Wine connoisseurs assert that novice tasters should never pair red wine with fish, white wine with red meat, or excessive wine with jury duty. Lap up today's Groupon in moderate proportions: for $50, you get two admissions to the sixth annual Uncorked! Wine Festival (a $100 value) at Ghirardelli Square from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 21.
At the Uncorked! Wine Festival, more than 40 wineries regale guests with ambrosial bouquets and tempting tastes complemented by shopping, chef demonstrations, and live music. Once bestowed with a complimentary wine glass inscribed with the Ghirardelli Square logo, ticketholders can engage in unlimited tastings, partaking of pinots, savoring chardonnays, and practicing merlot spit-takes. Illustrious local chefs will showcase their skills in a series of cooking demonstrations, and informative 45-minute wine seminars ($5 each) enlighten bottle buffs on the noble varietals and grapevine gossip about Sonoma and Napa Valley. Live music animates the air throughout the festival, and the square's multitude of retail shops and tempting restaurants extend special deals to attendees.
The array of sapid sampling and exciting entertainment proceeds throughout Ghirardelli Square's elegant brick-lined courtyards and extends onto Beach Street. All ticket proceeds from the festival go directly to the nonprofit organization Save The Bay, which has championed pollution prevention, habitat restoration, and otter self-esteem initiatives on the San Francisco Bay for 50 years.
900 N Point St.
San Francisco, California 94109Get Directions