The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association and the City of Menlo Park present the first Taste of the Mountains Wine Walk on Saturday, December 5 in Downtown Menlo Park. All ticket proceeds from the event will benefit the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation.
The Taste of the Mountains Wine Walk will be on December 5, 2015 from2-5pm along Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park. Tickets are $45 in advance/$55 at the door (Walk-up tickets subject to availability). Tickets are available online at scmwa.com or on the day of at registration booth. Check in starts at 1:30 and admission requires valid California State identification. Maps of tasting locations, commemorative glass, and wristband provided at check in.
- Bargetto Winery
- Big Basin Vineyards
- Burrell School Vineyards
- Byington Vineyard & Winery
- House Family Vineyards
- Kings Mountain Vineyards
- Mindego Ridge Vineyard
- Portola Vineyards
- Russian Ridge Winery
- The Mountain Winery
- Thomas Fogarty Winery
- Woodside Vineyards
Enjoy wines from small, local boutique wineries poured in various designated tasting locations up and down Santa Cruz Avenue. Check in for your wristband, glass, and a map of the pouring locations – then enjoy an afternoon of tasting and discovering. Stay downtown for a dinner or movie to follow!
Traditionally considered the “Capital of Venture Capital”, the City of Menlo Park is also home to industry-leading tech companies like Facebook and SRI. Downtown Menlo Park is known for its quaint shops, great restaurants and high-end home decor. The City is the perfect backdrop for this elegant event. The December 5th Wine Walk is the perfect complement to a weekend of holiday cheer, which includes a Friday night tree-lighting and Saturday morning breakfast with Santa. It is sure to be a merry weekend for the entire family.
Downtown Menlo Park shops and restaurants are open to the general public of all ages during the wine walk and those under 21 may attend the tasting areas. You must be 21 to purchase wine tasting glasses and wristbands. Tasting areas are unrestricted but wine is not permitted outside of designated areas. The tasting is available only to those with valid event bracelets.
About the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA
The Santa Cruz Mountain Winegrowers Association is an alliance of more than 64 wineries, most of them family-run, working to promote the unique aspects of the wines & Santa Cruz Mountains AVA. Formed in 1981, the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA is nestled in one of the most unique winegrowing regions in the world, beginning just south of San Francisco – spanning the mountain range between the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific. Mountain terrain, marine influence, varied microclimates, and distinctive soils combine to produce ideal conditions for high quality winegrowing. The small size of the wineries allows for greater attention to detail that maximizes the potential of the grapes grown here. For more information, contact the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association (SCMWA) phone (831) 685-8463, email@example.com,www.scmwa.com.
About the City of Menlo Park
Menlo Park is a city of beautiful, tree-lined neighborhoods and active commercial districts. Located conveniently between the major metropolitan areas of San Francisco and San Jose, Menlo Park is home to a little over 32,000 residents in its 19 square miles. The stunning natural surroundings of the city afford views of the San Francisco Bay to the east and the Pacific Coastal Range to the west. Menlo Park’s climate is moderate to warm, with an average of 265 sunny days a year.
Menlo Park’s residents reflect a range of backgrounds and interests who tend to be well-educated and actively engaged in community life. Its many young families are served by excellent public and private schools, while residents of all ages enjoy the City’s numerous parks and recreational facilities. The city’s close proximity to Stanford University and Menlo College provide a multitude of academic, cultural, and athletic event opportunities. The arts and leisure activities of the major urban areas of San Francisco and San Jose are close by. These and many other amenities contribute to Menlo Park’s outstanding quality of life.
Located in the heart of Menlo Park is a downtown featuring unique and upscale shops and restaurants. Set in a pleasant, pedestrian-oriented atmosphere, Menlo Park’s downtown area attracts locals and visitors alike. Known worldwide as the “Capital of Venture Capital”, Menlo Park is well-situated to benefit from and help shape new technologies and markets originating from the Silicon Valley. The city hosts such major employers as SRI International, the U.S. Geological Survey, Facebook, Pacific Biosciences, TE Connectivity and CS Bio Co.
About the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation
For over 30 years, the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation (MPAEF) has furthered the mission of Menlo Park City School District (MPCSD) to provide an exceptional education for 3000 students at Encinal, Laurel, Oak Knoll, and Hillview schools. Working with the entire community, which includes parents and local businesses, the MPAEF makes it possible for each child in the district to benefit from 32 best-in-class teachers and their professional development, innovative classroom techniques, and credentialed specialists in arts, sciences, libraries, technology and emotional wellness. They support academic excellence for the whole child, inside and out.
For more information:
- The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association
- City of Menlo Park
- Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation