Rhone wine lovers are gathering at San Francisco’s Fort Mason on Saturday and Sunday March 22-23 for their annual celebration of American Rhone wines. This is the largest American Rhone varietals wine event of the year. Over 2,000 consumers and trade members will be there tasting over 500 wines from over 100 wineries. The events include seminars, a winemaker dinner, the Grand Tasting, and a live auction.
- Friday, March 22 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Sixteen wineries gather with the chefs from “The Girl and the Fig”, the celebrated restaurant in Sonoma, at the General’s Residence at Fort Mason for a winemaker dinner and live auction. Tickets are $150.
- Saturday, March 23 10:00 – 12:45 p.m. – Seminar series with San Francisco Chronicle Wine Editor Jon Bonne. The seminars are “Old World Inspiration, New World Innovation” and “Mourvedre, A Rising Star in the World of American Rhones”. Admission is part of the Weekend Pass or the Saturday Pass Tickets.
- Saturday March 23 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. – 16th Annual Rhone Rangers Grand Tasting. Come taste over 500 wines from more than 100 Rhone Ranger wineries. For a list of participating wineries check out the Rhone Rangers website. Tickets for the Grand Tasting are $55 each. Admission to the Grand Tasting is included with the Weekend Pass or the Saturday Pass.
Rhone Rangers is an organization of wineries dedicated to education and promotion of American Rhone varietal wines. From the Rhone River Valley in eastern France, there are 22 grape varieties, some well-known such as Syrah and Viognier, some lesser known such as Mourvedre, Grenache and Roussanne, and many relatively unknown, including Cournoise, Bourboulenc and Picpoul. The Rhone Rangers Grand Tasting is a great opportunity to learn more about these exciting varietals.
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