SF: Cain Vineyard Tasting with winemaker Chris Howell

Saturday April 16th, 3-5pm If you've ever been up to visit Cain, you'll know that the vineyard sits on one of the most beautiful locations in Napa on the crest of Spring Mountain.  Just one look at the perfect vines and you'll come to have a sense of why the wines are so singular and delicious.  Drawing inspiration from his time in France, winemaker Chris Howell has been at the helm of production since 1990, and carries with him many traditions of old world winemaking.  Unlike many other Napa producers who abide by the "more is always better" philosophy, Howell and his team at Cain tend to pick their fruit earlier, so that the brightness and juiciness of the grapes are not lost to a later ... Read More »

SF: Loire tasting with Arnaud Lambert, Chateau de Breze

Thursday April 14th 5pm-7pm This week we are visiting the Saumur region of the Loire,  known for producing some of the most sought after Cabernet Francs in the world.  Chateau de Breze is located on the hill of Breze, a very unique location due to the soils and climate that meet here. Arnaud Lambert controls nearly 80% of the hill of Breze in Saumur and alongside Guiberteau, Rougeard and now Collier.  Come learn about the unique history of this region and sample some of the singular wines produced from Chateau de Breze. Read More »

SF Tasting: Banshee Wines with Noah Dorrance

Wednesday April 13th 5pm-7pm As we've already witnessed here in San Francisco, Banshee is one of our producers that consistently flies off the shelf as soon as it's stocked.  Started by 3 friends with a shared passion for wine, their goal was to fill a growing demand for high quality, delicious pinot noir and chardonnay at reasonable prices.  We think they've done quite a job and this week you can taste for yourself and meet owner/winemaker Noah at the shop! Read More »

SF Tasting: A trip to the Balkans

Thursday April 7th 5pm-7pm Feeling a bit adventurous and want to taste some truly unique wines from one of the oldest producing wine regions in history? Next Thursday we have a real treat, eastern European wine expert Eric Danch from importer Blue Danube will be in the shop pouring a plethora of indigenous varietals from Georgia, Croatia, and Slovenia. Come and learn the history and stories behind these unique wines, we promise they won't disappoint. Read More »