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Cars and Cabernet

Cars and Cabernet by Auto Vino: Rare Car Show in San Carlos

March 17 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm

Mark your calendar to join us and fellow car enthusiasts for Cars and Cabernet!

Step into the world of automotive excellence at our monthly “Cars & Cabernet” gathering, and it is more than just an event; it’s a communion of car enthusiasts who share a passion for the power, design, and innovation that defines the automobile industry.

Come join us every 3rd Sunday of the month for Auto Vino’s “Cars and Cabernet” event in San Carlos. You will experience rare and exotic cars accompanied by fine wines and gourmet cuisine. This family-friendly event offers stunning vehicle displays, culinary delights, and the chance to connect with other car enthusiasts. Bring your friends and family and indulge in the culture of exquisite automobiles in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Auto Vino’s “Cars and Cabernet” car event offers more than just a meal; it’s a culinary adventure. You’ll be treated to a gourmet lunch in a unique setting with a 1955 Flxible Bus Diner and an indoor area surrounded by a captivating Car Museum. The event combines fine food and automotive culture, resulting in an unforgettable experience. Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to enjoy a day out with your family while appreciating the beauty of rare and exotic cars in a one-of-a-kind atmosphere.

Admission to this event is free.

Event Highlights

  1. Experience a car enthusiast’s dream with stunning rare and exotic cars from top brands like Ferrari, Porsche, and McLaren. 🏎️
  2. Bring your entire family, including your furry friends, to our supercar culture celebration. Enjoy a fun-filled day in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
  3. Indulge in gourmet delicacies meticulously crafted in a wood-fired oven, ideal for food enthusiasts! 🍴
  4. Enjoy locally produced wines at Auto Vino while admiring automotive masterpieces. 🍷
  5. Come for the Cars, Stay for the Food

Gourmet Food at Auto Vino

Our menu is prepared in a 600-degree oak wood-fired oven, ensuring that each dish will excite your taste buds. You can experience the nostalgic charm of our classic 1955 Flxible Bus Diner. We serve perfectly prepared gourmet dishes served hot in our Wine Garden’s tranquil and subtly elegant surroundings.

Our exquisite lunch offerings include:

  1. Authentic Neapolitan-Style Pizza
  2. Gourmet Burger Sandwich or Salad
  3. Succulent Tri-Tip Steak Sandwich or Salad
  4. Fresh Atlantic Salmon Sandwich or Salad

For those who own rare or exotic sports cars and want to showcase them, we recommend arriving before 11 a.m. to secure the best parking spots.

About Auto Vino’s Cars & Cabernet

Auto Vino hosts “Cars and Cabernet,” a monthly event celebrating exotic cars, racing heritage, and fine Cabernet wine. The event does not promote drinking and driving but focuses on admiring the engineering of vehicles and appreciating wine as a symbol of triumph. Auto Vino encourages responsible enjoyment of wine in a controlled setting and prioritizes safety.

ATTENTION: Rare and Exotic Car Owners!

If you want to display your car in the best spot, it’s recommended to arrive before 10 AM. This is an excellent opportunity for you to showcase your exceptional vehicle and make a lasting impression on other car enthusiasts.

Learn more: https://autovinogroup.com/car-and-cabernet-at-auto-vino.html

Auto Vino began in 2009 with a casual introduction by a legendary Silicon Valley Semiconductor figure at the Ferrari Dealership in Redwood City between Buff Giurlani and Bob Mullen.

The introduction to Bob, a pioneer in the “Boutique Winery” movement in California since the early 1960s, established the ideal business partnership that resulted in the creation of Auto Vino, which translates to “Cars & Wine.”

Buff grew up in San Francisco as part of a family-owned olive oil import business with a passion for fast Italian sports cars and the entrepreneurial spirit of his grandfather Angelo Giurlani who immigrated to San Francisco from Italy in 1895.

Angelo lived in an Italian neighborhood (now The Scenic Marina District) predominantly populated by Italians from Italy’s Tuscany region, to whom Angelo began delivering groceries to the neighborhoods from a horse-drawn wagon.

The following year, when Angelo’s brother Giuseppe moved to San Francisco, the two brothers began importing olive oil from Lucca, Italy, and selling it under the brand name “STAR Olive Oil.”

Buff expanded the family business by making STAR Olive oil a nationwide brand name before the family sold the company in the mid-1970s.

Dick Burns, a co-founder of Auto Vino and a longtime friend of Buff’s, opened the Menlo Park location in 2009. Dick previously worked in the restaurant and food service industries. He and two high school classmates managed and operated 30 Cask ‘n Cleaver restaurants in Southern California from the late 1960s to the early 1980s.

Dick then became a partner and owner of Todd’s Foods, a company that supplies restaurants with soups, sauces, and salad dressings. After the Heinz Company acquired Todd’s in 2001, Dick stayed for three years before deciding to leave because he was considered too entrepreneurial for a public corporation.

Bob Mullen, co-founder of Auto Vino, and founder of Woodside Vineyards, began producing wine from little more than one acre of grapes at the original Winery on Kings Mountain Road in 1960. The winery became bonded or licensed to sell Bob’s creations three years later.

Bob, who grew up in Youngstown, Ohio, never had a glass of wine until he moved to California in the 1950s. He worked for Armstrong World Industries when he was transferred from Chicago to San Francisco to become the Western Regional Manager.

In California, there were 121 wineries (now 4,200) when Bob began his business, and through the years, Woodside Vineyards has developed a good reputation for its fine wines. Our vineyard workers manage, harvest, and produce wine from over 35 vineyards on private estates in Woodside and the surrounding area.

Today, Buff and his eldest son, Phil Giurlani, the Chief Operating Officer, manages the day-to-day operations at Auto Vino, including venue bookings for private and corporate events, Friday lunch service, and weekend wine tastings.

Daisey G., our designated greeter for Friday lunches and Weekend Wine Tastings, is a purebred Yellow Labrador Retriever who exudes love, even to those who are afraid of dogs, adores people, and her tail wags with delight when new visitors arrive. Her charming demeanor will quickly win you over.

Event Source: Auto Vino Official Facebook Page
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March 17
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Auto Vino Car Storage and Events Center
380 Industrial Road
San Carlos, CA 94070 United States
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