Published in the March 13 – 26, 2019 issue of Morgan Hill Life

Kerry Wallace

First-Place Winner for the 2019 Wine Stroll Poster Contest

The Morgan Hill Downtown Association is excited to announce the 7th annual Wine & Food Week that begins on Monday, April 22, with a series of winery and restaurant specials and ends with the ever popular Wine Stroll Sunday, April 27. This year we’re expanding the stroll to emphasize more music and local artists. We’ll be joined by the South Valley Symphony, street musicians, bands, artists in multiple locations, and an expansion of our art contest with attending wineries.

The week kicks off with a series of local wineries teaming with restaurants to offer special tastings, winemaker dinners, wine education and a trivia night that celebrates our relationship with Santa Clara County wineries. Almost all the events have opportunities to spend time and meet the local winemakers. These are opportunities to spend time with those who love to share their passion for their work. Here’s a breakdown of what’s happening:

Monday April 22

  • La Nina Perdida — Sarah’s Vineyard Winemaker Dinner
  • Morgan Hill Downtown Association Quarterly Mixer — Mixer with the winemakers at The Grapevine

Tuesday April 23

  • Bubbles & Brew — Clos la Chance Trivia Night
  • La Nina Perdida — Solis Winery Winemaker Dinner

Sunday April 21 – April 27

  • No corkage on local wines: Huntington Station, the Grapevine and more restaurants to be announced

The week will culminate Sunday April 27 with 22 wineries joining retail shops and restaurants in downtown from 1 to 5 p.m. This is another banner year for our wineries with many winning many prestigious awards.

Many establishments will offer specials during the day of the Wine Stroll. Throughout downtown there will be a variety of musicians playing a variety of sounds.

The poster art competition has become a key attraction during the Wine Stroll. This year it will be held with a winery in attendance as well as several local artist exhibitions showing of local talent.

Ticket-holders will get to vote on which one of posters they like the best. The art competition winner will be featured during the 2020 Wine Stroll and receive a case of local wines. Entries will continue to be accepted through mid-April. This is a fantastic opportunity for our local artists and a lot of fun for attendees.

Wine stroll tickets sell out early. They cost $39 and can be purchased online through Eventbrite at www.morganhilldowntown.org.  They can also be purchased at Bike Therapy, Bubbles & Brew, SOCO Fashion Boutique, Cherisse’s Hair Salon, and Booksmart.

If still available, tickets sold the day of the event will be $45. Mark your calendars and join us in downtown for a wonderful week in which we celebrate our local wineries and establishments.

Details: www.morganhilldowntown.org.

Kerry Wallace is an MHDA Board Member. She and her husband, David Dindak, own Bubbles & Brew in downtown.

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