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San Francisco Wine Tastings & Events

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June 20
The first annual Silicon Valley Wine Auction, hosted by the Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association, will take place at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. The combined silent and live auction event will begin with a Grand Wine and Food Tasting at 2 p.m., showcasing more than 50 vintners from the Santa Cruz Mountains, followed by a Wine Pairing dinner and live auction at 5:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Silicon Valley Education Foundation. Tickets are $150 per person for the Grand Tasting only, $550 for the Wine Pairing dinner (includes tasting event). For more detail or to purchase tickets visit
July 18-19
Come out for a weekend of fine food, live music, arts and fun at this mid-summer festival presented by Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce. The 29th Annual Connoisseurs' Marketplace runs both days from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., so guests can fully enjoy chef demonstrations, delectable cuisines, premium wines and microbrews. Provided entertainment includes live jazz and swing music, fine art and contemporary crafts by 200 of the West Coast's artists and a children's play area. The festivities will be held on Santa Cruz Avenue between El Camino Real and Johnson Street. Admission is free! For more information, call 650-325-2818 or visit the event page for Connoisseurs' Marketplace.
August 20-23
Eat Drink SF will take over the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason in San Francisco, bringing together some of the Bay Area's biggest industry names. Four days of tastings will showcase more than 30 restaurants each, along with breweries, wineries, bars and local spirits. Cooking demos and small class opportunities will round out the experience. Visit for all information and tickets.

Il Cane Rosso in the Ferry Building offers hearty, three-course suppers every night from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. for $30 per person ($12.50 per child age 10 or under). Rustic, seasonal starters, mains and desserts made predominantly from pedigreed local ingredients are served family-style at communal tables. Affordable carafes of wine, bottled beers, naturally fermented sodas and other specialty beverages are also featured. Il Cane Rosso, San Francisco Ferry Building, One Ferry Building #41, San Francisco, CA 94111, 415-391-7599.
RN74 from Michael Mina and Rajat Parr has introduced a very happy, happy hour special. Glasses of featured red and white wine (rotating selections), select well drinks and bar snacks will all cost only $5 each. RN74's happy hour runs Mon.-Fri. from 3 p.m.-6 p.m., and again from 10 p.m. until close. RN74, Millennium Tower, 301 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94105, 415-543-7474.
Urban Tavern is offering no corkage fees all day every Monday. There is no limit to the number of bottles that guests may bring to the restaurant. (Five hours of free parking are available for diners.) Urban Tavern, Hilton San Francisco, 333 O'Farrell St., San Francisco, CA 94102, 415-923-4400.
Waterfront restaurant Chaya Brasserie offers half-price bottles of wine on Sundays evenings. Wines are local and international and the half-price discount applies across the list, representing significant value. Chaya Brasserie, 132 Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105, 415-777-8688.

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For additional information on wine events, please contact:

Plumpjack Wines
3201 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94123

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