Published in the April 25 – May 8, 2018 issue of Morgan Hill Life

Kerry Wallace

The Morgan Hill Downtown Association is excited to announce the 6th annual Wine & Food Week begins April 23 with a series of winery and restaurant specials and ends with the popular Wine Stroll April 28. There will be a scavenger hunt, music, street artists, and an expansion of the art contest at the Grange with attending wineries. Winners of the scavenger hunt and art contest will each receive a case of wine.

The week will begin with a series of local wineries teaming with restaurants offering special tastings, menus, wine education and pairings. Almost all events have opportunities to spend time and meet the local winemakers. Here’s a breakdown of what’s happening:

Monday, April 23

Morgan Hill Downtown Association Mixer with the Winemakers at GVA

Tuesday, April 24

La Nina Perdida — Solis Winery winemaker dinner

Odeum Restaurant — EmmaLily Vineyards winemaker dinner

Prova — J. Winston  winemaker dinner

Wednesday, April 25

Odeum — Jason-Stephens winemaker dinner

Rosy’s at the Beach — Guglielmo Winery winemaker dinner

Thursday, April 26

Bubbles Wine Bar & Bistro — An evening with Guglielmo Winery, “Old World Wines Meet New World Food Pairing”

The Grapevine — Alara Cellars an evening of “Light Bites and Flights”

 Friday, April 27

The Granada Theater — Sycamore Creek “MOHI Barrel and Bites”

Sunday April 22 – April 28

No corkage on local wines at Betto’s Bistro, GVA, Huntington Station, Ladera Grill, La Nina Perdida, Mama Mia’s, Odeum, Prova, Rosy’s at the Beach

The week will culminate April 28 with 24 wineries joining retail shops and restaurants from 1 to 5 p.m., many offering specials. Those participating in the stroll will be able to enter a raffle for a case of wine if they successfully find Bacchus at 12 stops in the “Where’s Bacchus? Scavenger Hunt.”

Lastly, the poster competition has become a key attraction. This year it will be held at the Grange with two wineries in attendance and several local artist exhibitions. Ticket holders will get to vote on which one of posters they like the best. The art competition winner will be featured during the 2019 Wine Stroll and receive a case of local wines. Entries will be accepted through April 26.

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Wine stroll tickets sell out early  —  the cost is $39 and can be purchased at www.morganhilldowntown.org. They can also be purchased at Guglielmo Winery, Bubbles, Fortino Winery, GVA Café, Noah’s, and Booksmart. If still available, tickets sold the day of the event will be $45.

Mark your calendar and join us in downtown Morgan Hill for a wonderful week in which we celebrate our local wineries and establishments.

For more information visit www.morganhilldowntown.org.

Kerry Wallace is a board member of the Morgan Hill Downtown Association and co-owner of Bubbles Wine Bar & Bistro.

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