Tag Archives: Wine

Out and About – Santa Cruz

Ocean exploration and fun at the beach is such a good way to relax. Check out these places if you want a snack.

Aptos St. BBQ –  an INCREDIBLE beer selection. The best BBQ you’ve ever had in your life. And live blues 7 days/week from 6-8pm. Location 8059 APTOS STREET, APTOS CA 95003   (831) 662-1721

Pono Grill – for drinks and poki bowls (and often music). Might be a bit more lively depending on the time of day. It’s a traditional Hawaiian eatery bringing you the freshest, most creative and most ‘ono … the  only SC Poke Bar, serving over 15 different types of poke all made to order! Location 120 Union Street, Santa Cruz, California 831-426-PONO

Lulu’s at the Octagon – (at the corner of Cooper and Front in downtown SC), great coffee, art displayed, quirky historic building. location: 118 Cooper St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 429-5858

Lulu Carpenter’s at the northern end of Pacific Ave. –  1545 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz 95060 (831) 429-9804 Coffee, chai, exotic coffee like Lavender Latte Also check out the Abbey or Verve for coffee.Pacific Garden Mall and many other coffee shops to choose from.

Hoffman’s –  Hoffman’s wants you to check out the FULL BAR!  Brunch, Booze and JAZZ!!!  Delicious Bloody Marys, Mojitos, and a specialty cocktail list that will knock your socks off!


Downtown SF – Art, Pancakes, Wine

Its fun and interesting.  You’ll see art being created, meet artists, meet the people than become “live canvases”

 Pancakes and Wine and Art

111 Minna
Saturday, June 28, 2014 8:00 PM

It’s the popular art show from LA with it’s own, only in SF, version. Come join us for over 100 emerging artists, live body painting, live music, a no-host bar, and most importantly, an all-you-can-eat pancake bar. $5 gets you into the door. You can’t even get pancakes at IHOP for that!

La Nebbia Merlot April 19

Recycle your wine bottles the Fun way!!!  Fill them with wine at La Nebbia. $5.50 a bottle to fill (if you bring your clean empties).

There is a nice picnic area, so bring snacks, drink wine and relax. On Hwy 92 in Half Moon Bay.

2014 Bottling Schedule – 9 to 4pm

February 8th 2011 Zinfandel, Amador County
April 12th 2012 Chardonnay, California
April 19th 2011 Merlot, Fair Play
June 7th Red Wine
September 20th Red Wine
November 8th White Wine
November 15th
Red Wine
December 13th
Red Wine
• Wine will be announced 2-3 weeks prior to the event and posted to this page. You may also join our e-newsletter and we will email you a reminder.

Bottle and Cork Pricing

With your own CLEAN bottles…

  • $5.50   per 750ml bottle
  • $10.50   per 1.5L    bottle
  • $20.00 per 3L       bottle
  • $22.00 per 4L       bottle
  • Bulk gallons $22.00

A Local Mingle – The Press Club

Try a fun mingle at the Press Club. They have an upscale wine bar, a large selection of wines, with a rotating group of wineries on hand to let you sample different wines and try new things. It’s also a great starting point for conversation, and, if you need some food, Press Club has a menu of small plates to satisfy the need for munchies. This is a beautiful place to consider for large events (9000 sq ft.)

There are many events, discussions, wine tasting, gathering to watch various sporting events and more. Each Month an artisan vintner is highlighted and featured.
Non-profits can host a “Drink for Dollars” event – all you need is a cause and a group of friends!
The Annual Harvest Event is Sunday, September 14 2014, 3:00pm – 5:00pm  -celebrate the beginning of harvest with a tasting event featuring some of our favorite wines.
Location:  located two blocks from both Union Square and the Moscone Convention Center, next to the Four Seasons Hotel.
20 Yerba Buena Lane
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Natual Foods Expo West in mid March

This is coming up and promises to be a great event March 8-11 in So Cal.Natural Foods Expo West

  • Organic Marketplace
  • Business Conference
  • Beer, Wine and Spirits
  • Fresh Ideas in a green way
  • Tours
  • Thousands of visitors and over 3000 exhibits

Natural Products Expo West (located in Anaheim, CA) continues to be the leading trade show in the natural, organic and healthy products industry. Rated as one of the top 200 trade shows in the US by Tradeshow Week, Natural Products Expo West continues to help attendees reach their business goals.

Bottle and Cork

Recycle your bottles the fun way at La Nebbia Winery at Bottle and Cork Days in Half Moon Bay, here is the schedule:

  • September 17th  bottling Rose Wine … here is more info: it is a 2010 Rosé (Dry) – Santa Ynez (60% Merlot, 40% Syrah)
    Fermented in stainless then placed in neutral oak barrels, this Rosé has a nice structure with hints of strawberry and watermelon. ABV 14%. Quite delicious and sure to be a sellout! Coming out of the abyss from which it was thrown, rosé has re-created itself. Made in a drier style, without residual sugar on the finish. They pair easier with foods, just one of the long list of credentials on rosé’s resume.
  • November 5th White Wine •
  • November 12th Red Wine •
  • December 10th Red Wine •

just in case this list isn’t current…. check this link! http://www.lanebbiawinery.com/bottlecork.html

Tasting Room Hours

Daily 10am to 5pm
12341 San Mateo Road
Half Moon Bay CA 94019
Phone: 650.726.9463
Fax: 650.726.7074

You might remember that La Nebbia was Obester, once upon a time. It is easy to find on HWY 92 before you get to the town of HMB.

Wine with Roses July 24

Filoli has so many events. The Twilight walks for members are wonderful and very relaxing. There is Spring Fling and events throughout the year…



Saturday, July 24, 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
Tickets on Sale Now  You can also buy raffles tickets for great prizes.

The Roses are Blooming Now, the garden is filled with fragrance and color.

Contact Information:00386960  There are garden tours and classes too!

Filoli Center
86 Cañada Road
Woodside, California 94062
Phone: (650) 364-8300
Fax: (650) 366-7836
Email: friends@filoli.org

Visitor Services

Phone: (650) 364-8300 extension 507
Fax: (650) 367-0724
Email: tours@filoli.org

Eat, Drink, and be Mindful Jan 21 in SF

Thursday, January 21, 2010
Reception 6:30 p.m. | Program 7:00 p.m.
The Landmark, Autodesk Gallery, One Market, San Francisco
Join food and wine experts for a lively discussion on the promise and limits of localism, sustainability, and growing a drier California wine grape.

The panel is made up of these notables:

 Moderator Bonnie Azab Powell of Ethicurean.com, and includes San Francisco Chronicle Wine Editor Jon Bonné; Domaine Chandon’s Sparkling Winemaker Tom Tiburzi; environmental and agricultural reporter Glen Martin; and Vice President of Bon Appétit Management Company, Maisie Greenawalt.

To buy tickets to this event, view the guest list, or make a donation to the CAL ALUMNI Assn, click here.