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Added THU, JUN 30TH 2016

Food & Wine Classic September 11

Food & Wine 2016

Our annual Food & Wine Classic, one of Silicon Valley's most highly anticipated gourmet events, is coming to Montalvo on Sunday, September 11, from 4:30-8pm! Sample fare from some of the most celebrated restaurants in the Bay Area and enjoy tastings from many of the region’s finest wineries in the elegant setting of our historic Villa and picturesque grounds.

Guests will also get to bid on exciting live and silent auction items featuring luxurious wine lots and utterly unique experience packages. Proceeds will go to support our many arts and education outreach programs.

Featuring Melissa Mendoza, Pastry Chef of Michelin-starred Chez TJ): New this year! Linger after the main event and mingle with the 2016 chefs and winemakers on the veranda of the historic Villa, where you will sip espresso and after dinner liqueurs by premier producers and savor sweet bites by master pastry chefs and chocolatiers.

The best way to experience Food & Wine is as a VIP guest. Enjoy valet service straight to the front door of the Villa; expedited check-in; and access to a special area on Montalvo's gorgeous new Garden Terrace where you will sit in the shade at reserved tables and sample a VIP-only tasting of vintages by Mount Eden Vineyards.

Classic tickets are $250; VIP Packages are $375. Purchase now by clicking below, or call the box office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

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June 30, 2016

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

Stretch your writing skills

Elena Kelly: Creative Writing Through Mindful Movement

Join us on Sunday, August 21, from 11am-1:30 pm, for a unique creative writing workshop with wellness practitioner and E-RYT® 500 certified yoga instructor Elena Kelly.

Creative Writing Through Mindful Movement will invigorate your senses and boost your creative spirit. You'll learn dynamic vinyasa yoga poses (suitable for both beginners and advanced students), take a guided hiking tour of Montalvo's grounds, and do creative writing exercises that will encourage you to more deeply understand yourself and the way you move through nature.

Click the button below to register, or call the box office at 408-961-5858 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.


Get inspired at our
summer art classes

Montalvo Summer Nights


Good news: you've got two more chances to experience Montalvo Summer Nights with us! In a relaxed setting where experimentation is encouraged, these evening art classes offer guided instruction along with light refreshments.

A simple art form with endless variations, graphite rubbing allows you to capture a textured surface by laying paper over the subject and rubbing with a pencil. In our Imaginative Textures workshop on Wednesday, July 13, at 6pm, you'll learn the origins of the technique as you create art in unusual and unexpected ways!

Experiment with ink and learn how to draw flowers as living, moving elements in Gestural Florals: Pen, Ink, and Brush Techniques on Wednesday, August 24, at 6pm. Students will focus on capturing the spirit and personality of the blossoms and develop their own visual language of brush work.

Both courses are taught by professional artist Dana Harel and are perfect for all experience levels. A glass of wine, light hors d'oeuvres, and any required art materials are included in your enrollment fee, so bring a friend and have a fun, creative night at Montalvo!


at a glance:

Tue, July 12, 7pm
Rick Springfield with The Romantics 

Fri, July 22, 5-10pm
5 Hour Sculpture: A Pop-Up Arts Festival 

Fri, July 29, 8pm
Brian McKnight

Sun, July 31, 8pm
Gladys Knight

Fri, August 12, 7:30pm
Dave Koz and David Sanborn

Wednesdays, July through August
Summer Luncheons

By Appointment:

Docent-Guided Villa & Grounds Tours


Let's Put On A Show SOLD OUT!
• Amazine: The Art of Comics SOLD OUT!
• Fortitude: Build Your Own Fort SOLD OUT!
• You Rock: Make Your Own Music Video
• Meet the Masters: Impressionism


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Photo credits: Rhee Bevere / Courtesy Elena Kelly / Cultura Junta de Castilla y León