Sonoma in the City San Francisco: A Week of Great Sonoma Wine Events


Get a taste of Sonoma County without having to hit the road at the ~SONOMA IN THE CITY~ events. On July 12th the Grand Tasting at the Westin St. Francis aims to be the largest tasting of Sonoma County wines outside of Sonoma with over 350 wines, while on Thursday July 14th your very own tablehopper will be at the Forks & Corks event (food trucks and wine pairings!) making restaurant recos and handing out free copies of The Tablehopper’s Guide to Dining and Drinking in San Francisco to the first 200 attendees!

That’s right, on Thursday July 14th from 5:30pm-8:30pm, hit up Forks & Corks at the Fort Mason Firehouse to score five dishes from five SF food trucks—An the Go, Brass Knuckle, El Porteño Empanadas, JapaCurry, and The Crème Brûlée Cart—and tastes of up to 80 wines from 30 Sonoma wineries. Yours truly will be in attendance to sign books—free copies to the first 200 attendees only!—and to help out diners in need with restaurant recommendations. Tickets to Forks & Corks are $55 online, $65 door, but you can use the code SPECIAL for $15 off now! That means you’ll get fab food, drink, and the tablehopper book (a $17.36 value) for $40. What a deal!

The Grand Tasting event on July 12th in the Westin St. Francis Hotel (335 Powell St. at Geary) from 5:30pm-8pm features wines from 100 winemakers from 13 Sonoma regions, underscoring the diverse terroir and winemaking styles of the county. Snag VIP tickets to get into the Reserve Room with these wineries: Captûre Wines, Dutton-Goldfield Winery, Flowers Vineyard & Winery, Hanzell Vineyards, Keller Estate, Kosta Browne Winery, Lancaster Estate, Martinelli Winery, Papapietro Perry Winery, Patz & Hall, Pride Mountain Vineyards, Ramey Wine Cellars, Silver Oak Cellars, and Skipstone. Get tickets to the Grand Tasting by June 8th for $55 online; otherwise, it’s $75 at the door, cash only, while supplies last. VIP tix: $75 online, $100 door, same deal as before. Use the code SPECIAL for $15 off the online prices. FYI, the Grand Tasting benefits Share Our Strength. Trade and media, click here to explore the Grand Tasting from 1:30pm-4:30pm and attend one of three Master Classes led by Master Sommeliers Evan Goldstein, Peter Granoff, and Keith Goldston. Seats are limited, and a biz card or invitation is required for this portion.

tablehopper readers, don’t overlook the special discount code you can apply to both events: use code SPECIAL for $15 off!

Event Info

Tuesday Jul 12, 2011 – Thursday Jul 14, 2011