Local visitors and visitors from far away might be interested to know that the Abbey of New Clairvaux will be holding the annual blessing of the grapes ceremony this Friday on August 3, 2012. The blessing itself will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by two new wine release at the wine-tasting room: 2010 St. James Block Tempranillo and Vino Dolce (a port). The public is invited to gather under the shade of our old walnut trees right in front of our St. James vineyard where the blessing will take place. We look forward to see all of you because your support and presence are the gifts that God continues to bless us with. Join the monks, then, in thanksgiving as we pray for another successful year of our grape harvest.
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