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HERE'S WHERE TO
BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!​
 

  • GENERAL ADMISSION (3 pm) GRAND TASTING
    $75 (advance pricing, Jan 1 - March 27)
    $85 (online or at the door, March 28)
  • VIP EARLY ADMISSION (1 pm) GRAND TASTING
    $110 (advance pricing, Jan 1 - March 27)
    $120 (at the door, March 28)
  • WEEKEND PASS
    $295 (advance pricing, Jan 1 - March 27)
    Not available at the door
  • SATURDAY PASS
    (includes seminar series & VIP early admission to the Grand Tasting)
    $150 (advance pricing Jan 1 - March 27)
    Not available at the door
  • SEMINAR A LA CARTE
    (includes only the seminar series)
    $75 (advance pricing, Jan 1 - March 27)
    Not available at the door
  • WINEMAKER DINNER, $150
    (only 120 tickets available)
    Not available at the door

    All Rhone Rangers events are 21+ and over.  No minors are permitted.  Government-issued photo IDs will be checked at the door.  Thank you for your cooperation.

COME BY BICYCLE, AUTO OR BART. THE CRANEWAY IS THE FORMER HOME OF THE FORD ASSEMBLY PLANT, NOW THE BAY AREA'S MOST SPECTACULAR EVENT VENUE.  FREE SHUTTLE FROM BART EL CERRITO DEL NORTE STATION, BEGINNING AT 12:50 PM ON SATURDAY, MARCH 28.  LAST SHUTTLE BACK TO BART DEPARTS THE CRANEWAY AT 6:30 PM.  ONE 56-PASSENGER BUS RUNS EVERY 30 MINUTES.  FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.  ALL PARKING AT THE CRANEAY IS FREE FOR THE RHONE RANGER EVENTS ON SATURDAY, MARCH 28.

 

WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO
OUR PRESENTING SPONSORS:

TricorBraun WinePak
Winemaker Dinner


Silicon Valley Bank
Seminar Series


OUR MEDIA SPONSORS:

Practical Winery
 

               

Wine Enthusiast Magazine



AND OUR CORPORATE SPONSORS:

California Organic Fertilizers
Canton Cooperage
Cardoza-Bungey Travel
Chatterbox Marketing
Collotype
Designs Like Whoa!
Duarte Nursery
Farm Credit West
Fiscalini Farmstead Cheese
Golden State Overnight
Hinman & Carmichael
James Beard Foundation
Jano Graphics
John Sutak Risk Services
Lodi CA Winegrape Commission (LoCA)
Martinez Orchards
Monvera Glass Decor
NovaVine
PortoCork
Ramondin USA Inc.
TerrAvion
Vineyard Industry Products
Vintage Nurseries
Virginia Wine Board
Welk Resorts
Westbridge Agricultural

AND OTHER GENEROUS DONORS:

MG Equipment

Medical Services Provided by Mutual Aid Response Services

 

SAN FRANCISCO EVENTS

18th Annual Rhone Rangers San Francisco Bay Area
Weekend Celebration of American Rhones
March 27-28, 2015

The Rhone Rangers will ride into the San Francisco Bay Area for our annual Celebration of American Rhone Wines, March 27 & 28, 2015.  The Winemaker Dinner on Friday night, March 27 will kick off the weekend, on the San Francisco side of the Bay, at The Golden Gate Club in the Presidio. Then, join us across the bay on Saturday March 28, at the Craneway Pavilion & Conference Center for our seminar series and Grand Tasting. Tickets are on sale now.  All sales are considered final, no refunds.

GRAND TASTING, SATURDAY, MARCH 28.
THE CRANEWAY PAVILION, FORD POINT

GEN ADMISSION, 3 PM $75
VIP ADMISSION 1 PM $110

Come taste from over 300 wines from more than 80 wineries during the Grand Tasting at The Craneway Pavilion on Saturday, March 28, 2015.  For a list of participating wineries click here. Small plates will be avilable for purchase from our favorite food trucks.  Ticketing options include: The Weekend Pass (one ticket to all weekend events), $295 (save $45 off this price if you buy before Jan 1), the Saturday Pass (one ticket to the seminars plus VIP entry to the Grand Tasting at 1 PM), $150 (save $40 off this price if you buy before Jan 1), the Grand Tasting General Admission (with entry at 3 PM), $75 (save $25 off this price if you buy before Jan 1).  $85 at the door.
 

WINEMAKER DINNER, FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 6 PM
THE GOLDEN GATE CLUB, SAN FRANCISCO PRESIDIO


Join us for a magical evening hosted by fourteen Rhone Rangers winemakers. Catering by The Girl & The Fig. Participating Wineries include Acquiesce Winery, Bonny Doon Vineyard, Campesino Cellars, Cass Winery, Eberle Winery, Hearst Ranch Winery, Kenneth Volk Vineyards, Kukkula, Qupe, Ridge, Sanglier Cellars, Skinner Vineyards, Tablas Creek and Tin Barn. 

The evening begins with a walk-around wine tasting reception with passed appetizers. Then, join us in the  Ventana Room for a three-course meal.  There are two entree options: Crispy Duck Confit or, for Vegetarians, Black Pepper, Fontina & Wild Mushroom Arancini.  Later in the evening we will present the third annual Lifetime Achievement Award followed by a live auction of wine (including large formats and verticals) and one-of-a-kind wine country "experiences" hosted by our participating wineries. A portion of the proceeds from the evening will go to the Rhone Rangers Scholarship Fund and The James Beard Foundation.  TICKETS, $150.

SEMINAR SERIES, SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2015, 10 AM - 1 PM
THE CRANEWAY CONFERENCE CENTER, FORD POINT, RICHMOND

Moderated by Patrick Comiskey, Wine & Spirits Magazine

Learn more about your favorite Rhone wines by attending these back-to-back seminars. One ticket admits you to both seminars.  The first seminar is "Rose made from American Rhone Grape Varieties," showcasing the new releases of rose, perfectly timed for your summer ahead.  The second seminar is "American Grown Rhone Varieties, See How They Age" and will include both new releases and library releases from several winemakers, so that you can see how these varieties age over time.   Ticketing options include the Saturday Pass (provides admission to both seminars plus early VIP admission to the Grand Tasting at 1 PM), $150.  Or purchase the Seminar A La Carte, $75, to attend only the two morning seminars.

TRADE & MEDIA.  Qualified Trade & Media are invited to attend the Grand Tasting during the Trade & Media hours, 1-3 PM, Saturday, March 28.  REGISTER HERE.

WINERY REGISTRATION.  
 Rhone Ranger member wineries are invited to pour their Rhone varietal wines at the events in March.  Winery registration is now closed, but we may have additional space, so if you're interested in participating in our Bay Area events, please call the Rhone Rangers office at 800 467-0163.
 


 

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