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 fourth annual Napa vs. Sonoma Showdown, you will have the unique opportunity to try over 150 wines to help you decide your preference. 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 20th – 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 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.
*denotes a new winery to this year's event
The Napa Valley line-up includes:
Antica, *Blackbird Vineyards, Duckhorn, *Kenefick Ranch, *Joseph Kent, *Krupp Brothers,
Long Meadow Ranch, Merryvale, *Paraduxx, *Joseph Phelps, *Sequoia Grove,
Stags Leap Wine Cellars, Swanson, Terra Valentine, *Trefethen, *Upstart Crow, *Viader
The Sonoma line-up includes:
*Benovia, Decoy by Duckhorn, Donelan, Dry Creek Vineyard, *Failla, Fort Ross, Freeman,
*Freestone by Joseph Phelps, *Hartford Court, *La Follette, MacPhail, *Matanzas Creek, *Medlock-Ames, *Novy, Peterson, *Quivira, *Siduri, *Valdez
Napa AND Sonoma wineries:
Fisher Vineyards, Pride Mountain, *Ramey Wines, VIE, The Winery SF
You won’t find a better line-up of California wineries in an intimate setting all year.
*winery line-up subject to change, but all are guaranteed to be awesome!
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.
AG Ferrari will be on hand presenting an impressive display of artisanal cheeses, cured meats, olives and breads. 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 before the main event starts with exclusive access to very rare libary wines and extremely limited production ultra reserve wines at each of the 30 tables during this time.