14 August, 2009

People with Passion - Reminder about Family Winemaker's Event

You are cordially invited!
Where: Fort Mason, San Francisco

When: Sunday August 23rd, (3pm – 6pm)

What: 19th Annual Family Winemakers of California Tasting
One of the most comprehensive tastings of California wine in the world with over 350 wineries pouring! Look for a ton more things to try if you have been following along or just a great event to put on your annual calendar if this is new to you.
Some of the more unusual reds include Aglianico, Lagrein, Negrette, Bastardo, Counoise, Tannat and Tinta Cao, while unusual whites to be poured include Albarino, Picpoul Blanc, Torrontes and Vermentino.
Of course there will be top producers of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel and Pinot Noir from appellations all throughout California. But there will also be many smaller producers that you might not otherwise get a chance to know and love. The Family Winemakers of California web site has a very handy varietal search tool to get a complete picture of how many different types of wine will be poured.
Here is a fabulous tool to plan your visit. A list by varietal or producer! Check it out:

A broad range of prices…the most expensive wine in the tasting will be a $200 bottle, while the least expensive wine will be $8. Winery case production also varies; the majority producing between 1,000 and 5,000 cases per year.

If you have been envious of all the great stuff we who attended the WBC (well, envious of the Energizer Bunnies who are done with their posting not slackers like Janesta and me that have more notes than time!) grab this chance to try many of them in one place.
Seriously great event with lots to tempt your palate and BONUS: Way less Drunk Ho action than some of the bigger events!
For tickets: click here
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