August 4, 2010
Former TV actor to introduce new wine in Auburn

douglas barr.jpgAuburn is going to get a little touch of Hollywood next week.

Former television actor Douglas Barr, who has since opened a Napa Winery, will be introducing his just-released 2008 Short Ends Cabernet Sauvignon on Aug. 11 at Carpe Vino in Old Town.

Remember Douglas Barr? He played the sidekick to Lee Majors on "The Fall Guy" in the mid-80s (photograph shows, from left, Douglas Barr, Lee Majors and Heather Thomas), and later played Bill Stillfield, husband to Jean Smart's "Charlene" character on "Designing Women."

Barr, 61, opened Hollywood & Vine with co-owner Bruce Orosz in 1998 and enlisted the help of winemaker Celia Welch to oversee production, a news release from Carpe Vino states.

The winery began with its 2480 cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay, both limited, premium wines and last year launched the Short Ends Cabernet, the name of which refers to the remnants of unused film in canisters during movie filming.

The 2480 Cab goes for $83 a bottle and since the Short Ends Cab is made from the 2480's barrel ends, it means wine lovers are getting a similar premium wine at $33 per bottle, Carpe Vino oc-owner Drew Moffat stated in the release.

Carpe Vino has 56 cases of Short Ends for sale.

Barr will be pouring Short Ends Cabernet and his 2480 Chardonnay at 6 p.m. Aug. 11 at Carpe Vino. Appetizers also will be served during the event.

Cost is $10 per person. Carpe Vino Wine Club members can attend for free.

Reservations are not required. For more information, call (530) 823-0320.

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