Sometimes you hear an idea and wonder to yourself, exactly why it's taken someone so long to come up with it. And the really good ones make you think, "now why didn't I come up with that?"
That's exactly what I thought to myself when I first heard of the San Francisco Vintners Market. It's a farmer's market, but for wine. Simple as that. Walk around, taste a bunch of wines, and buy the ones that you like. So incredibly straightforward it took years for someone to come up with the idea.
But now it's happened three or four times here in San Francisco, and it's clearly a smashing success, from the standpoint of the people who attend, as well as the vintners, who are actually selling wine, in some cases, a lot of it.
All you gotta do is buy a ticket and show up. Think of it as a tasting room that you don't have to drive to. Or a big wine tasting you can go to and finally not have to worry about finding some retailer somewhere that carries the wines that you fell in love with at the tasting.
This event is about helping smaller wineries sell their wines to the public. More than 100 of them will be pouring and selling their wares from all over California. It's definitely worth checking out.
San Francisco Vintners Market
Saturday and Sunday April 9th & 10th
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
Tickets are $50 if purchased in advance (prices go up $10 at the door). You can also purchase a VIP ticket for $80 and get access to a room of $50+ wines.
Make sure to spit some wines out so you get a chance to try a lot of them !!
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