June - July 2014 Wine Tasting Wine Calendar



WINE TYPES LESS TRAVELED – “New and Interesting Grapes

Thursday, June 19 – Sunday, June 22 2:00pm -5:00pm (4:00 to 7:00 on Thursday) $5.00 per person

Here is a chance to taste newly planted California grape types such as Verdelho, Gruner Veltliner, Petite Verdot, or Montepulciano. Who knows, they might eventually challenge Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon as new favorites.


CHARDONNAY SHOOTOUT – “Blind Tasting of Napa, Sonoma, and Central Coast

Thursday, June 26 - Sunday, June 29 2:00pm – 5:00pm (4:00 to 7:00 on Thursday) $10.00 per person

Here is a chance to determine your favorite regional style as we conduct a blind tasting challenge of two white from California’s top Chardonnay producing locations. A summer primer.


WINES OF SOUTH AFRICA – “Tasting the Other Side of the Globe

Thursday, July 3 @ 4:00 to 7:00 Sunday, July 6 @ 2:00pm - 5:00 pm $5.00 per person

South Africa has been producing wines for over 100 years and has become an outstanding wine region with good values. Pinotage, Chenin Blanc, and Cabernet Sauvignon are leading the way.

**** No Tasting on Friday July 4th or Saturday July 5th. *****


WINES OF AUSTRALIA – A Trip to the Downunder

Thursday, July 10 thru Sunday, July 13 2:00pm - 5:00pm (4:00 to 7:00 on Thursday) $5.00 per person

It’s hard to imagine that Australia’s history of winemaking started before California’s. We’ll taste a good mix including Chardonnay, Shiraz, and Grenache. Well also pop a sticky, one of their dessert wines.


GOLD MEDAL WINNERS - California State Fair Wine Competition

Thursday, July 17 thru Sunday, July 20 2:00pm - 5:00pm (4:00 to 7:00 on Thursday) $5.00 per person

The California State Fair Wine Competition is the oldest wine judging in the Country, going back over 125 years. In 2014 close to 3000 wine entries were received from over 600 wineries. The 2014 results from last month’s judging are out and we’ll taste Double Gold and Gold medal winners.

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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