Mar
26
7:00 PM19:00

Sustainable Coastal Communities: Challenges and Opportunities

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Soif Restaurant & Wine Bar and UCSC Coastal Science and Policy Program Present:

 Sustainable Coastal Communities: Challenges and Opportunities

A Dinner & Discussion Series

Debuting March 26 on the topic of Fisheries

7 p.m. at Soif Restaurant & Wine Bar

We are pleased to welcome the following speakers:

John Field, Biologist National Marine Fisheries Service

Ian Cole & Charlie Lambert, Ocean2table, a community supported fishery 

Evening features a multi-course menu created by Soif Chef Tom McNary featuring Ocean2table

$100 per person; $150 with wine pairing  

Further information, including the menu for the evening will be posted soon. Reservations are required, and may be made by calling Soif at 831-423-2020.

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Mar
29
5:00 PM17:00

Friuli Italian Wines Tasting

 
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Join us Friday, March 29th for a special tasting with Alex Corazza, CEO of Friuli Italian Wines! Originally from Codroipo in Friuli, Alex now imports, distributes, and retails the wines of his homeland throughout the state of California. We will be pouring the following selections from his portfolio:

2017 Specogna Pinot Grigio Ramato - Friuli Colli Orientali, Italy

$22

NV Specogna Pinot Grigio Ramato - Friuli Colli Orientali, Italy

$68

2009 Moschioni Pignolo - Friuli Colli Orientali, Italy

$83

2012 Vistini Verduzzo - Friuli Colli Orientali, Italy

$27

The tasting will take place in our wine shop from 5pm to 7pm. Cost of admission is $15 for the general public, and free for Soif wine club members. Tickets may be purchased below, or in our wine shop.

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Apr
2
5:00 PM17:00

La Osa Wines

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Photo credit: La Luz Selections

We are thrilled to welcome Noelia de Paz, winemaker and founder of La Osa wines, to Soif! After ten years of working at her family’s winery, Bodegas Tampesta, Noelia decided to branch out and start her own project. With the focus of creating expressive, small production, wines from her native DO Tierra de León, Noelia began La Osa in 2015. The list of wines being poured for the event will be posted here soon!

The tasting will take place from 5pm to 7pm in our wine shop. Cost of admission is $15 for the general public, and free for Soif wine club members. Tickets may be purchased below, or at the event.

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Mar
7
5:00 PM17:00

The Withers Tasting

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We are delighted to welcome Andrew Tow, founder of The Withers, to Soif! Join us Thursday, March 7th, for a guided tasting of The Withers wines.

The Withers is a new project focusing on high elevation, cool climate sites that yield exceptional, nuanced and balanced red and rose wines drawing from Rhone varietals grown in the Sierra Foothills and Mendocino County, as well as Pinot Noir grown in the Anderson and Green Valleys and the Sonoma Coast. The Withers was founded by Andrew Tow, a longtime collector and advocate of food friendly, understated, lower alcohol yet deeply flavorful wines, and features as its winemaker David Low, co-founder and winemaker at highly acclaimed Anthill Farms Winery.

We will be pouring the following selection of wines from The Withers*:

2018 The Withers ‘El Dorado’ Rose (Mourvèdre, Grenache)

2016 The Withers ‘El Dorado’ Counoise

2016 The Withers ‘Ruben’ (Mourvèdre, Grenache, Syrah)

2016 The Withers ‘Claire’s Vineyard’ Pinot Noir

*wines and their vintages may be subject to change

The tasting will take place from 5pm to 7pm in the Soif Wine Shop. Cost of admission is $15 for the general public, free for Soif wine club members. Tickets may be purchased below, or at the event.





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Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

Coastal Mediterranean Wines with Anthony Lynch

 
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We are thrilled to welcome Anthony Lynch, of Kermit Lynch , back to Soif! Join us Wednesday, March 6th for a guided tasting of the following selected “Coastal Mediterranean Wines” from the Kermit Lynch portfolio:

2017 Punta Crena Colline Savonesi Lumassina

2017 Leccia Ile de Beauté Rosé

2016 La Marca di San Michele Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico
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2017 Vigna Rada Cannonau di Sardegna "Riviera"

2017 Vigneti Vecchio Etna Rosso "Sciare Vive"

2016 Masseria del Pino Etna Rosso "i nove fratelli"

The tasting will begin promptly at 6:00pm in the Soif wine shop. In addition to the wines being shown, we will be offering a variety of appetizers, prepared to complement the featured wines. Cost of admission is $30 for the general public, $10 for wine club members. Tickets may be purchased below, or at the Soif wine shop.

 
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Feb
22
5:00 PM17:00

Friday Night Flight: Piedra Creek Winery

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Friday, February 22nd we will be joined by T.J. de Jony, winemaker for Piedra Creek Winery ,for a special Friday Night Flight! Piedra Creek Winery is one of the oldest wineries in the Edna Valley of San Luis Obispo. Since their first vintage in 1984, Piedra Creek has specialized in producing small batches of quality wine.

The tasting will take place in the Soif wine shop from 5pm to 7pm. Cost of admission is $15 for the general public, free for Soif wine club members. Tickets may be purchased at the event.

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Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Rhys Vineyards Dinner

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We are thrilled to welcome Eric Sothern, sales director of Rhys Vineyards, for a special dinner Thursday, February 21st!

Upon graduating from Cornell University, Eric worked in San Francisco’s vibrant restaurant industry for several years before following the call to work in the wine industry. A former trade sales director for Robert Sinskey Vineyards and the Bespoke Collection, Eric now directs trade business for Rhys Vineyards. Eric holds a diploma with merit from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and is a certified WSET instructor.

The dinner will be composed of a three-course prix-fixe menu, paired with the following Rhys wines*:

2016 Alesia Anderson Valley Chardonnay

2014 Santa Cruz Mtn Horseshoe Vineyard Chardonnay

2016 Alesia Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

2014 Santa Cruz Mtn Horseshoe Vineyard Pinot Noir

2013 Santa Cruz Mtn Horseshoe Vineyard Syrah

The dinner will begin promptly at 6:00pm on Thursday, February 21st. The cost per plate is $150, including wine pairing, but excluding tax and gratuity. The menu for the evening will be posted shortly. Reservations for the evening may be made by calling us at 831.423.2020.

*wines may be subject to change

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Feb
14
5:00 PM17:00

Valentine's Day Dinner

 
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Love is in the air at Soif! This Valentine's Day we will be serving a special three course prix fixe menu. The cost of the meal is $75, with the option to include a wine pairing for an additional $35 (not including tax and gratuity). The prix fixe menu will be also be offered Friday, February 15th and Saturday, February 16th, in addition to our a la carte menu. Chef Tom McNary has created the following menu for the evening*:

Amuse

Oyster shooter with Uni yuzu and hijicki

Crab and avocado toast

Appetizers

Winter lobster salad artichokes leeks and truffle vinaigrette

Baked goat cheese with baby beets and garden lettuces

Mains

Braised beef short ribs with lentils horseradish cream and herbs

Seared sea scallops with beets arugula and blood orange buerre rouge

Dessert

Chocolate tart with pistachios and mascarpone

Butterscotch pot de creme with salted pecans

 

*menu subject to change based upon availability. Guests may choose from one option for each course.

Reservations can be made over the phone, or through OpenTable.

 
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Feb
9
2:00 PM14:00

Skurnik Champagne Tasting

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Nothing says true love like champagne! We are kicking off our week of valentine’s day deals and events with a special tasting, featuring the wines of importer and distributor, Skrunik Wines. Join us Saturday, February 9th as we taste our way through a variety of champagne. We will be pouring the following wines:

NV Pierre Gimonnet et Fils Premier Cru “Sélection Belles Années” Blanc de Blancs Brut

NV Pierre Callot Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut

NV Varnier-Fanniere Grand Cru Brut

NV  Moussé Fils L’Or d’Eugene ‘Perpetuelle Blanc de Noir’ Brut

NV Geoffroy Premier Cru ‘Rosé De Saignée’ Brut

2008 H. Goutorbe Grand Cru Cuvée Millesimé Brut

The cost of the tasting is $30 for general admission, and $10 for Soif wine club members. The tasting will take place in our restaurant, and begins promptly at 2:00 PM. Our champagne tastings have often sold out in the past, so make sure to reserve your spot through purchasing tickets either online or in our retail shop!

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Feb
7
5:00 PM17:00

Tablas Creek & Delmore Wines Tasting

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Thursday, February 7th we will be pouring a flight of several selections from Tablas Creek Vineyards and Delmore Wines. Darren Delmore, founder and winemaker of Delmore Wines and National Sales Manager for Tablas Creek Vineyards, will be in attendance to share more about the evening’s selections. We will be pouring the following wines:

Tablas Creek

2017 Patelin de Tablas Blanc (Grenache Blanc/Viognier/Marsanne/Roussanne/Clairette)

2016 Patelin de Tablas Rouge (Syrah/Grenache/Mourvédre/Counoise)

2016 Cotes de Tablas Rouge (Grenache/Syrah/Counoise/Mourvédre)

Delmore Wines

2017 Delmore Wines Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills

2017 Delmore Wines Syrah, Santa Barbara

The tasting will take place in the Soif wine shop from 5pm to 7pm. The cost of the flight is $15 for the general public, and free for Soif wine club members. Tickets may be purchased online or in our retail shop.


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Dec
31
5:00 PM17:00

New Year's Eve at Soif!

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Come celebrate this New Year’s Eve with good friends, amazing food, and incredible wines & cocktails at Soif!

We will be serving a five course prix fixe menu at $125 a plate (not including tax and gratuity), with the option to include wine pairing for each course, at an additional cost of $50. The menu for the evening may be viewed below*.

New Year’s Eve Menu

Amuse

Gougère with bacon, arugula and pickled shallots

Leek and herb fritter with crab and crème fraîche

First Course

Lobster Mousse Vinaigrette with garden lettuces

Mini Crab Cakes with shaved fennel and aioli

Second Course

Porcini Ravioli in brodo

Little Gem Salad with citrus and pomegranate vinaigrette

Third Course

Seared filet with foie gras truffle sauce

Sea Scallops with uni butter, caviar

Dessert

Chocolate bavorais

Butterscotch Pot de Crème with salted almond cookies

*menu subject to change

Reservations are required and may be made online through OpenTable or over the phone at 831.423.2020. When reserving your table for the evening, please let us know if your party has any dietary restrictions, so that we may be best prepared to accommodate them. Limited seating is available for this event, so we encourage you to book your table soon!

We can't wait to ring in the New Year with you!

 
 
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Dec
15
2:00 PM14:00

Idlewild Wines Tasting

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We are thrilled to welcome Sam Bilbro (pictured right), winemaker of Idlewild Wines, to Soif! Using minimalist winemaking techniques, Sam produces Piedmontese varietal wines in the hills of Mendocino county. The Idlewild wines are true to their terroir — revealing new sides of the varieties and their flavor profiles that differ from those grown in northern Italy. Vibrant, balanced, and pure, the Idlewild wines prove that its not just the “usual suspects” of grape varietals in California (think Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, etc.) that can thrive here. We will be pouring the following wines**:

2017 Idlewild “The Flower” Flora & Fauna Rose

2016 Idlewild Fox Hill Vineyard Arneis

2015 Idlewild Fox Hill Vineyard Cortese

2017 Idlewild “The Bird” Flora & Fauna Red

2015 Fox Hill Vineyard Dolcetto

The tasting will take place promptly Saturday, December 15th at 2:00pm. The cost of the tasting is $20 for general admission and free for Soif wine club members. Tickets may be purchased online, or in our retail shop.

**wines may be subject to change

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Dec
11
5:00 PM17:00

I. Brand & Family Wines Tasting

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Join us Tuesday, December 11th for a special flight of wines from local winemaker Ian Brand! We will be pouring a number of wines from both his I. Brand & Family and Le P’tit Paysan labels. We will be pouring the following wines**:

2016 Le P’tit Paysan Chardonnay, Monterey County

2015 Le P’tit Paysan Pape (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre), San Benito County

2016 I. Brand & Family Enz Vineyard Old Vine Mourvedre, Lime Kiln Valley

2014 I. Brand & Family Monte Bello Rd. Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Cruz Mountains

The tasting will take place in the Soif wine shop from 5pm to 7pm. The cost of the flight is $15 for the general public, and free for Soif wine club members. Tickets may be purchased online or in our retail shop.

**wines may be subject to change

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Dec
8
2:00 PM14:00

Champagne Tasting with Hiram Simon

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'Tis the season for Champagne! Join us Saturday, December 8th, for a special holiday champagne tasting with wine expert and champagne connoisseur Hiram Simon. The wine selections for the event will be posted soon!

The tasting will take place in the Soif dining room, at 2:00 PM. The price of the flight is $30 for general admission , and $10 for Soif wine club members. This is one of our most popular tasting events of the year, so we strongly encourage you to reserve your spot by purchasing tickets in advance, either online or through our retail shop.

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Dec
1
2:00 PM14:00

Chocolate + Wine Pairing with Mutari & White Label

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What’s better than starting December off with the first piece of chocolate from and advent calendar? Starting it off with chocolate AND wine! Join us for a special chocolate and wine pairing seminar, featuring the creations of Mutari and White Label Chocolate. We will be pairing several of their bars, confections, and baked goods with a variety of different wines. The tasting menu for this event will be posted soon!

The tasting will take place in the Soif dining room at 2:00 PM. Cost of admission is $30 for the general public, and $10 for Soif wine club members. Tickets may be purchased online, or at the event.

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Nov
25
1:00 PM13:00

Holiday Wine Fair at Soif!

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Give the gift of wine this holiday season! Sunday, November 25th, we will be hosting a special tasting - tailored to help you find the perfect wine for all of your gift giving and holiday party needs. We will be pouring over 30 different wines from all over the world to taste; including selections from: Kermit Lynch, Northwest Wines, Chambers & Chambers, Martine’s, Vinity Wine, Charles Neal Selections, and Henry Wine Group.


The tasting will take place from 1:00pm to 3:30 pm. Cost of admission is $10 for Soif wine club members, and $20 for General Admission. Tickets may be purchased below, or at the event.


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Nov
17
2:00 PM14:00

Charles Neal Selections Champagne Tasting

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Join us for our annual Champagne tasting with French wine importer Charles Neal Saturday, November 17th. Operating out of San Francisco since 1998, Charles Neal is well-known for importing and distributing an incredible array of French wines. We will be featuring the following wines from Charles Neal Selections:

NV Lancelot Pienne Cuvee de la Table Ronde

NV Serge Mathieu Brut Prestige

2011 Ruelle Pertois Grand Cru

NV Henriet Bazin Grand Cru Rosé

NV Pierre Moncuit Blanc de Blancs

NV Eric Rodez Cuvee de Crayeres

NV de Sousa Grand Cru 3-A

The cost of the tasting is $30 for general admission, and $10 for Soif wine club members. The tasting will take place in our restaurant, and begins promptly at 2:00 PM. Our champagne tastings have often sold out in the past, so make sure to reserve your spot through purchasing tickets either online or in our retail shop!

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Nov
15
5:00 PM17:00

Beaujolais Nouveau Party

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It’s almost time for the annual Soif Beaujolais Nouveau Day Party! The French holiday ‘Beaujolais Nouveau Day’ takes place every year on the second Thursday of November, and celebrates the release of the first wines of the season. Our Beaujo’ Nouveau Party is one of our biggest parties of the year, and we can guarantee that this is an event you won't want to miss! We will be pouring a number of this year’s nouveau style wines, as well as several other cru wines from Beaujolais.

The cost of the flight is $15 for general admission, and free for our Soif wine club members. You can purchase your tickets (don't forget some for your friends!) online or in our shop.

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Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Northern Italian Wine Dinner with Peter Neptune

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Soif is pleased to welcome Master Sommelier Peter Neptune as host for a November 8 dinner paired with Northern Italian wines!

To complement the Northern Italian wines, Chef Tom McNary presents a multi-course menu highlighting the finest ingredients of the season. Neptune will guide guests through each pairing and course while also interacting with the dining room throughout the evening. The complete menu*, including wine pairing, is as follows:

Passed Frito Misto 

NV Brancher Prosecco DOCG

Fall Salad

2016 Terlan Pinot Bianco

2017 Montonale Laguna

Agnolotti of Rabbit

2016 Pecchenino "Siri d'Jermu"

2013 Tiefenbrunner Lagrein

Lamb Two Ways (braised & grilled)

2016 Produttori de Barbaresco Langhe Nebbiolo

2013 CaViola Barolo "Caveat"

Artisan North Italy Cheese

2014 Farina Amarone della Valpolicella 

The cost of the dinner, including wine pairing, is $150 per plate**. The dinner will begin promptly at 6:00pm. Reservations for the event may be made by calling us at 831.423.2020. In order to provide the best possible experience, our restaurant and bar will only be offering the prix-fixe menu this evening.

*menu may be subject to change

**not including tax and gratuity

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Nov
6
5:00 PM17:00

'I Voted!' Party at Soif!

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Your midterm vote counts at Soif on Tuesday, November 6th. Just bring in your ‘I Voted’ sticker (or other proof) to receive special deals on food and drinks from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. We will feature two special election cocktails, ‘The Bitter Liberal’ and ‘The Elephant in the Room,’ select discounted wines, and a special bar menu. Perform your civic duty and treat yourself at Soif!

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Nov
3
5:00 PM17:00

Fossacolle Flight at Soif!

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Join us Saturday, November 3rd for a special flight of wines from Fossacolle! Stefano Bambagioni (winemaker and brand ambassador for Fossacolle) will be joining us to provide greater insights into both his family’s estate and our wine selections for the evening. The flight will be offered throughout the evening in the restaurant, as well as in the wine shop. Chef Tom McNary will also be including several dishes on the menu this evening, that are tailored to the Fossacolle wines being poured.

Further information on Stefano Bambagiono and Fossacolle may be found on the Fossacolle website. Reservations to dine with us may be made online through OpenTable, or by calling Soif at 831.423.2020.

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Oct
6
2:00 PM14:00

Kings Carey and Liquid Farm Tasting

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We are delighted to welcome James Sparks, winemaker for both Kings Carey and Liquid Farm, to Soif! Join us Saturday, October 6th for a guided tasting of wines from both labels! We will be pouring the following selection:

2016 Liquid Farm “White Hill” Chardonnay - Santa Rita Hills, California

2015 Liquid Farm “Golden Slope” Chardonnay - Santa Rita Hills, California

2015 Pinot Noir “SMV” - Santa Maria Valley, California

2016 Kings Carey Spear Vineyards Grenache - Santa Rita Hills, California

 

The tasting will begin promptly at 2:00 PM. Cost of admission is $20 for the general public, and free for wine club members. Tickets may be purchased below, or in the wine shop. 

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Oct
5
5:00 PM17:00

Girasole Tasting

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Join us Friday, October 5th for a special Friday Night Flight! We are thrilled to welcome Joe Chiodo of Girasole Imports for a tasting of several wines from the Girasole portfolio. Girasole Imports specializes in terroir-driven, Italian wines. We will be pouring the following selections from the Girasole Imports book:

2017 Zorzettig Pinot Bianco - Friulli Colli Orientali, Italy

2016 La Ca Nova Nebbiolo - Piedmont, Italy

2015 Assuli Ruggiero “Terre Siciliane” Syrah - Sicily, Italy

2015 Tenuta di Castellaro Malvasia delle Lipari - Sicily, Italy

The event will take place from 5pm to 7pm in the Soif wine shop. Cost of admission is $20 for the general public, free for Soif wine club members. Tickets may be purchased below, or at the event.

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Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

Veuve Fourny & Fils Champagne Tasting

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Join us for an evening of Champagne! We are delighted to welcome Charles Fourny, of Veuve Fourny & Fils, for a guided tasting of his family's wines. Located in the  prestigious Côte des Blancs, in the premier cru village of Vertus, Champagne Veuve Fourny & Fils has been an active family domaine since 1856. We will be pouring the following Champagne Veuve Fourny & Fils wines:

NV Vertus Brut Nature 1er Cru
Blanc de Blancs

NV Vertus Brut 
"Grande Réserve" 1er Cru

NV Vertus Brut 1er Cru
Blanc de Blancs

NV Vertus Rosé Brut 1er Cru

2011 Vertus Extra Brut 1er Cru “Monts de Vertus” Millésimé


Further information on Veuve Fourny & Fils and their wines may be found on their website. The event will begin at 6:00 PM, and will include passed apps with each Champagne tasted. Cost of admission is $50 for the general public, $30 for Soif wine club members. Tickets may be purchased below, or in the Soif wine shop. Only 35 spots are available, so we recommend inquiring about tickets early!


 

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Sep
21
5:00 PM17:00

New Zealand Wine Tasting

Photo is taken from the Antipode Estate Vineyard, one of the vineyards The Darling sources their grapes from

Photo is taken from the Antipode Estate Vineyard, one of the vineyards The Darling sources their grapes from

Friday, September 21st, we will be doing a special Friday Night Flight featuring wines from New Zealand! We are thrilled to welcome Dan Kieth, of New Zealand Wine Navigator, to Soif. Dan will be presenting the following selections from the NZ Wine Navigator portfolio:

2017 Darling Sauvignon Blanc 

2016 Oita Wines Sauvignon Blanc 

2012 Oster Riesling

2017 Fifth Bridge Pinot Noir

The tasting runs from 5pm to 7pm. Cost of admission is $15 for the general public, and free for wine club members. Tickets may be purchased below, or in the wine shop. 

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Sep
17
5:00 PM17:00

Noelia Ricci Tasting

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Monday, September 17th, we will be joined by Valentina Davide, brand ambassador of Noelia Ricci, for a tasting of the Ricci family's wines.

Noelia Ricci is a 9 hectares wine project founded by Marco Cirese (Noelia Ricci's grandson) in 2010. The Noelia Ricci vineyard is located within the estate of Tenuta Pandolfa (the estate is currently owned and managed by Paola Piscopo, Noelia's daughter). Spanning over 140 hectares at the foot of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, areas of the estate's lands are ideally located for the production of Sangiovese. Noelia Ricci, the namesake of the brand, was the first to realize the potential for wine on her family's estate. She began planting new vineyards in 1980's, and in doing so, laid the groundwork for the Noelia Ricci project.

 Further information on the story of the Noelia Ricci project, and their wines, may be found on their website. We will be pouring the following wines:

2016 Noelia Ricci ‘Bro’ Bianco Forli

2016 Noelia Ricci Il Sangiovese di Romagna

2015 Noelia Ricci “Godenza” Sangiovese di Romagna Superiore

The tasting will take place from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Monday, September 17th. Cost of admission for this event is $15 for the general public, and free for Soif wine club members. Tickets may be purchased below, or at the event. 

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Sep
13
5:00 PM17:00

Terre Rouge and Easton Wines Tasting

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We are thrilled to welcome Bill Easton, winemaker for Terre Rouge and Easton Wines, to Soif! Since 1986, Bill Easton and Jane O'Riordan have been producing terroir-driven wines on the West Slope of the Sierra Nevada in Amador County's Shenandoah Valley. Under the Terre Rouge portfolio, Bill produces an array of Rhône varietal wines. The Easton Wine label is dedicated to the non-Rhône varietal wines, and are primarily produced from single-site vineyards. We will be pouring the following wines:

2012 Domaine de la Terre Rouge, Sierra Foothills "Enigma" (Marsanne, Roussane, Viognier)

2014 Domaine de la Terre Rouge, Fiddletown Viognier 

2012 Domaine de la Terre Rouge, Sierra Foothills "Tête-à-Tête" (Mourvèdre, Syrah, Grenache)

2012 Domaine de la Terre Rouge, Amador County Mourvèdre

 The tasting will take place from 5:00 pm - 7:30pm, Thursday, September 13th. Cost of admission is $20 for the general public, and free for Soif wine club members. Tickets may be purchased below, or at the event. 

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Aug
24
5:00 PM17:00

Friday Night Flight: Kermit Lynch Wines

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Friday, August 24th, we will be doing a special Friday Night Flight featuring several selections from wine importer Kermit Lynch! Based out of Berkeley, Kermit Lynch is a retailer, distributor, and national importer, known for sourcing French and Italian wines that are representative of their terroir. Luke Kammann, representative of Kermit Lynch (and Soif alumnus!) will be joining us to pour the following wines:

2017 Domaine Tempier Bandol Rosé $44

2017 Château de Trinquevedel Tavel Rosé $18

2017 Champalou Vouvray $21

2015 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape "La Crau" $89

The tasting will be held in the Soif wine shop from 5pm to 7pm. Cost of admission is $20 for general admission, free for wine club members. Tickets may be purchased at the event. 

 

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Aug
18
2:00 PM14:00

Tasting with Ian Brand

photo courtesy of Alyssa Twelker

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We are thrilled to welcome local winemaker, Ian Brand, to Soif! Ian and his wife Heather produce three brands: Le P'tit Paysan, La Marea, and I. Brand & Family. Saturday, August 18th, Ian will be providing a guided tasting of several of his family's wines. We will be pouring the following wines:

La Marea Albarino

Le P'tit Paysan Rosé

Le P'tit Paysan Chardonnay

I Brand Cabernet Franc Bayly Ranch

Le P'tit Paysan le P'tit Pape

The tasting will take place in the Soif restaurant, and will begin promptly at 2pm. Cost of admission is $20 for the general public, and free for Soif wine club members. Tickets may be purchased below, or in our wine shop. 

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Aug
9
6:00 PM18:00

International Sparkling Wine Dinner with Peter Neptune

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Thursday, August 9th, Soif will be hosting a special dinner with Master Sommelier Peter Neptune! We will be pairing eight, international sparkling wines throughout a four-course, prix-fixe dinner. Over the course of the meal, Master Neptune will share his knowledge and insight into each of the wines. 

Menu

 

Corn and Goat Cheese Fritter

 NV Prosper Maufoux Cremant de Bourgogne Blanc

 

Seasonal Fish Crudo

with avocado and citrus

NV Jansz Brut Rosé, Tasmania

NV Cesarini Sforza Brut Rosé, TrentoDoc

 

Heirloom Tomato Salad

NV Szigeti Brut Grüner Veltliner, Österreichischer Sekt

2013 Juve y Camps Essential Xarel·lo, Cava

 

Herb & Garlic Roasted Chicken

with seasonal vegetables and roasted potatoes

NV Ridgeview Cavendish Brut, England

NV Goutorbe Bouillot, Reflets de Riviere, Brut, Champagne

 

Fresh Fruit Crisp

NV Hideyoshi Sparkling Sake, Akita

 

The cost of the dinner, including wine pairing, is $120 per plate*. Reservations for the event may be made by calling us at 831.423.2020. In order to provide the best possible experience, our restaurant and bar will only be offering the prix-fixe menu this evening.

*not including tax and gratuity

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Aug
4
2:00 PM14:00

Ridge Vineyards Tasting

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We are thrilled to welcome local winemaker Eric Baugher to Soif! Eric is the Chief Operating Officer and winemaker at Ridge Vineyard's Montebello Winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Join us Saturday, August 4th for a guided tasting of the wines of Ridge Vineyards. We will be pouring the following Ridge Vineyards wines*:

2016 Ridge Estate Chardonnay

2015 Ridge Lytton Estate Petite Sirah

2015 Ridge Dutcher Creek Carignane

2016 Ridge Paso Robles Zinfandel

2015 Ridge Lytton Springs

The tasting will take place in the Soif restaurant, and will begin promptly at 2pm. Cost of admission is $30 for the general public, and $10 for Soif wine club members. Tickets may be purchased below, or in our wine shop. 

*some vintages may be subject to change

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Jul
18
5:00 PM17:00

Cantina Valle Isarco Tasting

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Wednesday, July 18th, we will be joined by Armin Gratl, the director of Cantina Valle Isarco, for a tasting of several of the cooperative's wines. Located in the Alto Adige region, Cantina Valle Isarco is one of the most prestigious wine cooperatives in all of Italy. Further information on Cantina Valle Isarco, and their wines, may be found on their website.

We will be pouring the following wines:

2016 Eisacktaler Kellerei Cantina Valle Isarco Kerner

2016 Eisacktaler Kellerei Cantina Valle Isarco Gruner Veltliner 

2016 Eisacktaler Kellerei Cantina Valle Isarco Schiava

2016 Eisacktaler Kellerei Cantina Valle Isarco Pinot Nero (Blauburgunder) 

The tasting will take place from 5pm to 7pm, in the Soif wine shop. Tickets for this event are available at $20 for the general public, and free for Soif wine club members. Cost of admission will be refunded on the purchase of $200 or more of wine from our shop. Tickets may be purchased below, or at the event. 

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Jul
13
to Jul 14

Bastille Day Celebrations!

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Vive le France!

Join us Friday, July 13th through Saturday July 14th for a weekend of Bastille Day celebrations!

Chef Marshall Bishop has created a special four-course, prix fixe menu for the event, featuring classic and seasonal, French dishes (priced at $69 per guest). Wine pairing may be ordered with the prix fixe menu (at an additional cost). A la carte items off of our regular menu will also be made available. The prix fixe menu (with wine pairing), is as follows:

 

Bastille Day 2018

Half Shell Oyster

bernaise espuma

NV Allimant Laugner Cremant d’Alsace

Frisée Salad

bacon, poached egg,
mustard vinaigrette, fine herbs

2017 Domaine Daulny Sancerre

Tomato Tart

goat cheese mousse, dressed greens

2011 Faiveley Bourgogne

Sonoma Lamb

beets, carrots, cauliflower, spinach,
red onion marmalade

2015 Brunier/Lynch Les Pallieres Gigondas

Profiteroles

vanilla bean ice cream, chocolate sauce

Petit Fours

Prix Fixe Menu $69/ person

Wine Pairing $40/ person

 

 

Our wine list for this weekend will feature a variety of French wines, many of which will be offered by-the-glass. 

The wine shop will be starting off the weekend's festivities with a special Friday Night Flight. The flight will feature several French wines, not available on our restaurant's by-the-glass list. The tasting will run from 5pm - 7pm. 

The shop will also be hosting its Bastille Day Tasting that Saturday, July 14th! The event will take place from 1pm to 4pm in our wine shop, and will feature a wide variety of French wines. Cost of admission will be $20 for the general public, and free for Soif wine club members. Tickets may be purchased below, or in our wine shop. 

Further information on the weekend's festivities will be made available soon!

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