineyards and Winery is located on eighty acres of prime land in Brentwood. The winery produces over 15 different wines, including Bordeaux and Rhone varietals.

Customers can find Hannah Nicole wines at the Brentwood winery and more than 200 Bay Area restaurants and retailers. Hannah Nicole’s 18,000 square foot East Bay tasting room, winery room and event center is a destination for enjoying fine wines while building lasting memories with friends and family. In addition to offering regular Hannah Nicole Wine Club Member events, the winery features winery tours, live concerts, wine pairing dinners and other fun-filled events throughout the year. It is a magical spot for a unique East Bay winery wedding.


Andrea Corry
Hannah Nicole Vineyards