Urban Wine Uncorked
Advance tickets no longer available. Tickets available in limited quantities at the door.
Derek Rohlffs, Proprietor and Winemaker, Bravium Wines
Sasha Verhage, Winemaker and Proprietor, Eno Wines
Christopher Lynch, Winemaker and Co-founder, Temescal Creek Urban Vintners ; Student, UC Davis Viticulture and Oenology program
Marilee Shaffer, Winemaker and Proprietor, Urban Legend Cellars
Carl Sutton, Owner and Winemaker, Sutton Cellars
Courtney Cochran, Owner, Your Personal Sommelier; Author, Hip Tastes: The Fresh Guide to Wine and Hip Tastes blog - 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, San Francisco and beyond 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 urban trend growing in your own backyard.
After the discussion, enjoy exquisite tastings provided by some of the best urban wineries in the Bay Area, including Urban Legend Cellars, Bravium Wines, Eno Wines, Temescal Creek Urban Vintners, Rock Wall Wine Company, Sutton Cellars, De Novo Wines, Ledgewood Creek Winery, Captain Vineyards, Vincenza Ranch Vineyard, Bullfrog Creek Vineyard and The Winery SF!
Location: The Lafayette Veterans Memorial Hall, 3780 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette
Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. wine tasting reception
Cost: $22 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID). Must be 21+ to attend
Also know: Photo by Flickr user gwen