Napa vs. Sonoma Showdown
Famous rivalries are as old as time, like the Hatfield and McCoys or the Giants and Dodgers. Just to our North, we have one of the most distinguished rivalries between two neighboring regions, both much lauded for their distinctive, world-class wines. We are talking about the long-running, though friendly, rivalry between Napa and Sonoma wineries.
At the sixth annual Napa vs. Sonoma Showdown, you will have the unique opportunity to try over 175 wines to help you decide your preference. Forty four of the best wineries in the state will be pitted against each other with you as the final judge. Make your voice known on February 27th – do you lean Napa or Sonoma?
Thirty of the finest Napa Valley and Sonoma County wineries will be on hand to meet this challenge with great gusto – and amazing wines. You will sample the legendary cabernet sauvignon of Napa Valley and the equally praised Sonoma pinot noir from the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast. Perhaps each region has a respective advantage with those two varietals, but when it comes to chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, syrah and zinfandel it may just be too close to call. Again, that’s where you come in.
FINAL WINERY LIST
Antica, Atalon, Barnett Vineyards, Blackbird Vineyards, Brown Estate, Conn Creek Winery, Robert Craig, Darioush, Foley Johnson Winery, Freemark Abbey, Hess Collection, Krupp Brothers, Kuleto Estate, Long Meadow Ranch, Merryvale, Stags Leap Wine Cellars, Swanson, Terra Valentine, T-Vine
Arrowood, Bedrock, Benziger, Donelan, Chalk Hill Estate, Dry Creek Vineyards, Failla, Fort Ross Winery, Hartford Court, Lacuna, MacPhail, Matanzas Creek, Novy, Peterson, Quivira, Ridge Vineyards, Roth, Siduri, St. Francis, TR Elliott
Napa + Sonoma:
Artesa, Fisher Vineyards, Joseph Phelps, Ramey Wines, Sol Rouge, VIE, The Winery SF
THE CLASSIC VENUE
The General’s Residence in Upper Fort Mason high above the bay and Aquatic Park sets a dramatic backdrop for these world-class wines. Come experience the historical splendor of this stunning space.
The immensely popular Rib Whip food truck will be out front all night with their amazing items for sale. This addition will enable anyone to get a full dinner in! KIND Snacks, Krave Jerky and Hint Water will also be on hand providing delicious samples. And keeping it lively, DJ Sol will be crafting his signature chill-out beats to set the mood.
THE VIP EXPERIENCE
This year we’re bringing back the very popular VIP option to enter a full hour early (5:30-6:30pm) with exclusive access to rare library wines and extremely limited production ultra reserve wines at each table during that hour only. You will also have an opportunity to taste all wines an hour early.