NAPA, CA, September 7, 2016 – The Silverado Pickups are becoming a household name around Napa wine country. These winery rockers are now headlining a fabulous harvest dinner this Thursday at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, California.
The Pickups put on a lively, feet-tapping, hip-shaking show at BottleRock this past Memorial Day. The band played a few of their own tunes and mixed in fan favorites to keep the crowd dancing and swirling. They performed a shoulder shimmy, butt-shakin’ version of The Animal’s I’m Crying that really got the crowd moving.
So what qualifies the band to be “winery rockers?”
The members of the band are winery owners and winemakers: David Duncan of Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars (vocals and harmonica), Jeff Gargiulo of Gargiulo Vineyards (lead guitar), Shane Soldinger with Silver Trident Winery (vocals and guitar), Dan Zepponi of Valley of The Moon (lead guitar), winemaker Tres Goetting of Robert Biale Vineyards (bass guitar), professional percussionist Joe Shotwell and wine industry advisor Paul Hoffman (keyboards).
“This will be an incredibly unique celebration and spectacular evening,” explains Shane Soldinger, who works at Silver Trident Winery and is a member of the band. ‘The combination of great friends, vintner musicians, fabulous wines, a wonderful venue, and a delicious harvest dinner—-this is truly a one of a kind celebration not to be missed.” Soldinger adds. “This is definitely the first time we’ve seen something like this being offered,” he said.
Wines from band members to be featured at the dinner will include Sauvignon Blanc from Silver Trident Winery, Cabernet Sauvignon from Silver Oak, Pinot Noir from Twomey and Zinfandel from Biale. Wines from Gargiulo will also be available to be purchased separately at the dinner. If they have it, be sure to try Gargiulo’s Money Road Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon and/or their Aprile Super Oakville red blend which is their luscious interpretation of the great Super Tuscans and Brunellos from Italy.
The Gargiulo wines sell out quickly (only 5,000 annual case production), so gobble up anything you can get your hands on. All of the wines being featured are spectacular. Guests are in for a real treat that will tease their palates, their eyes and their ears.
Details: 2016 Harvest Winemaker Dinner & Show on September 8 at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael. The wine reception begins at 6:30 p.m. The four course Winemakers’ Dinner begins at 7:00 p.m. and The Silverado Pickups perform at 9:30 p.m. Terrapin Crossroads is located at 100 Yacht Club Drive in San Rafael, California.
Terrapin Crossroads is a staple in the Northern California music scene, dating back to the 1970s and the Grateful Dead. Terrapin Crossroads was founded by Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead. The Grateful Dead was first known as a San Francisco band and by 1970, the band had crossed the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin County, with San Rafael becoming the hub of all Grateful Dead activity from 1970 to 1995. In 1970, the band played at “Pepperland” and today Terrapin Crossroads is several blocks away, in the heart of the Canal neighborhood.
Tickets are $125.00 each and must be purchased in advance either by calling 415/524-2773 or online at https://store.terrapincrossroads.net/store/tickets/harvest-2016-winemaker-dinner-show-sept-8th.