San Francisco Wine Tastings & Events
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June 4-September 3
For a luxe twist on the summer movie tradition, visit the Top of the Mark at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco on Tuesday nights. The famous Nob Hill spot (with breathtaking views) will feature a different movie classic every week, from June 4 through September 3, including "Meet Me in St. Louis," "Bullitt," "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and even "Jaws." Each film viewing is preceded by a wine tasting beginning at 5:30 p.m. For a complete list of participating wineries and featured movies, visit www.topofthemark.com. Top of the Mark, InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel, 1 Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94108, 415-616-6916.
Take part in the Monterey Winery Walk, Rock & Run on June 29. Wellness and wine for a great cause! This incredible five-mile journey among Paraiso Vineyard's stunning vines and breathtaking views supports the Bill Petrovic Memorial Scholarship Fund; proceeds support scholarships for agriculture employees' children. Cross the finish line and join the fun-filled post-party including live music, fantastic food and plenty of Monterey County wines (and even some beer) as you mingle with industry insiders and celebrate your victory. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with a start time of 10 a.m. Post-party activities begin as soon as you finish and conclude at 3 p.m. Cost: $100 per walker registration, $30 per spectator ticket. For more information, visit http://montereywines.org/annual-events/event/monterey-winery-walk-rock-run/
Nojo restaurant will host prix-fixe beer dinners on Monday nights throughout the month of June, featuring brewers and "gypsy brewers" who brew specialty batches out of other breweries. Dinners will emphasize locality and sustainability, and showcase up to five beers from each brewer (or five gypsy brews) paired with five courses of chef Greg Dunmore's Japanese cuisine. Dinners are $85 per person ($60 without pairings). No regular menu will be offered on those nights. Visit www.seatme.com/nojo to secure a spot. Nojo, 231 Franklin St., San Francisco, CA 94102, 415-896-4587.
Livermore Valley’s premier food and wine affair, Taste Our Terroir, spans four delectable days. On Thursday night, the annual quest for food and wine pairing excellence has 20 winemakers partnering with Bay Area chefs to compete for honors. Taste pairings and cast your vote for the coveted People’s Choice award! Friday through Sunday wineries across the region host cooking classes, barrel seminars, vineyard tours and more. Saturday night, guests join winemakers for a varietal dinner in an elegant wine country setting. For details, visit www.lvwine.org
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is hosting a Wine Blending Class Epicurean Weekend, July 26-28. The highlight for this weekend will be a Wine Blending experience, where chemistry is used to create a unique bottle of wine perfect for one’s pallet. The weekend blends: A Taste of the Weekend Reception on Friday; the creation of a personal crafted wine on Saturday, plus an ‘In the Kitchen Dinner’ hosted by executive chef Xavier Salomon; and Navio’s exceptional Sunday Brunch overlooking the bluffs and waves of the Pacific Ocean. Accommodations include a Coastal View Club Level room with elite access to The Club Level Lounge (with dedicated concierge and complimentary food and beverage presentations). Package price is $3,243. The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, One Miramontes Point Rd., Half Moon Bay, CA 94019, 650-712-7000.
East Bay Vintners' Alliance will be hosting the 8th annual "Urban Wine eXperience" event on Saturday, July 27 to take place at the Oakland Pavilion. The event, which begins at 1 p.m., features over 18 local wineries, pouring a variety of white, rosés, reds & stickies in a single location. Each winery teams up with a local restaurant or food purveyor to create delightful morsels paired beautifully with their wine portfolio. Enjoy the sunshine and dance to live music while sipping on delightful wines. Tickets are on sale now at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/385762
The 21st Annual Winemakers' Celebration is returning to the Barnyard Shopping Village on August 10 for another phenomenal gathering of more than 30 wineries featuring over 125 Monterey County wines. Meet the winemakers, indulge in delectable fare from Barnyard Village restaurants, enjoy live music by Owen Plant, bid in the silent auction for one-of-a-kind items and most importantly - discover, taste and purchase your favorite wines at the Try & Buy Marketplace! The event takes place from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Cost: $35 per person advance purchase, $45 per person day of event. For more information, visit http://montereywines.org/annual-events/event/21st-winemakers-celebration/
Book your tickets now for WhiskyFest San Francisco 2013 on September 27, 2013 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis. Early Bird pricing ends on June 30th. Seminars, featuring their own tastings, run throughout the evening. Meet distinguished members of the whisky community, and learn first-hand how their brands are made. In addition, this year's Grand Tasting will feature more than 300 of the world’s finest whiskies. For more information, visit www.whiskyfestblog.com
Enjoy a taste of the Bay Area’s artisan food & wine, and the stories of the locals who grow and craft them! Each tasting event focuses on local food and wine, grown and made entirely within the Bay Delta Bioregion. As you nibble and sip, your host will give a talk on how this local food and drink came to be: from the winemakers to the dairy cows. You will also receive a map to take home, showing the source locations of the food and wine. Tastings are held at mid-day on a weekly basis at a quiet, tucked-away winery in San Francisco (www.bluxomewinery.com). This is a seated tasting and the maximum group size is six guests. Price of $44 per person includes: generous lunch plate & wine flight, educational talk & map and gratuity for wine steward only. For more information, visit www.localtastingsf.com
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.
Also consult our listings of San Francisco/Bay Area Culinary Events
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3201 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94123