Food & Wine Auction Items Revealed! Limited tickets remain

Added THU, MAY 23RD 2013

Food & Wine Auction
includes exciting experiences,
fine dining, rare wines, & more

Top Gun ExperienceNot only is our annual Food & Wine Classic a feast for the senses, with delicious food samples from some of the Bay Area's best restaurants and incredible wines from Northern California's top vintners - it is also an opportunity to help support Montalvo's arts and education programs through live and silent auctions, a chance drawing, and more.

If you haven't purchased tickets yet to Food & Wine X on June 2, now is the time: Just 25 tickets remain, and we expect to sell out!

This year, we are offering five incredible live auction packages to bid on, plus dozens of silent auction items.

Live Auction:

  • Private dinner for 8 with Culinary Fellow Andrea Blum
  • Dinner overlooking the majestic Napa Valley
  • Top Gun Experience: Be a fighter pilot for a day!
  • Plumed Horse progressive winemakers' dinner
  • VIP evening at a Montalvo Summer Concert of your choice

Silent Auction items include destination packages, vintage wines, unique experiences, and more! Click here for more information on everything available in our exciting auction.

There's also a chance drawing for a pair of beautiful Joe Escobar diamond earrings, and you can pre-purchase tickets to the drawing right now! Just call Chris Wilcox at 408-961-5849 for details. You don't even need to be present to win!

Participating Restaurants:
Acquerello; The Ahwahnee Dining Room, Yosemite; Chez TJ; Cin-Cin Restaurant; Cream and the Crop Cheese Selections; Dolce Bella Chocolates and Café; Farallon Restaurant; Flea Street Café; Fleur de Cocoa; Restaurant James Randall; Kokkari Estiatorio; Le Papillon; Madera, Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel; Manresa; Navio, Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay; Osteria Coppa; Parallel 37; Plumed Horse; Sent Sovi; Station 1 Restaurant.

Participating Wineries:
Andrew Geoffrey; Anglim Winery; Berlucchi; Bernardus Winery; Big Basin Vineyards; Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards; Cornerstone Cellars; Grgich Hills Estate; House Family Winery; J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines; Joseph George Fine Wines; Kathryn Kennedy Winery; Moshin Vineyards; Pride Mountain Vineyards; Ridge Vineyards; Roederer Estate; Rombauer Vineyards; Silver Oak; Sullivan Vineyards; Talbott Vineyards; Testarossa Winery; Thomas Fogarty Winery; Twomey Cellars.

We hope to see you there!

May 23, 2013



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

Free workshop:
be part of Tiffany Singh's
The Bells of Mindfulness

Cranes by Tiffany Singh
Join Lucas Artist Fellow Tiffany Singh and make origami paper cranes as part of her new work of art on Montalvo's grounds! These fun workshops will take place on Wednesday, June 12, at 1pm, and Saturday, June 15, at 1pm.

Next month, Singh will unveil The Bells of Mindfulness, her addition to COME HEALING, our 2013 Art on the Grounds exhibition. In order to create this participatory piece, she is inviting Montalvo’s visitors to join her in folding origami paper cranes while discussing peace, community, and wellbeing. The cranes made during these gatherings will be featured in the final work.

Both workshops are FREE and open to all ages. Don't worry: materials will be supplied by the artist, so just come ready to have fun! Participants will also be invited to join us at the unveiling of the work at Final Fridays on July 26 at 6pm.

To RSVP, please contact the Box Office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.

Keep updated about Tiffany Singh's work through her blog at:
Origami cranes


Rhythm Band camp answers the question:
What's a Boomwhacker?

Learn to play drums, bells, shakers, and some strange new percussion instruments like the Boomwhacker this summer at Rhythm Band camp, one of our fun and unique arts camps for kids.

What's a Boomwhacker? Maybe the best way to explain it is to show you! Watch the video below to see how these simple instruments can be used to create all kinds of music. There are many other delightful examples of the Boomwhacker on YouTube; just browse the links on the video page to see what can be done. Your kids will love it!


Rhythm Band (June 17-21, 1-4pm) is for kids aged 9 & up. Campers will learn tone and rhythm, improvisation, and by the end of the week will recreate some familiar tunes! Come watch them perform at the conclusion of camp on Friday, June 21, at 3:30pm, and add your own kids' performances to the YouTube collection!

Click here to register for Rhythm Band today!

For a full list of our outstanding Summer Arts Camps, click here.


Summer Nights:
Marianne Faithfull starts
outdoor concerts June 28

Marianne Faithfull

Our 2013 Summer Concert Series is nearly here, so get your tickets now for the best outdoor concert venue in the South Bay!

Kicking off the season on Friday, June 28, at 7:30pm, is celebrated singer-songwriter Marianne Faithfull, a rock-and-roll music icon and truly original artist with a long and distinguished career.

Utterly unsentimental yet authentically affectionate, Faithfull possesses that rare ability to transform any lyric into something compelling and persona, whether singing her own compositions or finding herself in the words and music of others. Inticially famous as Mick Jagger's muse in the 1960s, Faithfull soon came into her own with hits such as "As Tears Go By," "Come Stay With Me," and "Summer Nights."

Tickets start at just $29.50 and can be purchased online anytime by clicking here. When you order, be sure to add Dining on the Terrace - our fabulous pre-concert dinner package catered by Cafe Primavera - to make it truly an evening to remember! 

NOTE: Tickets can only be purchased online through Not available through the Montalvo Box Office. 


at a glance:

Fri, May 31, 6pm
Final Fridays: Aquilizans, Andrea Clearfield, & food trucks! 

Sun, June 2, 5:30pm
(VIP reception at 4:30pm)

Food & Wine Classic X 


Beginning June 10

Summer Camps


June 20, 22, 27, 29

Docent Tours of Art on the Grounds

Fri, June 28, 7:30pm
Marianne Faithfull 

Sundays & Tuesdays, 10am

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours



Thurs-Sun 11am-3pm, free admission


Project Space Gallery, through May 31

Happiness Is... 

Art on the Grounds, opening May 31

Come Healing

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