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Posted on Sep 01, 2015 in Seaside Wine Project , September–October 2015

Seaside’s private label collection of hand-selected wines, called the Seaside Wine Project, made its debut in 2014. In the coming months, wine enthusiasts may notice their beloved Seaside wine has a new label, which features Seaside’s iconic Obelisk pavilion, also known as the Coleman pavilion, after architect, David Coleman, who designed it.

Exclusive to Seaside, wine enthusiasts may choose from among their favorite varieties including rosé, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot noir, cuvée and red zinfandel. The Seaside brand on the bottle is likely to make the wine a collectors’ item.

The family of wines was handpicked by Seaside founders Robert and Daryl Davis to appeal to the interest and demand from patrons and visitors for top quality wines that capture the essence of Seaside.

Kokomo Winery in Sonoma County, Calif., produces the wine and was partly chosen because it shares many of the same ideals as Seaside. Kokomo uses small production techniques and has longstanding relationships with growers, allowing the winery to produce wines that are as individual and special as the vineyards from which they were born.

Seaside residents and visitors were able to taste the rosé at Modica Market in August. Kicking off Homeowners Weekend, wine lovers can celebrate the launch of Seaside’s chardonnay and cabernet. The pinot noir will be available during the Seaside Seeing Red Wine Festival Nov. 5 – 8, where Kokomo Winery owner and winemaker Eric Miller will be serving the wine, and for the first time ever, the wine grower, Randy Peters, will be standing alongside Miller, discussing the wine growing process. The cuvée and zinfandel will be on Seaside merchant shelves and in restaurants beginning February 2016.

Seaside’s new, private-label collection of hand-selected wines are available by the glass or bottle at Seaside merchants including Modica Market, The Shrimp Shack, Bud & Alley’s, Great Southern Café and Amavida Coffee & Tea.