Oakland Wine Festival Kick Off Wine Tasting and Soiree!


May 28, 2017   2:30pm-5:00pm

Featuring:  It’s A Wine Family Affair!

Herta Peju, an Honorary Steering Committee member, will showcase a variety of wines from PEJU Province Winery. Herta will be joined by her daughters, Lisa and Ariana, who will delight us with their wines from Liana Estates.  Herta, Lisa and Ariana will be joined by brother, Anthony Perliss, who will present the hard-to-get wines of Perliss Estate Vineyards. Anthony will also pour WINGSPAN Wine which is his sister, Tessa’s wine! Malk Family Vineyards, the smallest producers of 100% premium hand-crafted Cabernet Sauvignon from the Stag’s Leap District rounds out this Wine Family Affair.

We are also delighted to present wines from one of our local wine-neighbors, Building 43 Winery.  Finally, no wine family event would be complete without the world renown, McBride Sisters Wines on the table!  Sisters, Robin and Andrea have launched their collection which features tasty bubbles.

Location: Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel, Oakland, California


The Oakland Wine Festival is sponsored by:


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: Advanced Tickets On Sale for the Third Annual Oakland Wine Festival

$25 Tickets -$145 Full Day Pass Available until May 12, 2017 


Schedule of Events:

Another Oakland Wine Festival First!



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.

Returning Sponsors and Partners: Sonoma Country Tourism and the Napa Valley Vintners Association will have special presentations as well! 


Full and half day packages are available as well as a la carte tickets

NEW: An Intimate Conversation with Wine Icon and Oakland Wine Festival Board Member, Cyril Chappellet

By Shundria Reed

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

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


July 15, 2017