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Celebrate the 2nd Annual CabFranc-A-Palooza in Livermore Valley: A Global Gathering of Cabernet Franc Enthusiasts

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April 3rd – Livermore Valley, CA — Cabernet Franc lovers are invited to join the 2nd Annual CabFranc-A-Palooza, taking place from May 3rd to 5th at The Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort & Spa in Livermore. This three-day extravaganza brings together ~50 wineries for a celebration of Cabernet Franc through a series of unique events and tastings.

CabFranc-A-Palooza co-founder and winemaker, Steven Kent Mirassou, has been leading the Cabernet Franc charge for years and says “We’re taking this year’s festival to the next level and the interest and support from Cab Franc producers and consumers has been incredible. Cab Franc is the most delicious grape in the world and we’re thrilled to be able to take CabFranc-A-Palooza to new heights.”

TASTINGS & EVENTS SCHEDULE:

Friday, May 3rd, 6-8pm: Friday Night Blind!

  • Immerse yourself in a sensory experience challenging your nose and palate with twelve distinctive aromas and a traditional blind wine tasting featuring six Cabernet Francs from diverse regions around the world. Includes a personal charcuterie box.
  • $99 per person ($79 with Early Bird Promo Code EARLY)

Saturday, May 4th, 12-2pm: University of Cabernet Franc

  • Explore eight Cabernet Francs from around the globe, guided by a guest moderator and panel of winemakers, wine writers, and sommeliers. Includes a personal charcuterie box.
  • $109 per person ($99 with Early Bird Promo Code EARLY)

Saturday, May 4th, 4-6pm: Francs n’ Franks

  • Pioneer the first-ever Cabernet Franc and Sausage pairing with six homemade sausages and six different Cabernet Francs. A hearty food & wine experience with Livermore Butcher Shop.
  • $119 per person ($99 with Early Bird Promo Code EARLY)

Sunday, May 5th: The Grand Tasting, 1-4pm (VIP Admission 12-4pm)

  • Sample Cabernet Franc from ~50 wineries across the globe.
  • General Admission: 1-4pm, $99 per person ($79 with Early Bird Promo Code PALOOZA15)
  • VIP Admission: 12-4pm, $125 per person ($105 with Early Bird Promo Code PALOOZA 15)

 Includes access to exclusive wines and VIP section.

All events will be held at The Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort & Spa in Livermore.

CabFranc-A-Palooza’s non-profit partner for the event is the Tri-Valley Conservancy (TVC). Information about TVC will be distributed to guests throughout the weekend, as their mission to create more economically sustainable vineyards is important to the founders of CabFranc-A-Palooza and is critical for the success of wineries in Livermore Valley and beyond. 

For more information and tickets, visit cabfrancapalooza.com.

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