Thursday, May 26, 2011

Santa Cruz Mountains Vintners Festival

June 4 & 5 Western Side of Santa Cruz Mountains

June 11 & 12 Easters Side of Santa Cruz Mountains

The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association is pleased to announce the 22nd Annual Vintners' Festival "A Taste of the Mountains" This years' Vintners' Festival will be held on two consecutive weekends. The first weekend, June 4th & 5the, the festival will be hosted at wineries and restaurants in Santa Cruz County. The second weekend, June 11th & 12th, the festival will be hosted at wineries and restaurants in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Wineries participating in the Vinters' Festival will be pouring from 11:00am to 5:00pm with restaurants closing at 4:00pm.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Saratoga Stroll this Saturday May 21st

Saturday, May 21, from 3pm til 6pm.

Don your best bonnet and come out to enjoy the incomparable charm of Saratoga Village on a spectacular spring day!

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the unique shops and restaurants of downtown Saratoga, while sipping wines from 18 local wineries, many of whom may be new to you: Big Basin Vineyards, Dancing Creek, Jazz Cellars, House Family Winery, Generosa, King’s Mountain Vineyard, Loma Prieta Winery, MJA Vineyards, Naumann Vineyards, SKOV, Stefania, and Villa del Monte. Bid on unique magnums and wine lots from Cinnabar Winery, Burrell School, Cooper-Garrod, Guglielmo, Mountain Winery, Savanah-Chanelle, Stefania, and Poetic Cellars.

Feast your eyes on art, jewelry and painting demonstrations. Groove to live music by The ONES, Rodrigo Teague and Asher Stern. Indulge in gourmet food by Tabitha and T3, including outrageous jams and sinfully rich chocolates. Treat yourself to a flirty new hat from Black Cat Hat. Dress up any outfit with a colorful corsage from Floral Fantasia. Score some new eyeshades or a roomful of new window shades.

Linger afterwards and dine at one of our world-class restaurants, many of which will offer special dining incentives, including 10% off, exclusively for Stroll patrons that evening.

Tickets will sell out quickly! $35 in advance, $40 day of (if available)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Winemaker Dinner at Twist in Campbell

Join FOW and Stefania Wine for dinner at Twist!

When: Sunday May 22nd, 6pm
Where: Twist Bistro, 245 E. Campbell Ave, Campbell

Starters: Twist Salad or Onion Soup or Eggs Poached in pinot noir

Main Choices: Tri-tip or Catch of the Day or Chef Dominiques Vegetarian plate

Sweets: Chocolate Mousse or Espresso ice cream or Cheese platter

Paul and Stefania will pour wine from the current release and spend as much or as little time as you like talking about anything and everything.

Members: $60/per person
NonMembers: $70/per person

Cost is all inclusive (food/wine/tax/gratuity)

Checks and menu choices need to be posted no later than Saturday, May 14th

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