Choose from Four Options
- $45 for two general admission tickets to #MerlotMe on Friday, October 16 ($100 value)
- $90 for four general admission tickets ($200 value)
- $67 for two VIP tickets ($150 value)
- $135 for four VIP tickets ($300 value)
The festival takes place 7 p.m.–9 p.m. on Friday, October 16. All tickets include unlimited once-ounce wine samples and light appetizers. Those who purchase VIP admission will enjoy an extra hour of crowd-free tasting starting at 6 p.m.
This global social media event for wine enthusiasts celebrates Merlot with pours of signature bottlings and library offerings from twenty wineries, each known for their mastery of the dark-blue varietal. The event is accompanied by light appetizers, and accentuated by panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Palace of Fine Arts, Alcatraz, Crissy Field, and the Marin Headlands.
An online wine community, Bottlenotes connects vino enthusiasts in the pursuit of discussing wines, getting recommendations, and connecting with experts. Staff members organize public interactive tastings in 10 major cities, gathering people of varying experience to sample vintages and blends from around the world or from a particular region. Each interactive event expands into creative spaces, such as art galleries and museums, emulating the ancient practice of how artists celebrate their paintings' birthdays. Bottlenotes' online wine collection—supplied through retailer Sherry-Lehmann—gives enophiles a communal browsing space for popular tipples. To help guide purchases, the website's interactive forum lets commenters share their tasting notes and wine ratings for each bottle. A daily e-newsletter also fills subscribers' inboxes with articles discussing interesting winemakers, wine-related products, and winemaking regions, keeping them up-to-date on current wine trends and the migration patterns of grapes.