Wine, jazz mix on tours of local vineyards
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Tracy residents John Tyner and Jenn Teyshak hold glasses of wine as they listen to the music of the Orchestra Red jazz band at La Bonne Vie Cellars on Lehman Road on Saturday, Aug. 17.  Sam Matthews/Tracy Press
Tracy residents John Tyner and Jenn Teyshak hold glasses of wine as they listen to the music of the Orchestra Red jazz band at La Bonne Vie Cellars on Lehman Road on Saturday, Aug. 17. Sam Matthews/Tracy Press
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Tracy Rotary Club members visited the Mount Oso Vineyard, off Bird Road, on Tuesday, Aug. 20. Sam Matthews/Tracy Press
Tracy Rotary Club members visited the Mount Oso Vineyard, off Bird Road, on Tuesday, Aug. 20. Sam Matthews/Tracy Press
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Wine was on the minds — and lips — of Tracy residents in the past few days.

Members of the Tracy Rotary Club went for a hay ride Tuesday, Aug. 20, through the Mount Oso Vineyard south of Tracy.

Jeff Brown, general manager of the family-owned vineyard off Bird Road, narrated the tour, while friend Mike Petz drove the pickup that pulled the wagon.

Brown said harvesting of grapes in the 700-acre vineyard started two weeks early this year, with chardonnay and pinot grigio grapes initiating the crush. All the harvesting is by machine, mostly at night, Brown said.

Members of the Tracy Sunrise Rotary Club had the same tour Wednesday morning.

Earlier, Tracy residents toured three local wineries Saturday, Aug. 17, during the sixth annual Wine and Music Festival.

La Bonne Vie Cellars, on Lehman Road, and Windmill Ridge and Ramon Rios wineries, both on Linne Road, took part in the tours, which featured wine, food and music.

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