Wine Tasting at Bank Street Cafe Nov. 3


A single winery portfolio tasting of all ten McManis Family Vineyards’s red and white wines takes place from 3-6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at Bank Street Café at 126 South Hill Street, sponsored by  the Griffin Wine Society. Chris Chotas, President of long-time Atlanta brokerage company, George Chotas &  Associates, McManis’ southeastern representatives, will discuss each wine.

McManis’wine portfolio varieties include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Sirah, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Syrah, their Viognier—it won a double gold award–and a Zinfandel. A Barbera is produced but not sold in Georgia.

Hors d’ouevres will be served. Admission is $20 for members, $25 for guests with RSVP’s to (770) 229-2071 or e-mail  Reservation deadline is 3 pm, Friday, November 1, 2013.

Griffin Wine Society tastings let participants taste and learn about wines without the necessity of purchasing an entire full bottle.   This event offers a single location where participants may sample each wine one glass at a time. Although McManis wines are widely available throughout metro Atlanta, very few beverage outlets stock and sell all varieties. The club, formed in 1973, numbers almost 100 members living in Spalding, Henry, Fayette, and Clayton counties.

The 23-year-old McManis Family Winery in Ripon, CA, plants 10 estate vineyards  —over 2,600 acres—producing 300,000 cases of wine annually.  It is located between Stockton and Modesto in north central California. McManis wines this year won 13 gold, silver and bronze medals in United States wine competitions.





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