Attention winos: the ~RHONE RANGERS~ are riding into town to show their wines at Fort Mason for the eleventh annual San Francisco Wine Tasting. The weekend begins with a Winemaker Dinner on Saturday evening, followed by a seminar and Grand Tasting on Sunday.
Saturday, March 15, 2008 6pm–10pm: Library Tasting, Live Auction and Winemaker Dinner at the Log Cabin, San Francisco Presidio. Several of our best winemakers will dig into their libraries to make this evening a memorable one. Join us for a night of celebration, with fabulous food and an abundance of Rhone-style wines, followed by a live auction with a unique, one-of-kind item donated by each winemaker. Auction proceeds go to benefit our scholarship candidates and the Rhone Rangers organization. Catering will be provided by Girl & the Fig—the menu will be paired with these incredible wines (vegetarian option is available). This event takes place at the historic Log Cabin at the San Francisco Presidio. Winemaker Dinner Tickets are $125 per person (advance purchase only at www.rhonerangers.org). Attendance is limited—we anticipate this event will sell out quickly.
Sunday, March 16, 11am–12pm: Seminar & Tasting: Beyond Viognier, An Exploration of White Rhones. Join us in the Golden Gate Room as we explore several varieties of white Rhones. Seminar attendees are invited to the Grand Tasting, and will be given admittance, along with members of the press and trade, at 12pm. Seminar/Grand Tasting package: $120 (no seminar tickets will be sold the day of the event). Seminar attendees get admitted to the tasting beginning at 12pm.
Sunday, March 16, 2pm–5pm: The Grand Tasting. Sample Rhone varietals from over 120 Rhone Ranger member wineries and artisan food producers from the Bay Area and beyond. Festival Pavilion doors open to consumers at 2pm. A trade and media tasting takes place from 12pm–2pm, and the silent auction runs from 12pm–3:30pm. Don't Miss: "Meet the Winemakers" special tasting area. Member winemakers will present 20-minute mini tastings for small groups on topics such as single vineyard Syrah and vintage variation. See the schedule available the day of the tasting. Advance general admission: $60 (plus processing charges). Rhone Ranger members: $55 (tickets must be purchased by 3/10/08). Day of event: $65
March 15–16, 2008
or by phone: Fort Mason Box Office, 415-345-7575