Ironstone Vineyards will be hosting a free appraisal clinic along with a casual gathering to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its Heritage Museum. Home of the world’s largest Crystalline Gold Leaf Specimen (44 lbs.), the Heritage Museum was erected Dec. 8, 1996, as a tribute to the Gold Rush and Mining era that took place 170 plus years ago.
The appraisal clinic will be hosted by Fred Holabird of Holabird Americana, the world’s largest specialist and auction house of early Americana, on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and again on Sunday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Following the Saturday clinic, renowned Author Robin Holabird will do a special reading of several excerpts from her newest book, “Around the World in 80 Movies”, as well as a Q&A session. Finally, at 5p.m., guests are welcome to the Museum to mingle and enjoy champagne and appetizers while listening to presentations from Ironstone President Stephen Kautz, Fred Holabird and Ironstone Founder and Owner John Kautz.
“Aside from the wine, our Crystalline Gold Leaf Specimen and Heritage Museum has played a massive role in making Ironstone the premier attraction that it is,” said Stephen Kautz, President at Ironstone Vineyards. “It is our great pleasure to have an opportunity to invite guests to the property to celebrate with us.”
Ceramic Artist June Vaughn will also provide demos on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Guests can meet the Kautz Family at the celebration and presentation on Saturday at 5 p.m. The Bistro will be open Saturday and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Admission to the Appraisal Clinic and Celebration is free of charge. Reservations are not necessary for either event, however those with large collections planning to attend the clinic are recommended to make an appointment with Chris Gomez at email@example.com. Reservations for the Bistro are recommended. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 209-728-1251.
Ironstone Vineyards, located in Murphys, Calaveras County is a premier destination with wine tasting, dining, estate tours, gardens, weddings, concerts, corporate events, wine caves, jewelry shoppe and more. Their wines reflect the diversity of offerings from the Lodi and Sierra Foothills Appellations of Northern California. Through emphasizing the practice of sustainable viticulture, Ironstone Vineyards conserves water use, builds healthy soil, and maintains the surrounding wildlife habitat.