SFWS Anniversary Celebration & Scholarship Auction!

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SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, November 9th, 2024 for our 13-Year Anniversary Celebration

Somm Olympics | Global Wine Tasting Bazaar | Silent Online Auction

Our favorite event of the year is will be back fall of 2024!  We invite you to eat & drink well and do good by supporting the Glancy Wine Education Foundation at San Francisco Wine School's 13-Year Anniversary Celebration the evening of Saturday, November 9, 2024, hosted by co-owners, Master Sommelier David Glancy and Kristin Campbell.

~ Read About Our Last Anniversary Event Below ~

On Nov 11, 2023, our Somm Olympic Wine Theory and Service Competitions returned in hybrid format, so guests joined us us in-person and online with a tasting kit.  Our Global Wine Tasting Bazaar with Olympic Food Pairing Competition featuring 50 wines was available to in-person guests only!  view the list   Our silent auction was also back, full of unique wines and experiences you couldn't find anywhere else!  view the auction

    Global Wine Tasting Bazaar - In Person

    Meander with glass in hand visiting a wide array tasting stations with over 50 exquisite global wines and delicious creations from our Resident Chef, Cynthia Bloebaum.  Make sure to stop by our luxurious Caviar & Oyster Bars and two Food Pairing Competition Stations, each hosted by one of the evening's competitors where you'll cast your vote for best pairings!  Then browse our featured silent auction items and make your final bids before the auction closes. 

    Thank you to our tasting station sponsors!

    Broadbent Wine Selections Boisset Collection
    Domaine Dardagny - Premium Swiss Wines Santa Cruz Mountain Wine Grower Association
    African American Vintners Association POC Food & Wine Festival
    Vine Hospitality Group's Left Bank Brasserie & Rollati Ristorante Thatcher's Wine

     Select wines tasted will be available for purchase at the event  

    2023 Somm Olympics & Competitors - In Person and Online

    Our Somm Olympics are all about celebrating the natural born talent and hard earned skills of the best and brightest sommeliers in our community.  This year we're joined by Cara Patricia, Co-Founder of DecantSF and Tonya Pitts, Wine Director of San Francisco's One Market Restaurant and Wine Enthusiast's 2022 Winner of Wine Director of the Year!  The competition will take place throughout the evening and includes our signature events:

      1. Global Wine Theory Jeopardy - vip & online ticket holders only
      2. Blind Tasting Skills Challenge vip & online ticket holders only
      3. Riedel Serpentine Decanter Race - vip & online ticket holders only
      4. Sparkling Wine Relay - vip ticket holders only
      5. Food Pairing Taste Off - vip & tasting bazaar ticket holders only

    Silent Auction - Online (no ticket required)

    Our silent auction is also back and full of unique wines and experiences you won't find anywhere else!  The auction will be available online and open to the public with or without a ticket.  The auction is now open with new items being open every day!  View Auction and Start Bidding!   The auction will close in the final hour of the live event on Nov 11. 

    Charitable Cause

    All event & auction proceeds will benefit the Glancy Wine Education Foundation, providing scholarships to low income and minority students looking to start or advance a career in wine or hospitality. Learn more or apply

    Want to support the cause, but can't attend the event this year?  Donate directly 

    Want to donate auction items, volunteer, or nominate a contestant?  Let us know!  


    Date & Time

    November 1-11 Silent Auction - open to the public

    November 11th Anniversary Celebration - ticket holders only

    3:30pm VIP Ticket Holders arrive in person for Bubbles, Bites & Caviar limited availability

    4:00pm Online Ticket Holders join VIP Ticket holders for the first 3 seated olympic events 

    5:30pm Hybrid event concludes & VIP Ticket holders kickoff early access to the Global Wine Bazaar with the 4th olympic event

    6:00pm Tasting Bazaar Ticket Holders arrive for walking reception with 13 tasting stations featuring 50 global wines and the final olympic food pairing event

    7:30pm Silent Auction Closes

    8:00pm Event Concludes


    In-Person Location

    San Francisco Wine School*
    415 Grand Ave #301
    South San Francisco, CA 94080
    View parking, public transit, dining & hotel information

    Online Access

    We've recently invested in some serious AV technology upgrades to create an integrated Hybrid Room/Zoom experience for all students.  Both "Roomers" and "Zoomers" are able to engage with us and each other during live classes and events.  Recordings are also available afterwards.  Zoomers will receive the link and any handouts needed a few days before the event via email. Check spam and contact help@sfwineschool.com if you have not received it within 1 business day of your class/event.

    If you have a tasting kit, it may be picked up at San Francisco Wine School or delivered across the US.  Wine parameter lists are available for those participating in locations where kits cannot be delivered.   View pickup and delivery options here

    Wine lists and instructions are included in your kit.  



    VIP Full  In-Person Event 3:30-8:00pm - $225   limited availability
    Online 4:00-5:30pm - $125*
    Tasting Bazaar Only  6:00-8:00pm - $125

    *If you'd like to skip the wine for the online event, you can save 40% using promocode: SKIPTHEWINE at checkout

    Trade & Media

    30% Discount for Verified Trade - Email help@sfwineschool.com for code if you're already on the list or Apply Here

    Media Passes Apply Here


    All in person and online attendees receiving tasting kits must be at least 21 years of age