One of the reasons that we’ve been excited about moving to San Francisco is the close proximity to the oodles of annual wine tasting events we’d have. We’ve already been to a couple of them as out of town visitors, but this event was our first as residents of San Francisco, and we were chomping at the bit for this one
With over 130 producers present, small in comparison to the annual San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and Family Winemakers event, there was no shortage of pinot noir to go around. I calculated that we’d be able to visit each booth in attendance in the time allotted if we spent 2 minutes at each table. The calculations however did not take into account rest time between booths, bathroom breaks or winemaker chat time, so it was basically an impossibility.
Many of the booths we visited were familiar names to us from our time as wine shop owners or just brands we’ve purchased over the years, so unfortunately, my attempt to discover new producers I’ve never heard of or were vaguely familiar with failed. As soon as we started to mill around, we knew it was going to be hard to resist revisiting the new releases of old standbys. Oh well, here are some pictures from the event as well as a list at the end of producers whose wines we tasted and enjoyed.
Here’s a list of wineries whose wines we tasted and enjoyed:
Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards
Alta Maria Vineyards/NAtive9 Wines
C. Donatiello Winery
DuNah Vineyard & Winery
John Tyler Wines
Kenneth Volk Vineyards
Pali Wine Co.
Roots Wine Company