Ava 18-year Anniversary (Founders’ Day): Chasing out the Snakes

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This is happening the weekend of St. Patrick’s Day (3/15 – 3/17). Founders Day is officially on 3/20, but that is a Wednesday, and not so easy for people to come visit us.

St Patrick’s efforts in evangelizing the northern half of Ireland were eventually turned into an allegory in which he drove “snakes” out of Ireland, even though snakes were not known to inhabit the region.

The Rattlesnake Hills does have snakes, but they are way up in them hills. We have never seen a rattlesnake in the 20 years that we have lived here. Other snakes? Yes, but they are friendly and useful to farmers.

We will be playing our snake toss game using rubber snakes and a bucket. Get the snake in the bucket and you will be rewarded!

Founders Day has to do with when the Rattlesnake Hills AVA was approved (3/20/2006), 18 years ago. Paul is one of the Founders, having been growing grapes and making wine professionally for almost 41 years.

We will be handing out silk flowers for the occasion and if you are Green Thumb folks, let’s talk gardening. I may have some seeds to share!

Enjoy our usual micro-mini Lilliputian eight-course under-50-calories winemaker’s snack, eight tiny nibbles to go with our eight wines. Sip Sip Bite Sip!

Our $15 tasting fee is waived with a $30 purchase. Returning customers enjoy wine discounts from 10% to 50%.


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