Soak up beautiful views of wine country as you discover hidden gems and sample world-renowned bottles

Castroville

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What You'll Do

Discover the grape to glass process in an intimate group setting alongside Fred Swan, a sommelier, wine writer, and educator specializing in regional California varieties. As you soak up the stunning landscape of Sonoma, Fred will guide you to lesser-known vineyards in the region, explain the history and geography of the grape, and help you navigate the complex components of wine tastings. With Fred at the helm, boost your vino confidence, taste world-class reds and whites, and immerse yourself in all things wine.

  • Visit Wineries with a Wine Master
    Taste and tour your way through little-known gems of Sonoma alongside an acclaimed wine professional

  • Grape Education
    Learn the language of wine, including how to navigate a wine list and understand the nuances to food pairings

Each event is capped at five participants; each event requires a minimum of four participants in order to take place.


Your Host

Fred Swan Fred Swan
Fine Wine Sommelier

Whether it’s teaching consumers, sommeliers, or winery staff, Fred Swan is one of the few California grape savants who are recognized across all facets of the industry. As a certified sommelier and California Wine Appellation Specialist, Fred is in the know about the region’s best bottles and wineries. He regularly pens articles that focus on California varieties, and received a fellowship from the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers.


Where You'll Meet

Groups meet at the Starbucks in the Maxwell Village Shopping Center before embarking on the all-day tour.


When

  • Saturday
    January 11: 9:30am - 5:00pm
    January 25: 9:30am - 5:00pm


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    Castroville

    19329 Sonoma Hwy

    San Francisco, California 95476

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In a Nutshell

Taste world-class vintages and learn the language of wine alongside a fine wine sommelier as he guides you through wine country

The Fine Print

Expires Jan 25th, 2014. Refundable only within 24 hours of purchase. Min. of 4 participants or experience subject to cancellation. Online redemption required. Purchasers will need to provide email address at checkout for SideTour to facilitate scheduling/redemption. No value after experience selected date & time have passed. Must be 21 or older. Gratuity included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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