Guests will sample gourmet food from dozens of top-rated restaurants—including some with Michelin stars—and enjoy tastings from many of the best wineries in Northern California. Mingle with fellow foodies, bid on live and silent auction items, and enjoy a Sunday evening in the beautiful setting of Montalvo’s historic Villa and stunning grounds.
VIP ticket buyers will receive valet parking service, expedited check-in, exclusive access to a VIP wine tasting with sommelier Jeffrey Perisho, and more. Jeffrey is a wine expert who has received an advanced sommelier credential through the Court of Master Sommeliers. He is currently the sommelier at the Michelin-rated Plumed Horse, one of only 100 restaurants that has won Wine Spectator’s top honor, the Grand Award, for its sixth year in a row.
Also enjoy Scotch tasting with Glen Moray Scotch ambassador Patrick Sterling. Sterling has a long career of opening new restaurants and revamping and revitalizing bar programs throughout the country. His passion for the product is only surpassed by his passion for people and hospitality; his Scottish blood compels him to wander and enjoy the richness of new people and cultures.
Take a look at the participants and auction lots from last year’s Food & Wine:
Photo credits: Trish Leeper / BE / Gege Xu / Drew Altizer Photography / Airyka Rockefeller