Previously, I have written about the importance of supporting the little guy. I still think it’s very important to find boutique wines that are limited production and unusual, so we can spend our dollars differently.
The Winery Collective, an urban tasting room and wine bar here in San Francisco, is currently offering a Summer Sipper series at their Cannary location. During the summer season, they are opening the Del Monte Courtyard, a gathering space for sidewalk cafes and buskers, as their outdoor winebar in a serises of tasting events.
Winery Collective is a destination winery tasting room in Fisherman’s Wharf, that focuses on boutique California wines. It is owned and operated by small, family winemakers, and lets the consumer taste dozens of small production wines in one spot. They also offer a by the glass menu, as well as chocolate pairings.
The Sunday Sippers Summer Wine Tasting Series is an opportunity for wine lovers in the Bay Area, as well as visitors to San Francisco, to taste unique wines not readily found in other outlets. The current schedule for the San Francisco Summer Wine Tasting Series includes the following wine regions:These events have different themes, and range in price from $15-25 (prepaid), offering upwards of 20 different wines to taste as well as the opportunity to speak to the winemakers of these boutique cellars.
Last weekend, the summer series kicked off with a tasting of Lake & Mendocino county selections. It was a great aftertoon to sip some cool whites in the rare San Francisco warmth, and I look forward to the next one.
The current summer tasting schedule is:
July 19th – SF Wine Pour
Taste 100 wines in one spot! Unique opportunity to taste all over the state in one afternoon.
1-4:30pm over 100 wines for $25 (advance) / $35 (door) TICKETS: http://sfwinepour.eventbrite.com/
July 26th – Napa Valley
August 2nd – Sonoma
August 9th – Urban Wineries
August 16th – South Central Coast / Paso Robles & Santa Barbara
Hope to see you there!
Winery Collective is located in San Francisco’s Wine Tasting District at 485 Jefferson Street @ Hyde Street next to The Cannery and 1 block from the Hyde Street Cable Car Turnaround. Open daily 11a-9p for wine tasting.