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October Wine Events San Francisco Bay Area CA

Posted by Vinogger, Oct 1, 2010.

There are many wine events happening in the month of October in San Francisco.  This weekend 10/2 & 10/3 The Jug Shop is pouring wines from Puglia in honor of Puglia Wine week & 10/4 there is a Puglia wine dinner at La Ciccia, Sat 10/9 is Fall Fest, Sun 10/10 is Lodi on the Water & Wed 10/13 is Wine and Spirits top 100 event. 

If you want details about these events and more go to and look under the Wine Events section.  And, while you are there check out the articles on wine and past wine events and provide your comments.  Salut!  Melanie aka Vinogger 


Reply by outthere, Oct 1, 2010.

Uh, there is the Sonoma County Harvest Fair today tomorrow and Sunday Oct 1 -3 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. Wine and food tastings from all the award winning wineries and chefs.

This Sunday, Oct 3rd, is the West County Wineries Open House. Balletto, Dutton Estate, Dutton/Goldfield, Freestone, Graton Ridge, Hanna, Marimar, Russian River Vineyards and Taft Street will be participating. Wine and food pairings, bocce ball and more..


Oct 8 - 11 - BR Cohn Music Festival


Oct 23 - 25 - Pinot on the River - Held at Rodney Strong Vineyards - THE place to be for Pinot Noir in October. Participating wineries include: (this is a partial list)

Alfaro Family Vineyards
Alma Rosa Winery
Ancien Wines
Arista Winery
Artesa Winery
Athair Winery
Aubin Cellars
August West
Belle Glos
Benovia Winery
Benziger Family Winery
Breggo Cellars
Buena Vista Carneros
C. Donatiello Winery
Cima Collina
Claypool Cellars
Clouds Rest Vineyard
Couloir Wines
David Bruce Winery
Davis Bynum
De Loach Vineyards
Demuth Winery
DuNah Winery
Dunstan Wines
Eric Kent Wine Cellars
Etude Wines
Expression Wines
Fort Ross Vineyard
Freeman Vineyard & Winery
Freestone Vineyards
Fulcrum Wines
Gary Farrell Vineyards & Winery
George Wine Company
Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards
Gundlach Bundschu Winery
Hahn Family Wines
Halleck Vineyard
Heart O' The Mountain
Hop Kiln Winery - HKG
J Vineyards & Winery
Keefer Ranch Wines
Ketcham Estate
Kokomo Winery
Kosta Browne Wines
La Follette Wines
La Rochelle Winery
Laetitia Vineyard &Winery
Landmark Vineyards
Landy Family Vineyards
Littorai Wines
Mahoney Vineyards
Mark West
Matrix Winery
McIntyre Vineyards
Meiomi Wines
Merry Edwards Winery
Morgan Winery
Moshin Vineyard
Mueller Winery
Nalle Winery
Nicholson Ranch Winery
Orsi Papale Estate Wines
Pali Wine Company
Papapietro Perry Winery
Patz & Hall Wine Co.
Pfendler Vineyards
Pillow Rd. Vineyard
Roadhouse Winery
Roar Wines
Rodney Strong Vineyards
Roessler Cellars
Romililly Wines
Russian Hill Estate
Sequana Vineyards
Sierra Madre Vineyard
Small Vines Wines
Sojourn Cellars
Talisman Wines
Terlato Vineyards
The Donum Estate
The Line Wines
Three Sticks
TR Elliott
Vergari Wines
WesMar Winery
Willowbrook Cellars

Reply by dmcker, Oct 2, 2010.

Geez, how do the members of some of those bands at the Cohn event get to the stage, by walker or wheelchair? Grand Funk Railroad? War (with Eric Burdon?)?? The Turtles??? Serious blasts from the past, though I have to admit to a twisted curiosity about how glossy Cheap Trick might sound these days...


Great post, outthere.

Reply by outthere, Oct 2, 2010.

dmcker - The Turtles are there every year. "So Happy Together!", wasn't Eric Burdon with the Animals though? While some of them are pretty darn aged they still rock out... And they arrive on foot/ no walker!

We went to this a few years ago. Doobies headline every year for obvious reasons, Tower of Power, Pablo Cruise, Todd Rundgren, Little Feat, Turtles... They bring back some interesting groups for sure.

Reply by Vinogger, Oct 2, 2010.

Thank you for adding in the Sonoma events to the mix.  I don't get up there nearly enough!  I did go to a Mount Veeder tasting in Napa last weekend though which if you are interested in you can read about at  I suppose Napa and Sonoma are part of the SF Bay Area ;-)  Melanie aka Vinogger

Reply by outthere, Oct 2, 2010.

I suppose Napa and Sonoma are part of the SF Bay Area ;-)

You suppose correctly. People on the Peninsula seem to forget that the bay goes beyond Marin ;-) The bay waters lap up against Carneros vineyards and the Petaluma Wind Gap.

Reply by dmcker, Oct 2, 2010.

Vinogger, I'd say Sonoma and Napa are definitely part of your area, especially if you're interested in wine! ;-) Just a very short drive nearby, and a better source of wine and wine info than retail outlets in the City.

Outthere, Eric Burdon was later with War, and I thought I heard he was with them in recent years when they got back together to do some tours. I definitely wouldn't mind hearing Little Feat again. They did some great shows I attended a while back....



Reply by Vinogger, Oct 2, 2010.

DMcker Generally though Napa and Sonoma are coinsidered North Bay or wine country and the events I posted are in SF proper. 

Outhere I am not sure I agree that Napa and Sonoma are a better source of wine and wine info instead they are where the wine is made but there are some great wine events and retail outlets in SF with knowledgable staff and lots of helpful information

Reply by dmcker, Oct 2, 2010.

I certainly understand the geography of the Bay Area, I was just thinking that if you're writing about wine in your area, going to the source is often a good policy. I always find that primary sources, or the closest thing to them, are better than secondary, tertiary, quaternary. Why not find out about a wine from the people who make them, rather than people who listen to people who listen to people who sometimes interview the people who own the wines or are the mouthpieces for the owners? Especially people whose primary interest is in selling you (or the other people in the info-distribution chain) something. Of course intelligent, and hopefully at-least-somewhat-disinterested aggregators and integrators of information are a great resource, but I've always found it better to get closest to original information so I can do my own integration.

Enough rant, especially since that's not what I intended. You're in a great town for finding, tasting and writing about great wine, and enjoying it with great food at great venues. Hope you're also able to stretch your legs as much as possible to Santa Cruz, Napa, Sonoma, Marin and even Livermore.

Reply by zufrieden, Oct 2, 2010.

I was thinking of attending but neither Captain Beefheart (a.k.a Don Van Vliet) nor the Fuggs are performing.  This is not to disrespect Don as he is reputed to have serious health problems, but it would be cool all the same...


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