concannon vineyards logoConcannon Vineyard introduces another progressive step in the winery’s commitment to sustainability and environmental conservation, announcing its first-ever wine on tap. In partnership with Free Flow Wines, the pioneer of premium wine on tap, Concannon 2011 Conservancy Cabernet Sauvignon is now available to on-premise establishments nationally in a reusable 19.5 liter stainless steel keg, the equivalent to 26 standard wine bottles.

“Concannon Vineyard is proud to launch this exciting new program with our Conservancy tier of wines produced from the grapes of Livermore’s Tri-Valley Conservancy Land Trust, a land conservation trust created to protect against urban development,” said fourth generation vintner, John Concannon. [pullquote_left]Wine on tap is the next natural progression for the Conservancy tier, as it removes glass completely from the equation, reducing our carbon footprint, while simultaneously cutting down on waste.”[/pullquote_left]

concannon tapIdeal for restaurants, wine bars and any establishment that serves wine by the glass, wine on tap maintains wine integrity from the barrel to the glass, while offering operators the benefits of a more economical by the glass price, more storage space, the elimination of spoilage and better efficiencies resulting in less waste. Preserved by a combination of inert gases, 75% nitrogen and 25% carbon dioxide, Concannon Conservancy Cabernet Sauvignon will remain fresh for up to six weeks after being tapped.

For more information on how to cross over to a more sustainable, environmentally friendly and economical way to serve Concannon’s flagship Conservancy Cabernet Sauvignon, contact your local sales representative.

About Concannon Vineyard

Concannon Vineyard is America’s oldest, continuously operating winery under the same family label and stewardship. Founded in 1883, James Concannon not only established the first successful winery founded by an Irish immigrant, but also established Concannon as a Founding Family of the California wine industry. Concannon Vineyard’s four generations have made many pioneering contributions which include the famous Concannon Cabernet Clones 7, 8 and 11, as well as the introduction of America’s First Petite Sirah®. Located in the historic Livermore Valley, Concannon Vineyard was first to place its vineyard into the Tri-Valley Conservancy Land Trust and was one of the first to become Certified Sustainable by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA). Committed to preserving the past while engaging the future, Concannon Vineyard’s continuous crafting of outstanding wines of uncompromising quality and character symbolizes building an eternal bond with the past by creating bold, new chapters in Concannon family history. For more information please visit: www.concannonvineyard.com.