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 third annual Napa vs. Sonoma Showdown, you will have the unique opportunity to try sixty of the finest wines from each region. Thirty of the best wineries in the state will be pitted against each other with you as the final judge. Make your voice known on March 14th – do you lean Napa or Sonoma?

Thirty of the finest Napa and Sonoma wineries will be on hand to meet this challenge with great gusto – and amazing wines. You will sample the legendary cabernet sauvignon’s of Napa Valley and the equally praised Sonoma pinot noir’s 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.

The Napa Valley line-up includes: Antica, Barnett, Brown Estate, Detert, Duckhorn, Fir Hill, Green & Red, Hess Collection, Long Meadow Ranch, Merryvale, Pahlmeyer, Pride Mountain, Round Pond, Pine Ridge, Stags Leap Wine Cellars, Silver Oak, Sol Rouge, Swanson, Terra Valentine and T-Vine.

The Sonoma line-up includes: Chronicle Wines, Collier Falls, Decoy by Duckhorn, Donelan, Dry Creek Vineyards, Fisher Vineyards, Fort Ross, Freeman, MacPhail, Muscardini, Peterson, Seghesio, Sequana, St. Francis, Sol Rouge, Twomey & VIE

You won’t find a better line-up of California wineries in an intimate setting all year.

The General’s Residence in Fort mason high above the bay and Aquitic Park sets a dramatic backdrop for these world-class wines. Come experience the historical splendor of this stunning space.

AG Ferrari will be on hand presenting an impressive display of artisanal cheeses, cured meats, olives and breads, while DJ Sol will be crafting his signature chill-out beats to set the mood. And this year we are proud to announce smartwater® as a participating sponsor. smartwater® is the #1 premium bottled water in the United States and delivers distinctly fresh, crisp and pure tasting hydration for your body and style for your image.