Food & Wine auction items, a film premiere, and last chance tickets!

Added THU, SEP 1ST 2016

Bid on unbelievable experiences at Food & Wine!

Food & Wine Acution


We hope you're planning to attend our fabulous Food & Wine Classic event on Sunday, September 11, from 4:30-8pm. If you don't have your reservation yet, Classic Tickets are still available (VIP tickets are sold out), so purchase yours while you still can—just click here!

In addition to gourmet samples from some of the best restaurants in the Bay Area and tastings from many of Northern California's finest wineries, the evening features an opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind experience packages in both a live and silent auction.

Live auction items are:

 • Andrew Geoffrey Vineyards Dinner for Eight
 • Champagne & Caviar Tasting for Eight
 • Russian Hill Fleet Week Progressive
 • Le Papillon Dinner for Ten at Montalvo
 • Vine to Table Dinner for 12 in the home of Dave House and Devyani Kamdar
 • Farm to Fork Harvest Table for 50, Chalk Hill Wines and David Benoit

For more information about each lot, visit our Food & Wine website here. Silent auction items include luxury spa packages, exclusive sports experiences, unique winery and dining getaways, and more. The full list will be posted soon, so check this link as the event approaches to see what else you'll be able to bid on.

You can also purchase a chance drawing ticket right now! The winner will receive a beautiful pair of 18k white gold Joe Escobar diamond earrings. Only 100 tickets will be sold; to purchase early, email Chris Wilcox. Only tickets that aren't pre-sold will be available the night of the event.

We're looking forward to seeing you for this amazing day!

September 1, 2016

Montalvo is a member-supported
non-profit organization
dedicated to the arts.

Last chance tickets:
Wanda Sykes
& Toto

Two of the final three performances of the summer in our Garden Theatre are next week, so get your tickets now!

On Wednesday, September 7, at 8pm, get ready to laugh with Wanda Sykes. Ranking among Entertainment Weekly's “25 Funniest People in America,” Sykes's smart-witted style has made her a favorite on the comedy circuit.



The following day, (Thursday, September 8, at 7pm) spend An Evening with Toto as they perform material from their latest album XIV, classic hits, and both band and fan favorites from their vast catalog.

Be sure to add Dining on the Terrace when you buy so that you can enjoy a delicious meal before the shows!


Short film Far East of Eden premieres September 28

Karen Finley in "Far East of Eden"

Join us on Wednesday, September 28, at 8pm for the world premiere of an experimental short film by internationally recognized artists Karen Finley and Bruce Yonemoto: Far East of Eden.

The film, which was developed by Finley and Yonemoto during their time in our Lucas Artists Residency earlier this year, was commissioned by Montalvo. It uses a dark chapter of California history as a lens through which to explore the prevalence of hate speech in contemporary politics and its potentially dangerous consequences.

The screening will take place in the Carriage House Theatre and will include a panel discussion with the artists (tickets: $10). A VIP reception at 7pm will feature wine, hors d'oeuvres, and a chance to mingle with filmmakers and project sponsors before watching the film (tickets: $40).

Click the button below for your tickets or call the box office at 408-961-5858 Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm. Know some people who are interested in history, film, or politics? Spread the word by RSVPing on Facebook and inviting them to join you.



at a glance:

Wed, September 7, 8pm
Wanda Sykes

Thu, September 8, 8pm
An Evening with Toto

Sun, September 11, 4:30pm
Food & Wine Classic 2016

Mon, September 19, 4pm
Artists Connect

Thu, September 22, 8pm
Megan Mullally & Nick Offerman

Sun, September 25, 6pm
Steinbeisser's Experimental Gastronomy  LIMITED AVAILABILITY!

Wed, September 28, 8pm
Far East of Eden with Karen Finley & Bruce Yonemoto

Thu, October 6, 5pm
We Players presents Romeo & Juliet at Villa Montalvo

By Appointment:

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours


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Photo credits: Ron Leckie / Bahara Emami / Michele Guieu / Cameron Hockenson / Rhee Bevere / Courtesy Karen Finley & Bruce Yonemoto