FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TASTE OF THE MOUNTAINS MENLO PARK WINE WALK CELEBRATES SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS WINES
Proceeds to Benefit the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation
April 22, 2019, SANTA CRUZ, CA – The Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association and Station
1300, a Greenheart Land Company project, present Taste of the Mountains Wine Walk on Saturday,
June 1 in Downtown Menlo Park. All ticket proceeds from the event will benefit the Menlo Park
Atherton Education Foundation (MPAEF).
Enjoy wines from small, local boutique wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains poured in various
designated tasting locations up and down Santa Cruz Avenue. Check in for your wristband, glass, and
a map of the pouring locations – then enjoy an afternoon of tasting and discovering. Purchase your
favorites from the bottle booth and stay downtown for a dinner or movie to follow! Participating
wineries will offer wines for sale at the Bottle Booth with 20% of proceeds benefiting MPAEF.
Traditionally considered the “Capital of Venture Capital”, the City of Menlo Park is also home to
industry-leading tech companies like Facebook and SRI. Downtown Menlo Park is known for its quaint
shops, great restaurants and high-end home decor. The City is the perfect backdrop for this elegant
event. The June 3rd Wine Walk is the perfect complement to an early summer weekend in the Silicon
Valley, which can be followed by a dinner at the many restaurants around and along Santa Cruz Avenue.
Taste of the Mountains Menlo Park Wine Walk is generously sponsored by Presenting Sponsor Station
1300, a Greenheart Land Company project; The New Guild; Marriot Residence Inn; The Oriental Carpet;
WL Butler Construction; Keri Nicholas; Personify; and Menlo Hardwoods.
Big Basin Vineyards
House Family Vineyards
Left Bend Winery
Lester Estate Wines
Wrights Station Vineyards
Art Ventures Gallery
Peabody Fine Art & Framing
Rococo & Taupe
The Oriental Carpet
June 1, 2019
Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park
$49 in advance/$59 at the door, Walk-up tickets subject to availability
Tickets available online at https://scmwa.com/event/TOMMP
Check in starts at 1:30 at Fremont Park
Admission requires valid California State identification.
Maps of tasting locations, commemorative glass, and wristband provided at check in
Bottle Booth with wines for sale located at registration booth
Downtown Menlo Park shops and restaurants are open to the general public of all ages during the
wine walk and those under 21 may attend the tasting areas. You must be 21 to purchase wine
tasting glasses and wristbands. Tasting areas are unrestricted but wine is not permitted outside of
designated areas. The tasting is available only to those with valid event bracelets.
About the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA
The Santa Cruz Mountain Winegrowers Association is an alliance of more than 64 wineries, working to
promote the unique aspects of the wines & Santa Cruz Mountains AVA. Formed in 1981, the Santa Cruz
Mountains AVA is nestled in one of the most unique winegrowing regions in the world, beginning just
south of San Francisco – spanning the mountain range between the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific.
Mountain terrain, marine influence, varied microclimates, and distinctive soils combine to produce ideal
conditions for high quality winegrowing. For more information, contact the Santa Cruz Mountains
Winegrowers Association (SCMWA) at (831) 685-8463, firstname.lastname@example.org, scmwa.com.
About Greenheart Land Company
Greenheart is a local real estate development and investment company. Its goal is to enhance
communities through creative reuse and development of infill sites. Among its activities is a 195 unit
rental community under construction in the Belle Haven neighborhood of Menlo Park and Station 1300,
a mixed use (retail, office, and 180 residences) development near the Menlo Park Caltrain station, which
will bring new energy to downtown.
About the Menlo Park Atherton Education Foundation
For over 30 years, the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation (MPAEF) has furthered the mission of
Menlo Park City School District (MPCSD) to provide an exceptional education for 3000 students at
Encinal, Laurel, Oak Knoll, and Hillview schools. Working with the entire community, which includes
parents and local businesses, the MPAEF makes it possible for each child in the district to benefit from
32 best-in-class teachers and their professional development, innovative classroom techniques, and
credentialed specialists in arts, sciences, libraries, technology and emotional wellness. We support
academic excellence for the whole child, inside and out.