Santa Clara Valley Chapter, a nonprofit unincorporated association,since 1976
Bruce, Regional Director,
792 Montrose Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94303-4720, (650)424-WINE (9463)

Valley of the Moon Winery with Dave MacDonald, Winery General Manager. In 1863, pioneering vintner George Whitman planted the first grapes and

built a winery on the 60 acre estate that would eventually become known as Valley of the Moon Winery. His

enterprise was successful and, in just four short years, the winery was producing more than 50,000 gallons of

wine and 2,000 gallons of brandy. After 20 years, in 1883, Whitman sold the winery in to Eli T. Sheppard,

former consul to China and an advisor to the emperor of Japan. Sheppard renamed the estate ‘Madrone

Vineyards’ and, in 1887, he began constructing the first of two stone wine cellars. In 1888 due to his failing

health, Sheppard sold the estate to Senator George Hearst, father of newspaper icon William Randolph Hearst.

Senator Hearst further developed Madrone Vineyards into a serious winemaking operation, proudly serving his

wine to guests and dignitaries in Washington, D.C.. With his death 1891, the property was passed on to his

widow and, in 1905 it was acquired by Union Trust Company of San Francisco who later sold the property to

Louis Engelberg in 1922. Prohibition then took its toll on the California wine industry and the winery was

closed in the 1930s. Madrone Vineyards was revitalized in 1941 when the estate was purchased by Italian

sausage makers Enrico Parducci and Peter Domenici who renamed the estate Valley of the Moon in deference to

its deep roots in Sonoma Valley. Today, Valley of the Moon Winery at Madrone Estate is poised to take its

rightful place among Sonoma Valley’s most celebrated wineries. Under the guidance of the Stewart family,

current generation owners, a new winemaking team has re-established high quality winemaking practices and

are implementing luxury-driven farming standards, driving smaller yields of higher quality.

WINES: 15 Pinot Blanc / Vionier, Sonoma County - 15 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast -

15 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley (Lake Sonoma Winery) - 15 Pinot Noir, Carneros -

14 (Red) Blend “41", Sonoma County - 13 Zinfandel, Sonoma County - 15 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Co.

WHEN: Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 5:00pm sharp

WHERE: VIVA, Los Gatos Neighborhood Eatery

15970 Los Gatos Blvd, Los Gatos 95032 (408)356-4902

Please have a designated driver. We must be responsible for ourselves and the Safety of others.

Directions: From Hwy 17 & Lark Ave, go South and turn right onto Los Gatos Blvd.

Continue almost a mile and turn left before Blossom Hill into the parking lot with that ending at their front door.

DINNER: Your Choice:

Center Cut Top Sirloin Steak, slices of roasted top sirloin, mashed potatoes, lemon spinach,red wine demiglaze

Fresh Grilled Moroccan Salmon, Saffron couscous, lemon, fennel seed, carrots tagine, mediterranean bbq sauce

Baked Penne Pasta & Chicken, Italian sausage, mushrooms, arugula, mozzarella, tomato cream.

Caesar salad, hearts of romaine, croutons, grana padano cheese, Viva caesar dressing, bread, coffee.

Dessert Chocolate Torte - Flourless chocolate cake, vanilla gelato, raspberry & chocolate sauces. Open Seating.

Turn cell phones off, and because with wine the nose is so important, please no fragrances.

COST: WINO members $60 per person. Guests (prospective members) $70 ea. Members may bring guest at

member price. Non-members may attend their first event at member price. This event is only for ages, 21 and

older, no pets. Please make checks out to WINO and mail to the above address. If your payment won`t be

received by Wednesday April 18th, 4:30pm, then please call or email to let Bruce know of your entree choices.

In the case of you don`t show, you still must pay, because I still have to pay for the meals & wine ordered. You

will not be contacted unless a sellout precludes receipt of your check. There will be no refunds after the above

date, unless your place can be filled.

Membership: Make membership payments to WINO, per mailing address & mail to the above address.

$24/yr, $46/2yrs. Sign up for these email notification at the bottom of


WINO members $60ea, and guests are $70 per person.

Entree Choices: {Top Sirloin, (a)rare (b)med rare (c)med (d) well} 2) Salmon, 3) Penne Pasta & Chicken


Entree Choice:___________________________________________________________________________

Be notified of Santa Clara Valley, Monthly Events
Filter Type:
Last Name, First Name (Secured, Confidential)
Your Name:
Your E-Mail:
 Signed up for the this Dinner