Here are some of the hottest summer wine events taking place around the San Francisco Bay area:
June 7, 7-11pm, June 8, 1-5pm, San Francisco
250 wines from around the world, wine seminars, food and more at the Concourse Exhibition Hall in SoMa. $60. http://secondglass.com/wineriot
June 8, 11 – 4pm, Plymouth
California’s only Barbera wine tasting event, with over 80 wineries including the Sierra Foothills, Paso Robles, Sonoma County, Napa Valley, Lake County, the Santa Cruz Mountains, Ventura County, Lodi, and the Bay Area. Live music, artisan crafts, and food from top restaurants and caterers. $40. 21365 Shenandoah School Rd. Plymouth, 95669. www.barberafestival.com
Russian River Valley Passport to Pinot
June 8-9, 11-4pm, 30 Russian River Valley Wineries
Pick up your glass and passport at the winery of your choice, then make the rounds. $65 for the weekend 877-650-3717, http://rrvw.org/passport-to-pinot
Catalan Wine Tasting for Wine Professionals
June 11, 3-7pm, San Francisco
Catalan Wines USA invites wine professionals to meet producers and taste new releases from Priorat, Penedes, Montsant, Emporda and more. The Bentley Reserve, 301 Battery Street, SF, CA 94111. RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org and mention my name.
German and Austrian Tasting for Wine Professionals
June 24, 11.30 – 3pm, San Francisco
Taste the 2012 vintage with Terry Theise’s producers. Hawthorne Room, Golden Gate Club. 135 Fisher Loop, San Francisco Presidio. RSVP by June 21 to one of these: email@example.com, Hiram Simon, (510) 848 6879
June 30, 12-2pm Trade, 2-5pm Public, San Francisco
Pinot Days is the largest wine festival dedicated to Pinot Noir, and features over 150 Pinot Noir producers from California, Oregon, New Zealand, and Burgundy. Festival Pavillion, Fort Mason. $60 for Public. Trade must register by June 20th, www.pinotdays.com.
Taste Our Terroir
July 18-21, Public, Livermore Valley
4 days of over 20 events, including: culinary demonstrations, wine tastings, vineyard tours and food and wine pairing , www.lvwine.org.
cigarBQ at Soda Rock Winery
July 20, 4-8pm, Healdsburg
CBQ is a fundraising event in Sonoma County wine country sponsored by Davidoff of Geneva. 10 cigar brands will be on-site along with over 30 of Sonoma County’s best wineries, beer, food, music, and friends. $150, http://cbqwinecountry.org/tickets/.
Wente Vineyards Homegrown Music Series
July 13, August 3, 5-9pm, Livermore
Karl Wente will perform alongside his band, The Front Porch, who will be accompanied by former American Idol contestant, Wolf Hamlin. Tickets are on sale now at ticketmaster.com: $15 in advance/ $20 at door. Club Wente Members $10 in advance/$15 at the door.Wente Vineyards Estate Winery & Tasting Room, 5565 Tesla Road, Livermore, CA 94550. http://www.thefrontporch.tv/ or http://www.wentevineyards.com/news/event_list.
Vinho Verde Tasting for Wine Professionals
September 18, 3-4:30pm, San Francisco Wine School
Join Master Sommelier Catherine Fallis for an intimate presentation and tasting of Portugal’s most famous white wine, Vinho Verde. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Limited seating available.
Which of these or other wine events have been your favorites over the years?
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