Screen Actors to Savor a Special Cuvee

     As the official vintner of the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Kim Stare Wallace has proudly served her family’s wines to the who’s-who of filmmaking and television since 1999.

     In celebration of this 10-year milestone, the winery has crafted a Cabernet Sauvignon-based cuvee, which will be served for the first time at the 16th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday, January 23.

     The 10th Anniversary SAG Awards Cuvee was produced from the 2007 vintage and bottled exclusively in 1.5-liter magnums. This artful composition was carefully selected from a handful of the winery’s finest estate vineyards and grower partners.

     The blend is 82% Cabernet, 8% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Petit Verdot. The wine was aged for 20 months in a combination of French, American and Hungarian oak barrels. A mere 55 cases were produced, and the retail price has been set at $125 per bottle.

     At the SAG Awards dinner, Dry Creek Vineyard also will serve its 2007 Chardonnay. And the winery will continue its tradition of offering wine tasting bars for sampling of select Dry Creek vintages during the pre-show cocktail hour. This year’s additional bottlings include the 2008 Fume Blanc and 2007 Heritage Zinfandel.

     Pouring wine for the world’s finest actors has served the winery well over the years. A number of celebrities have visited the property and Wallace says it’s a win-win for everyone involved.

     “It’s always an honor to present our wines to Hollywood luminaries,” she notes. “Dry Creek Vineyard receives excellent visibility as a result of the show, and the attendees get to sample some of Sonoma County’s finest.”

     A live simulcast of the SAG Awards can be viewed on TNT and TBS on January 23 at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. (Check local listings if watching via satellite, in HD, or in other time zones).

     More information is available online at

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