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Get ready to enjoy a wonderful afternoon! "Bay Area Wonders Experience Day: Food, Wine and Music Moon Festival" is a Mid-Autumn extravenganza filled with rich culture, delicious food, selected fine wines, fantastic music, and various other vibrant activities. Surrounded by the lush, tranquil valley and within the elegant, classical century-old winery, wine experts will teach you how to perfectly pair Eastern festive foods with Western wines. A mooncake expert will offer freshly made local delicacies. Additionally, you can join a historical mansion tour led by the vineyard owner, browse creative and practical goods at vendor booths, enjoy tasty treats from food trucks, and experience a thrilling live concert by the local band Ideaband along with other renowned singers. This unmissable event is hosted by KTSF "Bay Area Wonders" hostess Jiayu Jeng, making it one of the most unique, celebratory, and innovative events in the San Francisco Bay Area this year.



1 pm to 3 pm

"Eastern Food with Western Wine Pairing"
Special Activity

Asian cuisine, particularly Chinese food, is known for its rich and complex flavors, often stealing the spotlight. The Bay Area's unique climate in Northern California produces exquisite wines with intricate flavor profiles. We have specially selected premium wines from Elliston Vineyards to pair with various Asian snacks, helping you explore the perfect fusion of Eastern cuisine and Western wine. During the event, wine experts will share insights on creating flawless pairings, allowing you to enjoy the harmony of combining different culinary traditions. Whether you are a food enthusiast or a wine connoisseur, this event promises a fresh taste experience, revealing the secrets of pairing Asian flavors with Western wines.


1:15pm and 2:15pm

Mansion Tour
Personally Lead by Winery Owner

Founded in 1890 by former San Francisco Police Chief Henry Hiram Ellis, Elliston Vineyards is a historic winery located in Sunol, California. The estate's mansion features 17 rooms, built with 32-inch-thick blue sandstone walls and elegant stone arches, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The current owner of Elliston Vineyards is Chinese entrepreneur Kenny Zhao. The mansion not only preserves rich historical artifacts but also displays Kenny's personal antique collection. We have arranged a special guided tour of the historic mansion led by Kenny himself. With only two time slots and limited spots, don't miss this rare opportunity.

1:45pm and 2:45pm

Outdoor Garden Tour

Explore the lush landscapes surrounding the classical mansion, meticulously maintained plants, vibrant gardens, flourishing vineyards, antique statues with rich histories, and the ostrich enclosure. Our vineyard manager will share the estate's rich history, unique garden designs, intriguing stories behind the collections, and the vineyard team's vision. This tour offers a rare opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of the vineyard, immersing you in its natural beauty and historical charm. There are only two tour sessions available, with limited spots.


1:40 pm


“Pairing of Wine with Mooncakes”
Special Activity

Moon cakes are a must during the Mid-Autumn Festival, but who says moon cakes can only be paired with hot tea? Mooncakes with tea are no longer trendy. Try paring wine with mooncakes! You will taste our high-quality wines selected from Elliston Vineyards, combined with the traditional mooncakes, allowing your taste buds to feel the novelty and pleasure of the intersection of Eastern and Western cultures. This event will bring you an unforgettable immersive experience. Wine experts and mooncake merchants will provide explanations and demonstrations to show you the art of pairing wine with mooncakes.

3:30 pm to 5:30pm


ideaband is an acclaimed Chinese-American band known for their energetic performances and singing of Chinese and Western rock music from the 1970s to the present. The name of the band pays tribute to the legendary "Idea House" bar in Taiwan in the 1970s and 1980s, which was once a mecca for local musicians. ideaband has performed at numerous events including weddings, proms, fundraisers, corporate and private parties, and festivals sponsored by various cities. The band also performed a special tour in Taipei and sold out every venue.

The members of ideaband are professionals in various fields:

Jessica Shum (Vocals)

Gino Yu (Vocals)

Jason Kei (Vocals)

Bass Chorng (Keyboard)

Jesse Ku (Guitar)

Glen Young (Bass)

Herbert Chiu (Drums)

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Mooncake Tutorial by Renown Chefs

Chinese Cuisine Ambassador Martin Yan and the owner of the time-honored AA Bakery, Chen Yongxing, will demonstrate how to make mooncakes. You will have the opportunity to take home your own mooncakes.


2:30 pm


3 pm to 3:30 pm

Li Zongxian

Lead singer known for his charming voice that has ignited the hearts of countless fans

Music composer Li Zongxian is the founder of Stage One Music Center. He has served as a student mentor for the North China Division of "The Voice of China" and the chief judge of the San Francisco Division. He not only has extraordinary talent in music creation, but also shows extremely high expressiveness and appeal on stage. Li Zongxian's music works combine a variety of styles, including dynamic rock and soulful ballads, which deeply touched the hearts of every listener.

1 pm to 5 pm

Unique Merchant Stalls and Food Trucks

Merchant Stalls

We have invited many high-quality merchants to showcase their quality products and services. During the event, you can taste a variety of delicacies and sample your favorite products. Whether you are savoring the delicious food or selecting the goods, you will have a fulfilling and enjoyable day.

Food Trucks

Hungry? We have food trucks on site offering you a variety of great food options. Each delicacy is carefully selected to perfectly complement the wine you are tasting. Indulge in the perfect combination of wine and food for an unforgettable time.


Limited Early Bird Discount Tickets Available


Event Information:




September 7, 2024 Saturday

1 pm – 6 pm

Elliston Vineyards is located in Sunol, a tranquil valley in Alameda County. Conveniently located from any city within Bay Area, reachable by a short drive, it is a refreshing haven away from the hustle and bustle of the city. During this festival, surrounded by beautiful vineyards and picturesque historical manors, it will be an intoxicating feast of food, wine and music.

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