Friday, May 11, 2018

Palo Alto’s Luxury All-Inclusive Hotel, Clement Palo Alto, Adds Ridge Vineyards Experience to its Special Packages for Guests

The Clement Palo Alto All-Inclusive Luxury Hotel has partnered with an acclaimed Central Coast winery to offer the Ridge Vineyards Experience package for its guests.

Palo Alto, CA, May 12, 2018 — The Clement Palo Alto All-Inclusive Luxury Hotel has partnered with an acclaimed Central Coast winery to offer the Ridge Vineyards Experience package for its guests.

Guests can experience the number one winery in America with an exclusive private tasting and tour for two at Ridge Vineyards’ Monte Bello Estate. Nestled high in the northern reaches of the Santa Cruz Mountains and surrounded by historic vineyards, Monte Bello offers guests an unparalleled opportunity to experience exceptional single-vineyard wines, including the celebrated Monte Bello Cabernet Sauvignon.

The Ridge Vineyards Experience includes:

>Overnight accommodations at The Clement Palo Alto
>Reservations for an exclusive two-hour private tasting for two at Monte Bello Estate, any day of the week
>Daily breakfast for two in the comfort of your guestroom or in The Clement dining room
>Overnight valet parking and resort fee

The two-hour private tasting experience includes a tour of the vineyard, where guests will see the petite verdot, merlot, and cabernet vines, as well as the historic knoll covered with 66-year-old cabernet sauvignon vines. A dedicated host will present a customized five-wine flight and library pour of Monte Bello, which also includes the most current vintage. A cheese-and-tapenade plate completes the experience.

The Concierge can assist in customizing the experience and would be happy to arrange transportation of the guest’s choice for their convenience for an extra fee. Options range from a Town Car, Stretch Limo, and Passenger Van to an SUV or a Stretch SUV Limo.

To book this special wine package, call (650) 322-7111 and ask for the “Ridge Vineyards Experience” package. Valid through Dec. 31, 2018.

Package is subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offer. Seven-day advance reservations are required. Rates do not apply to groups. Rates listed are per room, per night, single or double occupancy, and exclusive of taxes, gratuities, and other charges unless otherwise noted. Hotel and resort credits cannot be used toward room rate, tax, resort fee, or gratuities.

Reservations must be cancelled at least five days prior to arrival to avoid a cancellation charge (one night’s room rate, plus tax).

About The Clement Palo Alto
When the Clement Palo Alto opened its doors March 2016 it was one of the most innovative, personalized and unique luxury hotels in the country. With its all-inclusive services and amenities and 23 spacious and richly appointed one-bedroom suites, The Clement Palo Alto set a new standard for personalized luxury accommodations in a contemporary residential-style atmosphere.

The Clement Palo Alto's all-inclusive services and amenities include:

·All-inclusive breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks
·All-inclusive wine, beer and cocktails (charges apply for premium brands)
·All-inclusive in-room dining
·All-inclusive mini-bar
·All-inclusive fully-stocked Guest Pantry available around the clock
·All-inclusive Business Center
·All-inclusive valet parking
·All-inclusive twice-daily housekeeping services
·All-inclusive overnight shoe shine services
·All-inclusive high-speed Internet
·All-inclusive personal concierges
·All-inclusive gratuities

“With a focus on hands-on management and exclusive luxury features rarely found elsewhere, The Clement is a very unusual hotel,” writes travel writer Emma Krasov of “It offers all-Inclusive resort-like stays in one of the most business-oriented locations in the nation, and provides highly personalized service by anticipating and meeting the guests’ every request.”

The Clement Palo Alto Hotel
711 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, California 94301

Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455

Advance Tickets, Discounted Ticket Packages Available for 59th Annual Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival June 2-3, in Monterey

Advance tickets and discounted ticket packages are available online for the 59th annual Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival, set for June 2-3, 2018, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center in Monterey.

Castroville, CA, May 11, 2018 — Advance tickets and discounted ticket packages are available online for the 59th annual Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival, set for June 2-3, 2018, at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center in Monterey.

Festival attendees will enjoy dozens of fresh artichoke food delicacies, a beer, wine and spirits garden, chef demos, live entertainment, field tours and more during the two-day festival.

General admission is $15 for those 13 and older; seniors 62 and older and military personnel with ID are $10; children ages 6-12 are $5; general admission for one adult, with wine tasting pass, is $45 (must be 21 years or older); wine tasting alone is $30; and field tours are $10 (daily tour schedules to be announced at the Festival), good for adult or child 5-12. Online purchases are available through 9 a.m. June 3, 2018. No refunds.

Two discounted packages are also available, the Arti-Family Pack and the It’s A Date package. The former is $30, a $10 saving over the regular price. It includes two adult tickets and two children’s tickets, good for Saturday or Sunday. This early bird discount ends May 19, 2018, at 12 a.m. No refunds.

The It’s A Date package for 21 and older only, is $70, a savings of $20, includes two adult tickets and two wine and beer tasting tickets, good for Saturday or Sunday. This early bird discount also ends May 19, 2018, at 12 a.m. No refunds.

The festival’s live entertainment lineup, free with festival admission and held on the Main Stage, includes Uptown Funk, Lady Gaga Tribute Band, Wild Turkeys, Chicano All Star Band, Sasha’s Money, and West Coast World Martial Arts, whose members have won 30 championship titles.

Sasha’s Money rocks the Main Stage at noon Saturday; local favorites Wild Turkeys take the stage at 2 p.m. Saturday; Lady Gaga Tribute Band plays 4:30 p.m. Saturday; West Coast World Martial Arts 11:30 a.m. Sunday; Chicano All Star Band plays at 1 p.m. Sunday; and Uptown Funk plays 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

The Main Stage will also host the Ocean Mist Farms Scholarship Presentation at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Artichoke Canasta Contest at 1 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday, and an Artichoke Eating Contest at 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

In addition, singer-songwriter Bridget Marie will perform from noon-4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Wet Your Thistle Saloon.

The Family Stage features Absolute Magic (11 a.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday), Monterey Zoo (noon Saturday), Samz School of Rock Youth Band 2018 (1 p.m. Saturday), NCA Dance Studio (11 a.m. Sunday), and Estelar Mariachi (noon Sunday).

The Wine & Beer Garden is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Must be 21 to enter.

In addition to live entertainment, there will also be live chef demonstrations. All chef demos will be held on the Chef Demo Stage at the festival and are free with admission to the festival.


10:30 a.m. Pat Hopper — Artichoke ABC's
11:15 a.m. Butch Francis — Cowboy Sausage
12 p.m. Estevan Jiminez — Rancho Cielo Culinary Arts
12:45 p.m. Dyon Foster — Chef's Palette Spice Rubs
1:30 p.m. Chris Vacca — Hyatt Carmel Highlands
2:15 p.m. Paul Blackerby — Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa
3:00 p.m. Pat Hopper — Artichoke ABC's


12:45 p.m. Dyon Foster — Chef's Palette Spice Rubs
1:45 p.m. Chris Vacca — Hyatt Carmel Highlands
2:45 p.m. Estevan Jiminez — Rancho Cielo Culinary Arts
3:15 p.m. Pat Hopper — Artichoke ABC’s

Live Entertainment Bios:

Uptown Funk
Uptown Funk offers a unique experience that will exceed your expectations! This tribute includes a high stepping male vocalist and a group of very talented musicians, who together provide an exciting mix of the Funk and R&B sound of Bruno Mars. Uptown Funk will guarantee to keep an audience on their feet!

Lady Gaga Tribute Band
Erika Moul, and The Lady Gaga Tribute Band, created her Lady Gaga act out of passion and connection to Lady Gaga’s message of love, freedom and acceptance. Her alias as “Baby Gaga” made Erika a small town celebrity that eventually caught the eyes of Vegas before she even graduated from high school. After meeting Gaga’s parents and opening up for her best friend Lady Starlight, she began performing all over the world, including Jakarta, Indonesia where Lady Gaga’s concert had been banned. Erika has since then been recognized by her ͚Mother Monster͛ via social media regularly. Singing and performing 100% LIVE, Erika proves that true talent is the ability to transform. Erika will always actively support the Born This Way Foundation as well as her own little monsters worldwide.

Wild Turkeys
An old-school rock sound with an energetic, youthful vibe; that’s what characterizes the Wild Turkeys’ live performance. Covering classic rock standards from the 60’s to the 90’s, Rolling Stones to Judas Priest, the Wild Turkeys are less interested in breaking new ground as they are in treading familiar territory in a brand new pair of snakeskin boots. This is fun dancin’ music for the fun-loving crowd, nothing pretentious or artsy, just goodtime tunes that appeal to music fans spanning several decades.

Chicano All Star Band
The Chicano All Stars Band is an extremely talented, dynamic and energetic all pro-musician band that plays Latin Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Old School and danceable Reggae. Lead vocalist Sam Martinez and lead guitarist and vocalist John Mallare, along with the polished horn section, create a sound that has made it one of the top Latin Rock bands in the area.This dance band’s music appeals to a wide variety of audiences and will keep everyone dancing ‘til the music stops.

Sasha’s Money
This hot, cover band from Santa Cruz, includes Michelle Kraft (Sasha) (lead vocals, percussion), Mike Kelly (bass, lead vocals), Bill McBride (guitar), and Randy Solomon (drums) and legendary local guitarist, Johnny McCullough. Starting in 2015, they play an eclectic mix of dance songs from several decades, including covers of The Police, Sublime, Elle King and No Doubt. In October 2016, Sasha’s Money had the honor of opening for James Durbin at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz. Inspired by the music of Amy Winehouse, The Pretenders, and Blondie, Sasha’s Money will get everyone out to the dance floor and leave wanting more.

Bridget Marie
Bridget Marie has consistently Ranked #1 On ReverbNation Music Charts for the last few years and may be one of the best undiscovered singer-songwriter talents on the planet. And though many have seen her beautiful exterior, it is not until one hears her soulful voice that her complete, vulnerable beauty is revealed.

About the Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival
The Castroville Artichoke Food & Wine Festival began in 1959 and has since developed to become a harvest festival to celebrate the iconic artichoke and region known as the “Artichoke Center of the World.” The festival features family-fun events for all ages and has been a primary source of funding for local non-profit groups for many years. For more information, visit

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