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JC Cellars Summer Beach party: Get your wine ice cream cones

By Jessica Yadegaran
Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 at 10:38 am in Corkheads.

Jeff Cohn

Winery open houses come and go. For locals, there are some you can’t miss. JC Cellars’ annual summer beach party is one. Owners Alexandra and Jeff Cohn (make that Alexandra and her two daughters, they do all the work) transform the urban winery into a chilled out day at the beach.

There are Hawaiian shirts. There are flip flops. There is usually some form of live music not to mention a petanque court.

In addition to 15 new and current wines, you have the opportunity to chow on as many Tuckers’ JC Cellars Syrah and chocolate chip ice cream cones as you can. I’m talking Kobayashi style. There will also be appetizers from Roli Roti, a traveling rotisserie cart. Seriously grubby.

You’ll most definitely have an opportunity to chat up Jeff, the winemaker, and meet some of the growers from whom he sources some of the state’s best fruit. Are you dying for the deets yet? The event takes place this Saturday, July 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the winery, 55 4th St., Oakland. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, and $15 for designated drivers. Wine club members automatically receive $5 off of their admission and other perks. I bet you’re wondering what those are…

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