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Hot August Nights planned for 105-year-old Manteca Winery
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The recently revitalized 105-year-old Manteca Winery on Oak Street standing prominently alongside the Union Pacific Railroad just south of downtown Manteca will play host to the first Hot August Nights event at the old historical site.

The community extravaganza, to be held Saturday, Aug. 13, will include the “first wine tasting” in decades taking place at Manteca’s Historical Point of Interest #14, plus an antique and vintage car show, vendor booths and live entertainment. The booths will open at 3 p.m. while the wine tasting will begin at 7 p.m. inside “The Big Red Brick Building” and will continue “until the last drop is gone.”

Among the event’s highlights will be a display of Paul Binford’s custom-bikes collection. He is the owner of Binford’s Custom Cycles located at 418 North Main Street in Manteca. Lucky 7 Tattoo Studio at 181 W. Alameda Street in Manteca also will be among those having a display at the Hot August Nights celebration.

Admission to the vendors’ booths in the courtyard and other buildings of Valentine Construction is free to the public. Tickets to the wine tasting which will take place inside the old Manteca Winery are $15 each in advance, $20 at the door on the day of the event.

Vendor booths are $25 for each space. Spaces are still available for those interested in making a reservation for a booth.

Marica Simonson of Valentine Construction said this will be the “first time in 105 years that we have juice flowing” at the old Manteca Winery.

Valentine, who purchased in March the compound that was once home to the long-running Celpril seed company in Manteca, said he plans to use whatever money he will raise from this event for the continuing restoration of the “Manteca Historical Winery – The Big Red Brick Building.”

For further details about the wine tasting, or to inquire about reserving a space for a vendor booth, call the Valentine Construction office at (209) 825-6900.