Oakland, California, June, 8, 2017 –The Third Annual Oakland Wine Festival tickets are on sale. NEW: Full and half day packages are available as well as a la carte tickets. Featuring premium, reserve, library, high-end, hard-to-get and newly released wines, the Oakland Wine Festival presents a rare experience where our guests meet winemakers, enjoy their wines and learn about wine and food. This an intimate and primarily seated event will take place on July 15, 2017 at The Claremont Club & Spa, A Fairmont Hotel in Oakland.
“A key part of our mission is to build new relationships and deepen old relationships between winemakers, wineries, restaurants, wine aficionados, food lovers while bringing together seasoned and curious wine and food enthusiasts in Oakland and the Greater Bay Area,” states Fuller.
About the Oakland Wine Festival:
The Oakland Wine Festival is a high profile, educational, wine and food event featuring celebrated winemakers from Napa Valley, Sonoma County, and around the world. The festival is collaboration between Founder, Melody Fuller, and some of her close friends in the Napa Valley and beyond.
Over 100 wineries have accepted the invitation by an impressive Honorary Steering Committee, composed of wine industry luminaries, to return to this annual event. Those leaders come from Chappellet Vineyards, Rombauer Vineyards, Silverado Vineyard’s, Sonoma-Loeb and Peju Winery.
Schedule of Events:
Another Oakland Wine Festival First!
THE JUDGEMENT OF OAKLANDTM
California’s Original Double Blind Wine Tasting and Voting Including Consumers
The Double Blind Wine Tasting is an innovative way to educate and surprise the expert or novice with over 100 elegantly bagged wines. This premier event opens the Third Annual Oakland Wine Festival.
Taste side by side with winemakers, restaurateurs, sommeliers, media and other novices and experts!
Your opinion counts in the: 2017 JUDGEMENT OF OAKLANDTM
Intimate Winemaker Luncheon
You and five other food and wine enthusiasts will be seated at an intimate table, in a historic environment, within a beautiful oasis. The seventh person seated at your table is a well-known winemaker or sommelier and your new best friend.
The winemaker will select four spectacular wines to pair with your four-course summer themed menu of delightful courses.
You will have ample time to savor every bite and take in every sip in a relaxed and luxurious setting.
15 Year Retrospective Tasting Featuring: Silverado Vineyards Infamous: SOLO!!
3:30pm-5:00pm Join Founding Sponsor, Silverado Vineyards for a 15 Year Anniversary retrospective tasting of SOLO. This is a do not miss seated experience is led by Russ Weis.
Elegant Grand Tasting: Seated or Poolside
Join our Honorary Steering Committee Members: Russ Weis, Silverado Vineyards; KR Rombauer, III; Kelsey Baldwin, Sonoma-Loeb; Cyril Chappellet, Chappellet Vineyards; Herta Peju, Peju Winery and a host of other winemakers and wineries for a seated or poolside wine tastings and conversation!
Winemakers Supper Club and Tasting
Winemakers, food and music! Enjoy this casual event and strike up a conversation about the day and night with amazing winemakers.
Dinner with the Winemaker
Enjoy a nice and relaxed 5 course dinner with the winemaker.
These dinners will be held in beautiful rooms at the Claremont Club and Spa, A Fairmont Hotel.
Wine Society’s Benefactors Dinner with Silverado Vineyards
Join Russ Weis for a very special 5-course Dinner. This dinner is for the founding benefactors. SOLD OUT!
Wine Society’s Patrons Dinner with KR Rombauer, III
Join KR Rombauer for a lovely sunset Dinner. This dinner is for our loyal patrons. SOLD OUT!
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The Wines of South Africa!!!
The Wines of South Africa is the international wine region highlighted for the 3rd Annual Oakland Wine Festival. We will present a full day of blind tastings, special presentations, Winemaker Luncheons, Seated Tastings, Standing/Poolside Tastings, a Private Reception and a glorious Winemaker Dinner featuring wines from South Africa.
Returning Sponsors and Partners: Sonoma Country Tourism and the Napa Valley Vintners Association will have special presentations as well!
About the founder, Melody Fuller:
Melody was named Best Westerner by Sunset Magazine for the innovative and creative work that she does in the wine world. Melody is also a prolific Bay Area food and wine writer, educator and proud Oakland native. The Oakland Wine Festival is the result of the desire to further acknowledge an overlooked – yet key – community of wine lovers who appreciate having world-class vintners and chefs within arm’s reach.