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San Francisco wine tasting events offer visitors the chance to sample amazing wines from both local wineries and other producers from all around the world. Events range from the large Chronicle Wine Competition in February to smaller events such as four-hour wine walks in Noe Valley and the Marina neighborhoods. Below is a small sampling of events in San Francisco in 2020.
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting - February
Each year, the San Francisco Chronicle hosts the “San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Public Tasting” at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture’s Festival Pavilion. With more than 7,000 entries, this event is the largest competition of North American wines in the world.
These exceptional wines have been selected by top professional wine judges from across the country — these judges come from a variety of fields, including trade, education, media, retail and hospitality. This celebrated event is an annual trek for many, a family gathering for others, and a remarkable experience for all.
This tasting event features more than 1,500 gold-medal winners from hundreds of North American wineries, as well as many winning wines in other categories. This year’s event will be held February 15, 2020. More information can be found here.
SF Vintners Market: Spring Wine in the City - March
This spring's San Francisco wine tasting event offers attendees the chance to buy top-rated wines straight from the wineries. Before buying, sample wines on display, and then, unlike other tasting events, they can be bought right on the spot.
The 2020 event offers several wines from up to 150 wineries. You will be able to find local producers from Napa, Sonoma, and Russian River. Hundreds of wines from other important US wine regions as well as boutique wines from around the world are also featured.
Wine & Spirits Top 100 Tasting - October
Every October, Wine & Spirits magazine hosts their Top 100 Tasting Event in the heart of San Francisco. The event features wineries from around the world with the best overall tasting ratings from Wine & Spirits magazine throughout the year.
This annual event honors these top 100 wineries as well as the Bay Area's top restaurants. It's the perfect event for both wine and food lovers. Learn more about this annual event here.