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Friday, April 6th

Reception at 6:30 PM. Dinner at 7:00 PM.

The Pines Tavern 40 Year Anniversary Dinner Series presents 40 Years of Kenwood Vineyards featuring Steve Meckiff, Senior Manager of Education, Pernod Ricard USA.

Originating in the very heart of Sonoma, Kenwood Vineyards was one of California's wine pioneers.  As they celebrate their 40 years in business, ti was a given to feature them during our 40th anniversary year.  This is the second time they have appeared here; the first during the first Pittsburgh Wine Festival.  Staying true to their heritage, Kenwood still produces wines from each vineyard separately.  Tonight we will drink from the iconic Jack London vineyard as well as the first release and tasting in Pennsylvania of the 90 pt Artist Series 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon.

Our guest speaker for the evening will be Steve Meckiff, Senior Manager of Education, Pernod Ricard USA.  Steve has been employed throughout Australia and New Zealand as the senior viticulturist after growing up on the family farm.  When asked about what makes him passionate about wine, Steve says, "I love the diversity of the wines we create, where they originated from and the people behind these vinous creations.  The unique "Terroir" of the industry and the characters with it makes me feel privileged to be a part of each day."