I really enjoy the second weekend of July in Los Altos because it’s the Art and Wine Festival weekend. The 2008 Los Altos Art and Wine Festivalwill host 380 exhibitors, 30 food vendors and have an expected attendance of approximately 125,000. This year, as I have in the past dozen or so, I am a volunteer wine pourer. I will be pouring wine for Naumann Vineyards from 10:00 am – 12:45 at a booth located at Second and State streets in Downtown Los Altos.
Fernwood Cellars (State and Fourth), Roudon-Smith Winery (Main and Second), Page Mill Winery (Main and Second), Thomas Fogarty Winery (Main and Third) and Leal Vineyards (Main and Third) will also have representatives pouring wines this weekend.
To taste the wine or any of the specialty beers, patrons are asked to purchase a wristband (which also gets your either a wine glass or beer mug). Once you have the glass (wristband) you can visit any of the wine or beer booths and purchase a “pour” of your favorite beverage. The cost of each “pour” ranges from approximately $4.00 – $7.00.
Note: If you don’t have a wrist band, you won’t be served. In prior years, patrons would bring old art and wine glasses and try to use then in hopes of not paying the fee to get the current year’s glass. Patrons can bring prior year’s glasses, but unless they have purchased a wristband, they won’t be served.
As always, all my current and past clients who have wristbands can stop by the Naumann Vineyards booth (Saturday between 10:00 am – 12:45 pm, ie. while I am there)) and I will buy you a glass of wine.