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Saint Mary’s College Summer Wine Festival - Moraga, CA

Sunday, August 14, 2011 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting, delicious appetizers and fun at the Soda Center on campus. Proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction support student scholarships at Saint Mary's College.

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MCVGA Winemakers’ Celebration - Carmel, CA

Saturday, August 13, 2011 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Taste Monterey Wine Country at the 19th Annual Winemakers' Celebration on August 13, 2011, at The Barnyard Shopping Village in Carmel.  The Monterey County Vintners & Growers Association (MCVGA) will bring together over 40 wineries to pour roughly 200 wines at the outdoor summer festival.

The Winemakers' Celebration festivities will include: culinary samples from international restaurants located in the Barnyard Shopping Village; jazz music in the shopping square; winemaking displays, and the bidding excitement of the Silent Auction -- including numerous lifestyle packages, special wine items, photo sessions, hotel stays, restaurant gift certificates, and more.  Featured wineries and restaurants will also be offering guests special promotions and pricing to be enjoyed the day of the celebration and beyond.  New in 2011: Take home wine purchases will be available the day of the event.  UPS will be on hand to make shipping a convenient option.

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Alameda Meals on Wheels Wine Tasting - Alameda, CA

Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Join us for an enjoyable afternoon celebrating the memory of Martha Killebrew.

Called “the best event in Alameda,” this is the biggest fund-raiser of the year for Alameda Meals on Wheels. Suggested $20.00 donation at the door. Underwriting and auction item donations are welcome.

For information about receiving meals or volunteering for Alameda Meals on Wheels or Alameda Friendly Visitors please call (510) 865-6131 or visit

Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Wine Tasting Benefit - Morgan Hill, CA

Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Enjoy a late afternoon of premium wine tasting accompanied by hors d'oeuvres at Villa Cortona, an exquisite 9-acre estate at 16025 Oak Glen Ave., Morgan Hill, CA. We have 9 fabulous wineries participating. Hors d'oeuvres have been chosen to complement the wines. Tickets are $35 if purchased by June 17th, $40 after or at the door. Proceeds benefit JCC programs including subsidized memberships for low-income families, and programs for seniors, teens, and children with special needs. You can register online or contact Diana Schnabel at or 408.357.7402.

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Community Services Agency Garden Party - Los Altos Hills, CA

Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Community Services Agency Garden Party

Stonebrook Manor, Los Altos Hills

Sunday, June 12th 4 - 7 PM 

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Mineta Institute Awards Banquet Reception - San Jose, CA

Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Save the date! Graduates of MTI´s Master of Science in Transportation Management will receive their hoods at a banquet attended by families, friends and transportation leaders. Awards also will be given to the winning middle school team in the Garrett Morgan Sustainable Transportation Competition.

Event will be held in Barrett Ballroom at SJSU. For more information, visit

Oakland Zoo Walk in the Wild - Oakland, CA

Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm

The East Bay Zoological Society presents the Oakland Zoo’s 19th Annual Walk in the Wild: An Epicurean Escapade!

Make your reservations online April 1 or at the door on Saturday, June 25, 2011.

Walk in the Wild brings together some of the Bay Area’s finest bakeries, breweries, caterers, restaurants, and wineries for the Oakland Zoo’s largest annual fundraiser. Guests of this unique event will stroll through the Zoo and enjoy delicious cuisine, libations, fabulous entertainment, and dancing under the stars. Due to the service of alcohol, adults only please. Guests under 21 will not be admitted.

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Montalvo Food & Wine Classic - Saratoga, CA

Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Calling all food & wine lovers - this is a special day just for you!

Montalvo's Food & Wine Classic is a popular, highly anticipated event, featuring tastings led by celebrated chefs and sommeliers at upscale restaurants and wineries from Northern and Central California.

Get to know the chefs and winemakers as they chat with guests while they prepare and serve their unique creations.

There are also rare and limited edition wines and exciting dining and travel packages available in a live and silent auction. You won't want to miss this elegant, delicious day!

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J. Lohr Summer Dinner #2

Friday, June 24, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Enjoy a four course gourmet wine-paired dinner catered by Chef David Page featuring a Mixed Grill of Spiced Quail & House-Made Niman Ranch Pork Sausage paired with a vertical sampling of J. Lohr Tower Road Petite Sirah. See full menu here.

Other wines featured: 2010 J. Lohr Gesture Viognier, 20109 J. Lohr Estates Falcon's Perch Pinot Noir, 2004, 2006 and 2008 J. Lohr Tower Road Petite Sirah, 2006 J. Lohr Late Harvest White

$99.00 per ticket ($95.00 for wine club members if purchased on or before June 10th)
Tickets available in the San Jose tasting room or by calling Lisa at (408) 918-2176 or email Seating is limited. Advance ticket purchase required.

J. Lohr San Jose Wine Center
1000 Lenzen Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126

Appellation St. Helena: Ultimate Blind Date Wine Tasting -

Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

The story of the St. Helena appellation is one of SUBSTANCE: the story of what unfolds when soil and climate, history and geography, nature's bounty and human artistry come together. This truth is defined by the collective values and vision of the members of Appellation St. Helena. Together, our winemakers and grape growers deliver on the land's promise by nurturing the gifts of St. Helena to create the consistently elegant wines we cultivate in the epicenter of Napa Valley.


Taste more than 60 Wines from 30 St. Helena wineries


By Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen, Go Fish & Mustards Grill


Win an Instant Cellar of St. Helena Wines


Charles Krug Winery St. Helena, Napa Valley

$60 pp - Purchase Tickets Online

Participating Wineries

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