Cabernet Day – September 2, 2010 is a community owned celebration of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Blend and Cabernet Franc. Here in the Hudson Valley there are producers of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cab Blends and Cabernet Franc.  There are quite a number of vineyards that grow Cabernet Franc, however the Cabernet Sauvignon is grown on Long Island and transported to the Hudson Valley winery for processing.

As I write this there are four Hudson Valley wineries taking part in Cabernet Day on September 2.

  1. Brotherhood Winery
  2. R Winery at Robibero Family Vineyards  (offering 10% discount for people who would like to purchase their 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2008 Cabernet Franc to use for Cabernet Day.)
  3. Palaia Vineyards (offering 10% discount from August 23 – Sept 2 on their 2007 Cabernet Franc)
  4. Whitecliff Vineyards & Winery

Where does this take place – the tasting room, your living room, your deck and on all social media sites and blogs including Facebook, Foursquare, Twitter, Friendfeed, Gowalla, WordPress, Blogger etc…  Just use the #Cabernet hash tag in your post so it will be trackable by the search engines.

What time – all day – it’s 5pm somewhere in the world.  It takes place in all time zones.

Why Cabernet Day? Cabernet is one of the most celebrated grapes in the world. Social Media makes it possible to connect with people who share the same interests as you. When you use the #Cabernet hash tag in your posts it makes it easier for people to find you and see what you are saying.  It also makes it easier for you to find people who are talking about the same subject.  It’s like a giant table with all participants sitting together over a glass of wine – on September 2 – a glass of Cab.

How do I participate? Add #Cabernet to any thoughts, videos, tweets, blogs or experiences you have on September 2.  Search #Cabernet hash tag on google, twitter, facebook or any monitoring software you use.  Enjoy your Cabernet.

Any updates to participating wineries I will post closer to September 2.

Here is the link to the master invite to Cabernet Day. if you want to publicly RSVP and see the participating wineries, restaurants and wine shops.