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WINERY TOURS AND TASTINGS

NAPA VALLEY

Favorite Napa Valley wineries to tour and taste

Domaine Carneros

Sparkling wine house owned by France's Taittinger. The perfect place to start your day in Napa or Sonoma.

Robert Sinskey

Phenomenal biodynamic wines and extraordinary culinary program

Failla ~ By Appointment Only

Specializing in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay made by legendary winemaker Ehren Jordan

Frog's Leap

The Napa Valley's Premier Organic Winery

Hall Winery

Napa Valley's first LEED certified winery, pouring exceptional wines amongst incredible art.

Mumm Napa Valley

Sparkling wine house owned by France's Mumm 

Schramsberg ~ By Appointment Only

Historic sparkling wine house

Viader ~ By Appointment Only

Biodynamic winery specializing in Bordeaux blends

Ashes & Diamonds ~ By Appointment Only

Specializing in minimal intervention Bordeaux varietals at an incredibly modern winery

Silver Oak

Benchmark Cabernet from Napa and Alexander Valley

Matthiasson ~ By Appointment Only

Pioneering wine maker Steve Matthiasson making noteworthy minimal intervention wines

SONOMA

Kamen

From legendary film maker Robert Kamen, and equally legendary Viticulturist Phil Coturri

ANDERSON VALLEY

Boonville (located way north in the majestic Mendocino County) is the best hub for wine tasting in the Anderson Valley, and in our opinion, absolutely worth an overnight stay to explore as much as possible.

Smith Story

Home of incredible wines, hospitality, and Sandwich the Doodle

Drew

Gorgeous wines that are always a standout at Pinot Fest

Navarro

Legendary food friendly wines with an Alsatian varietal bent

Toulouse

Fantastic food friendly wines and charming hospitality

Roederer Estate

The most enjoyable sparkling wine house in Sonoma

OREGON WINERY TOURS AND TASTINGS

We're exploring the great north and have found a couple of gems far off the beaten path and worth the trek.

Applegate Valley

Cowhorn

Rhone Varietals, Biodynamic, and outdoor tasting cabanas with locally sourced charcuterie and cheese

Umpqua Valley

Brandborg Vineyard and Winery

In the tiny town of Elkton, Terry Brandborg makes incredible and award winning Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling, and several other varieties and blends. 

Willamette Valley

Eyrie Vineyards

Alsatian Varietals, minimal intervention wine making, historic winery. 

PREFERRED WINE CLUBS, SHOPS, AND ONLINE RETAIL SOURCES

 

Somm Select 

Sommelier selected wines offered daily by Master Sommelier Ian Cauble.

K&L Wine Merchants

The best online wine and spirits retailer in the country.

Bay Grape

The industry's favorite place for wine, conversation, and education, in the Bay Area.

Ordinaire

The best natural wine spot in the Bay Area, with great pop up events.

Alchemy

An absolutely charming shop with a thoughtfully curated selection of small production spirits.

Prima

An East Bay institution with impressive allocations of extraordinary wines, with an emphasis on Italian wines. 

Kermit Lynch

The legendary importer of French wines has brought some of the best small producers to the US since the seventies. 

SERVICES

 

Texacali Wine Co

Winery marketing and consultation

Sketchbook Creative

Website design, marketing, and branding for the wine industry

Sharpshooter

Traveling Bar

Blair Heagerty

Personal and Event photography

Farmgirl Flowers

Simple, Local, Beautiful Flowers hand delivered in the Bay Area and shipped throughout the country

WINE STORAGE

 

Wine Cabinets

Le Cache

In-Home

Artistic Wine Cellars

Thomas Warner Wine Cellars

Offsite

Vinfolio

Wine Bank

San Francisco Wine Lockers

Presidio Wine Bunkers

Collection 55

WINE TRANSPORTATION

Appellation Wine Transport

The Wine Mover

WINE INSURANCE

Insure My Wine an Ellis Insurance Agency

 

BAY AREA CATERERS

Taste Catering

Betty Zlatchin

Daniel Ripley

 

EVENT LOCATIONS

San Francisco Wine School

Master Sommelier David Glancy founded the San Francisco Wine School for industry professionals and consumers in a stunning location in South San Francisco that can accommodate up to 400 guests.

Cookhouse

Stunning San Francisco location above the intersection of Broadway and Columbus with a fully stocked visible kitchen, that accommodates up to 30 guests for a fully customizable sit down dining experience. 

Breather

Beautiful, private, professional spaces in and around the Bay Area, New York, and London.

AirBnB

They are working on an option for off-sites

Peerspace

The AirBnB of event spaces, perfect for off site seminars and retreats

 

OTHER

Time tested and quality exceeds comparative products

Stemware

Zalto

Tritan

Govino

Chambong

Coravin taste your wine before opening the bottle

EDUCATION

Personally selected books, movies, websites, and study tools

Wine Folly.com

Sommelier Madeline Puckette created a website, book, maps, and prints in one of the most visually stunning resources dedicated to wine in existence. 

De Long Wine Maps

The most detailed and comprehensive wine region maps on the market.

MOVIES

Somm

A documentary by Jason Wise following a group of Master Sommelier candidates.

Somm Into the Bottle

A follow up documentary by Jason Wise on "The history, politics, pleasure, and BS of wine told through opening ten very different bottles."

Blood Into Wine

A surprisingly amazing documentary on wine by Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan.

A Year in Burgundy

Experience the year with French wine importer Martine Saunier as your guide, visiting Domaine Leroy, Domaine Perrot-Minot, Domaine Morey-Coffinet, Domaine Bruno Clavelier, Domaine Mortet, Domaine Michel Gay & Fils, and Dominique Cornin.

BOOKS

Wine and War by Donald and Petie Kladstrup

Champagne by Donald and Petie Kladstrup 

The Billionaire's Vinegar by Benjamin Wallace

The Juice by Jay McInerney

Tangled Vines by Frances Dinkelspiel

Wine Folly: The Magnum Edition by Madeline Puckette

 

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