The busy tasting scene at Rhone Rangers; photo courtesy of Rhone Rangers.
Catch some great American-produced Rhône wines in March when the Rhone Rangers come riding into town with their annual celebration of American producers of the French varietals. They’ll be here Friday March 22nd and Saturday March 23rd, with a full lineup of wino events for you. Weekend passes to all events cost $275 per person, or tickets can be purchased individually. For details on individual pricing and to buy tickets, check out the ticketing website. All events will take place at the General’s Residence in Fort Mason.
First, on Friday night from 6pm-9pm, catch a winemaker dinner featuring 15 different winemakers with food prepared by Sonoma’s the girl & the fig. Each of the winemakers will provide pairings for one table of diners, plus there will be lots of exciting silent auction items.
On Saturday there will be some seminars that are available only to weekend pass holders and Saturday pass holders, and include early entry to the grand tasting event. Then on Saturday afternoon, from 3pm-6pm, check out the Grand Tasting and Silent Auction. There will be tastings from more than 100 producers (check out the full list here), plus silent auction items. Tickets to the tasting are $50 in advance or $55 at the door, and entry is included with purchase of a weekend or Saturday pass.