Date posted: 08/11/2011
Preston Castle Wine Taste & Tour – September 10
What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon in Jackson than tasting unique wines and exploring one of the most beautiful and historic castles in California? On September 10, guests will have the opportunity to try wines from over 15 area wineries while learning about and checking out the rooms in Preston Castle in Ione, California. The castle provides guided tours on Saturdays during the month but this one will be special due to the extra beverages allowed!
The castle was built around 1890 and is currently owned by the State of California. Since its design is more old-fashioned, the craftsmanship both outside and inside the building is amazing and is a style that is rarely seen in modern buildings today. The building was used in its early years as a school for juvenile offenders. Because it was used to house many of the staff and children, there are numerous living quarters, lavatories, classrooms, and offices that would be necessary in a school. There are 4 floors and a nice basement with a bakery, storage, and kitchen area as well. This mesmerizing castle has since become a California State Historical Landmark and rightfully so, due to the fascinating story and workmanship behind this building.
The event will take place from 3pm until 6pm and tickets are $35. With your admission into the castle will be your opportunity to taste fine wines from a commemorative Preston Castle wine glass as well as enjoy a nice variety of hors d’oeuvres while listening to some great live music. Preston Castle, near Jackson, puts on a few other events throughout the year, with a fun Halloween Haunt event that focuses on the idea that the castle is haunted by people who perished there during its days as a juvenile school. The wine tour event will be a great time to learn more about Amador County and its history while mingling with family and friends! And if you can’t make that, then there are at least other fun occurrences later to check out.
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2011
Time: 3pm – 6pm
Location: Preston Castle
999 Palm Drive
Ione, CA 95640
For more information, visit http://www.prestoncastle.com/