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  • Waterbrook Joins the 2012 Wine Spectator Grand Tour

    John Freeman and Haydn Mouat travel on this three-city tour

    Walla Walla, Wash.-March 16, 2012–Waterbrook Winery will be one of two Walla Walla wineries invited to participate in the three-city Wine Spectator Grand Tour 2012 from April 27 to May 1. More than 200 of the world’s finest wineries will pour one of their best wines at each stop. Waterbrook Winemaker John Freeman will welcome guests at the Tour’s Washington D.C. and New York City stops; Waterbrook Assistant Winemaker Haydn Mouat will entertain crowds during the final stop on May 5 in Las Vegas. Both will pour the Waterbrook 2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon during the Grand Tour, which Wine Spectator bestowed a 90-point score citing excellence.

    “We’re honored to be a part of this tour, pouring alongside the most esteemed wineries in the world,” said John Freeman, winemaker for Waterbrook Winery. “We are also very excited to have crowds taste what Waterbrook and Washington State wines are capable of achieving.”

    Tour details:

    • Washington D.C.: Friday, April 27, 7 to 10 p.m.
    • Ronald Reagan Building 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue
    • New York City: Tuesday, May 1, 7 to 10 p.m.
    • Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway
    • Las Vegas: Saturday, May 5, 7-10 p.m.
    • The Mirage – 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South (weekend rates are available)

    Tickets are $200 per person. Guests who register online  will receive an immediate e-ticket. All wines are WINE SPECTATOR’s top-scoring selections. Enjoy a light buffet to complement your evening. A souvenir Riedele tasting glass is included. For those attending the Las Vegas event, special Grand Tour rates are available. Call 1-800-374-9000 or online.  For questions, email: events@mshanken.com Guests must be 21 to attend.

    About Waterbrook Winery – Founded in 1984 in the heart of Walla Walla, Waterbrook is recognized for producing wines that truly exemplify the outstanding vineyard sources in the Columbia Valley. From vineyard to bottle, every detail of production is completed by a passionate team, led by winemaker John Freeman. With more than 20 Wine Spectator – rated wines of 90 points or higher, and countless Best Buy recommendations – these critically acclaimed wines are made in an approachable, food friendly style with wide consumer appeal. Learn more at www.waterbrookwinery.com.

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