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The Millbrae Art & Wine Festival takes place August 30-31 August 30-31
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 200 artists and craft-makers, twenty food vendors, a microbrew tasting tent with the season’s favorites, a car show and a kids’ play land with a climbing wall and bungee jump. The festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information visit
September 6-7
The 43rd Mountain View Art & Wine Festival is said to be “a festival like no other.” The multicultural Castro Street of Silicon Valley will exhibit handcrafted work by 600 of America’s top artists and craftmakers, along with live music, food and drinks, home and garden exhibits and an action-packed Kids’ Park with a climbing wall and carnival rides. Pietra Santa Winery will be among the premium wines featured at the festival, and Tied House Café & Brewery will brew specials including the New World Wheat beer and the English Special Bitter. New this year is “Salsa Sunday,” featuring live music by Orquestra Borinquen and dance classes. The festival is open 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. For more information visit
September 25-28
The 2014 Sunset Savor the Central Coast will feature over 200 wines and 30 local chefs. Celebrity chef Fabio Viviani will prepare a duck dish at the main event on Saturday at the historic Santa Margarita Ranch, and Chef Tanya Holland will lead an Italian flavors seminar on Sunday. Other activities include a chance for participants to meet with winemakers, brew masters and artisans, and to tour the Central Coast Pavilion. Tickets for the main event range from $85 to $150, with tickets to additional events starting at $25.  For more information visit
September 27
With more than 175 heritage varieties of tomatoes, Kendall-Jackson’s culinary gardens offers something for everyone’s palate. Spend the afternoon touring the gardens, learning about wine and food pairings, listening to wine and garden seminars, and enjoying live music by the Carlos Herrera Band at the annual Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival. The event will take place on Saturday from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. For more information, call 800-769-3649 or visit
November 4-December 4
Each year, as autumn gives way to another winter, Yosemite celebrates winemakers’ fall harvest with Vintners' Holidays. Celebratory events include wine tastings and seminars, meet and greets with winemakers and a five-course gala dinner prepared by executive chef Percy Whatley. Benziger Family Winery, Rombauer Vineyards, Chappellet Winery and J Vineyard and Winery are among this year’s participants. Hotel packages are also available. For more information, visit

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.
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.
Urban Tavern is offering no corkage fees all day every Monday. There is no limit to the number of bottles that guests may bring to the restaurant. (Five hours of free parking are available for diners.) Urban Tavern, Hilton San Francisco, 333 O'Farrell St., San Francisco, CA 94102, 415-923-4400.
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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Plumpjack Wines
3201 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94123

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