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Virtual Wine Tastings

Virtual Wine Tastings, Presented by Market Street/Albertsons

These Virtual Wine Tastings are scheduled using the Zoom Webinar Feature.

Just as with our in-person wine seminars of the past years, each Virtual Wine Tasting will be hosted by a winery principal and a moderator—one of our guest sommeliers—and they will taste the same wines as you and your guests.

You and your tasting guests will be in the chat section of the Zoom Webinar and will be able to interact with the winery host and ask questions to the moderator as you taste along.
  • Virtual Wine Tasting: The Wines of Friuli with Bobby Stuckey, MS, 4:30pm to 5:30pm (MT), $120

    September 23, 2020

    For 15 years, Bobby Stuckey has celebrated and promoted the wines of Friuli with his restaurant Frasca in Boulder. With his chef co-owner, Lachlan Patterson, Stuckey just published their new book – The Wines and Foods of Friuli. To buy a copy of The Wines and Foods of Friuli in advance of the tasting, click here: https://frascafoodandwine.getbento.com/store/product/friuli-food-and-wine-signed-copy/ Join Bobby Stuckey with four of his favorite wines from Friuli.

    1. Scarpetta Pinot Gris

    2. Ronco de Gnemiz Friulano

    3. Venica & Venica Sauvignon

    4. Edi Kante Malvasia

    Zoom Online Webinar

    ​Wed, Sept 23, 2020 | 4:30pm to 5:30pm | Zoom Online Webinar (with an at-home tasting kit) | $120


  • Virtual Wine Tasting: Ramey Wine Cellars with David Ramey, 5:30pm to 6:30pm (MT), $150

    September 23, 2020

    One of California’s best and most respected winemakers, David Ramey is the founding leader in how California adopted French winemaking techniques for Chardonnay. A SFWC Winemaker of the Year, David will host a private hour with you and your guests sharing his 40 year winemaking history in Napa and Sonoma and taste these three wines with you.

    1. 2017 Ramey Fort Ross Chardonnay 2017

    2. 2016 Ramey Ritchie Chardonnay 2016

    3. 2016 Ramey Russian River Pinot Noir 2016

    4. Champagne Palmer Brut (Bonus Bottle!)

    Zoom Online Webinar

    ​Wed, Sept 23, 2020 | 5:30pm to 6:30pm | Zoom Online Webinar (with an at-home tasting kit) | $150


  • Virtual Wine Tasting: Frank Family Vineyards Napa Wines with Rich and Leslie Frank, 5:30pm to 6:30pm (MT), $95

    September 23, 2020

    Join proprietors Rich and Leslie Frank of Napa Valley’s famous Frank Family Vineyards for a fun and informative private virtual tasting. This dynamic husband and wife team will guide you through a selection of their highly-acclaimed Napa designated wines while exchanging friendly banter and exciting tidbits about their former careers in Hollywood to what goes into building a nationally-recognized wine brand. This family-owned and operated winery has grown to encompass more than 380 acres of vineyards across Napa Valley’s most acclaimed appellations and welcomes guests daily to their iconic tasting room, named “Best Napa Winery” for an unprecedented eight years in a row.

    1. Frank Family Carneros Chardonnay

    2. Frank Family Carneros Pinot Noir

    3. Frank Family Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

    Zoom Online Webinar

    Wed, Sept 23, 2020 | 5:30pm to 6:30pm | Zoom Online Webinar (with an at-home tasting kit) | $95


  • Virtual Wine Tasting: The Wines of Valle de Guadalupe, 5:30pm to 6:30pm (MT), $95

    September 23, 2020

    Join Tom Bracamontes for a private tasting of the best wine from Baja with an amazing group fo winemaking panelists including….you will meet the producers and together taste these wines….

    1. 2019 Bruma Plan B Chardonnay
    2. 2019 Palafox Pionero Blanco
    3. 2016 Bodegas Henri Lurton Cabernet Sauvignon
    4. 2016 Adobe Guadalupe Polvo de Mar
    5. 2015 Santos Brujos Tempranillo

    Zoom Online Webinar

    ​Wed, Sept 23, 2020 | 5:30pm to 6:30pm | Zoom Online Webinar (with an at-home tasting kit) | $95


  • Virtual Wine Tasting: Railsback Frères wines with Lyle & Eric Railsback, 5:30pm to 6:30pm (MT), $95

    September 23, 2020

    Railsback Frères began as a rosé project in 2014 by brothers Lyle and Eric Railsback, who call their rosé “Les Rascasses” as an homage to Lulu Peyraud, the 102-year-old proprietress of Domaine Tempier in Bandol, maker of their favorite rosé from France. Lyle does National Sales for Kermit Lynch, the importer of Tempier among many other French greats. His brother Eric started Lieu Dit wines in Santa Barbara, inspired by wines of the Loire valley, and owns Verve Wine in NYC and San Francisco. The brothers Railsback will taste these three wines with you:

    1. Railsback Frères Vermentinu 2019

    2. Railsback Frères Carignane 2019

    3. Railsback Frères Syrah Sans Soufre 2017

    Zoom Online Webinar

    ​Wed, Sept 23, 2020 | 5:30pm to 6:30pm | Zoom Online Webinar (with an at-home tasting kit) | $95


  • Virtual Wine Tasting: Italian Wines from Wilson Daniels with Kim Wood & William Davis, CMS Advanced, 5:30pm to 6:30pm (MT), $125

    September 23, 2020

    One of America’s great wine importers, Wilson Daniels, has partnered with SFWC since nearly the beginning. Wilson Daniels’ Kim Wood and Director of Education, William Davis, will take you through a Giro D’Italia with three of their great Italian Wines

    1. 2018 Buglioni “Musa” Lugana

    2. 2016 Elvio Cogno Mandorlo Dolcetto d’Alba

    3. 2013 Dal Forno Romano Valpolicella Superiore

    4. Champagne Palmer Brut (Bonus Bottle!)

    Zoom Online Webinar

    Wed, Sept 23, 2020 | 5:30pm to 6:30pm | Zoom Online Webinar (with an at-home tasting kit) | $125


  • Virtual Wine Tasting: Heitz Wine Cellars with Carlton McCoy, MS, President and CEO of Heitz, 4:30pm to 5:30pm, $225

    September 24, 2020

    Join Heitz Cellar CEO and Master Sommelier, Carlton McCoy for this private hour-long tasting through Heitz Cellar’s iconic Napa Valley wines. Master Sommelier Tim Gaiser will introduce Carlton and taste along. These two friends share a long history and we are very honored to continue the Heitz Cellar legacy with SFWC Fiesta. Thank you, Carlton!

    1. 2018 Heitz Cellar Quartz Creek Chardonnay

    2. 2015 Heitz Cellar Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

    3. 2014 Heitz Cellar Trailside Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

    4. Champagne Palmer Brut (Bonus Bottle!)

    Zoom Online Webinar

    ​Thu, Sept 24, 2020 | 4:30pm to 5:30pm | Zoom Online Webinar (with an at-home tasting kit) | $225


  • Virtual Wine Tasting: Jackson Family Wines with Irby Wood, 5:30pm to 6:30pm (MT), $95

    September 24, 2020

    Join Irby Wood, nephew to Jess Jackson, as he tastes these Jackson Family Estate wines with you and shares the long wine growing history of this world-class producer of fine wines.

    1. Jackson Estate Chardonnay 2017

    2. Jackson Estate Pinot Noir 2017

    3. Jackson Estate Cabernet 2016

    Zoom Online Webinar

    Thu, Sept 24, 2020 | 5:30pm to 6:30pm | Zoom Online Webinar (with an at-home tasting kit) | $95


  • Virtual Wine Tasting: Castello Banfi Wines with Paul Nardecchia, 5:30pm to 6:30pm (MT), $125

    September 24, 2020

    Join Paul Nardecchia of Castello Banfi wines for an hour of Italian wine history and tasting of these three classic Italian Wines from Banfi Estate.

    1. Banfi ‘La Pettegola’ Vermentino 2018

    2. Banfi ‘Belnero’ 2016

    3. Banfi Brunello 2013

    4. Champagne Palmer Brut (Bonus Bottle!)

    Zoom Online Webinar

    Thu, Sept 24, 2020 | 5:30pm to 6:30pm | Zoom Online Webinar (with an at-home tasting kit) | $125


  • Virtual Wine Tasting: Francis Ford Coppola Wines with Ashley Conley, 5:30pm to 6:30pm (MT), $125

    September 24, 2020

    Join Ashley Conley of Francis Ford Coppola wines for a private hour of tasting and history on the fascinating story of Francis Ford Coppola’s (and his daughter, Sofia’s) journey into winemaking.

    1. Francis Ford Coppola Director’s Cut Chardonnay

    2. Sofia Coppola Brut Rosé

    3. Francis Ford Coppola Archimedes Cabernet Sauvignon

    4. Champagne Palmer Brut (Bonus Bottle!)

    Zoom Online Webinar

    Thu, Sept 24, 2020 | 5:30pm to 6:30pm | Zoom Online Webinar (with an at-home tasting kit) | $125


  • Virtual Wine Tasting: Napa Cabernet Sauvignon with Crawford Malone, 5:30pm to 6:30pm (MT), $125

    September 24, 2020

    Join longtime SFWC supporter, Crawford Malone, of Crawford Malone Fine Wine, as he tastes these three classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons with you. Since 1994, Crawford has established an intimate relationship with these three great Napa Cabernet producers.

    1. Frog’s Leap Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

    2. Silverado Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

    3. Burgess Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

    4. Champagne Palmer Brut (Bonus Bottle!)

    Zoom Online Webinar

    Thu, Sept 24, 2020 | 5:30pm to 6:30pm | Zoom Online Webinar (with an at-home tasting kit) | $125


  • Virtual Wine Tasting: ZD Wines 50th Anniversary Tasting with owner Brett DeLeuze, 5:30pm to 6:30pm (MT), $150

    September 24, 2020

    Founded in 1969, ZD Wines is a family owned and operated. President of ZD Wines, Brett DeLeuze, and his friend and distributor, Mattias Stolpe, will be your hosts for this 50th anniversary tasting of ZD Wines top three estate wines.

    1. ZD Wines Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

    2. ZD Wines Carneros Pinot Noir 2018

    3. ZD Wines Chardonnay 2017

    4. Champagne Palmer Brut (Bonus Bottle!)

    Zoom Online Webinar

    Thu, Sept 24, 2020 | 5:30pm to 6:30pm | Zoom Online Webinar (with an at-home tasting kit) | $150


  • Virtual Wine Tasting: Spottswoode Estate Tasting with Beth Novak-Milliken, CEO/President, 5:30pm to 6:30pm (MT), $295

    September 24, 2020

    Join Spottswoode Estate owner, Beth Novak-Milliken, for a private tasting and discussion on the history of this iconic Napa Valley Estate. Beth has been the primary family steward of the Spottswoode that was started by her parents when they purchased it in 1972. Beth and Spottswoode have been huge supporters and partners with SFWC Fiesta since the event’s first year in 1991. Greg O’Byrne, Executive Director of SFWC Fiesta, will introduce Beth and taste along with you and your guests.

    1. Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc 2019

    2. Spottswoode Lyndenhurst Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

    3. Spottswoode Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

    4. Champagne Palmer Brut (Bonus Bottle!)

    Zoom Online Webinar

    Thu, Sept 24, 2020 | 5:30pm to 6:30pm | Zoom Online Webinar (with an at-home tasting kit) | $295


  • Virtual Wine Tasting: Neyers Vineyards Wines with owner Bruce Neyers, 4:30pm to 5:30pm (MT), $125

    September 25, 2020

    Bruce and Barbara Neyers began making wine in 1992, mostly from their 50-acre Conn Valley ranch in the heart of Napa Valley. Bruce’s experience with French wine importer Kermit Lynch has an undeniable influence on natural, organically farmed wines. Join Bruce Neyers for an hour of Napa history tasting three of his flagship wines.

    1. Neyers Chardonnay Sonoma County 304 2017

    2. Neyers Left Bank Red Napa Valley 2016

    3. Neyers Cabernet Sauvignon Neyers Ranch 2016

    4. Champagne Palmer Brut (Bonus Bottle!)

    Zoom Online Webinar

    Fri, Sept 25, 2020 | 4:30pm to 5:30pm | Zoom Online Webinar (with an at-home tasting kit) | $125


  • Virtual Wine Tasting: Michael David Wines of Lodi with Owner David Phillips, 5:30pm to 6:30pm (MT), $125

    September 25, 2020

    Join David Phillips and taste these Michael David wines of Lodi

    1. Michael David Chardonnay 2018

    2. Michael David Inkblot Petite Verdot 2017

    3. Michael David Rapture Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

    4. Champagne Palmer Brut (Bonus Bottle!)

    Zoom Online Webinar

    Fri, Sept 25, 2020 | 5:30pm to 6:30pm | Zoom Online Webinar (with an at-home tasting kit) | $125


  • Virtual Wine Tasting: Ridge Vineyards Wines with Mark Vernon, Ridge CEO, 5:30pm to 6:30pm (MT), $150

    September 25, 2020

    Join Mark Vernon, Ridge Vineyards CEO, for a tasting of their two flagship single vineyard zinfandels from Sonoma and their current release of Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon from their Santa Cruz Mountain estate.

    1. Ridge Geyserville Zinfandel 2018

    2. Ridge Lytton Spring Zinfandel 2018

    3. Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mts 2017

    4. Champagne Palmer Brut (Bonus Bottle!)

    Zoom Online Webinar

    Fri, Sept 25, 2020 | 5:30pm to 6:30pm | Zoom Online Webinar (with an at-home tasting kit) | $150


  • Virtual Wine Tasting: Trinchero Trip thru Napa with Scott Callahan, 5:30pm to 6:30pm (MT), $95

    September 25, 2020

    Join Scott Callahan and taste these Trinchero wines from Napa

    1. Mason Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

    2. Napa Cellars Pinot Noir Napa Valley 2014

    3. Trinchero Mario’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2015

    Zoom Online Webinar

    Fri, Sept 25, 2020 | 5:30pm to 6:30pm | Zoom Online Webinar (with an at-home tasting kit) | $95


  • Virtual Wine Tasting: Bodegas Ontañon Rioja with Greg Whisenant, 5:30pm to 6:30pm (MT), $75

    September 25, 2020

    Join Greg Whisenant and taste these Bodegas Ontañon wines from Rioja

    1. Bodegas Ontañon Rioja Crianza

    2. Bodegas Ontañon Rioja Reserva 2011

    3. Bodegas Ontañon Tempranillo Blanco 2018

    Zoom Online Webinar

    Fri, Sept 25, 2020 | 5:30pm to 6:30pm | Zoom Online Webinar (with an at-home tasting kit) | $75


  • Virtual Wine Tasting: Rombauer Wines with Reagan Rombauer Blackwood, 5:30pm to 6:30pm (MT), $150

    September 25, 2020

    Celebrate 40 years of Rombauer Napa wines with third generation family member Reagan Rombauer who will share the winery’s unique history and taste these three wines with you.

    1. Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay 2019

    2. Rombauer Merlot Napa 2016

    3. Rombauer Diamond Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2015

    4. Champagne Palmer Brut (Bonus Bottle!)

    Zoom Online Webinar

    Fri, Sept 25, 2020 | 5:30pm to 6:30pm | Zoom Online Webinar (with an at-home tasting kit) | $150


  • Virtual Wine Tasting: Tablas Creek Paso Robles wines with owner Jason Haas, 5:30pm to 6:30pm (MT), $125

    September 25, 2020

    A longtime supporter of SFW&C Fiesta and last year’s Winery of the Year, Jason Haas will open and share three of Tablas Creek’s flagship wines with you and talk about the unique history and relationship with the Perrin family from Chateau de Beaucastel and how they partnered with the Haas family more than 40 years ago as pioneers in the Paso Robles wine region.

    1. Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas Rouge 2016

    2. Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas Blanc 2015

    3. Tablas Creek Rosé 2017

    4. Champagne Palmer Brut (Bonus Bottle!)

    Zoom Online Webinar

    Fri, Sept 25, 2020 | 5:30pm to 6:30pm | Zoom Online Webinar (with an at-home tasting kit) | $125


  • Virtual Wine Tasting: Kermit Lynch Gang of Four, 1:00pm to 2:00pm (MT), $120

    September 26, 2020

    Join Aaron Underwood from Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant for a tasting of Cru Beaujolais from the illustrious Gang of 4 producers who have hoisted the flag and led the back-to-nature movement. If you love Gamay Noir, or natural wine, or both, this is one tasting you won’t want to miss. And check out the 3-Liter bottle size of Marcel Lapierre’s Raisin Gaulois! SFWC Executive Director, Greg O’Byrne, has the honor of introducing Aaron and tasting along with you for this tasting. Only 5 kits available, register and pickup today at Inn at Loretto and make a Gamay Saturday afternoon out of it with your friends.

    1. Jean Foillard Morgon, Cuvée Corcelette 2018

    2. Jean-Paul Thévenet Morgon 2018

    3. Guy Breton Régnié 2018

    4. Marcel Lapierre Morgon Raisins Gaulois (3Liter Bottle, no kidding!)

    ​Zoom Online Webinar

    Sat, Sept 26, 2020 | 1:00pm to 2:00pm | Zoom Online Webinar (with an at-home tasting kit - must pick up in person at Inn at Loretto) | $120


  • Virtual Wine Tasting: Justin Wines, Exceptional from Every Angle, with Joseph Spellman, MS, 4:30pm to 5:30pm (MT), $125

    September 26, 2020

    Justin Baldwin began planting the westernmost vineyards in Paso Robles in 1981 with a mission to make world-class Bordeaux-style blends. Since then, Justin has become a qualitative leader in the region. Joseph Spellman, MS, knows the Justin story intimately and will share it with you and your tasting guests in a private hour with these Justin Wines.

    1. JUSTIN Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles 2019

    2. JUSTIN Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 2017

    3. JUSTIN Isosceles, Paso Robles 2017

    4. Champagne Palmer Brut (Bonus Bottle!)

    Zoom Online Webinar

    Sat, Sept 26, 2020 | 4:30pm to 5:30pm | Zoom Online Webinar (with an at-home tasting kit) | $125


  • Virtual Wine Tasting: Grüner Veltliner of Austria with Jesse Becker, MS, 4:30pm to 5:30pm (MT), $75

    September 26, 2020

    If spicy Grüner Veltliner and powerfully dry Riesling are Austria’s great contributions to the world of wine, then Austria’s Danube River Valley is its apex. The tributary rivers of Krems, Traisen, and Kamp, lend their names by adding “-tal” (the German word for valley) and issue archetype Grüner and Riesling under their respective DACs. Kamptal’s
    deep sediments of loess soil give especially textured Grüner Veltliner while the tiny Wachau yields powerful wines, especially those named Smaragd, a sun-loving lizard. Join Master Sommelier Jesse Becker for a deep dive into the wines of Austria’s Danube River Valley.

    1. Loimer Langenlois Grüner Veltliner

    2. Stadt Krems Grüner Veltliner Steien

    3. Pichler Grüner Veltliner Terrassen Smaragd

    Zoom Online Webinar

    Sat, Sept 26, 2020 | 4:30pm to 5:30pm | Zoom Online Webinar (with an at-home tasting kit) | $75


  • Virtual Wine Tasting: Vara Spanish Wines with Owner Doug Diefenthaler, 5:30pm to 6:30pm (MT), $75

    September 26, 2020

    Vara is an international family of Spanish and American wines celebrating the origin of the American wine experience thanks to the historical connection of Spain and New Mexico. The history of wine in New Mexico is over 390 years old and is as rich and complicated as its colorful landscapes. The flavor of this ancient history plays out in the wines produced here from robust reds to crisp whites. Join Vara founder for an enchanting experience tasting these wines with you and your guests.

    1. Vara Silverhead Brut Cava

    2. Vara Albariño 2018

    3. Vara Tempranillo 2017

    Zoom Online Webinar

    Sat, Sept 26, 2020 | 5:30pm to 6:30pm | Zoom Online Webinar (with an at-home tasting kit) | $75


  • Virtual Wine Tasting: The wines of Silver Oak and Twomey with owner Tim Duncan, 5:30pm to 6:30pm (MT), $125

    September 26, 2020

    Join Silver Oak owner Tim Duncan for a tasting of their flagship Alexander Valley Cabernet and two exciting wines from their new Twomey project.

    1. Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2016

    2. Twomey Sauvignon Blanc 2019

    3. Twomey Pinot Noir Russian River 2017

    4. Champagne Palmer Brut (Bonus Bottle!)

    Zoom Online Webinar

    Sat, Sept 26, 2020 | 5:30pm to 6:30pm | Zoom Online Webinar (with an at-home tasting kit) | $125


  • Virtual Wine Tasting: Gruet wines with winemaker Laurent Gruet, 5:30pm to 6:30pm (MT), $95

    September 26, 2020

    Please join acclaimed sparkling wine maker Laurent Gruet for an in-depth look at French roots and American dreams; the history and legacy of Gruet Winery. He will taste you through Gruet Sparkling Pinot Meunier, made from 100% New Mexican fruit, Gruet Sauvage Blanc de Blancs, a bone dry zero dosage wine, and Gruet Danielle Grand Rosé, an exquisite cuvée named after Laurent’s mother and Gruet 2019 Brut Rosé.

    1. Gruet Sparkling Pinot Meunier

    2. Gruet Sparkling Sauvage

    3. Gruet Danielle Grand Rosé

    4. Gruet 2019 Rosé

    Zoom Online Webinar

    Sat, Sept 26, 2020 | 5:30pm to 6:30pm | Zoom Online Webinar (with an at-home tasting kit) | $95