Raymond Wines at Mill Valley Film Festival

Saint Helena, Napa Valley, CA, September 30, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Raymond Vineyards Napa Valley Reserve Chardonnay and Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon will be featured on opening night at this year’s Mill Valley Film Festival. The Festival gets underway on October 2nd with Larry Charles’ documentary, Religulous, and Gina Prince-Bythewood’s star-studded coming-of-age tale, The Secret Life of Bees, followed by an Opening Night Gala at the Mill Valley Community Center.

This is the second year Raymond Vineyards has sponsored the Mill Valley Film Festival. In 2007, Raymond wines were poured at the US premiere of Into The Wild and the Opening Night Gala festivities. This year, Raymond wines will be poured at a private party during the Festival as well as the Opening Night Gala. Raymond is also the film sponsor of The Amazing Osamu Tezuka, a collection of the late artist’s non-anime work along with a restored episode of the American TV version of Astro Boy. Hailed as the “god of manga [the comic book],” Osamu Tezuka’s, Astro Boy character will live on in a new movie being released in 2009. The film screens on October 4th and 5th.

The 31st Mill Valley Film Festival runs October 2-12. Please visit their website at www.mvff.com for additional information on the festival and the California Film Institute.

About Raymond Vineyards
Raymond Vineyards was founded in 1971 by Roy Sr., Roy Jr. and Walter Raymond. The Raymond family’s roots in the Napa Valley date back to 1876, when Jacob and Frederick Beringer founded Beringer Brothers Winery. Five generations later, Craig and Krisi Raymond have joined the family business to continue the family’s winemaking legacy at Raymond Vineyards.

Raymond produces Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc as well as limited production Cabernet Sauvignons from the Rutherford, St. Helena and Oakville appellations and Generations Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. A limited production Small Lot series of wines were introduced in 2008 and available exclusively to the winery’s club members and tasting room guests.

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849 Zinfandel Lane
St. Helena, CA 94574

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