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July 18-19
Come out for a weekend of fine food, live music, arts and fun at this mid-summer festival presented by Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce. The 29th Annual Connoisseurs' Marketplace runs both days from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., so guests can fully enjoy chef demonstrations, delectable cuisines, premium wines and microbrews. Provided entertainment includes live jazz and swing music, fine art and contemporary crafts by 200 of the West Coast's artists and a children's play area. The festivities will be held on Santa Cruz Avenue between El Camino Real and Johnson Street. Admission is free! For more information, call 650-325-2818 or visit the event page for Connoisseurs' Marketplace.
 
Greenwood Ridge Vineyards once again hosts the second annual California Wine Pairing Championships August 8-9
Following an exciting start last year with chef Paul Schroeder crowned as the winner, Greenwood Ridge Vineyards once again hosts the second annual California Wine Pairing Championships (CWPC). Come see which of the three chef challengers, Dory Kwan, Mike Sudia and the defending champion Schroeder, who serves as the executive chef at Fountaingrove Gold Club in Santa Rosa, California, will win this year. Two wines are chosen from the cellar and the three competitors must create dishes to complement them. Attending guests serve as taste testers and proceed to vote for their favorite food and wine pairing. The event is limited to the first 60 club members and their guests. Keep your eye out for more information on the Greenwood Ridge Vineyards official website
 
August 20-23
Eat Drink SF will take over the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason in San Francisco, bringing together some of the Bay Area's biggest industry names. Four days of tastings will showcase more than 30 restaurants each, along with breweries, wineries, bars and local spirits. Cooking demos and small class opportunities will round out the experience. Visit www.eatdrink-sf.com for all information and tickets.
 
The Millbrae Art & Wine Festival takes place September 5-6 September 5-6
Millbrae’s annual Labor Day Weekend Festival brings the summer to a close with live entertainment, art, food, wine and fun. The Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event transforms the streets of downtown Millbrae into a Mardi Gras-style celebration. Attendees can expect two days of live music, beautiful hand-crafted items from artists and craft-makers, food vendors and more. For more information visit www.millbrae.miramarevents.com
 
September 12-13
The 44th Annual Mountain View Art & Wine Festival on Castro Street in Silicon Valley presents all sorts of pleasures for guests to enjoy. The "Wine Haven, Taste of the Mountain Passport Days" pavilion is a new addition to the line-up. The mega-hit "Salsa Sundays" returns along with live music performances on stages and in the streets throughout downtown. Browse through the handcrafted works of 600 of America's top artists or kickback and watch some sports at the "Comcast Pigskin Party Lounge," which has a giant TV. Venture to the fun-and-games area with your kids, peruse the different themed exhibits or find a spot to eat, drink and be merry. For more information, visit the Mountain View Art & Wine Festival event page
 
September 26
The Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate, in partnership with Ceres Community Project, hosts the 19th Annual Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival. With more than 150 heirloom tomatoes produced on the grounds for this very event, guests can find the flavors that suit their tastes. Don't miss out on this single-day event featuring garden tours, wine and food pairings, seminars, the popular "Chef's Challenge" and a music performance by Grammy-nominated Andre Thierry. For more information on general admission, club member prices and exclusive premier packages, visit the Kendall-Jackson official website
 

Ongoing
Il Cane Rosso in the Ferry Building offers hearty, three-course suppers every night from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. for $30 per person ($12.50 per child age 10 or under). Rustic, seasonal starters, mains and desserts made predominantly from pedigreed local ingredients are served family-style at communal tables. Affordable carafes of wine, bottled beers, naturally fermented sodas and other specialty beverages are also featured. Il Cane Rosso, San Francisco Ferry Building, One Ferry Building #41, San Francisco, CA 94111, 415-391-7599.
 
Monday-Friday
RN74 from Michael Mina and Rajat Parr has introduced a very happy, happy hour special. Glasses of featured red and white wine (rotating selections), select well drinks and bar snacks will all cost only $5 each. RN74's happy hour runs Mon.-Fri. from 3 p.m.-6 p.m., and again from 10 p.m. until close. RN74, Millennium Tower, 301 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94105, 415-543-7474.
 
Sundays
Waterfront restaurant Chaya Brasserie offers half-price bottles of wine on Sundays evenings. Wines are local and international and the half-price discount applies across the list, representing significant value. Chaya Brasserie, 132 Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105, 415-777-8688.
 

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For additional information on wine events, please contact:

Plumpjack Wines
3201 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
415-346-9870



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