We’ll have more details about specific events and running times at each retailer in the coming days, but here’s a teaser so you can plan your week accordingly. It’s safe to assume these events will run in 6-8pm time slot, leaving you plenty of time to pop over to one of several participating restaurants to continue exploring the San Francisco natural wine scene.
[UPDATE: We’re adding details to the schedule as they come in. Final details are subject to change, so please remember to check this website or simply call ahead.]
(Public service reminder: We here at the SF Natural Wine Week HQ encourage everyone to ride MUNI or take a taxi between events.)
Monday 8/23 – Terroir Natural Wine Merchant
Time: 6.30pm for the first seating; the second seating is at 9pm.
What: The boys at Terroir – one of the premier natural wine destinations in the US – are hosting a special dinner 3-course dinner with wine pairings in their shop/bar on Folsom Street.
For more information, please contact Terroir at 415-558-9946
Tuesday 8/24 – Bi-Rite Market
Time: 7pm – 9pm
What: Bi-Rite’s wine buyer, Trac Le, will feature a selection of 6 – 8 everyday natural wine values, available for $20 and under. In other words, wines you can take home tonight for not a lot of money!
Where: Hosted at Bi-Rite’s 18 Reasons space at 593 Guerrero (at 18th St.)
Cost: $10 for members of 18 Reasons; $15 for non-members
For more information please contact Trac Le at Bi-Rite Market at 415-241-9760
Wednesday 8/25 – Biondivino
Time: 6pm – 8pm
What: Local italophile Queen Bee, Ceri Smith, will feature a selection of Italian natural wines at her intimate shop in lower Russian Hill.
For more information, including cost and specific wines being served, please contact Biondivino at 415-673-2320
Thursday 8/26 – Arlequin Wine Merchant
What: Ian Becker, wine director at Arelquin and Absinthe as well as the co-founder of SF Natural Wine Week, will host a walk around tasting featuring the innovative winemakers leading the way for natural wine in California.
For more information, please contact Arlequin Wine Merchant at 415-863-1104
Friday 8/27 – San Francisco Wine Trading Company
What: One of San Francisco’s top independent retailers and bastion of fine wine in the fog-bound western half of the city, the San Francisco Wine Trading Company will present natural wines from Europe and North America.
For more information, including cost, event time and list of wines being poured, please contact San Francisco Wine Trading Company at 415-731-6222
Saturday 8/28 – The Jug Shop
What: The lovely Floribeth Schumacher will host a tasting of her favorite natural white wines from Italy — mostly Friuli, but also other Italian wine regions. Of course ‘white’ is relative here; expect a few of these to be orange wines.
Please contact the Jug Shop directly to confirm the exact time of the tasting.