Oakland Wine Festival Kick Off Wine Tasting and Soiree!
April 23, 2017 2:30pm-5:00pm
Featuring: Wines of South Africa & Wines From South Africa
Join our honored experts on the Wines of South Africa as well as Ryan Williams, our Lead Sommelier and Melody Fuller, who will join the narrative about the wines from South Africa. This much anticipated Sunday afternoon will feature 6 wines poured during the seated wine tasting. A lively Soiree follows with more wines, delicious foods and a Silent Auction.
Location: Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel, Oakland, California
The Oakland Wine Festival is sponsored by:
SILVERADO VINEYARDS (Founding)
Rombauer Vineyards, Chappellet Vineyards, Sonoma-Loeb, Peju Province Winery, Sonoma County Tourism, WineDirect and more!
Welcome to the Oakland Wine Festival!
JULY 15, 2017
BUY NOW FOR EXCEPTIONAL SAVINGS
Schedule of Events:
Another Oakland Wine Festival First!
THE JUDGEMENT OF OAKLANDTM
California’s Original Double Blind Wine Tasting and Voting Including Consumers The Double Blind Wine Tasting is an innovative way to educate and surprise the expert or novice with over 100 elegantly bagged wines. This premier event opens the Third Annual Oakland Wine Festival. Taste side by side with winemakers, restaurateurs, sommeliers, media and other novices and experts!
Your opinion counts in the: 2017 JUDGEMENT OF OAKLANDTM
Intimate Winemaker Luncheon
You and five other food and wine enthusiasts will be seated at an intimate table, in a historic environment, within a beautiful oasis. The seventh person seated at your table is a well-known winemaker or sommelier and your new best friend. The winemaker will select four spectacular wines to pair with your four-course summer themed menu of delightful courses. You will have ample time to savor every bite and take in every sip in a relaxed and luxurious setting.
15 Year Retrospective Tasting Featuring: Silverado Vineyards Infamous: SOLO!!
3:30pm-5:00pm Join Founding Sponsor, Silverado Vineyards for a 15 Year Anniversary retrospective tasting of SOLO. This is a do not miss seated experience is led by Russ Weis.
Elegant Grand Tasting: Seated or Poolside
Join our Honorary Steering Committee Members: Russ Weis, Silverado Vineyards; KR Rombauer, III; Kelsey Baldwin, Sonoma-Loeb; Cyril Chappellet, Chappellet Vineyards; Herta Peju, Peju Winery and a host of other winemakers and wineries for a seated or poolside wine tastings and conversation!
Winemakers Supper Club and Tasting
Winemakers, food and music! Enjoy this casual event and strike up a conversation about the day and night with amazing winemakers.
Dinner with the Winemaker
Enjoy a nice and relaxed 5 course dinner with the winemaker. These dinners will be held in beautiful rooms at the Claremont Club and Spa, A Fairmont Hotel.
Wine Society’s Benefactors Dinner with Silverado Vineyards
Join Russ Weis for a very special 5-course Dinner. This dinner is for the founding benefactors. SOLD OUT!
Wine Society’s Patrons Dinner with KR Rombauer, III
Join KR Rombauer for a lovely sunset Dinner. This dinner is for our loyal patrons. SOLD OUT!
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The Wines of South Africa!!!
The Wines of South Africa is the international wine region highlighted for the 3rd Annual Oakland Wine Festival. We will present a full day of blind tastings, special presentations, Winemaker Luncheons, Seated Tastings, Standing/Poolside Tastings, a Private Reception and a glorious Winemaker Dinner featuring wines from South Africa.
By Shundria Reed
Fine Wine Glass Ceiling Shatters:
Another Oakland Wine Festival First!
THE JUDGEMENT OF OAKLAND™
California’s First Double Blind Wine Tasting and Voting
Including consumers in our First Double Blind Wine Tasting was an innovative way to educate and surprise the expert or the novice with over 100 elegantly bagged wines. Consumers tasted side by side with winemakers, restaurateurs, sommeliers, media, trade and other novices and experts!
Every opinion counted in the: 2016 JUDGEMENT OF OAKLANDTM
Oakland Wine and Food Society, Est. 2015
Thank you to our Presenters!
July 16, 2016
Napa Valley Vintner’s: Napa Rocks!
Sonoma County Tourism Welcomes You!
Acclaimed Winemaker, Julio Mourelle, from SPAIN who has been the winemaker at Marqués de Griñón since 1995
Carolyn Gallagher, an amazing wine educator and private tour host from ARGENTINA
Evan Goldstein, Master Sommelier, the wines of SOUTH AMERICA