March- April 2014 Wine Calendar

O’BRIEN’S ZIN FEST – “Annual Zinfandel Tasting”  

 Saturday, April 5            2:00 - 4:00 pm           $10.00 per person

If you love Zinfandel, this is your day. We’ll break out a dozen Zins including new releases and many favorites. A lot of our best Zins will be on sale this weekend.


WINES OF ARGENTINA – “The Rising Star in South America”

Thursday, March 20 thru Saturday, March 22 2:00pm - 5:00 pm (4:00 to 7:00 on Thursday) $5.00 per person

Argentina has been producing wines for over 150 years and has built an international reputation for fine wines over the past decade or so. We’ll include a Torrontes, Cabernet Sauvignon, and their popular Malbec. Sorry….No Tasting on Sunday.


SAN FRANCISCO BAY APPELLATION – “Bay Area Wine Counties” Thursday, March 27 thru Sunday, March 30 2:00pm - 5:00 pm (4:00 to 7:00 on Thursday) $5.00 per person

It is one of the newest regions, encompassing 5 counties surrounding the San Francisco Bay. Contra Costa County is a major player and we will focus on a wide range of whites and reds.


PREMIUM BLENDS – “Wines with Funny Names and Big Flavors” Thursday, April 3, Friday April 4, and Sunday, April 6 2:00pm - 5:00pm (4:00 to 7:00 on Thursday) $5.00 per person

A number of wineries are producing special higher end blends with interesting names. From The Prisoner and Smoke and Mirrors to The Imposter and Train Wreck, we’ll feature reds whose name does not fully describe what is in the bottle!


A LAKE COUNTY SAMPLER – “Exploring North of Napa” Thursday, April 10 thru Sunday, April 13 2:00pm - 5:00 pm (4:00 to 7:00 on Thursday) $5.00 per person

Lake County has emerged as an important producer of premium wines and one of the fastest growing regions in northern California. They have built a reputation for their Sauvignon Blanc and a number of full flavored reds.


GEWURZTRAMINER AND GRENACHE – “G Wines for Easter” Thursday, April 17 thru Saturday, April 19 2:00pm - 5:00pm (4:00 to 7:00 on Thursday) $5.00 per person.

We’ll enjoy the spiciness of Gewurztraminer and the food friendly flavors of Grenache, two under appreciated grapes. Perfect for celebrating Spring and Easter, we’ll taste wines from around the world.

*No Tasting on Easter Sunday.


O'Brien's - Dale Rd
4120 Dale Rd.
Modesto, CA 95356 
(209) 545-8100 
O'Brien's - Roseburg
839 W. Roseburg   
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 524-9234

O'Brien's -Riverbank
6331 Oakdale Rd.
Riverbank, CA 
(209) 869-9050



 Joe's Cheese Corner
   Castelinhos of Portugal



Here is a distinctive cheese that crosses borders, It has a nutty flavor and buttery aroma of an aged Parmigiano Reggiano with the rich creamy textue of of a young Dutch gouda. Aged over 5 months, it is perfect for shredding over summer tomato salads or backing in your favorite macaroni and cheese recipe.














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