The Event Benefits the Silicon Valley Education Foundation
APTOS, Calif. (March 14, 2019)—The wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains are showcasing their wines at the fifth annual Silicon Valley Wine Auction Grand Tasting at the historic Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, California on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Hosted by the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association (SCMWA), the Grand Tasting is the finale of the Silicon Valley Wine Auction weekend, which also includes a wine auction dinner on Saturday, May 18, 2019.
VIP and General Admission tickets are now available for the Grand Tasting, which features 150 wines from 40 Santa Cruz Mountains vintners. The event offers wine enthusiasts an opportunity to taste premium wines from this world-class wine region located in Silicon Valley’s backyard. VIP wine tours, rare verticals of wine, magnum bottles, luxury wine accessories, exclusive tastings with vintners and memorabilia are just some of the silent auction items Grand Tasting attendees are encouraged to bid on. In addition to the tasting, guests can explore the grounds of the Montalvo estate mansion, a national historic landmark built in 1912 by James Duval Phelan, three-term mayor of San Francisco and U.S. Senator.
Over the past five years, these events have raised over $3.7 million to support non-profit, educational organizations in the Silicon Valley community. The Silicon Valley Education Foundation and Oxford Day Academy are beneficiaries for the 2019 events.
Event sponsors include Alaska Airlines, Edible Silicon Valley, Los Gatos Magazine and Wine & Spirits.
The Silicon Valley Wine Auction Grand Tasting
Montalvo Arts Center
15400 Montalvo Rd
Sunday, May 19
VIP Grand Tasting, 12 to 4 p.m.
General Admission Grand Tasting, 1 to 4 p.m.
A tasting that highlights the premium wines of the Santa Cruz Mountains while supporting transformative, educational non-profits in the Silicon Valley community.
Hosted by the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association
VIP Grand Tasting tickets costs $145 and include early entrance, a personal picnic lunch and wine glass. Artisanal cheeses, hand-shucked oysters and raw bar paired with Santa Cruz Mountains Rosé will also be served.
General Admission Grand Tasting tickets cost $95 and include a personal picnic lunch and wine glass.
For more information and to purchase tickets, go to scmwa.com/2019svwa
About the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association
The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association (SCMWA) is an alliance of more than 70 wineries and grape growers, most of them family-run, working to promote the unique aspects of the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA and its wines. 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 and spanning the mountain range between the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. 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, which maximizes the potential of the grapes. For more information about SCMWA, visit scmwa.com, call 831.685.8463 or email [email protected]. Join the conversation on social media at Facebook.com/SCMWA, Twitter.com/SCMWA and Instagram.com/scmwine.