The best of local vineyards come to the South Bay as the Sunnyvale Downtown Association launches its first Downtown Wine Stroll on May 7, 2011. Visitors can taste a variety of local vintages while window shopping on the newly vibrant Murphy Ave., while enjoying sleight of hand performed by master magicians, including Hollywood Magic Castle’s Steve Silverman and YouTube magic phenomenon Chris “Orbit” Brown.
Twenty boutique Bay Area wineries will be featured, including Clos Du Bois, Testarossa and Bargetto. To further tempt the taste buds, downtown restaurants such as Tarragon, Il Postale and Vallesol will offer food specials as part of the event.
“It’s really going to be a great opportunity for downtown to showcase what there is to see and do,” said Joel Wyrick, executive director of the Sunnyvale Downtown Association.
“It’s exciting to see the collaborative effort and how everyone is jumping on board,” added owner of Tangerine Gifts and Accessories, Donna Lang.
Only 1,000 tickets are available for the Wine Stroll and they’re selling fast, so Wyrick urges people to buy tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. Unsold tickets may be available during the day of the event.
The event runs from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Check-in starts at 1:30 p.m. at the Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce, 260 Sunnyvale Avenue, where visitors can pick up commemorative wine glasses and tote bags. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 the day of the event (subject to availability). Tickets are available at the Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce and participating businesses. For a list of participating businesses and more information, call (408) 516-7217 or visit www.SunnyvaleDowntown.com.
Downtown Wine Stroll at a glance
When: 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7; Check-in starts at 1:30 p.m. at the Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce, 260 S. Sunnyvale Avenue, Sunnyvale
Where: Downtown Sunnyvale, California
Cost: $25 per person in advance, $35 day of the event. Tickets available in advance at Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce, Sunnyvale Avenue and at participating businesses.
Sunnyvale Downtown Association
PO Box 70785
Sunnyvale, CA 94086