Celebrate 100 years with the Blue Victorian

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Suisun Valley's majestic Blue Victorian is 100 years old and Vezer Family Vineyard invites you all to join them this weekend in celebrating this impressive milestone.

Kick off the party Friday night (Aug. 28), with The Big Jangle, a Tom Petty tribute band, performing at the Blue Victorian from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Enjoy a tri-tip dinner catered by Tom Pink, with live music beginning at 7 p.m. Visit http://www.cellarpass.com/vezer-family-vineyard-events for ticket information.

Come back to the winery Saturday for a chili cook-off from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and the Hey Jude Beatles tribute band performing from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tom Pink will once again be providing dinner. Food tickets are $15. Visit http://www.cellarpass.com/vezer-family-vineyard-events for concert information.

Sunday's festivities will include a Model A car show, hosted by the Local Diablo Car Club, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy food catered by Los Reyes Restaurante for $20 a ticket.

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Frank and Liz Vezer have been growing grapes in the Suisun soil since 2001. They purchased the Blue Victorian, which for many years was a private residence, and converted it into a working winery in 2008. The family intended to lease the property to another winery once it was complete, but by the time they restored the building and built a modern 12,000-sq. ft. production facility out back, they had grown too attached to part with it. The Blue Victorian is one of three Vezer wineries in the valley. Mankas Gardens and the Blue Victorian are both open daily, while the tasting room on the Vezer's ranch estate is open by appointment only.

Surrounded by acres of lush vineyards and palm trees, the classic sky blue Victorian building is a beloved local landmark. Visitors can enjoy wine in the tasting room or take a tour of the barrel room. Unique blending sessions give guests the opportunity to watch winemakers blend three different Vezer wines straight from the barrel into their glass to enjoy. The grounds are gorgeous year-round, with two grape varietals grown on the property. Pick up a glass of wine, sit out on the porch, and admire the view with family and friends.

The Vezers also host concerts and events year-round, many at the Blue Victorian. Visit www.vezer.com to see a calendar of upcoming events.

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