The Oakland Wine Festival is sponsored by:


Chappellet Winery, Sonoma-Loeb, Peju Province Winery, Liana Estates, McBride Sisters Collection, Sonoma County Tourism, WineDirect, Wente Vineyards, Etching Expressions and more!

Welcome to the Oakland Wine Festival!

JULY 15, 2017


       Schedule of Events:

Another Oakland Wine Festival First Returns!



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 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 5  amazing wines selected by the winemaker. These intimate 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.

Returning Sponsors and Partners: Sonoma Country Tourism and the others will have special presentations as well! 

Fine Wine Glass Ceiling Shatters:

Oakland Wine Festival Judgement of Oakland TM Full Report and Results

Results Released
Another Oakland Wine Festival First!


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


July 15, 2017