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Sterling Vineyards 6th Annual Sterling Silver Screen Series

June 24, 2008

NAPA, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire/ — Sterling Vineyards, the landmark Napa Valley winery, announced the sixth annual outdoor summer screen series to benefit the Stars & Vines Fund with the Community Foundation of the Napa Valley. Assisted by the generosity of co-sponsor NBC Universal(R), the 2008 Sterling Silver Screen Series(R) will feature modern and vintage classic films in a variety of genres, from the Universal archives. In the past five years of summer movies, the nonprofit program has raised $70,000 for charity.

The popular outdoor screenings will begin on July 12, with Field of Dreams. Starring Kevin Costner as an Iowa farmer who builds a baseball diamond in his cornfield, this 1989 neo-classic is about the realization of dreams, and sports the most memorable movie line of recent times, “If you build it, they will come.” Sterling Silver Screenings continue with The Blues Brothers on August 2, Pillow Talk on August 23 and conclude with The Man Who Knew Too Much on September 6.

“Sterling Silver Screenings have become ‘summer date night’ for the Napa Valley,” said Jim O’Shea, hospitality manager at Sterling Vineyards. “You bring a blanket or low back chair, purchase an alfresco picnic and wine from our concessions bar, and all the proceeds benefit the community foundation and worthy local causes. Then relax and enjoy the company and some of the best movies ever made, in a truly spectacular setting. This season, Universal Pictures offers some great ‘neo-classics,’ and we end the summer with Hitchcock — a Sterling Silver Screen tradition.”

Each screening offers wine tasting, picnic dinners, a variety of concessions and festival seating on the Sterling Vineyard Meadow at Sterling Vineyards, 1111 Dunaweal Lane in Calistoga. Most Sterling Silver Screen Series films are suitable for informed family viewing, however, we suggest that parents review MPAA advisories online in advance of attendance — and some films are not rated. The grounds open at 7 p.m. and guests are encouraged to arrive early, dress in warm layers, and bring a blanket or low backed beach chairs to sit on. A pre-show of classic cartoons, followed by the feature presentation, begins at dusk. Admission tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children (under 16). All proceeds from tickets sales and a percentage of concession sales benefit the non-profit Stars & Vines Fund. More information is available online at http://www.sterlingvineyards.com/, or by calling (866) 363-1634.

The Community Foundation of the Napa Valley is a non-profit organization that benefits many local charitable causes in need of funds. Through the Foundation individuals, families and corporations can donate funds in trust to support the wellbeing of all Napa County residents now and in the future. The Stars & Vines fund, founded by Sterling Vineyards with the CFNV, was established to help support various needs of the farm working community. Past proceeds from Sterling Silver Screenings have assisted the Calistoga Family Center, the St Helena Family Center, the Family Economic Success Program and the Calistoga Farmworker Camp. For more information on the Community Foundation of the Napa Valley, please visit http://www.cfnv.org/.

Universal Studios is part of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric and 20%-owned by Vivendi. For further information, please contact http://www.nbcuni.com/.

Sterling Vineyards wines are produced by Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines, which is part of Diageo, the world’s leading premium drink business. DC&E also produces and markets Beaulieu Vineyard, Sterling Vintner’s Collection, the wines of the Chalone Wine Group, Solaris and Blossom Hill, as well as the French wines of Barton & Guestier. DC&E is also a leading importer of classified Bordeaux in the U.S. and F.E. Trimbach wines from Alsace. A collection of Burgundy estate-bottled wines and several other fine European wines complement the selection. Please enjoy our quality responsibly.

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CONTACT: Philippa Jones of Sterling Vineyards, +1-707-299-2618,Philippa.jones@diageo.com

Web site: http://www.sterlingvineyards.com/http://www.cfnv.org/http://www.nbcuni.com/




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