Wiens Family Cellars to host Colin Hay in concert

Colin Hay, former frontman for the popular 80s band Men at Work will perform at Wiens Family Cellars in Temecula Valley Wine Country July 28. Courtesy photo
Colin Hay, former frontman for the popular 80s band Men at Work will perform at Wiens Family Cellars in Temecula Valley Wine Country July 28. Courtesy photo

Gloria Magallanes

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Colin Hay will be headlining at Wiens Family Cellars in Temecula Friday, July 28, as part of the Wiens Family Cellars – Summer Concert Series.

Colin Hay is an experienced Scottish musician with over 30 years in the business. Hay’s career started in 1978 when he met his former bandmate Ron Strykert and formed the band “Men at Work.” The group went on to have great success for many years releasing their debut album in 1981 titled “Business as Usual.” Despite their success, the band broke up in 1985 and Hay launched a solo career. In the following years Hay recorded new music, toured, made appearances in television shows and formed his own recording label. Hay’s music has also been featured on the TV series “Scrubs” and frequently used by actor/director Zach Braff.

Two years ago, in 2015, Hay’s documentary film titled “Colin Hay: Waiting for my Real Life” made its debut at the Melbourne International Film Festival. The documentary follows Colin’s story and journey in the music world, his rise to fame, his fall and his slow climb back to resonance. The documentary also includes intimate footage and interviews from family, friends, celebrity admirers and his 2013 world tour. The year of 2016 was Colin Hay’s breakout year filled with tours and performances, including performances on “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Earlier this year Hay released his 13th solo album “Fierce Mercy” which many consider to be his finest solo album to date. The album is filled with themes of love, loss and mortality combined with his impassioned and pensive lyrics. Hay will be performing songs from this recent album at the Summer Concert at Wiens Family Cellars.

Colin Hay’s concert is one you do not want to miss. Hay is known to put on a great show and has great stage presence that intoxicates his audience. The concert will be taking place on the winery’s Mountain View Amphitheater which is known to look whimsical with its rustic arbor and stunning backdrop.

Tickets for the concert start at $55 per person with doors opening at 6 p.m. VIP tickets are also available for those who wish get the most out of the concert experience. VIP extras include a VIP menu with a private wine bar, reserved section, access to VIP area and additional entertainment in the VIP area. Guests are asked to refrain from bringing outside food, drinks, ice chests, chairs and professional cameras. For those who wish to be a part of this unforgettable concert experience, tickets may be purchased on the Wiens Family Cellars website.

Wiens Family Cellars is a beautiful winery located on Rancho California Road, 7 miles East of the 15 in Temecula. Known for its quality red wines, “Big Reds,” Wine Family Cellars has a lot to offer with tours, picnics, and an exquisite tasting room that offers an ultimate wine experience. The winery has numerous facilities for events such as weddings and concerts including an outside patio, event pavilion, vineyard view and amphitheater.

Wiens Family Cellars was started by Doug Wien and his brothers in 2001. Eventually the Wein brothers decided to move their vineyards, production and tasting room from Sacramento to Temecula in 2003. Their current facility was designed by the eldest Wiens brother George with construction starting in 2005. The winery was completed and opened to the public on Oct. 14, 2006, and is now known as the place to visit for quality Temecula red wine.

Wiens Family Cellars is a family business dedicated to creating a “place where people feel right at home – part of our family.” Since its establishment, the winery has flourished and is one of the most beautiful wineries in the area serving delicious quality wine in a familial environment. Wiens Family Cellars, with its beautiful location and views, is worth the visit.

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