Page Mill Winery's proprietor, Dane Stark, produces handcrafted wines out of high-quality grapes culled from local vineyards. During the tasting, a quartet of oenophiles can sing the praises of six of Page Mill's current releases, including white wines such as sauvignon blanc and chardonnay, and red wines including pinot noir, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and syrah. Afterward, pick up a case of glorious fermented grape juice at a 25% discount (or single bottles at a 15% discount) to congratulate a pal on successfully joining the circus ($18+). A corresponding 10% discount applies throughout the winery's gift shop on items ranging from custom-roasted coffee to blended olive oils.
C.J. Easter understands the value of physical fitness. As a former defensive back who faced some of college football's most fearsome offenses during a four-year stint with the Stanford Cardinal, he could only be as effective as he was lean. With visions of sleek physiques in mind, Easter earned his personal-training certification from the American Council on Exercise, founded Performance Science Training Institute, and set to work devising a fitness system of his own.
The gym's exclusive Cardio Resistance Core (CRC) System is the result of all that hard work. Designed to torch calories and tone up muscles, the system combines the most effective aspects of three different training styles. Cardio sessions hikes heart rates and boosts stamina, strength training increases balance and posture, and resistance work builds muscles with the help of dumbbells, bands, and clients' own body weight.
The institute's team of instructors also augment CRC exercises with counseling on how to make responsible nutritional decisions and set goals that are both challenging and achievable. This all-over approach doesn't simply help people get fitter; it helps them remake their entire lives in a healthier, happier image.
At Tamas Estates, sippers swish the vineyard's award-winning varietals fermented with sustainably grown grapes. Epicureans sit at the bar swirling four vintages in one of two different tasting flights. Bouquets range from the pinot grigio's citrus hints and the zinfandel's berry hints to the Double Decker red's plum and crossword-puzzle hints. Visitors are encouraged to pair their vino with a picnic lunch, brought from home and savored on a scenic outdoor patio. Tasting duos come away with a bottle of Tamas Estates' 2008 barbera, whose crisp, fruity finish and vanilla hints stimulate taste buds and distract the mind while the heart goes on an emotional rampage.
No matter which seats you select, you'll be within wafting distance of the auditory ambience on stage. Elevated terrace seats, about 150 feet from the stage, allow guests access to dining options and wine selections not included in the price of the ticket. Outdoor dining seats, positioned anywhere from 50 to 120 feet depending on how early you book, include a buffet-style dinner delicately prepared by Wente's veteran catering staff and table wine service throughout the evening. Call the box office to redeem your tickets and book early for best available seating in your section.