Saint Mary's to Hold 8th Annual Summer Wine Festival to Raise Scholarships

What: Saint Mary’s College of California invites the public to enjoy an afternoon of socializing and wine tasting with more than two dozen California wineries at the College’s 8th Annual Summer Wine Festival on Sunday, August 12, 2012. 

Hosted on Saint Mary's beautiful campus, the relaxing and fun-filled event helps support talented, but under-resourced, students by raising extremely important scholarship funds.

Saint Mary's Summer Wine Festival promises to be an affordable afternoon of fun, where attendees can enjoy delicious appetizers and an assortment of rich red and lively white wines from regional wineries including:

Anthony August

The Hess Collection

Saucelito Canyon Vineyard

Aver Family Vineyards

J. Keverson Winery

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Brother Timothy Estate Wines

J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

Thomas Coyne Winery

Bullfrog Creek Vineyard

Lusu Cellars

Trinchero Napa Valley

Captain Vineyards

Mantra Wines

Viano Vineyards

Concannon Vineyard

Mobius Wines

Vincenza Ranch & Vineyard

Due Vigne

New Clairvaux Vineyard

Wente Vineyards

Dutton-Goldfield Winery

Old Bridge Cellars

Breweries & Restaurants:

Eden Canyon Vineyards

Olin Wines

Lost Coast Brewery

Fenestra Winery

R & B Cellars

Moylan's Brewery & Restaurant

Grgich Hills Estate

Reynolds Family Winery

Ruth's Chris Steak House


Rodney Strong Wine Estates

Truffle Gateau

When: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, August 12, 2012

Where: Soda Activity Center, Saint Mary's College of California, 1928 St. Mary's Rd., Moraga 94556

Tickets: $45 per person until August 3 ($60 thereafter). Price includes SMC logo wine glass, appetizers and wine tastings. $15 per designated driver - includes appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages. For tickets and additional information visit or call (925) 631--8744 or email Free on-campus parking is available. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age.

Background: Saint Mary’s Summer Wine festival is sponsored by the Board of Directors of the College’s Alumni Association. For more information call (925) 631--8744 or visit the event website.


Michael McAlpin
Director of Media Relations
(925) 631-4222 office
(925) 878-9535 cell

About SMC
The Saint Mary’s College of California experience inspires learning that lasts a lifetime. For nearly 150 years, the College has provided students with a rigorous education that engages their intellect and spirit, and awakens a desire to transform society. Guided by the Christian Brothers, the Catholic Church’s oldest order dedicated exclusively to teaching, the College enrolls more than 3,800 students in undergraduate and graduate liberal arts and business programs. For more information visit Saint Mary’s College at and just 23 miles east of San Francisco.