The Journey to Brick & Mortar: Part Three - Grand Opening Recap

Thousands of students have benefitted from a San Francisco Wine School education in satellite locations since the school's founding in 2011, though it wasn't until early Spring 2015 that Master Sommelier David Glancy and Chief Operating Officer Kristin Campbell found the perfect brick and mortar home for what would become our Wine Education & Events Center in downtown South San Francisco.

While it was clear that the unique bones of the space were exactly right, there was a ton of work to be done to conceive and execute the construction of the space into what it is today.

Take a look at our journey as we created the perfect center for the largest wine school in the country, home to a diverse array of classes, public and private events, tastings, dinners and more!

By Alex Pace | | brick and mortar |
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San Francisco Wine School strives to open up the world of wine to serious students and enthusiasts everywhere while helping people of all levels break into the wine industry, advance their career, or simply pursue their passions. Founded by Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator David Glancy, San Francisco Wine School is the largest wine school in the U.S., offering the most thoughtful approach to wine study. Their inspired educational programs and workshops are taught in their state of the art wine education & events center and their cutting edge virtual classroom by industry-leading instructors from all major educational disciplines. San Francisco Wine School’s curriculum features the best content in the business: expert course materials, carefully conceived wine flights, and in-depth blind tasting exercises designed to engage students, illuminate course content and enhance learning. Their brand new sunlight-filled wine education & events center is conveniently located just 5 minutes from San Francisco International Airport and boasts 16-ft high coved ceilings, eight 12-ft tall arched windows, and gorgeous 180 degree views of the San Bruno Mountains, South San Francisco City Hall and the San Francisco Bay, making it the perfect place to enjoy classes, industry seminars and tastings and host a wide variety of private events—from serious educational programs for wine/hospitality industry staff to team-building and other fun, social, private events for wine enthusiasts.

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