The word tour, derived from the Latin for "circle," describes the shape tour groups create as they surround and attack their "guide," which is French for "fact piñata." Obtain candied information by any means necessary with today's Groupon for admission to San Francisco Vintners Market – Harvest in the City wine festival on October 15 and 16 at the Fort Mason Center's Festival Pavilion. Choose from the following options:
- For $28, you get one regular Sunday admission (a $70 value).
- For $35, you get one regular Saturday admission (a $70 value).
- For $65, you get one Bounty Hunter all-access VIP admission for the whole weekend (a $150 value).
Billed as the first and only wine-tasting-and-buying event in the Bay Area, San Francisco Vintners Market hosts up to 150 grape ranches from areas such as Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Santa Barbara, and Russian River Valley. Started by Cornelius Geary and Jeff Playter, founders of Wine 2.0, as a showcase for small wineries during the tough economic climate, San Francisco Vintners Market is dedicated to focusing a spotlight on a variety of vine juices. Famous winemakers will also be on hand for attendees to pick their brains and pocket their palates.
VIP attendees will be given exclusive access to the Reserve Room, where discerning oenophiles test their tastes on pricier bottles not available to the fermented masses milling outside the reinforced vintage vault. Along with supporting local nonprofit One Brick, the San Francisco Vintners Market lets you sample a slew of varietals without having to sneak into wineries at night or being mistaken for unruly teenage tree tippers. The main room is open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., with the Reserve Room opening an hour earlier at noon.
San Francisco Craft Spirits Carnival
During San Francisco Craft Spirits Carnival, craft spirits producers from around the world showcase whiskey, bourbon, tequila, mescal, vodka, gin, absinthe, grappa, and much more. Patrons sample spirits and have the opportunity to purchase up to hundreds of products that you may not find anywhere else, including both big and small name brands.