WINO
WINE INVESTIGATION FOR NOVICES & OENOPHILES (WINO)
Santa Clara Valley Chapter, a nonprofit unincorporated association,since 1976
Bruce, Director, Wine2Us@ClubWINO.org www.ClubWINO.org
3314 Kipling St, Palo Alto, CA 94306-3012, (650)424-WINE (9463)
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Solis Winery of Gilroy, with owner/grower Vic Vanni www.SolisWinery.com

At Solis Winery, it’s all about the wine—and it has been for more than 100 years. All Solis Winery wines are

grown and produced at the Vanni Estate Vineyard in Gilroy in the heart of the Santa Clara Valley, California’s

oldest continuous wine growing region. From planting the vines and harvesting the grapes to producing and

bottling the wines, everything is done on-site. Nothing ever leaves the property—until bottles go home with

happy customers! The original winery was founded in 1917 by Italian immigrant Angelo Bertero on rich, fertile

land that was once part of the Rancho de Solis Mexican land grant. David and Valerie Vanni purchased the

winery in 1989 and renamed it Solis Winery. The Vannis had a passion for creating extraordinary wine in a

friendly, down-to-earth, trustworthy environment, and they passed that passion on to their sons, Michael and

Vic, who took over the family business in 2007. Quality always comes first at Solis Winery. With his extensive

knowledge and an unparalleled attention to detail, winemaker Michael Vanni has produced some of the region’s

most outstanding wines and unique varietals. But despite the premium caliber of the wines, you’ll find no wine

snobs here. Vic Vanni oversees the tasting room and trains his staff to provide a warm and welcoming

experience for all visitors. There is simply no better place to sit back and relax than on the Solis Winery back

porch, sipping a glass of wine and enjoying the scenic views of vineyards nestled against the vibrant green

Gabilan mountain range. Once you’ve had a taste, we know you’ll be back for more!

WINES: 18 Fiano, Estate      18 Vino Roseo di Sangiovese            16 Grenache, Estate    16 Sangiovese, Estate

15 Merlot, Estate                    15 Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate          15 Zinfandel, Estate   14 Baciami, Reserve

WHEN: Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 5:00pm sharp

WHERE: Mama Mia’s Italian MamaMiasCampbell.com

200 E Hamilton Ave, Campbell CA 95008 (408)379-3333

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

Directions: From Hwy 17 & E Hamilton Ave, go West about a ½ a mile and turn left onto North 3rd St.

DINNER: Your Choice: New York Steak, with mashed potatoes and vegetables

Salmon (wild caught) lemon butter capers, rice and vegetables

Chicken Bernardo tossed with sauteed chicken, broccoli, fresh tomatoes, and a light garlic chicken stock.

Tossed green salad with blue cheese dressing, and Spumoni (Frank’s Grandmother’s recipe) for desert. Open

Seating,turn cell phones off, and because with wine the nose is so important, please no fragrances. Limited to 60

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 December 4th, 4:30pm, then please let Bruce know. 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 is filled.

Christmas Party: Coat & Tie Attire suggested. Optional gift exchange: Bring a bottle of Red Wine in a gift

 bag/box with a retail value of more than $18 and go home with one.

Thank You: Sterling Vineyard with sales rep. Bobby Dowgiallo, quite a speaker. With 45 WINO’s there we

picked up over 22 cases for $3559. The 3 Flames again served us a delicious dinner.

Note: Margie Fraiser has joined her husband Clyde as true WINO’s in heaven. Margie’s Memorial: Lutheran

Church of Our Savior, 5825 Bollinger Rd, Cupertino, Dec 7, at 11:00am. Reception to follow the Service

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

$24/yr, $46/2yrs. Tell your friends to sign up for email notifications at the bottom of

www.clubwino.org/santaclara.html

                                                                                                                                                                                 

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

Entree Choices: 1){New York, (a)rare (b)med rare (c)med (d) well} 2) Salmon, 3) Chicken Bernardo

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