Popup Wine Tasting with 8 SF Wineries
SOMA, San Francisco
Banquet (20+ Guests)
mediterranean, french, californian
Join 8 cutting-edge San Francisco wineries for the afternoon and taste exclusive small-production wines with the winemakers in a walk-around wine tasting. This event is a walk-around wine tasting and will feature Prima Materia, Harrington Wines, Tessier Winery, Sandler Wine Co/August West, Betwixt Wines, Cellars 33, Kendric Vineyards and Flywheel Wines. All wines will be poured by the winemakers. From Aglianico, Chardonnay and Grenache to Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo and Zinfandel, this will be a tasting to remember. Cheese expert and author of "It's Not You, It's Brie" Kirstin Jackson will also be providing special cheese plates that are included in the ticket price. This tasting will take place from 2-6pm.
One of San Francisco's original winemakers, Bryan Harrington is not only a Pinot Noir specialist but also a leader in producing wines from unique grapes such as Trosseau, Mission, and Vermentino. He also crafts elegant sulphur-free wines that will be available to taste.
Prima Materia Wines
Pietro Buttitta is a professional chef and winemaker who has evolved into one of California's leading Italian grape specialists. He has planted grapes and crafted wines from rarities such as Aglianico, Sangiovese, Refosco, Negroamaro, and many others that explicitly combine Old-World characteristics with a deep dive into what makes California so special.
Sandler Wine Co.
Ed Kurtzman started out in the cellar at Bernardus, under the tutelage of Don Blackburn and Kirby Anderson. Next, he spent three harvests as assistant winemaker to Michael Michaud at Chalone before taking the reins as head winemaker for Testarossa Winery in Los Gatos. At Testarossa Ed's deft touch with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay started to gain widespread attention. Before long, he found himself in demand as a consulting winemaker, taking on clients including Fort Ross, Freeman, Roar and Mansfield-Dunne while becoming a partner in August West. In 2003, Ed launched his own label, the Sandler Wine Company, devoted to small bottlings of Pinot Noir, Syrah, Zinfandel and Grenache, from his favorite vineyard and grower sources.
Tessier Winery – The multi-talented Kristie Tacey thrives where craft and science meet. Her impressive track record with Pinot Noir from several appellations now also includes Grenache and Russian River Cab Franc.
Cellars 33 is a California winery based in San Francisco with deep Baltimore roots. The name, Cellars 33, harkens back to the glory days of the "Outdoor Insane Asylum" on 33rd Street in Baltimore. An East Coast legend, John Fones will pouring his legendary Grenache Blanc, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel among other favorites.
Scott Shapley's Flywheel Wines specializes in hand-crafting small-lot wines in the heart of San Francisco from fruit grown in Monterey County. With vineyard sources are located near the Pinnacles – a beautiful, majestic landscape that we showcase through a range of varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Grenache, and Mourvèdre. Flywheel blends the characteristic fruit and minerality of the Chalone region with the free spirit of San Francisco, bringing the splendor of Monterey County and the vibrancy of the City to your glass.
Betwixt Wines – An Englishman now devoted to Northern California wine, Tim Telli’s Betwixt is dedicated to low intervention winemaking that creates authentic wines that are defined by nature, not humans. By leaving behind preconceptions about what great wines are, we free ourselves to create wines that are truly expressive of time and place.
Stewart Johnson has single handedly put Marin County grape growing on the map. His elegant Pinot Noir made from grapes he planted just a few miles north of San Francisco is legendary, as is his Shenandoah Sangiovese. Both show his great work in the vineyard and his experience in the winery working with delicate grapes.
Bay Area cheese expert Kirstin Jackson will be creating special wine-friendly cheese plates for the event and will be on hand to discuss her pairings. Kirstin is the author of "It's Not You, It's Brie: A Guide to Unwrapping American Cheese Culture," and has written about cheese and wine for publications like the LA Times, NPR, and Kinfolk.
Popup Wine Tasting with 8 SF Wineries
(Exact Address will be shared upon purchase.)