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San Francisco Bay Area 2014 - A Weekend Celebration of American Rhones

17th Annual Rhone Rangers San Francisco Bay Area
Weekend Celebration of American Rhones
April 5-6, 2014

The Rhone Rangers will ride into the San Francisco Bay Area for our annual Celebration of American Rhone Wines, April 5-6, 2014. Winemaker Dinner, Saturday, April 5, 2014, The General's Residence, Fort Mason, San Francisco. Then, join us across the bay on Sunday, April 6, at the Craneway Pavilion & Conference Center for our seminar series and Grand Tasting. Tickets are on sale now.

WINEMAKER DINNER.  6 PM, Saturday, April 5, 2014, The General's Residence, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA.  Featuring 16 wineries, this event begins with a walk-around tasting reception, followed by a four-course meal catered by the Girl & the Fig, and concluding with a live auction of wines and wine-country travel experiences.  Host wineries include: Bernat, Broken Earth, Campovida, Cass Winery, Fields Family, Halter Ranch, kukkula, L'Aventure, McCay Cellars, Michael-David, Qupe, Ridge, Stark Wine, Still Waters, Tablas Creek and Two Shepherds.  Later in the evening the Lifetime Achievement Award will be bestowed on Robert Haas, partner and founder, Tablas Creek Vineyard, for his contribution to the American Rhone movement. Monies raised at this event will fund the Rhone Rangers Scholarship Fund. The menu will include seared crab cakes, bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin, and meyer lemon budino with kumquat honey. Vegetarian and shell-fsh allergy options also available.  BUY TICKETS. 

SEMINAR SERIES.  10 AM, Sunday, April 6, 2014, The Craneway Conference Center, Ford Point, Richmond, CA. Seminar #1: "The Rise of the Rhone Garagiste." This seminar will focus on small producers of American Rhone wines, who make less than 3,000 cases per year, with each wine tasted having been made in less than 500 case lots. Hear the stories and get the inside scoop on this group of passionate artisan winemakers and how they thrive on the "garagiste" way of making wine. Seminar #2: "Grenache, The Most Widely Planted Rhone Wine Grape in the World." In this seminar, we will look at Grenache from many different regions, to see what impact terroir has on this grape variety and to gain an understanding of why wine-lovers are waking up to Grenache, the "unsung hero of the wine world." Both seminars will be moderated by Luke Sykora, Wine & Spirits magazine. For a list of the wines/presenters for the seminars click here. Tickets can be purchased, a la carte, just for the seminar series, or as part of the Sunday Pass or Weekend Pass. BUY A LA CARTE TICKETS.  BUY SUNDAY PASS TICKETSBUY WEEKEND PASS TICKETS.

GRAND TASTING.  Sunday, April 6, 2014, The Craneway Pavilion, Ford Point, Richmond CA.  Join us for the 17th Annual Rhone Rangers Grand Tasting, at our new home across San Francisco Bay.  Taste from over 400 wines from more than 100 wineries, including Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, White Blends, Roses, Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Carignane, Counoise, Petite Sirah, Red Blends, and more. PARTICIPATING WINERIES. BUY GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS (3 PM ENTRY).  BUY SUNDAY PASS TICKETS (1 PM ENTRY).  BUY WEEKEND PASS TICKETS.

WEEKEND PASS.  The weekend pass includes one ticket to each of the following events:  Winemaker Dinner, 6 PM, Saturday, April 5, 2014.  Seminar Series, 10 AM, Sunday, April 6, 2014 and The Grand Tasting, VIP Entry, 1 PM, Sunday, April 6, 2014.  BUY WEEKEND PASS TICKETS.

PRIVATE FERRY SERVICE.  We are offering private ferry service for our San Francisco guests (and those from surrounding areas) aboard the Red & White Fleet, sailing out of Pier 43 1/2 on the Embarcadero in San Francisco.  Tickets are $14 each way.  Tickets must be purchased in advance.  In the event of severe weather conditions or other acts of God the ferry service will be unavailable.  
     12 Noon Ferry from San Francisco, Pier 43 1/2 sailing to The Craneway Pavilion, Ford Point, Richmond.  One-way, $14.  BUY TICKETS.  
     2 PM Ferry from San Francisco, Pier 43 1/2 sailing to The Craneway Pavilion, Ford Point, Richmond.  One-way, $14.  BUY TICKETS.
     3:15 PM Return Ferry from Craneway, sailing to San Francisco, Pier 43 1/2.  One-way, $14.  BUY TICKETS. 
     6:15 PM Return Ferry from Craneway, sailing to San Francisco, Pier 43 1/2.  One-way, $14.  BUY TICKETS.   

We are offering a complimentary shuttle between the El Cerrito Del Norte BART Station and the Craneway Pavilion on Sunday, April 6, 2014. The shuttle will pick up passengers from El Cerrito Del Norte every half hour beginning at 12:15 pm with service at 15 minutes and 45 minutes past the hour until 6:15 pm. The shuttle will return from Craneway every half hour beginning at 12:30 pm. The last return from Craneway will be at 6:30 pm.

TRADE & MEDIA REGISTRATION.  Ccomplimentary tickets will be available for QUALIFIED members of the trade and media.  To qualify for a complimentary ticket you must be currently employed as one of the following: professional wine writer (already published), wine shop retailer, wine distributor/broker, sommelier, restaurateur.  ALL OTHERS (even those acting in other roles in the food and wine industry) are invited to purchase tickets for the Grand Tasting General Admission at 3 PM.  Qualified wine trade and wine media may REGISTER HERE.

WINERY REGISTRATION.  Rhone Rangers member wineries are invited to register to pour at the San Francisco Bay Area events. Registration is open until 5 PM on February 20, 2014. REGISTER NOW.

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