By Jane Knoerle | Special to the Almanac
The first "Taste of the Mountains Wine Walk" in downtown Menlo Park will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. The event is part of a holiday weekend that includes a Friday night tree lighting and a Saturday morning breakfast with Santa.
The wine walk, sponsored by the Greenheart Land Co. and the Santa Cruz Winegrowers Association, will benefit the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation. Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the door.
Downtown shops and restaurants will be open during the wine walk and people under 21 may attend the tasting areas. You must be 21 to purchase wine tasting glasses and wristbands. Pouring locations will be located up and down Santa Cruz Avenue.
The 12 participating wineries are Bargetto Winery, Big Basin Vineyards, Burrell School Vineyards, Byington Vineyard and Winery, House Family Vineyards, Kings Mountain Vineyards, Mindego Ridge Vineyard, Portola Vineyards, Russian Ridge Winery, The Mountain Winery, Thomas Fogarty Winery, aned Woodside Vineyards.
See www.scmwa.com or call (831) 685-8463 for more information.