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Raley’s Revs Up June Wine Tastings with the Help of Aussie Vineyards

By Amy Johnston | Monday June 18, 2007

WEST SACRAMENTO, CA – Raley’s is teaming up with Aussie Vineyards (Au Wines) to bring customers new varietals with a twist – wine tastings paired with a hint of racing! At wine tastings this month, several stores will pour Au’s Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Chardonnay.
As guests sip and sample their way through wine and food, they can purchase their favorite Au Wines exclusively at our stores, as Raley’s, Bel Air and Nob Hill Foods are the first Northern California retailers of Au Wine from down under.

Raley’s is also thrilled to partner with Aussie Vineyards because they are the associate sponsor of Team Australia and in the upcoming race at Sonoma’s Infineon Raceway (Friday-Sunday, June 22-24), veteran race car driver Boris Said will be at the wheel of a car bearing both the Au and Raley’s logos.

To rev up for the big race, Boris is joining Au Wines at their first wine tasting this month and will be onsite with a limited edition Raley’s race car! Joining him is Marcos Ambrose, a two-time Australian V8 Supercar Champion who took the United States by storm in 2006.

Don’t miss this special meet-and-greet with Boris and Marcos on Thursday, June 21 at the Bel Air Market on 3250 Arena Blvd between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. They will be available for autographs and pictures with avid racing fans!

The Raley’s race car will make additional pit stops at local Raley’s and Bel Air stores this month, including:
Friday, June 22:
Raley’s – 4650 Natomas Blvd., Sacramento. 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Bel Air – 2155 Golden Centre Lane, Gold River. 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Raley’s – 8870 Madison Avenue, Fair Oaks. 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 23:
Raley’s – 3330 North Texas Street, Fairfield. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Raley’s – 3001 Travis Blvd., Fairfield. 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Raley’s – 270 Sunset Ave., Suisun City. 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Customers can sample Au Wines at the following in-store tasting events (please note, the race car and driver will not be at these events):
Friday, June 22: Raley’s – 3935 Park Drive, El Dorado Hills. 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 23: Raley’s – 692 Freeman Lane, Grass Valley. 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
For only $3.00, customers can sample wines and can then put the fee towards purchasing a bottle of their choice. Customers can put their taste buds to the test while also enjoying a variety of food samples from the Deli. Finding a perfect wine to pair with specific foods is half the fun! For customers 21 years or older.
For a complete schedule of our weekly wine tasting events, please visit to plan some “cheers” with Raley’s and Au Wines!

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