Two more upcoming wine events: East Bay Vintners at Rosenblum/Family Winemakers at Ft Mason
As long as I have you on the line, there are two more winetasting opportunities, these both are next weekend, that you might want to know about.
1. THE EAST BAY VINTNERS URBAN WINE EXPERIENCE
Saturday August 18 3-6pm
$35 advance $45 at door. see www.eastbayvintners.com for details and tickets.
The East Bay of San Francisco has developed a surprising number of surprisingly fine wineries in the past few years. In addition to the world-renowned Rosenblum Cellars in Alameda and its spinoff, JC Cellars, in Jack London Square, several are creating a lot of excitement. (My two other favs are Lost Cayon and Dashe.) This tasting, the second annual, is held at the Rosenblum Cellars winemaking operation on the island of Alameda, in the former Naval Air Station. No, they don't grow the grapes there. Drive over, or check out the San Francisco-Alameda ferry!
Winemakers represented will include:
Aubin Cellars Andrew Lane Wines
Blacksmith Cellars Dashe Cellars
A Donkey and a Goat Dashe Cellars
Edmunds St.john Eno Wines
Harrington Wines JC Cellars
Lost Canyon Winery Periscope Cellars
Prospect 772 Rosenblum Cellars
Tayerle Wines Urbano Cellars
2. FAMILY WINEMAKERS OF CALIFORNIA TASTING 2007 - Ft Mason
Sun Aug 19 noon-4pm $55
details and tickets at
For background on the event: http://www.familywinemakers.org/tastings/tastingHistory.cfm
Founded in 1991, this event has burgeoned to become one of the finest opportunities to taste a broad, cross section of California wines, a rare opportunity where all of California’s wine regions and many of the finest wineries in the state were on display. This year over 400 wineries pour 1,000 wines and upwards of 30 wineries make their debut before more than 5000 people.
I will try to make both, though it's an event-crowded weekend for me! See you there maybe!