Coming Attractions: In Wine!

Wow!  what a busy spring.  The weather has finally started to be sunny and warmer, and it’s great to celebrate with some lovely wine events.

This weekend marks barrel Tasting weekend number 2, and I have a great group of wine bloggers coming to visit from parts east, as well as locals.  In addition to the annual Barrel tasting trek to Sonoma, here are some other coming attractions in wine:

  • Check out the new coop tasting room off of Ghiradelli Square.  Winery Collective is offering some of my favorite wines like Twisted Oak, Sol Rouge, and other small production wines.
  • The 19th Annual Savor Sonoma Valley – March 21-22 20 wineries from the Valley will be pouring wines from barrel and bottle.  Tickets for the weekend are $55, and $40 for Saturday only.
  • Wine 2.0 Expo – April 2nd.  Join us for Wine 2.0 Expo San Francisco at Crushpad, where wine and the web meet.  Tickets are $45 for the public but if you are a wine blogger you can email your RSVP with contact info to
  • Donkey & Goat Big Ass Open House – March 28 .  Come on over to the East Bay when the Ass opens his house and shares 5 new wines as well as old favorites.  Be green!  BYOB is $15, otherwise it’s $20 and you get to keep a fancy Riedel glass.  1-5pm
  • Pinot Noir Shootout – April 5th  This year’s Pinot Noir Shoot out showcases over 100 wines.  Drive across the bridge or take the ferry to the Marin JCC and taste along!  Tickets are $100, but there are several discount offers out there.  Volunteers are also sought.
  • Santa Cruz Passport – April 18  This is one of the few days a year where almost ALL of the Santa Cruz Mountain Wineries are open for you to taste. As a Passport holder, we welcome you to explore this unique viticultural region and become acquainted with the incredible diversity of the wines and winemakers therein. Passports are $40, but I’ve had my collection of them for over 5 years and still haven’t filled the books with all the winery stamps.  Enjoy!

That about rounds out March and April, but there are many exicting things on the horizon for May including Uncorked at Ghiradelli Square!


2 Responses to “Coming Attractions: In Wine!”

  1. Sonadora Says:

    Wait just a second! Aren’t you hanging out with me on April 18?


  2. WineBratSF Says:

    Editor’s Note:

    YES Sonadora! I am I am! Just pimpin’ the local wine events!

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