The annual Holiday Faire at Santa Clara, California’s Guglielmo Winery is back! Stop by for some holiday fun and to browse their expanded gift shop any time now through Christmas Eve!
Now in its 22nd year, the Holiday Faire relies on the work of its many loyal volunteer “elves” to transform the oldest winery in the region into a family-friendly Santa Land over the course of about six weeks.
Guglielmo’s Heritage Room, which normally only opens its huge wooden doors for private parties of up to 80 people, allows the volunteer staff to display the many extra holiday and wine-related products available during the Holiday Faire. That’s because Guglielmo brings in three times the inventory of the standard, year-round gift shop!
The Villa Emile Event Center, named for the winery’s founder, can hold an additional 450 people in the large complex that overlooks the vineyard, while the Patio on the Piazza, available year-round to rent for cocktail parties and other small events, also plays host to the Holiday Cheer. The nearby Barrel Room, meanwhile, comfortable fits an additional 40-50 people in its uniquely cozy setting – right amongst barrels from Guglielmo vintages past! Contact Guglielmo to learn how to rent out one of these rooms for your next gathering!
Of course, Guglielmo’s Award Winning Wines are available for purchase throughout the Holiday Faire as well. Look for their Private Reserve Sangiovese 2007 and value TRE Merlot – both took Gold at the 2010 Denver International Wine Competition. And be sure to try both the Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and Estate Petite Syrah 2007 vintages that won Double Gold at this year’s San Francisco International Wine Competition! It goes without saying, the Guglielmo brothers know how to make a good wine and have a good time – so bring the kids and make a day of the 22nd Annual Holiday Faire at the winery that has been family owned and operated since 1925!