Romance the Rhones This Saturday July 14th at The Old Mint in San Francisco. (AND win a pair of tickets)


Join fellow Rhone Wine Lovers at the “Romancing the Rhones”

Grand Tasting

Do you love Rhone wines? Share in a deliciously Rhone experience on Saturday, July 14, At The Old Mint in San Francisco, Saturday, J

uly 14, 2012. Getting there is easy: it’s close to BART and there’s also a parking garage across the street!

Enjoy inspired, Rhone-friendly foods from local artisans. Sample amazing Rhone wines from California, Oregon and beyond. Learn something new about Rhone varietals.

As a Rhone enthusiast, I am very excited about this new event. I don’t normally discuss my own small wine brand, Two Shepherds on Simple Hedonisms as I believe in separation, but I will share that Two Shepherds is pouring its new 2011 releases which include the Grenache Blanc recently featured in the San Francisco Chronicle by Jon Bonné. I will also be pouring barrel samples of the very limited release 2011 Russian River Valley Grenache and Syrah at the VIP Barrel tasting portion.

 

Romancing the Rhones: Event Info & Options

  • Taste 100+ amazing Rhone wines from 40+ Rhone producers
  • Gourmet “Rhone Romance” Lunch with the Winemakers @ Chez Papa Resto in the Mint Plaza. Limited seating (Gold Bar Tickets, $85)
  • VIP Barrel Tasting (Gold Bar & Silver Dollar Tickets) – early start at 1230.
  • Blind Tasting of 40 top-scoring wines from Rhone Shootout.

    Pit your palate against the experts and vote for your favorites!

  • Walk Around Grand Tasting in the Vaults – meet the Winemakers
  • Perfect Pairings – 8 succulent wine & 8 brilliant bites (optional: $20)
  • Awards Ceremony – vote for your favorites

Buy Tickets Online

  • Gold VIP lunch is at 1130.
  • Gold and Silver VIP start at 1230 with Barrel Tasting and regular wine.
  • The Grand Tasting is from 2-430

Enter to Win A Pair of Tickets (Ends Tuesday Evening July 10th)

To Enter To Win is Easy – simply tell us in comments below, from the list of participating wineries below:

Which is your favorite and why/which wine you like most

OR

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Which Winery are you most eager to try

Please include your first and last name for ticket will call in your entry.

Good luck and see you Saturday, Bastille Day!

Participating wineries include:

  • Anaba Wines
  • Art Farm Wine
  • Aver Family
  • Bonny Doon Vineyard
  • Bourassa Vineyards
  • Canihan Family
  • Cass Winery
  • Cinnabar Winery
  • Cornerstone Cellars
  • Crooked Vine Winery
  • Derby Wine Estates
  • Dierberg Vineyard
  • Drytown Cellars
  • Eden Springs
  • Fenestra Winery
  • Field Stone Winery
  • Fortunati Vineyards
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  • Gatt Wines
  • Grizzly Peak Winery
  • Guglielmo Winery
  • Hahn Family Wines
  • Hearthstone Vineyard and Winery
  • Holly’s Hill Vineyards
  • Hug Cellars
  • Jazz Cellars
  • Jessie’s Grove Winery
  • Leucadia Red
  • Mangels Vineyards
  • Michael David Winery
  • Midsummer Cellars
  • Nottingham Cellars
  • Perrucci Family Vineyard
  • Poetic Cellars
  • R&B Cellars
  • R2 Wine Company
  • Rahn Estate
  • RoxyAnn Winery
  • Skylark Wine
  • South Coast Winery
  • Spangler Vineyards
  • Tallulah Wines
  • Tercero Wines
  • The Winery SF
  • Two Shepherds
  • VIE
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19 Responses to “Romance the Rhones This Saturday July 14th at The Old Mint in San Francisco. (AND win a pair of tickets)”

  • Hello William…

    I live very near the Old Mint and would like to participate
    on Saturday in the Rhone Tasting.
    What time does it start and what is the price of the general admission
    if one does not want to go to the lunch and or if they do attend the lunch
    is everything else included.
    Thanks for the update and details..

    Linda Zweig

    • Hi Linda, sorry if its a bit confusing, I will do some edits. From their website:
      GOLD BAR VIP TICKETS 11:30 PM – 4:30 PM – $85 per person
      (Includes Gourmet Rhone Romance Lunch with the winemakers menu, Barrel Tasting, Blind Tasting of Rhone Shootout winners, Grand Tasting & Awards Ceremony)

      SILVER DOLLAR VIP TICKETS 12:30 – 4:30 PM $65 per person
      (Includes Early Admission to Barrel Tasting, Blind Tasting of Rhone Shootout winners, Grand Tasting & Awards Ceremony)

      RHONE LOVER’S TICKETS: GRAND TASTING & AWARD CEREMONY 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM – $45 per person

      Optional:
      Perfect Pairings $25 , $30 at the door

      http://affairsofthevine.com/

      Don’t forget, this is a ticket contest – ends tomorrow, go ahead and enter! :)

    • don’t forget you can use code ‘VIP Flock” to get a free $20 upgrade to VIP.

  • Randy Fong:

    The Mint is a cool place to have an event. I am glad they are doing nice things there after having it being closed for so long.

    I’d like to taste wines from “R&B Cellars”. I lived in Alameda (where they are located) for a few years and I’d be curious to see what they come up with.

    Thanks!

    • sorry you didn’t win Randy, but if you wish to attend and buy the normal tickets, you can use code ‘VIP Flock” to get a free $20 upgrade to VIP.

  • Larry H:

    Romancing the Rhones – pun fun. This one is easy — of course from that list Two Shepherds is my favorite and I’m very keen to try the ’11 Grenache Blanc. But otherwise… there are a number of names I’m interested to try. R2 de-tours to Grenache Blanc also. I “sher-wood” like to try Nottingham Cellars racy viognier, and RoxyAnn don’t have to put on the red / white for me to want to taste their portfolio (again particularly the viognier).

    • sorry you didn’t win Larry, but if you wish to attend and buy the normal tickets, you can use code ‘VIP Flock” to get a free $20 upgrade to VIP.

  • Anne:

    There are so many great wines/wineries, but my favorite from this list is Holly’s Hill Vineyards. I can’t pick just one of their wines – I like them all. The winery is a wonderful place to visit and taste in the foothills in Pleasant Valley. (Full disclosure, they did share this link with me.)

    Since I am unfamiliar with many of the wineries on the list, I will say that I will be looking forward to trying Two Shepherds since I was referred to you by my favorite HH.

    The name of the event is great and the location stellar!

  • My favorite winery from the list is Tercero. The wine I’m most eager to to Two Shepherds Grenache Blanc!

    • sorry you didn’t win Martin, but if you wish to attend and buy the normal tickets, you can use code ‘VIP Flock” to get a free $20 upgrade to VIP. You can likely still also register as media.

  • Linda Milner:

    I’m looking forward to trying Cass winery’s wines. Haven’t tried their wines before. Thank you for a chance to win!

    • sorry you didn’t win Linda, but if you wish to attend and buy the normal tickets, you can use code ‘VIP Flock” to get a free $20 upgrade to VIP.

  • Alison Howell:

    I’m really eager to try the Two Shepherds Grenache Blanc – especially after the wonderful write up it received in the Chron. I also want to learn more about the different wineries producing Rhone varietals. Thank you!

  • Jessica Chapman:

    I don’t believe I have tried any of these wineries I would be eager to try any of them just for the experience

    • sorry you didn’t win Jessica, but if you wish to attend and buy the normal tickets, you can use code ‘VIP Flock” to get a free $20 upgrade to VIP.

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