Do the bottling and save in Fair Play

Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards will be celebrating Independence Day by hosting a bottle-your-own wine event and barbecue cookout. The event will take place on Friday through Monday, July 4 through 7 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the winery, 8221 Stoney Creek Road in Fair Play.

For this national celebration, Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards invites wine enthusiasts to be a winemaker for a day. This unique, hands-on opportunity will give guests the chance to step into the shoes of a winemaker and learn about winemaking first hand.

Attendees will learn about the process of bottling wine and then have the chance to bottle their own using three of the winery’s award-winning vintages: 2012 El Dorado Merlot, 2012 Fair Play Primitivo and 2012 El Dorado Syrah.

In the spirit of sustainability, attendees can bring their own clean and empty wine bottles to use or they can purchase bottles for 75 cents each from the winery. Corks and labels will be provided on the house.

Bottle-your-own wines can be purchased for $9.99 per bottle or $6.99 per bottle if buying a case or more.

The event will also feature a savory barbecue to accompany the wine bottlings.

More information on Bottle-Your-Own Wine Weekend is available at

Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards has been producing award-winning wines in the Sierra Foothills for more than 20 years and hosting bottle-your-own events for more than 10 years. The winery is situated in the highest-elevation viticultural area in California, allowing it to produce some of the area’s premier wines.

Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards

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