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Manteca Winery site of summer community market place Saturday
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A car show, kid-oriented activities, and dozens of vendors are just a few of the many attractions that will be featured in a “community social and rummage sale” on Saturday, July 16.

The event is hosted by Valentine Construction-Manteca Winery and Smoke House which plans to continue holding it as an annual community offering during the summer.

“Spend a day on Oak Street with your family, friends and neighbors,” is the invitation being extended by the sponsors to the public.

The location is the former Celpril business compound which was purchased by Valentine Construction in March. The five-building compound, which straddles Oak Street between Vine and Park streets on the west side of South Main Street, includes the 105-year-old A.Bacilleri Manteca Winery building which Valentine Construction has been renovating since it took possession of the property. The Winery will be open for wine tasting during the community event.

Vendor spaces are still available at $25 each for the July 16 “Community Market Place,” as being described by the organizers. For more information on vendor spaces, call (209) 825-6900 or send an e-mail to There will be booths located indoors as well as outdoors in the courtyard next to the historic winery.

Gates will open at 6 o’clock in the morning.  The event concludes at 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Valentine Construction and Manteca Winery is located next to the Manteca Bike Path’s segment between West Yosemite Avenue and South Main Street, and right alongside the Union Pacific Railroad tracks which separates it from the heart of Manteca’s downtown business district.

The old Manteca Winery is not the only historical point of interest located on Oak Street. The house that is considered the oldest in Manteca is also found here at the corner of Oak and Park streets which is just a block south of West Yosemite. Manteca Winery is Historical Point #14 and the house is #15 on the list. Markers placed by the Manteca Historical Society are found on both properties.