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San Francisco Celebration of American Rhone Wines 2017

Rhone Rangers 

San Francisco Event June 10

Thanks to all who attended #RRSF17 - we hope to see you next year! 

Join the Rhone Rangers in San Francisco on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the Golden Gate Club at the Presidio.

There are several ticket experiences to choose from for this world-famous annual Rhone Rangers event – from the Grand Tasting and tasting seminars to a Luncheon honoring the Rhone Rangers’ 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Sondra Bernstein of the girl and the fig, as well as a Live Auction of rare and large format bottles.

Date                Saturday, June 10

Location          The Golden Gate Club at the Presidio

                        135 Fisher Loop 

                       San Francisco, CA 94129     

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The Rhone Ranger Experience Ticket Options:

Auction Luncheon Honoring the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Sondra Bernstein of the girl and the fig

A new casual luncheon and live auction will precede the grand tasting featuring 69 wineries. This ticket welcomes you to join us at noon on Saturday, June 10 to honor Sondra Bernstein, the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award honoree and be part of the excitement of the Live Auction featuring large format bottles, unique wine experiences and special dinners only available at the Rhone Rangers auction.

Auction Luncheon and VIP Tasting $125 - Your day includes – luncheon, live auction and VIP status for the Grand Tasting – beginning at noon and concluding at 5:30pm. 

Saturday Pass $175 - Your day includes – luncheon, live auction, two seminars and VIP status for the Grand Tasting – beginning at noon and concluding at 5:30pm. 

Saturday VIP Grand Tasting $90 – VIP status gives you early entry to the Grand Tasting (2pm), and access to the VIP Lounge and Balcony, where a selection of rosés, unique Rhone varieties and rare Rhone wines will be poured alongside delicious food bites  while overlooking the beautiful Presidio from the VIP access only balcony. 2- 5:30pm

Saturday Grand Tasting General Admission $60 – Enjoy wines from 69 Rhone Rangers wineries during the Grand Tasting -  taste though more than 400 wines, meeting the winemakers, and a silent auction of rare and large-format wines. 3 - 5:30pm

Saturday Seminars: All seminars include VIP status. Choose between seminar 1 and 2 or both!

VIP Tasting 2 - 5:30pm and Seminar 1 And Now For Something Completely Different: The New Wave of Single-Variety Rhone Wines  11am - 12pm - $125

If you drink Rhone reds, you’ve probably tasted a smidge of Counoise in a blend here and there. But to taste it on its own, you’re better off looking to the Rhone Rangers, who are now making single-variety wines from grapes that rarely get single billing in the Rhone itself. This panel, moderated by Luke Sykora—the California critic for Wine & Spirits Magazine—will explore lesser-known Rhone varieties like Counoise, Carignan and Picpoul, all of which are on the rise in California, making nuanced, food-friendly, exciting wines. 

  • Picpoul Blanc 2015 - Adelaida Winery & Vineyard
  • Counoise 2014 - Westwood
  • Marsanne 2014  – tercero wines
  • Terret Noir 2015 – Tablas Creek Vineyard 

VIP Tasting 2 - 5:30pm and Seminar 2 - The Pioneers of Rhone Rangers: 3 - 4pm - $125

Join fun and lively discussion of how a small group of vanguard grape farmers transformed what began as fence line discussions about growing Rhone grapes 20 years ago into a full-fledged movement that has forever changed the American wine landscape and continues to shape its future. Panelists include Patrick Comiskey, author of American Rhone: How Maverick Winemakers Changed the Way Americans Drink and founding members of the Rhone Rangers.

  • Steve Edmunds, Edmunds St John
    • 2014 Rocks And Gravel
  • Bill Easton, Terre Rouge
    • 2010 L ‘Autre Grenache - Sierra Foothills
  • Ethan Lindquist, Qupé
    • 2013 Roussanne - Bien Nacido Hillside - Santa Maria Valley
  • Gary Eberle, Eberle Winery
    • 2014 Eberle Syrah - Steinbeck Vineyard

VIP Tasting 2 - 5:30pm, Seminar 1 at 11am - 12pm and Seminar 2 at 3 - 4pm  $140

Government-issued photo IDs will be checked at the door. All sales are final, tickets are non-refundable. 

Have questions? Email us at Info@rhonerangers.org