Uncorking the Urban Wine Scene
Jim Mirowski, Co-founder and Owner, Treasure Island Wines
Derek Rohlffs, Proprietor and Winemaker, Bravium Wines
Sasha Verhage, Winemaker and Proprietor, Eno Wines
Kathryn Cohen, Proprietor, Stomping Girl Wines
Ryan Flinn, Reporter, Bloomberg News; Wine Reviewer – Moderator
Move over, Napa and Sonoma. Wine producing is making a huge shift from rural wineries to urban producers. For the past five years, wine has been making its way downtown, ditching Napa and taking root in the East Bay. Urban winemakers in Oakland and San Francisco source their fruit from the best vineyards in California and around the globe, turning the grapes into world-class juice in their metropolitan facilities. Not being tied to the land gives these urban artisans the freedom to experiment, producing small batches of lovingly crafted wines that are original, local and affordable. Drink up and indulge your inner oenophile and locavore as our panel of wine wizards explores this growing urban trend.
After the discussion enjoy exquisite tastings provided by some of the greatest urban wineries in the San Francisco bay area, including R&B Cellars, Carica Wines, Dashe Cellars, Urban Legend Cellars, Tayerle Wines, Rock Wall Wine Company, Treasure Island Wines, Bravium Wines, Eno Wines, Stomping Girl Wines, Andrew Lane Wines and more!
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. wine tasting and networking reception
Cost: $20 standard, $12 members. You must be 21+ to attend.
Also know: Photo courtesy of Flickr user Graffiti Land