I am not sure where Vino Moda is heading over the long haul, but while they are focused on a wine event to help save Angel Island, they have my attention. If you have never been to Angel Island in San Francisco Bay, and there is any danger of it being closed to visitors, I recommend getting there quickly and this May 1 Save Angel Island Wine Festival is an added and timely excuse.
I first visited Angel Island as a youthful 1970’s dream chaser, living in New York City and infiltrating the San Francisco rock-n-roll music scene as many times as I could muster up the airfare for a World Airways or Peoples Express plane ticket. On a blue bird Northern California day, hiking the Island to its peak not only offers a 360 degree view of the city, Sausalito, and the Golden Gate Bridge, but also provides a spiritual gulp of the magical currents that for centuries have lured wide eyed explorers Westward in search of all types of reward. Focusing nearby, not outward, the Island gifts its visitors with aromas, flora, wildlife, and a welcoming aura that stings even the most close minded trekker.
Vino Moda is connecting wine and fashion on a new social network platform. Hmmm. Here is what they say about themselves:
Vino Moda is a new premiere social networking and events in the wine & fashion industry. It is the mission of Vino Moda to allow our members to create fashion websites, wine websites and personal blogs for free.
It looks like there will be some decent wine to drink, but the music and the whole scene appeal to me just as much. Below are the wineries that will be in attendance. If there is any way for you to make this event, or like me, find an alternate way to support Angel Island as a continuing visitor destination, I strongly encourage it.