2017 New Year’s Eve Charity Ball

Genevieve Wine is happily inviting you to the
2017 New Year’s Eve Charity Ball!

Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017
Begins: 6:00pm | Dinner: 7:00pm

$90 Dinner & Dance Milonga/Tango & Ballroom
Attire is Strictly Formal

Destination: Hilton San Francisco Airport
600 Airport Boulevard
Burlingame, CA 94010

Come toast the New Year 2018 with Genevieve Wine and ABS CBS Foundation!
Bring your favorite Tango music to be played by the DJ.

Deadline for Reservation: Dec. 12, 2017
Call Maribeth 650-362-3052
Seats are limited.

Lake Tahoe Thanksgiving Vacation

What better place to spend this year’s Thanksgiving holiday weekend than at the Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort! Located in South Lake Tahoe, you can enjoy 4 days and 3 nights with family and/or friends right by the lake. This great deal also comes with an All You Can Eat & Drink dinner on Nov. 25!

Check-In: 11/22   Check-Out: 11/25
2 bedrooms, sleeps 6 to 8 people
$200 per night

Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort
901 Ski Run Boulevard
South Lake Tahoe, California, 96150

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First Come First Serve Basis.
To book your stay, please email us at info@genevievewine.com.

Experience the French Riviera

Date: May 14 to May 20, 2018
3 Bedrooms
$2,088 per person
(Airfare & Resort/Hotel included)

Event Overview
The French Riviera is known around the world for its breathtaking beauty. With stunning beachfront promenades, traditional quaint villages, delicious food, sparkling yachts docked in the harbors and a royal family residing in the stunning principality of Monaco, this area in the South of France is a must-visit destination. With Le Club Mougins Resort as your home for the week, you are sure to fall in love with all that this spectacular region of France has to offer!

Itinerary
Day 1 – Monday, May 14, 2018 
Most of you arrive throughout the day on Monday. Genevieve Wine & Travel representative will all meet you at the luggage claim area to provide you with the transportation to the resort. After you are checked in to the resort, the rest of the day is at leisure for you to enjoy the facilities and surroundings.

Day 2 – Tuesday, May 15, 2018
This morning, we leave Le Club Mougins 9:00 am and head to the beautiful city of Nice. Here we will enjoy a panoramic tour of the French Riviera capital, taking in the many ‘piazzas’ with their 17th and 18th-century Baroque churches, strolling the winding alleys filled with quaint shops and cafes where the Niçois people meet each other and watch the world go by! We’ll visit the stunning Cours Saleya and a flower market featuring hundreds of stalls with plants, bouquets and cut flowers that show off their prettiest colors.

The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure to further explore Nice before returning to Le Club Mougins.

Day 3 – Wednesday, May 16, 2018 
We leave the resort at 9:00 am. Our first stop of the day is at Saint Paul de Vence village, which is built on a rocky outcrop and is one of the most beautiful villages in Provence. Here, you will have some free time to roam the cobbled streets before heading to the Maeght Foundation, a world-famous collection of art housed in a beautiful, light and airy building surrounded by peaceful woodlands.

France is famous for its production of perfume so your visit to the French Riviera would not be complete without a visit to the beautiful town of Grasse, the worldwide capital of perfume. “Pays de Grasse” offers the discreet Provençal charm featuring perched villages, a landscape dotted with olive trees and hills that gently roll down to the sea. After a tour of the perfume factory and a perfume workshop experience, you can enjoy free time to explore this beautiful town.

Day 4 – Thursday, May 17, 2018
Today at 9:00 am, we will head to the stunning principality of Monaco. Perched on a rock, we will explore the narrow streets of the old town and visit the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception where the Princes and Princesses of Monaco are buried (including Grace Kelly), before entering the Palace square which is dominated by the residence of Prince Albert II. Enjoy a visit inside the state apartments of the palace where the main attractions are the Throne Room and the Court of Honor, with its richly decorated marble staircase.

At exactly 11:55 a.m., stand in front of the Palace’s main entrance and enjoy the spectacular changing of the guard ceremony performed by the “Carabiniers” in full dress uniform.

You can purchase a ticket for Monaco’s little train tour to explore. You could even take the train to see neighboring Monte Carlo, home of the well-known casino, and the rich and famous!

Day 5 – Friday, May 18, 2018
Famous for its annual film festival and the spectacular harbor filled with glamorous yachts, the town of Cannes is on our agenda today. We leave the resort at 9:00. Our tour starts in the area of the Old Port and Old Cannes, two of the most picturesque parts of the town. Enjoy sightseeing along the famous Promenade de la Croisette along the shore of the Mediterranean, filled with luxury hotels, palm trees, and overall elegance.

Day 6 – Saturday, May 19, 2018
This morning can either be at leisure to enjoy the resort facilities or you can join us on a short visit to the coastal delights of Antibes to discover the history and traditions of this Provencal city. From the Provencal market to the largest marina in Europe, we think you will enjoy this trip along the sunny streets of Antibes.

This evening is time for our farewell dinner at a local restaurant in the medieval village of Mougins, accompanied by the sounds of a local band playing a range of music to keep us entertained!

Day 7 – Sunday, May 20, 2018
All good things must come to an end and today is getaway day. There will be scheduled transfers from Le Club Mougins to Nice Airport for your journey home or your onward travel plans.

First Come, First Serve.
Deadline to book: September 30, 2017
To book your tour, please send us an email at info@genevievewine.com

Pistahan 2017

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Sending our hugs and appreciation for great Pistahan Weekend 2017!

Thank you Pistahan Parade and Festival!
Gratitude post to Al Perez and dream team(Genevieve Villafranca JopandaNatasha RomanoffJoanne Fortunato Boston-KwanHullAnastazja Simone Panaszewicz RagasaCyril SolaEm AngelesTony VillegasGnet Paulos’ Adi)
Thank you parade director, John Espiritu,  for a wonderful parade experience. We had a blast on our first Parade with the tavern!

Thank you to social media team! And of course our dear volunteers and partners Infanta LambanogBao Down SF Vibe Vivid Volunteering at Pistahan 2017 Parade & Festival Aguida Zanol (Az Eco Design , MaryKay beauty consultants by Love,DreaM Team, Angela Ding, Mary Kay Independent Beauty ConsultantJustin Cardenas CarlisleKassandra ArgoteNatasha Ng, Schenbear, Faleo this year.
Thanks, sa bayanihan and making all the impossible possible.
And to all guests, I didn’t get to say thanks beyond words. You are the best! And you all are our favorite people in the Bay Area.

Hanggang Sa muli (til Next time)

Lots of love,
Genevieve Wine

Pistahan Annual Parade & Festival 2017 – San Francisco

Come, join the fun on August 12 & 13 – FREE ADMISSION!

Welcome to 24th Annual Pistahan Festival. Experience the best of Filipino art, dance, music, and food at the Pistahan Parade and Festival. Billed as the largest celebration of Filipino Americans in the U.S., the two-day event organized by the Filipino American Arts Admission is free and fun for the entire family!

Sat, Aug 12 at 11 am – Pistahan Parade. From the SF Civic Center, along Market St. towards 4th St.
12:30 pm – 2 pm – Pintagay, paint and sip activity. Enjoy Instructor led Activity and let the booze bring out the artist in you!
For only $21, you get the drink ticket+painting set+your dream afternoon date with friends, family, and lovers.

2 pm – 2:30 pm – Demo show at Pistahan Tavern featuring Fagaceae masterpiece made possible by renowned designer Águida Zanol and partnering volunteers of Genevieve Wine Pistahan pavilion.
*The exhibit will be in the tavern, via 3rd St. entrance to Yerba Buena Gardens.

FOLLOW THE CORK contest.
Win free raffle ticket and taste the exclusive Pistahan labeled Rosato wine.

Get a selfie or winning photo with our FAGACEAE model and cork dress Designed by Águida Zanol.

We thank this year’s volunteers collaboration and Bayanihan for making it possible!

*Major Prizes include
-A trip to Las Vegas or Lake Tahoe.
-Dinner date with Marvin Agustin, a Filipino actor, chef, and entrepreneur.
-Bottle of $100 worth of red Cabernet/infanta Lambanog/t-shirts and more!!!

Raffle tix for only $1
Ticket package $19 = 3 drink tickets; 2 raffle tix

Use #pistahanboozetavern

For more updates, visit the Genevieve Wine Facebook page.

Motorcycle Tour of Route 66, Chicago to Santa Monica, USA

Start: Monday, May 14, 2018
End: Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The ‘bucket list’ trip of a lifetime. Inspired by old movies, classic American literature, and legendary stories, this journey allows you to enjoy the sights and stunning scenery of America’s heartland on a self-driven Harley Davidson motorcycle. Much of the iconic road is now an American Scenic Byway and you’ll understand why when we roll through miles of open scenery, eat at old-school diners and stay in quirky western towns oozing with character. The once neglected route has been steadily restored and revitalized to preserve the historic charm and we have crafted the perfect nostalgic adventure for you to get your kicks on Route 66!

Full Itinerary

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL AND ORIENTATION IN CHICAGO, IL

We meet after lunchtime at the hotel and talk about our upcoming adventure on the Mother Road of America, Route 66. In the afternoon, we’ll conduct an orientation with the bikes to familiarize ourselves with the upcoming adventure and our Harley Davidsons. Afterward, we check out the beginning of Route 66 in downtown Chicago and head out for a hearty Chicago dinner to discuss our big adventure!

DAY 2 – CHICAGO TO SPRINGFIELD, IL – 185 MILES

Time to get on your bike and ride! After breakfast, we settle into our bikes and head west for California. This is our first day on the road. See icons such as the ‘Gemini Giant’, ‘Rocket Man’, ‘Old Log Cabin’, and the old ‘Marathon Oil Station’. There’ll be plenty of breaks and photo opportunities along the way. We also stop at a Route 66 Museum in Pontiac to learn about Route 66 and the people who made America great. That afternoon we arrive into Springfield on our Harley Davidsons and stay at a nice local hotel in historic downtown where we can have dinner at a local restaurant and celebrate our first night on the road.

DAY 3 – SPRINGFIELD TO SAINT LOUIS, MO – 175 MILES

We cross our first state line on Route 66 and head towards St. Louis. The Gateway Arch welcomes travelers heading East or West. The famous Budweiser Brewery. Maybe a blues bar tonight? Before we get to Saint Louis, we ride our Harley-Davidson motorcycles onto an old section of Route 66 that is all red bricks. Then to the historic Chain of Rocks Bridge. We will walk out on the old bridge over the mighty Mississippi River. Share your stories over dinner and prepare for your next day’s adventure.

DAY 4 – ST LOUIS TO LEBANON, MO – 153 MILES

Riding our motorcycles on Route 66 through neat little towns, now we will have really fallen into sync with our Harley Davidsons. We could have some great authentic BBQ for lunch, and see the World’s Largest Rocking Chair. We get to see the real America that is still here, far far away from the big cities and enjoy the rolling Missouri hills that make this trail so fun to ride! Then we ride down a deserted twisty old part of Route 66 on our motorcycles to Devil’s Elbow.

DAY 5 – LEBANON TO TULSA, OK – 233 MILES

This is a great section of RT 66 filled with Googie Architecture. These are the fabulous classic photo spots with buildings and signs inspired by jets, cars and the Atomic Age! A really great motorcycle ride on the old pavement of the Mother Road. Gary’s Gay Parita and the old Route 66 Rainbow Bridge are some highlights. We visit some great old diners to fuel ourselves with pie and milkshakes for our next stretch of open road.

DAY 6 – TULSA TO CLINTON, OK – 191 MILES

The Elk City Route 66 museum is our stop for today as we edge towards Texas. Traversing old cattle trails of the Great Plains, this is the wide open road America is famous for.

DAY 7 – CLINTON TO AMARILLO, TX – 176 MILES

Entering the panhandle, do you ever get the feeling that everything is bigger in Texas?! Known as ‘The Yellow Rose of Texas’, Amarillo is bang central in the middle of the Texan panhandle. The roads here will make you think of what it was like to travel across the country in decades past. After covering many miles over the last few days, you will have surely worked up your appetite for a classic Texan Steakhouse dinner tonight!

DAY 8 – AMARILLO TO SANTA FE, NM – 279 MILES

Just as we leave Amarillo, our first early stop is the amazing Cadillac Ranch – a Route 66 icon! Many rumors circulated about this eccentric art installation, and the changing look over the years (as you’re actively encouraged to help spray paint them!) makes it one of our favorite sights on Route 66.

As we reach our mid-point of the tour, we cross over another state border into Mew Mexico and welcome to Santa Fe. This is a beautiful, historic Southwest city with a fantastic blend of culture, art galleries, cuisine, and sight-seeing. We’ll spend some time here so you can soak up all the charm and marvel at how the scenery and culture have changed yet again on your Route 66 tour!

DAY 9 – SANTA FE TO GALLUP, NM – 199 MILES

We start the day riding the curvy hills to Maggie’s Diner where the big showdown was in “Wild Hogs”. We reach Albuquerque in time to stop for lunch. Next, we follow the Route 66 path, and end at the little town of Gallup, at El Rancho Hotel. The historic El Rancho Hotel and Motel has hosted a numerous array of movie stars including John Wayne, Ronald Reagan, Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Joan Crawford, Doris Day, and Burt Lancaster. The rugged terrain surrounding Gallup was popular with Hollywood film makers during the 1940′s and 1950′s for the on-location shooting of Westerns so the entire cast and crew would stay at the hotel during filming.

DAY 10 – GALLUP TO GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ

Today, we’ll be ‘standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona’. Then head further West to the Daddy of American National Parks – The Grand Canyon. We actually stay at the top of Grand Canyon so we can watch the sunset and arrange dinner on the rim. The majesty of one of the 7 natural wonders of the world has to be experienced to be believed. It’s such a fine sight to see…

 

DAY 11 – GRAND CANYON SOUTH RIM TO WILLIAMS, AZ – 51 MILES

We spend almost a full day at Grand Canyon National Park so you can choose your activity for the day. A helicopter ride, hike, view the Watchtower or just sit, relax and enjoy the scenery and dream of your next adventure. We’ll make our way to Williams, AZ for dinner in this quaint little sleepy town.

DAY 12 – WILLIAMS TO LAUGHLIN, NV – 190 MILES

Now you’ll really feel you’re in the Wild Wild West! We will be in the forgotten Route 66 a lot of the day, driving through Grand Canyon Caverns, Peach Springs, Kingman…Towards the end of the day, we will work our way on an incredibly slow winding road to the old mining town of Oatman. Wild burros, real old 49er gold miners with real Colt 45s on their hips to protect their gold. Not much has changed here the past 100 years. It is almost unbelievable that this winding mountain road was the main East West road until 1953 when Route 66 was re routed. Time has held still since then in Oatman. Laughlin is a little gambling town on the way to Vegas on the Colorado River. A bit of practice tonight will get you ready for the Big Time tomorrow.

DAY 13 – LAUGHLIN, NV TO LAS VEGAS, NV – 97 MILES

An early morning ride out beats the heat, and we head to Las Vegas. En route, we’ll stop at the Hoover Dam and see the newly constructed Mike O’Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge connecting Arizona and Nevada. The 2,000-foot long bridge crosses Black Canyon just south of the dam, 900 feet above the Colorado River. We’ll approach the bright lights of Vegas, looking nothing like the small-town Americana we’ve enjoyed over the last two weeks and know that the pace is about to temporarily change. Explore the mega-casinos, hotels, gourmet restaurants, shows, and sights and remember, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!!

DAY 14 – LAS VEGAS, NV TO BIG BEAR LAKE, CA – 224 MILES

We take a little R66 excursion up into the amazing San Bernadino mountains. A last long hard ride through the desert, we are covered in desert dust. Our bikes are covered in road grime. They and we look and feel like we really did something. We’re nearing the end of our journey. Then a climb up into the twisty mountains brings us to an awaiting pool in the cool alpine town of Big Bear Lake.

DAY 15 – BIG BEAR LAKE TO SANTA MONICA PIER! – 113 MILES

It is not over yet! We ride the Rim of The World. An incredible ride on the top of a mountain range, with the clouds below. One of our most amazing rides. Then we drop into LA, freeways, civilization. We make it through all the way to the end of Route 66. We arrive at the famous Santa Monica Pier and invite you to keep the Ride Free tradition alive of ending the tour by planting our feet into the cold Pacific Ocean! We turn the bikes in at the end of the day and celebrate completing one of the world’s greatest road trips with a Farewell Dinner tonight!

DAY 16 – LOS ANGELES DEPARTURE

We say our goodbyes and plan for our next adventure. There is so much more to see in the USA in the future. A shuttle will take you to the LAX.

Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: None
Activities: Transfers to airport / Onward travel

16 Days & 15 Nights for $5,349
Prices are subject to change depending on availability.

First Come, First Serve!
To book for tour, please send an email to info@genevievewine.com

Guided Travel Tour to Costa Rica

2017 Departure Dates
November 5, 26
December 3

Tour Highlights Include: Tortuguero National Park, Tenorio Volcano, and Manuel Antonio National Park.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: San Jose, Costa Rica – Tour Begins 
 

Journey to Costa Rica and discover the fascinating tropical ecosystems of Tortuguero National Park, Sarapiquí Rainforest, and Manuel Antonio National Park. Embark on many exclusive explorations of the country’s natural gems. Take time for independent personal discovery.

Day 2: San Jose – Tortuguero National Park
 

Begin the day surrounded by dormant volcanos and crater lakes as you journey through Braulio Carrillo National Park en route to the Caribbean lowlands. Along the way, take in the mountain vistas and Caribbean-style villages. Later, discover the natural wonders of the rainforest of Tortuguero National Park as you cruise the rivers and canals with your guide. Enjoy a two-night stay at your eco-lodge surrounded by the beauty of a tropical forest and an array of wildlife. Learn more about your surroundings with a visit to the world’s first Green Turtle Research Station. Discover how to protect the turtle’s nesting habitat and eggs. Join your fellow travelers this evening for a welcome reception followed by dinner.
(Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included)

Day 3: Tortuguero National Park
 

Set out on an early morning bird-watching excursion* that explores the variety of local species and migratory birds that flock to this area. Find yourself surrounded by wildlife as you embark on a cruise through the park – keep an eye out for howler monkeys, sloths, toucans, and caimans, as well as exotic flora. Tortuguero National Park, a study in rainforest, freshwater and marine biology, protects over 350 species of birds and mammals. Savor time to explore and seek out green macaws; 57 species of amphibians; 111 species of reptiles; and 60 mammal species, including 13 of Costa Rica’s endangered animals including jaguars, tapirs, ocelots, cougars, river otters, and manatees.
(Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included)

Day 4: Tortuguero National Park – Sarapiquí – Tenorio Volcano
 

Embark on a leisurely boat ride to the mainland as you travel to the fascinating Sarapiquí region. Make a stop at a cacao plantation and discover the history and continuing importance of cacao to Central America’s economy. Observe the process of producing chocolate from the cacao bean and sample the delicious finished product. Continue to your hotel at the foot of the Tenorio Volcano.
(Breakfast included)

Day 5: Tenorio Volcano – River Rafting – Tenorio Volcano
 

This morning; take an exhilarating river-rafting adventure on the Tenorio and Corobici rivers where you’ll experience breathtaking views. Later, meet some Tico artisans as you discover the world of the craft-brewing culture in Costa Rica on the shores of Lake Arenal.
(Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 6: Tenorio Volcano – Maleku Indigenous Village – Tenorio Volcano
 

This morning, set out on a cultural adventure in a Maleku indigenous village. Interact with one of the last indigenous tribes of this region and learn about how they live. Sit down for lunch with them before heading back to your resort. This afternoon, enjoy some free time or perhaps take an optional hike out to the spectacular light blue waters of the Rio Celeste waterfalls.
(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 7: Tenorio Volcano – Manuel Antonio National Park
 

Travel the beautiful chequered landscape of Costa Rica to the Pacific Coast, arriving at the world-famous Manuel Antonio National Park. After soaking up the sweeping views and a stop at a seaside village, experience the spice of life at the Villa Vanilla organic spice farm. Learn about biodynamic vanilla production and other spices. Then, indulge in some of the freshest sweets you can imagine. Later, take in the sunset from your hotel overlooking Manuel Antonio National Park and the Pacific Ocean.
(Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 8: Manuel Antonio National Park
 

Travel just minutes down the road to explore spectacular Manuel Antonio National Park, known for its pristine beaches and primary forest. Spend the morning leisurely walking the forest trails in search of native inhabitants like the three-toed sloth, agoutis, squirrel monkeys and iguanas. Take a swim in the inviting blue waters of its beaches. Relax for the remainder of the day by the pool and absorb the natural beauty of your surroundings. If you’re looking for an adventure, perhaps you’ll choose an optional zip-line tour in the afternoon or an optional nighttime nature reserve walk.
(Breakfast included)

Day 9: Manuel Antonio National Park – Villa Blanca Cloud Forest – San Ramon
 

Say goodbye to the coast and travel north to the Villa Blanca Cloud Forest, originally owned by the former president of Costa Rica, Rodrigo Carazo Odio. Make a stop at the El Toledo Organic Coffee Plantation en route to discovering the natural growing methods used to make some of the best coffee in the world. Continue to the city of San Ramon – referred to as “The City of Presidents & Poets” – for a tour. Then, settle into your hotel overlooking the cloud forest and enjoy the amazing view from your individual casitas.
(Breakfast included)

Day 10: Villa Blanca Cloud Forest
 

Wake up to a cool breeze and spectacular views. Prepare to try your hand at organic farming. Local guides will take you on an immersive nature reserve tour: explore sustainable agriculture, farming techniques, and greenhouse cultivation. Get a taste of what they grow during a lunch created with ingredients grown on the farm. The afternoon is yours to relax and take in a natural beauty that surrounds you. Tonight, partake in a tree adoption ceremony followed by an incredible farewell dinner where we’ll toast the natural richness that is Costa Rica.
(Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included)

Day 11: Villa Blanca Cloud Forest – Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close today.
(Breakfast included)

11 Days & 10 Nights for $2,349
To book this tour, please send an email to Genevieve Wine at:
info@genevievewine.com

First Come, First Serve Basis
Spots are limited, so book yours before we run out!!
Booking Deadline: October 21, 2017