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Silicon Valley wineries pour at Los Altos

At annual Los Altos Arts & Wine festivals Silicon Valley wineries bring out their best

As summer offers its many delights, here is one more: Silicon Valley wineries will pour their nectar at the Los Altos Arts & Wine festival on July 8 and 9. A tradition dating back almost four decades this event, organized annually by the Los Altos Village Association, draws tens of thousands of participants.

Wines to taste.

There will be food, kid fun, and creativity, of course. But if you want to walk around downtown with a glass of wine without breaking the law, you can do that, too, at this festival. Here is a list of wineries that will be serving wine (or sangria) at the event:

Bass Note. In the Fiesta Plaza near Fourth and State, you can taste Bass Note sangrias – blackberry sage, cherry lime almond, and peach tarragon.

Domenico Winery. At Third and Main, Domenico will offer a 2016 sauvignon blanc, a 2014 Sirene rosé, a 2012 syrah, and a 2011 primitivo, a close relative of the zinfandel grape.

Fernwood Cellars. At the main stage area, this year Fernwood will pour a 2014 off-dry riesling, a 2013 grenache, a 2012 Round Rocks – a Rhone blend made from grenache, syrah, counoise, and mouvedre, and a 2012 cabernet sauvignon.

Martin Ranch. At Second and State, Martin Ranch will be pouring a 2014 Therese Vineyards chardonnay, a 2013 pinot noir, and 2014 J.D. Hurley sauvignon blanc and carignane.


Naumann Vineyards. Near the middle of Main Steet, where it crosses Second Street, you will find the booth of Naumann Vineyards. Their offerings consist of a 2013 merlot, a 2016 rosé, a 2014 chardonnay, and the 2010 Tre Rosso Cali, a Bordeaux blend.

Page Mill Winery. In the vicinity of Naumann, also on Second and Main, will be the Page Mill Winery. This year’s menu will consist of a 2016 sauvignon blanc, a 2015 chardonnay, and a 2015 Rhone Blend.

Skyline Wines, a Thomas Fogarty label. A block down from the two above, on Third and Main, Skyline Wines will pour their 2014 artisan white and red.

Of course, bottled water will be available at the festival to ensure you don’t suffer from dehydration in the warm July temperatures. And, yes, bring a hat!



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