‘ tis the season 32nd ANNUAL HOLIDAY GUIDE GIFTS GALORE & MORE DAZZLING NOTIONS THAT REFLECT THE SPIRIT OF GIVING AND THE JOY OF TOGETHERNESS THIS SEASON. 80 South Bay Accent S P E C I A L A D V E R T I S I N G S E C T I O N WINE & CONFECTIONS COOPER-GARROD ESTATE VINEYARDS 22645 Garrod Rd, Saratoga, 408/867-7116. www.cgv.com. Nestled in the foothills above Saratoga, just minutes from Silicon Valley’s most iconic tech titans, Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards is a family affair—the property has been in the Garrod family since 1893. Kick off the season with cozy wine tasting at the Holiday Open House, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pick up a mixed case of luscious Cooper- Garrod varietals and Test Pilot blends to see you through holiday entertaining. An assortment of appetizing options, from 90-plus point wines in handsome embossed wooden gift boxes to the newly released 10-year port are also on offer. Friendly hosts in the historic Fruit House tasting room welcome you daily; plus they ship to your list. What could be better this time of year? Open Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve until 3 p.m. GUGLIELMO WINERY 1480 E. Main Ave., Morgan Hill, 408/779-2145. www.guglielmowinery.com. Festive holiday events flourish at Guglielmo, with a gift-buying extravaganza with the winery’s 28th annual Holiday Gift Faire, Dec. 3–4 and Dec. 10–11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Take a break from hectic holiday shopping and begin a new tradition of wine tasting, gourmet food sampling, hot mulled wine, carolers and more. $10 admission fee for each weekend includes wine tasting. The winery’s shop is open through December and filled with wine-themed gifts, customized gift baskets, hand-painted ceramics and a large selection of gourmet food. Guglielmo will even customize wine labels to create a unique present. SCHURRA’S FINE CONFECTIONS 840 The Alameda, San Jose, 408/289-1562. www.schurrasfineconfections. com. Nothing says “Christmas” like chocolate, and San Jose’s hometown candy store has plenty of the sweet treats to go around. For 100 years, the purveyor of fine confections has made delicious handmade chocolates using only high quality ingredients and flavors. Many of the recipes still used today were created by the company’s founders and include classic favorites such as boxed creams and chews and holiday-themed truffle pops. For the holidays, the scrumptious-smelling shop has oodles of offerings like Santa’s snowmen and sleighs made from milk, dark and white chocolate, as well as holiday-themed gift baskets and their newest delight, sea salt caramels. Visit the historic store for a memorable holiday treat.
South Bay Accent - DecJan 2016
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