Jul
15
5:00 PM17:00

La Fête Nationale Afterparty

 
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Je suis venu te dire,

Join us Monday, July 15th for a night of Bastille Day celebrations to commemorate our love for all things French.

Chef Tom (aka notre grand-mère) has prepared a classic French menú, enjoy it along with our regular Monday night oyster special and le jazz Hot! that will make your inner Bridget want to get up and dance!

Our wine list will have some of our favorite French wines, both vins de soif & vins du roi, offered by the glass & bottle, and cocktails created by our bar team.

The wine shop will also be offering an exclusive flight of French vins du terroir, from 5pm – 7 pm. Further information on the menu and wine selections TBA.

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Jul
21
1:00 PM13:00

New Wave of Santa Cruz Winemakers Tasting

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Join us Sunday, June 21st for our “New Wave of Santa Cruz Winemakers” Tasting! As one of California’s first American Viticultural Areas (AVAs), the Santa Cruz Mountains have long been recognized as a quality wine growing region. Today, a new generation of winemakers continues to make acclaimed wines showcasing the terroir of the area while incorporating more mainstream and non-traditional practices and methods, giving a new voice to this winemaking region. Our July 21 tasting is a unique opportunity to taste and mingle with this new generation including:

  • Assiduous Wines and Winemaker Keegan Mayo

  • Companion Wine Co. with collaborating Winemakers Ryan Stirm and Andrew

  • Nelson

  • Florez Wines and Winemaker James Jelks

  • Madson Wines and Winemaker Cole Thomas

  • Margins Wine and Winemaker Megan Bell

  • Samuel Louis Smith Wines and Winemaker Samuel Louis Smith

  • Stagiaire Wine and Winemaker Brent Mayeaux

  • Stirm Wine Company and Winemaker Ryan Stirm

In addition to the wines, Soif’s Chef Tom McNary will feature some small bites and cheeses to accompany the tasting. Wines featured at the tasting will be available for purchase at the Soif wine shop. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 at the door. Admittance is free for Soif wine club members. Tickets may be purchased online or in the Soif wine shop.

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Jun
25
7:00 PM19:00

Sustainable Coastal Communities: Challenges and Opportunities - Farming in the Watershed

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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

June 25 on the topic of Farming in the Watershed

7 p.m. at Soif Restaurant & Wine Bar

We are pleased to welcome the following speakers:

Daniel Press, Professor of Environmental Studies at UCSC

Jeff Larkey of Route 1 Farms

Caleb Barron of Fogline Farm

Evening features a multi-course menu created by Soif Chef Tom McNary featuring ingredients from both Route 1 Farms and Fogline Farm

$100 per person; $150 with wine pairing 

Doors will open at 6:30pm for wine and passed appetizers

Please email alexis@soifwine.com or call 831-423-2020 to make a reservation.

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May
18
2:00 PM14:00

Benevolent Neglect Tasting

 
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We are thrilled to welcome winemaker Matthew Nagy of Benevolent Neglect wines to Soif! Benevolent Neglect is the product of two winemaking friends, Matthew Nagy and Ben Brenner. Matt and Ben make small-production, minimal intervention wines using grapes sourced from several sustainably farmed vineyards in Northern California.

A little bit about Matt (in his own words): “I fell into the wine industry, like a lot of other, by chance. I went to school at the University of South Carolina where I first discovered wine and then took a roundabout way to the Napa Valley, working harvests in New York, New Zealand, and Washington. I got looped in after that with Thomas Rivers Brown, and it was with him that I began truly learning the craft. Benevolent Neglect was started during that time with only 61 cases, and we've grown forward from there. I'm now helping Steve Matthiasson with his new winery, and doing various consulting things that allow me to focus on growing our label.

We will be pouring the following Benevolent Neglect wines*:

2018 Benevolent Neglect Rosé (Mourvèdre/Carignan) - Mendocino, California

2017 Benevolent Neglect Riesling - Carneros, California

2016 Benevolent Neglect Whole Cluster Syrah - Mendocino, California

*wines may be subject to change, depending on availability

The tasting will begin promptly at 2:00pm Saturday, May 18th, in the Soif restaurant. Cost of admission is $15 for the general public, and free for Soif wine club members. Tickets may be purchased online, or at the event.

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May
11
1:00 PM13:00

Master Class: Rhône Varieties with Randall Grahm

 
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We are thrilled to announce a new series of Master Class wine tastings at Soif! Each tasting will be lead by a different “Master” of wine - someone with an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience in their given area of the wine industry. 

Our debut class will be lead by Randall Grahm, founder and winemaker of Bonny Doon Vineyard. Randall, aka the “The Rhône Ranger,” will be providing us with an in-depth look at Rhône grape varieties. He will be discussing and critiquing not only his wines, but two additional wines that he has selected from Soif’s wine shop. We will be tasting the following selection of wines at the event*:

2018 Bonny Doon Vin Gris Normale $15

2011 Bonny Doon Le Cigare Blanc $53

2014 Bonny Doon Bien Nacido Syrah $45

2015 Domaine Chambeyron-Manin Côte-Rôtie $85

2013 Bonny Doon Le Cigare Volant $90

2016 Vieux Telegraphe "La Crau" Châteauneuf-du-Pape $90

The tasting will begin promptly at 1pm Saturday, May 11th, in the Soif restaurant. Cheese and charcuterie will be served alongside the wines. Cost of admission is $100 for the general public, and $80 for Soif wine club members.

This tasting is truly a unique opportunity to learn about and taste wine with one of California’s most celebrated and influential winemakers. Further information on Randall Grahm may be found on the Bonny Doon website. Seating is limited, so we highly suggest reserving your ticket online, or at the Soif wine shop in advance.

*wines may be subject to change depending on availability





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May
6
5:00 PM17:00

I Cacciagalli & Cascina Val del Prete

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Join us at Soif on Monday, May 6th for a special tasting of organic and biodynamic Italian wines. We will be featuring wines from two producers, I Cacciagalli in Campania and Cascina Val del Prete in Piedmont

I Cacciagalli:

Located at the foot of a spectacular, inactive volcano, this region is known to produce exceptional products from its fertile terrain. Owners Diana and Mario were brought together not only through their love of wine, but also their love of the land. Diana’s family has owned the estate with grape vines, hazelnut, chestnut, and olive trees for many generations, and Diana chose to take a non-invasive approach to farming, showing respect for the land, the traditions, and the environment. Together they farm 35 hectares and make wine without commercial yeasts, other additives, and minimal sulfur. We will be pouring:

2015 I Cacciagalli Falanghina “Aorivola” - Campania, Italy

2013 I Cacciagalli Piedirosso “Mille” - Campania, Italy

Cascina Val del Prete:

The sandy soil of the Roero hills yields an intense red wine, bearing the district’s name, that differs from the other great Piedmontese wines in that it quickly attains good balance while the others require aging. Mario Roagna is one of Roero’s rising winemakers. In a certain sense, his story is symbolic of a territory that has grown and asserted itself as one of winning quality. 


2017 Cascina Val del Prete Roero Arneis “Luet” - Piedmonte, Italy

2013 Cascina Val del Prete Nebbiolo d’Alba - Piedmonte, Italy

2015 Cascina Val del Prete Barbera d’Alba, “Serra de Gatti” - Piedmonte, Italy


The tasting will take place in the Soif wine shop from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Cost of admission is $15 for the general public, and free for Soif wine club members. Tickets may be purchased online or at the event.


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Apr
12
5:00 PM17:00

Champagne Pol Roger Tasting

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We are thrilled to welcome Pierre-Samuel Rayne, Sales and Marketing Director for Champagne Pol Roger, to Soif! Join us Friday, April 12th for a guided tasting of one of Champagne’s most renowned producers.

Founded in 1849, the name “Pol Roger” has been associated with high quality champagne for over a century. At each level of the winemaking process, extreme care is taken to produce the finest quality Champagne. Further information on the history and wine making practices of Champagne Pol Roger may be found here.

We will be pouring the following selections:

NV Pol Roger 'White Label' Champagne 

NV Pol Roger 'Pure' Brut Champagne

2008 Pol Roger Brut Rose Champagne 

The event will take place from 5pm to 7pm in the Soif wine shop. Cost of admission is $30 for the general public, and $10 for Soif wine club members. Tickets may be purchased below, or at the Soif wine shop. Given that our champagne tastings are some of our most popular events, we suggest purchasing your ticket in advance.

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Apr
5
5:00 PM17:00

Côtiere Wine Tasting

 
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Join us Friday April 5th for a special Friday Night Flight featuring the wines of Côtiere! Owner/winemaker Kevin Law founded Côtiere in 2006. Kevin is committed to making high quality, terroir-specific wines from Burgundy and Bordeaux grape varietals. A native of Santa Barbara, Kevin works with grapes from premier vineyards throughout the Santa Ynez, Santa Maria, and Napa Valleys.

David Tonus of Rising Star Wine Group (the distributor for Côtiere in California) will be joining us to share his knowledge of Côtiere and our featured selections from the winery. David has extensive knowledge and experience in wine sales and marketing, as well as a degree in Enology from UC Davis.

We will be pouring the following Côtiere wines:

2017 Côtiere Dérive White Bordeaux Style Blend - Santa Ynez Valley, California

2016 Côtiere Santa Barbara County Chardonnay - Santa Barbara, California

2016 Côtiere Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir - Santa Barbara, California

The tasting will take place from 5pm to 7pm in the Soif wine shop. The cost of attending the tasting 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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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 (located in the south of the province of León in Spain), 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
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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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
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
Riserva Passolento

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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