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Posts Tagged ‘Wedding Wines’

It's about Wine O'Clock...

Rain, sun, clouds, lather, rinse, repeat…The weather today, like yesterday, was classic Bay Area schizophrenia: a little bit Book of Revelations, and altogether mercurial. In consideration of the fact that you won’t be able to to bank on one particular weather pattern for more than 30 minutes today (it’s even too windy to surf!) I suggest you head over to SF Vintners Market at Fort Mason: the see and be seen community party/wine tasting/buy it-try it summit.

Yesterday’s event was epic, with spectacular wines from all over the Bay Area and wine country. Cameron Hughes was representing a great group of reds and one lovely Chardonnay.

My good buddies from Somerston Winery were in the house with their High Flyer and Priest Ranch picks, always good….

The Swanson Vineyard ladies, (stand out glamazon, Heidi Godoff) are always impossibly chic with delicious wine (and chocolates to boot). My favorite wines of the day were: high priestess of the vine, Heidi Barrett’s 2007 La Sirena Cabernet Sauvignon, and Knights Bridge Winery West Block Chardonnay: complex, and memorable (nothing tasted as good after I tried it – and they even let me try it 2 more times!) Great chatting with Knights Bridge Managing Director Timothy F. Carl, PhD, (I’m just going to call him ‘Dr. Bacchus’) – and will find some kind of excuse to get up to St. Helena to see my Somerston Winery friends, and new friends from Knights Bridge Winery for a proper vineyard visit….

SF Vintners was rockin and rolling yesterday, and although I spent a significant amount of time in the Reserve Area, there were dozens of great winemakers in the football-field-sized Fort Mason hall. It’s a fun event, and one to be shared with good friends, with new ones  at every corner. The wine deals and wine club memberships were staggering, and if you were ever to get a crash course in:

1. Your dream wine cellar
2. Your model  wedding wine list
3. Under the radar wine offerings and small batch vineyards you might never know about…

…this is a must attend event. Part of the reason I love living in the SF Bay Area is because of the sense of community and creativity that these people bring to the table. Cornelius Geary and Jeff Playter are stand outs: curators and thought leaders in the wine/lifestyle world, creators and aggregators of the Wine 2.0 movement, and SF Vintners Market, and super heroes for small and large vineyards, bringing them to a wildly appreciative audience.

Thank you to all the vineyards, and founders of SF Vintners Market, and those of you who haven’t been, don’t wait til Spring, get yourself over there and let them bring the tasting room to you!

Photography:  Cornelius Geary


Hello Bay Area (and beyond) Bon Vivants! My buddy Cornelius Geary (another CG) has generously offered our readers free tickets to SF Vintners Market Nov. 20-21.  We are giving away 3 general admission tickets for Saturday, Nov. 20th this week, and 3 general admission tickets for Sunday, Nov. 21st next week, so pay attention! If you don’t make the cut on that deal, here’s another one: 10% off general admission. We all went to the previous one and it was a blast! Hobnobbing with wine makers and Bay Area Bon Vivants isn’t the worst way to spend a weekend! For couples headed to wed, there’s no better place to swill, chill and distill what kind of wine list you may be wanting to build for W-day, the vineyards and winemakers come to you! This is a not to be missed San Francisco treat (and a a whole lot tastier!). Read on to the end and see details below on how to win!

San Francisco Vintners Market – Harvest in the City!
San Francisco Vintners Market is back with a fall showcase of top notch wineries selling their wines direct to you. If you’re tired of going to wine tasting events, discovering great new wines and then never being able to find them again, San Francisco Vintners Market is for you. Similar to farmers markets, our event allows consumers to sample the wines on display and buy them on the spot. San Francisco Vintners Market is the first of its kind wine tasting and buying experience where wine enthusiasts can try and buy wines from over 200 wineries. The fall San Francisco Vintners Market at Fort Mason Center is November 20th and 21st. For our fall event Harvest in the City, many wineries will be brining barrel samples for you to try too.

San Francisco Vintners Market will again feature top local wineries and boutique producers from Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Russian River Valley and other regional wineries plus imported wines from around the world. San Francisco Vintners Market features wine at all price points and styles including new releases, library collections and end-of-vintage selections-all available for immediate purchase. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to try and buy great wines at San Francisco Vintners Market. Be there!

What: San Francisco Vintners Market
When: November 20th & 21st
Where: Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA


General Admission: $40/$50 day of event (Includes all wines except Reserve Room)
Reserve Admission: $80/$90 day of event (Includes Reserve Room access to wines priced at $50 per bottle or higher)
Times: Trade tasting 11am – 1pm Saturday & Sunday (retail wine buyers and media only)
Consumer access: 1pm – 5pm Saturday & Sunday

Deals and Steals:

The First 3 Readers that email me at this week, GET IN FREE for Sat. Nov. 20th.

The Second 3 Readers that email me at next week GET IN FREE for Sun. Nov. 21th (watch for next weeks post!)

NOTE: Please put ‘ANTI-BRIDE SF VINTNERS’ in the title of the email!

Ticket Discount: 10% off for our readers! Click here for discount.

21 and Older Only!

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