R&B Cellars, Rock Wall Host Fund-Raiser, Ribs Event and ‘Food Truck Frenzy’


Alamedans interested in enjoying the summer and supporting Alameda Meals on Wheels may want to mark Sunday, July 17, on their calendar.

From 1 – 5 p.m. at Rock Wall Wine Company, 2301 Monarch St., Alameda Point, R&B Cellars will be celebrating the memory of Meals on Wheels’ supporter Martha Killebrew with a wine-tasting event. A suggested donation of $20 will be requested at the door.

Swing and jazz music will be played by Three O’Clock Jump, and a silent auction items will take place for fine wines, gift baskets and vacation destinations. Local restaurants will share hors d’oeuvres.

In addition, there will be a kids’ area, including some carnival activities.

R&B Cellars says this is the biggest fund-raiser of the year for Alameda Meals on Wheels.

This coming Saturday, July 9, from 2 to 5 p.m., R&B Cellars will be hosting ZAP’s 1st Annual Rib-O-Rama at Rock Wall. Advance tickets are $45; $55 at the door.

From 5 to 9 p.m. on July 15, Rock Wall Wines will host Food Truck Fenzy, with an array of food trucks serving unique cuisine. Wine will be available for purchase from the wine bar, and there will be live music. RSVP online.

R&B will also participate in the East Bay Food Fight in Jack London Square from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on July 23.

This event features chef battles, culinary demos, 40 top restaurants, VIP judges and a live auction. Only six wineries were invited to pair with this food fight affair, so R&B is delighted to be among them.

Tickets are $25-$40.


Alameda’s Weekend Activities: Good to Go

Coming up next weekend Park Street hosts its annual Art & Wine Festival on Saturday and Sunday (July 24-25) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Apologies for posting the event for an earlier weekend initially.

The 26th-annual affair includes a petting zoo, live music and lots of edibles.

For those lookint for activities this weekend (July 16-18), over on High Street, the High Street Station coffeehouse is hosting live music from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight, July 16. The band is Live from Shannon.

Corn beef and cabbage will be served from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for hungry guests.

Tomorrow, July 17, a soft-rock band will play from 7 to 9 p.m. Spaghetti, barbeque chicken and “Fernside Salad” will be served.

Meals are just $9.95.

This Sunday, July 18, Rock Wall Winery is hosting a fund-raiser for Meals on Wheels out at the Alameda Point venue. The event takes place from 1 to 5 p.m.  High Street Station staff and lots of community members are participating.



Alameda Salutes Education, Tonight

It’s a busy weekend for benefits, Earth Day events and more around the Island.

But if you would like to support Alameda’s public schools and have some fun, head on out to the Alameda Education Foundation’s Salute to Education event this evening at Rock Wall Wine Co., Alameda Point.

According to event organizer and AEF athletic director Vicki Sedlack, there is great agenda for the April 16 affair, which goes from 6 to 9 p.m.

6:00 p.m. Alameda Jazz Band (which recently won gold medals at a national music festival)
6:45 p.m.  Welcome by AEF President Bill Sonneman, introductions, invitation to guests to look at the innovative program presentations, introduction of dignitaries, menton of auction items and more
7:15 p.m.  Alameda Jazz Band
8:00 p.m. Recognition of businesses, sponsors and other dignitaries
9:00 p.m. Good-byes

There should be some inspiring programs to learn about, Sedlack says, and school programs will be featured in an on-going multi-media presentation, as well as on posters posted around the room.  Each school site also has nominated a volunteer or volunteers who will be recognized.

A silent auction and raffle are scheduled, too.

Gourmet hors d’oeuvres are provided by by Bistro Zafari (Angela’s) and wine by Rock Wall, R & B and Blacksmith — all local school supporters.


Rock Wall Throws a Party at Alameda Point

Ken Rosenblum and guests enjoy the second open house at Rock Wall Wine Company on September 26, 2009.

Kent Rosenblum (left) and guests enjoy the second open house at Rock Wall Wine Company on September 26, 2009.

The second Rock Wall Open House on Alameda Point took place September 26, with a big crowd of both wine and guests.

Rock Wall opened a year ago, and already its organizers are planning the next open house — set for December 5.

Kent Rosenblum of Rosenblum Cellars was the mastermind behind the concept of bringing small wine makers to Alameda Point, so they could share production facilities and the like.

The group now has 75 investors and aims to attract about 500 to 600 visitors for its wine-tasting events, which include live music.

With the broad selection of wines being offered and the fun atmosphere at the Point, organizers are pleased with how the project is going and with the community’s support. Cheers!