Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

Spanish Wines with Wine Expert Julie Raynaud

Saturday, April 28th, we will be joined by Spanish wine expert Julie Raynaud for a guided tasting of two Spanish wineries: Espelt Viticultors and Gramona. Julie Raynaud is originally from the south of France; just a three hour drive from the Priorat wine region of Spain. She has been working for Eric Solomon (one of the top US importers of Spanish wines) for over 4 years. 

Espelt Viticultors

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Situated on the northeastern coast of Catalonia, in the appellation of Empordà, Espelt Viticultors is known for producing wines that are representative of the region's unique terroir. The vineyards of Espelt are located where the Pyrenees meet the sea, resting on soil that is a mixture of sandy granite, limestone and slate. The soil, along with other aspects of the vineyards' environments, results in the production of crisp whites and spicy reds, that are both mineral-driven. The winegrowers of Espelt also employ organic viticulture methods to ensure that their native grape varietals are expressive of their origin. We will be pouring the following wines from Espelt Viticultors: 

2016 Espelt Granacha Blanca

2017 Espelt Coralí

2016 Espelt Granacha Old Vines

Gramona

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The Gramona estate can be found further south, just past Barcelona. The Gramona family has a long history in the Spanish wine industry, stretching back to as far as 1816. Today, they are one of the few family-owned estates left in the Cava region. While Gramona continues to employ traditional wine production methods, they are considered by many to be pioneers in Cava. Unlike most Cava producers who release their wines after nine months in the cellar, Gramona ages their wines for at least thirty months, to as long as twelve years! They are also one of the few wineries in the region to utilize both organic and biodynamic practices in their vineyards. The Gramona family is committed to sustainability, and has even begun using geothermic energy as well as water recycling throughout the estate. We will be tasting the following wines from Gramona: 

2013 Gramona La Cuvée Gran Reserva Brut

2011 Gramona Imperial

The event will take place at 2pm on Saturday, April 28th, in the restaurant section of Soif. The cost of the tasting is $20 for general admission, and free for Soif Wine Club Members. Tickets may be purchased below, or in our wine shop.  

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Apr
18
5:00 PM17:00

Gruet Tasting with Laurent Gruet

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On Wednesday April 18th we will be joined by Laurent Gruet (pictured left), head-winemaker of Gruet Winery, for a tasting of several of their sparkling wines. Gruet Winery is renowned for producing remarkable sparkling wines (using the traditional champagne method), in a most unexpected place - New Mexico. The fascinating story of how the Gruet family decided to expand their estate from Champagne to New Mexico can be found on the Gruet Winery website. We will be pouring the following Gruet wines:

NV Gruet Sauvage (100% Chardonnay)

NV Gruet Brut (75% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir)

NV Gruet Demi-Sec (50% Pinot Noir, 50% Chardonnay)

The tasting will take place from 5pm to 7pm in our wine shop. The cost of the tasting is $15 for general admission, and free for Soif Wine Club Members. Tickets may be purchased either below, or in our wine shop. 

 

 

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Mar
28
5:00 PM17:00

Thomas Fogarty Winery Tasting

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On Wednesday, March 28th we will be joined by Tom Fogarty Jr (managing principal) and Nathan Kandler (head winemaker) of Thomas Fogarty Winery, for a tasting of several selections from the estate's cellar. Thomas Fogarty Winery is renowned for producing exceptional wines from the Santa Cruz Mountains. From 5pm - 7pm we will be pouring the following wines:

2012 Thomas Fogarty Estate Blanc de Blanc Sparkling Chardonnay 

2014 Thomas Fogarty Estate Chardonnay

2013 Thomas Fogarty Estate Pinot Noir

(An Additional, Mystery Vintage!)

The cost of the flight is $15 for general admission, and as always, free for Soif wine club members. Tickets may be purchased in our wine shop, either before or at the tasting.  

 

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Mar
24
2:00 PM14:00

Women's History Month: Women Winemakers Tasting

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In honor of Women's History Month, we will be hosting a special tasting featuring selections from three wonderful women winemakers (try saying that three times fast!). Saturday, March 24th we will be joined by Nicole Walsh (Ser Vineyards), Francoise le Calvez (Chateau Coup Roses), and Francois Ollier (Domaine Ollier-Taillefer). The tasting begins at 2pm, and will feature wine flights from all three producers. We will be pouring the following selections from each winery:

Ser Winery

2017 Ser Riesling

2016 Ser Rosé of Cabernet Franc, Dorcich Vineyard

2015 Ser Graciano, John Smith Vineyard

Chateau Coup Roses

2016 Coup Roses Minervois Blanc

2016 Coup Roses Minervois Rosé

2016 Coup Roses Cuvée Vignals

Domaine Ollier-Taillefer

2015 Ollier-Taillefer Allegro Blanc

2016 Ollier-Taillefer Rosé

2014 Ollier-Taillefer Les Collines Rouge

The cost of the tasting is $20 for general admission, and free for Soif Wine Club Members. Tickets may be purchased below, or in our wine shop. 

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Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Dinner with Judy & Jim Schultze of Windy Oaks Estates

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We are excited to have Judy & Jim Schultze from one of our favorite wineries, Windy Oaks, joining us for a special wine dinner! Chef Marshall is creating a fabulous 4-course menu to be paired with wines from Windy Oaks. 

 

Founded in 1996 on a windy ridge in Corralitos, Windy Oaks has been crafting delicious, world class wines since its inception. We here at Soif have been serving their wines for years, and to have Judy and Jim for dinner is truly a special occasion. Seats for this dinner are $125 per person (not including tax and gratuity) and can be reserved by calling us at (831) 423-2020. The menu and wines to be paired throughout the dinner are as follows:

 

Windy Oaks Dinner

 

Crab

cucumber, haricots vert, meyer lemon, 

pickled mustard seeds, truffle aioli

 

Duck Breast

lentils, parsnip, king trumpet mushrooms, 

huckleberry duck jus

 

Avocado Louie

cauliflower, snap peas, radish, pickled onions, 

wax beans, green goddess dressing

 

Panna Cota

laura chanel goat cheese, textures of strawberries,

pinot macerated strawberries

 

Petit Fours

 

Wines

2015 Sparkling Alabariño

2014 Chardonnay Old Vine Estate

2015 Pinot Noir Estate Cuvée

Library wines from their winery cellar!!!

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Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

Tasting with Jeff Emery of Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard

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We are thrilled to welcome local winemaker Jeff Emery (pictured left) of Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard to Soif! Jeff is a skilled winemaker, and an expert on our local wine region. In 1979 Ken Burnap (the founder of SCMV) hired Jeff for part-time cellar work and vineyard tending while Jeff was studying at UCSC. It wasn't long before Jeff caught the "wine-making bug," and what started as a part-time job turned into a career. Upon Ken's retirement in 2002, Jeff took over the winery.

In addition to the traditional Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard wines, Jeff also produces wines under the label Quinta Cruz. Inspired by the wines he tasted on a trip to Portugal, Jeff decided to produce his own line of wines using grape varietals from the Iberian Peninsula. Growing these varieties in the Santa Cruz mountains has resulted in the creation of some truly unique wines. 

The tasting will take place Saturday, March 10th from 2pm - 4pm in our restaurant. We'll be pouring the following wines:

  • 2016 Quinta Cruz Albariño – Bokisch Vineyard
  • 2013 Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard "Bailey's" Pinot Noir
  • 2015 Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard Grenache
  • 2012 Quinta Cruz Souzão - Alta Mesa
  • 2013 Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard Petite Sirah
  • 2009 Quinta Cruz Rabelo "Late Bottled Vintage"

 

 The cost of the tasting is $20 for general admission, and free for Soif Wine Club Members. Tickets may be purchased below, or in our wine shop. 

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Mar
7
5:00 PM17:00

An Evening with Cantina del Pino (Tasting and Dinner!)

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On March 7th, we will be teaming up with our sister restaurant La Posta to offer a night of incredible Italian food and wine! Visiting us all the way from Piedmont is Renato Vacca, head winemaker of Cantina del Pino. When it comes to Barbaresco, Cantina del Pino is truly an institution. It was under the winery's founder, Domizio Cavazza, that the wine made from Nebbiolo in the surrounding area came to be called Barbaresco. A former director of the Royal Enological School in Alba, Domizio utilized his skill and knowledge of wines to plant the first vineyards at Cantina del Pino. 

Renato's great-grandfather purchased the estate from the Cavazza family upon Domizio's passing. Since then, generations of Vaccas have continued to produce exemplary wines. As the current head of Cantina del Pino, Renato (pictured below) carries on the traditions of the winemakers before him. 

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The night will begin with a tasting of Cantina del Pino wines at Soif from 5pm - 7pm. Following the tasting, dinner with the winemaker will be held at La Posta at 7:30pm. The cost of the tasting at Soif is $15 for general admission, and free for Soif Wine Club Members. The wines we'll be pouring at Soif are as follows:

  • 2015 Cantina del Pino Dolcetto D'Alba         $25
  • 2016 Cantina del Pino Langhe Nebbiolo       $30
  • 2012 Cantina del Pino Barbaresco "Ovello"  $65

Dinner at La Posta is $125 per person, which will include different wines paired with the meal. If you have any seating requests for the dinner portion of the evening, please contact La Posta.    

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Mar
2
5:00 PM17:00

Villa Le Prata and Querceto di Castellina Tasting

On Friday, March 2nd, we will be visited by not one, but two fantastic Tuscan wineries! Join us from 5pm to 7pm in our wine shop to taste the wines of both Villa Le Prata and Querceto di Castellina. 

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When Massimo Losappio accepted a surgical position in the small town of Montalcino, he had initially intended that his stint there would be brief. Instead, he fell in love with the land, its people, and the local wines. Driven by their passion to create their own wines, Massimo and his wife Marialuce purchased Villa Le Prata in 1980. Soon after, they planted their first hectare of grapes and began the process of converting what was once a hunting lodge into a winery and bed & breakfast. Today, Villa Le Prata produces Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino from vineyards in three different zones around Montalcino, resulting in wines that are an exemplary representation of the terroir. We will be pouring the following selections from Villa Le Prata: 

2014 Rosso di Montalcino $35

2012 Brunello di Montalcino $75

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Traveling north of Montalcino, Querceto di Castellina can be found between the villages of Radda and Castellina in Chianti. Initially purchased as a country home by her father in 1945, Laura Masini took over the management of the estate in 1989. She and her husband Giorgio Di Battista restored the 15th century structures, and revitalized the vineyards and surrounding property. They converted the estate into an agriturismo and culinary school, with classes taught by Laura, herself.

In 1998 their eldest son Jacopo joined the family business with the focus of producing wine from the estate's vineyards. It was under Jacopo's directive that the winery at Querceto di Castellina was founded. Over the years the winery has continued to grow, producing not only Chianti Classico, but an array of different varieties. We will be pouring the following selections from Querceto di Castellina: 

2016 Toscana Bianco (Viogner and Roussane) $40

2015 Chianti Classico L’aura $27 

Further information on the wines being poured will be made available soon. The cost of the tasting is $15 for general admission, and free for Soif Wine Club Members. Tickets may be purchased below, or in our retail shop. 

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Feb
27
5:00 PM17:00

Casa Ferreirinha (Ferreira) Tasting

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On Tuesday, February 27, (from 5pm to 7pm) join Filipe da Mota Neves, the Brand Ambassador of Ferreira and Casa Ferreirinha, for a guided tasting of the house's wines. Founded in the Duoro region in 1751, Ferreira first rose to notoriety for their exceptional Ports. In 1952, Ferreira began making Portugese table wines under the label Casa Ferreirinha. Given the extensive knowledge and experience that Ferreira's winemakers had (and continue to have) of the Douro region, it came as no surprise that the table wines they produced were also of the highest quality. Today, Casa Ferreirinha is seen as a reference point for premier Duoro wines. We will be pouring the following Casa Ferreirinha and Ferreira selections:

2016 Casa Ferreirinha Planalto Duoro Reserva White $18

2015 Casa Ferreirinha Papa Figos Vinho Tinto $20

2014 Casa Ferreirinha Vinha Grande Douro $24

Ferreira NV Porto Bronco $18

Tickets may be purchased online, or in our retail shop. The cost of the flight is $15 for general admission, and free for wine club members.  

 

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Feb
17
2:00 PM14:00

Wine Tasting with Marty Mathis of Kathryn Kennedy Wines

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We are delighted to welcome local winemaker Marty Mathis, of Kathryn Kennedy wines, for a special tasting event here at Soif. Join us February 17th, from 2pm-4pm, for a guided tasting of the winery's exceptional Santa Cruz Mountain wines. Kathryn Kennedy, Marty's mother, founded the estate in 1973 with a focus of producing sustainable, single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. Today, the winery has expanded to produce numerous varieties, all while continuing to meet the same standards of excellence. The wines we'll be pouring are as follows:

Kathryn Kennedy NV Brut Sparkling

2016 Kathryn Kennedy Sauvignon Blanc

2006 Kathryn Kennedy Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Kathryn Kennedy Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Kathryn Kennedy Small Lot Cabernet

2014 Kathryn Kennedy Serious Merlot

These wines will be made available for purchase while supplies last.  The cost of the tasting is $20 for general admission, and as always, Soif wine club members taste for free!

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Feb
14
5:00 PM17:00

Valentine's Day at Soif!

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Love is in the air at Soif! This Valentine's Day we will be serving a special prix fixe menu. The cost of the meal is $65, with the option to include a wine pairing for an additional $30. A themed cocktail menu will also be featured. Reservations can be made over the phone, or through the OpenTable application below.  

Le Menu                                                       Wine Pairing (Optional)

Amuse                                                   

Smoked Salmon Blini                                                                     NV Forest-Marié Brut Rosé

smoked salmon, crème fraiche, dill, caviar, potato cake

 Start     

Choice of:

 Butter Lettuce Salad

pears, blue cheese, candied walnuts, fine herbs, champagne vinaigrette

Waygu Beef Carpaccio

pickled red onion, fresh horseradish, crispy capers,
shaved paive vecchio, smoked sea salt

Butternut Squash Ravioli

smoked butternut squash, crispy sage, sage brown butter emulsion

Dine

Choice of:

 Porcini Dusted Tofu Medallions                                               2016 Terrebrune Bandol Blanc

cauliflower puree, roasted cauliflower, pickled cauliflower, raisin caper jam, vegan jus

 Braised Short Rib                                                                  2015 Faury Saint Joseph Rouge

garlic confit potatoes, braised carrots, creamed spinach, crispy shallots, short rib jus

Miso Glazed Black Cod                                         2012 Selbach-Oster Z.S. Riesling 'Schmitt'

braised endive, king trumpet mushrooms, smoked turnip purée

Finish

Choice of:

Strawberry Shortcake

biscuit crumble, strawberry sorbet, strawberry marshmallow, pickled strawberries,
crème fraiche ice cream

Textures of Chocolate

dark chocolate sponge cake, milk chocolate ice cream, white chocolate soil,

chocolate ganache

Petit Fours

Bon Bons & Pâté de Fruit

 

 

                      

 

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Feb
9
5:00 PM17:00

Tablas Creek Tasting

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Friday, February 9th we will be pouring a flight of several selections from Tablas Creek Vineyards. Darren Delmore, their National Sales Manager, will be in attendance to share more about the winery. Darren has worn many hats over the years: surfer, writer, publisher, educator. His most recent chapeau for the last 5 years has been national sales manager for Tablas Creek. He's been in love with Tablas Creek wines well before he donned that hat, and has many stories and facts to share with us.

Tablas Creek is the combined effort of two proud wine families: the Perrin family of Château de Beaucastel and the Haas family of Vineyard Brands. Not enough to merely grow Rhône varietals in California, they created their own nursery to plant the special clones needed to grow their grapes. Of their many unique vintages, we will be pouring the following selections:

2016 Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Blanc

2016 Tablas Creek Clairette Blanche

2015 Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas (red Rhône varietals blend)

2014 Tablas Creek Tannat

And an additional surprise older vintage that Darren will be bringing!

The cost of the flight is $15 for general admission, and free of charge for Soif wine club members. 

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Feb
6
5:00 PM17:00

Edetària Tasting

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We are thrilled to welcome Nani Ramon of Edetària to Soif! Edetària is well known for making exceptional Catalonian wines. The minerality, complexity, and balance of the wines they produce is a true testament to the Terra Alta terroir. Join us in our retail shop Tuesday, February 6th from 5pm-7pm, to taste the following selections from their cellar:

Via Terra Garnatxa Blanca 2016                                                     

Via Terra Garnatxa Negra 2015                                                        

Edetària Seleccio, Vinyes Velles Garnatxa Blanca 2015              

Edetària Seleccio, Vinyes Velles Garnatxa Negra 2015 

The cost of the flight is $15 for general admission, and free of charge for Soif wine club members. 

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Jan
26
5:00 PM17:00

Cascina Ca'Rossa Tasting

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We are thrilled to welcome Angelo Ferrio (pictured right) of Cascina Ca'Rossa to Soif. Join us Friday, January 26th for a guided tasting of several selections from Cascina Ca'Rossa. Located in the Roero region of Piemonte, Ca'Rossa first came into being in 1967, at the hands of Angelo's father Alfonso Ferrio, when Angelo was just a boy. After years of hard work, Alfonso had saved enough money to purchase a nearby farmhouse. Like most farmers in the area, the Ferrio family began by producing a variety of different crops. This included Barbara and Nebbiolo grapes (varieties which thrive given the region's climate and calcareous soils), that they would sell in bulk to local cooperatives. In 1995, under the leadership and direction of Angelo, the Ferrio family began to produce their own wines. With an expansive knowledge of the terroir, conscientious practices, and dedication, Angelo began to develop quality wines that Cascina Ca'Rossa would become renowned for. We will be pouring the following selections from Cascina Ca'Rossa:

2016 Roero Arneis "Merica" $23

2016 Birbet Bracchetto $17

2014 Nebbiolo Langhe "Funsu" $25

2013 Barbera d'Alba "Vigna Mulassa" $39

Tickets may be purchased online, or in our retail shop. The cost of the flight is $15 for general admission, and as always, free for Soif wine club members. 

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Jan
17
5:00 PM17:00

Wine Tasting with Frederik Chaudiere of Château Pesquié

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Join us Wednesday, January 17th for a special tasting with Frederik Chaudiere (pictured right) of Château Pesquié. The estate, located in the Ventoux region of southern Rhone, has a rich history. Frederik and his brother Alex (both pictured above) make up the third generation, in a family of skilled winemakers, to take control of Château Pesquié. Odette & René Bastide (the maternal grandparents of Frederik and Alex) first acquired the estate in the early 1970's from the heir of a famous Provençal writer, Alphonse Daudet. Now, the two brother's continue their family's legacy of producing exceptional wines that are a true representation of the Ventoux terroir. We will be tasting the following Château Pesquié wines: 

2016 Château Pesquié Terrasses Blanc (70% Viognier, 15% Roussane, 15% Clairette)

2014 Château Pesquié Terrasses Rouge (60% Grenache, 40% Syrah)

2014 Château Pesquié Quintessence Rouge (80% Syrah, 20% Grenache)

The cost of the tasting is $10 for general admission, and as always, Soif wine club members taste for free!

 

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Dec
31
5:00 PM17:00

New Years Eve at Soif!

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Reservations can be made below. We look forward to celebrating the New Year with you! 

 

Le Menu                                                 Wine Pairing (Optional)

Amuse Bouche                                      Jacquesson NV Cuvee 740  Champagne

1st Course                                           
Mushrooms on Toast                             Esmonin 2015 Gevrey-Chambertain Les Jouises
63° Egg
Fine Herbs
Perigord Black Truffles

Main Course                                  
Choice of:             
Olive Oil Poached Salmon                    Luigi Pira 2013 Barolo Marenca 
Fennel, Leeks, Radishes
Bernaise Emulsion
 - or - 
24 Hour Braised Short Rib                     Chateau Musar 2008   Lebanon
Carrots, Onions, Potatoes
Short Rib Jus
 - or - 
Curry Dusted  Land Scallops (tofu)       Arnot-Roberts 2015 Trout Gulch Chardonnay
Cauliflower Flourettes & Puree
Raisin Caper Vinaigrette


Finish
Vahlrona Chocolate Torte                       Ferreira “Dona Antonia” 10 year Tawny Port
Pomegranate Sorbet

Petit Fours

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Dec
14
5:00 PM17:00

Ferreira Port Tasting

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Baby it's cold outside, and there's nothing like a nice glass of Port to warm you up! Next Thursday, December 14th from 5pm-7pm, we will be hosting a special Port tasting with Nichole Holmes of Broadbent Selections. We will be pouring the following Ports by Ferreira:

 

Ferreira Porto Bronco (a white Port)

Ferreira Dona Antonia Reserva Tawny Port

Ferreira 2012 Traditional Late Bottle Vintage

 

Ferreira was founded by Dona Antónia Adelaide over 250 years ago in the Duoro region of Portugal. To this day, they continue to produce world-renowned wines that are an exceptional representation of the traditional style of Port.

 

The price of the flight is $15 and tickets for this event can be purchased in our retail shop. As always, Soif Wine Club members taste for free.

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Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Champagne Tasting with Charles Neal

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We LOVE champagne here at Soif, so we're doing not one, but two tastings at the beginning of December! On December 9th, champagne guru Charles Neal, of Charles Neal Selections, will be guiding us through several of the champagnes from his brilliant portfolio. Operating out of San Francisco since 1998, Charles Neal is well-known for importing and distributing an incredible array of French wines. This tasting will feature the following selections from his portfolio:

Voirin Jumel Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs NV
Lancelot Pienne Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Cuvee de la Table Ronde
de Sousa Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Reserve
Serge Mathieu Extra Brut
Henriet Bazin Grand Cru Rose
Eric Rodez Grand Cru Cuvee de Crayeres

The cost of the tasting is $25 for general admission, free for Soif wine club members. 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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Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

Champagne Tasting with Hiram Simon

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'Tis the season for Soif's annual Holiday Champagne Tasting event! We are thrilled that wine expert and champagne connoisseur Hiram Simon will be joining us once again. 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. The price of the flight is $25 for general admission. As always, wine club members taste for free. We will be pouring the following wines:

  • Karanika NV Brut Prestige
  • Dehours et Fils NV "Terre de Meunier" Extra Brut
  • Laurent Lequart NV Blanc de Noirs Brut Nature
  • Forest-Marie NV Rose Brut
  • Leguillette-Romelot 2012 "Opus # 12" Brut
  • Labruyere 2012 "Prologue" Grand Cru Extra Brut
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Nov
25
2:00 PM14:00

Comanche Cellars Tasting

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We are thrilled to welcome local winemaker Michael Simons, on Saturday November 25th, as we taste several of the recent vintages his winery has to offer. Michael, the founder and head winemaker of Comanche Cellars, has always been passionate about wine. In 2007 he decided to channel that passion into creating wines of his own. Using grapes sourced from vineyards throughout Santa Cruz and the Monterey Bay, Michael's wines are an excellent representation of the local terroir. We will be pouring the following Comanche Cellars selections:

2014 Pinot Noir Saveria Vineyards, Santa Cruz Mtns

2015 Pinot Noir Chareva Vineyards, Arroyo Seco

2014 Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco

2011 Tempranillo, Calaveras County

2013 Old Vine Zinfandel, Santa Clara County

2015 Maverick (Syrah/Sangiovese blend) Santa Clara Valley

Tickets for this event will be $15 for general admission, and as always, Soif wine club members taste for free. 

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Nov
16
5:00 PM17:00

Beats and Beaujolais!

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It's officially the holiday season, and we can't wait to celebrate one of our favorites here at Soif. We're talking about Beaujolais Nouveau Day of course! For those of you who have never gotten down on Bo-Jo-Lay Day, its the French holiday that celebrates this year's first wine harvest.

DJ Alex will be back! Spinning records while you're sipping on our featured wines. We'll be tasting from 5pm-8pm on Thursday, November 11th.

Beaujolais Nouveau Day is one of our biggest parties of the year, and we can guarantee that this is an event you won't want to miss! 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
11
2:00 PM14:00

Kivelstadt Cellars Tasting

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We are thrilled to welcome Sam Baron of Kivelstadt Cellars for a guided tasting of their featured wines. Join us at Soif Saturday November 11th, as we pour and sample the following selected wines:    

Kivelstadt Cellars 2016 Family Secret Sauvignon Blanc $24

Kivelstadt Cellars 2016 Native Son Venturi Vineyard Charbono $32

Kivelstadt Cellars 2016 KC Labs Syrah $27

Kivelstadt Cellars 2014 Father's Watch Red Rhone Blend $30

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Since their inaugural 2007 vintage, Kivelstadt Cellars has gone on to acquire a reputation for producing quality, eclectic wines. Prior to founding Kivelstadt Cellars, head winemaker Jordan Kivelstadt travelled throughout California, Argentina, Chile, and Australia, working harvests and gathering inspiration. These diverse experiences have heavily influenced the winemaking style of Kivelstadt Cellars, resulting in the production of highly unique wines that stand out from the typical California varieties. 

If you love funky, California wines, then this event is for you! As seating is limited, we reccommend you purchase tickets in advance. Cost of the flight is $15, and as always Soif Wine Club members taste for free.  

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Oct
27
5:00 PM17:00

A taste of Bordeaux with Jean-Luc Hitta

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Bordeaux is back, (it never really went away), and we are thrilled to have Jean-Luc HItta join us on Friday October 27th to pour some incredible Bordelais wines.  He'll inform and entertain us with his lifetime of experience working with and enjoying these world class wines and wineries.

Jean-Luc was born in Paris to French parents who "drank Bordeaux all his life", and he eventually worked as Commis Sommelier at the George V in Paris and the Connaught Hotel in London.  After studying in New York and eventually moving to San Francisco he continued working as Sommelier at some of the city's finest restaurants.  He's since been the Director of Bordeaux in California for one of the largest importers, developing a fantastic portfolio from the French wine region.

The flight of four wines we'll be pouring are the following:

  • 2015 Petite Haut-Lafitte Blanc, Pessac-Leognan$52
  • 2012 La Reserve de Leoville Barton, St. Julien$52
  • 2010 Chateau Brown, Pessac-Leognan        $46
  • 2013 Chateau Doisy-Vedrine, Barsac-Sauternes$36 (375ml)           

This event is a Friday evening, casual tasting that will be offered between the hours of 5 and 7 pm.  The cost of the flight is $25.  As always, Soif Wine Club members have one free tasting.  Tickets can be purchased online prior to event, and - space permitting - sold at the wine shop that evening.

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Oct
20
5:00 PM17:00

Global Champagne Day!

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This Friday, October 20th is Global Champagne Day, and here at Soif we LOVE Champagne!  Come in from 5pm to 7pm to taste two of our current favorites from the home of methode Champenoise!

We're pouring the following:

  • Champagne Drappier Carte D'or Brut (magnum)
  • Champagne Pierre Moncuit Huges de Coulmet Brut Blanc de Blancs

The cost of this flight of bubbles is $15, and as always Wine Club members taste for free!!

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Oct
18
5:00 PM17:00

Fall in love with wine - with DJ Alex

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We're welcoming back to Soif our favorite local DJ to mix up some beats while we sip on a delicious Fall wine flight!  From 5pm to 8pm we'll turn the wine shop into a club to the tunes of the following favorites from our wine selection:

Chiarli 2016 Vecchia Modena Lambrusco, Emilia-Romagna

Domaine Trotereau 2015 Quincy, Loire Valley

Lieu Dit 2015 Cabernet Franc, Sant Ynez Valley

Chateau de Segries 2015 Lirac "Cuvee Reserve", Southern Rhone Valley

Cost of the flight is only $15 bucks, tickets at the wine shop that night. 

The beats are free!!!

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Oct
7
2:00 PM14:00

Wines from España - Tasting with Kim Beto

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Join us at Soif Saturday, October 7th for a 'tour' of Spanish wines.  We'll be led by Kim Beto, a Spanish vino expert who has traveled extensively throughout the wine regions of this beautiful country.  We'll explore the diverse flavors that Spanish wines offer and learn of the people and families behind the making of these wines.  Kim has been teaching wine professionals and Sommeliers for years, and his true passion lies in wines from the Iberian Peninsula.  

We'll be tasting wine from some of these legendary estates: 

  • Gramona
  • Campo Viejo
  • Marques Murietta
  • Arinzano
  • Faustino

Cost of the flight is $20 and will include some small snacks.  As always, Soif Wine Club members have a free seat for these special events.

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Sep
23
2:00 PM14:00

Italian wine tasting with Small Vineyards

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Saturday September 23rd we're welcoming Tom Kelly, Italian wine expert and representative of Small Vineyards, a select portfolio of Italian wine makers that produce outstanding wines.  He'll walk us through some of our favorites from different regions, sharing his personal accounts of arguably the best small producers of Italy.

The wines we'll be pouring are listed below:

Monte Tondo Soave Brut 2015  $26
Guerra Albano Malvasia 2015  $25
Palama 'Arcangelo' Salice Salentino 2015  $16
La Quercia Montepulciano d'Abruzzo 2015  $18
Marchetti 'Due Amici' Rosso Conero 2015  $15
Brunelli Rosso di Montalcino 2014  $42

Cost of the flight is $15 and will include some snacks from the Soif kitchen.  

As always, Soif Wine Club members have a free seat for these events.

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Sep
2
2:00 PM14:00

Georgian Wine Tasting and Book Signing

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If you've never had wine from a Qvevri, Saturday September 2nd is your chance.  Qvevris are egg-shaped earthen vessels traditionally used to make wine in Georgia, and Soif is pleased to welcome Miquel Hudin to teach us the production of and history of this remarkable wine region.  Miquel is the author of Georgia, a guide to the cradle of wine, and he'll be sharing stories and facts from the motherland of all things vinous.  We'll taste our way through wines like Mtsvane and Rkatsiteli and experience 'natural wine' from its place of birth.

The cost of the flight of 6 wines is $20 and will include some light snacks.

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Aug
26
2:00 PM14:00

Days of Gin & Roses

On Saturday the 26th of August from 2-4 pm we're welcoming distiller extraordinaire Kevin Aslan from Anchor Distilling Co. for a spirits tasting event.  He'll explain the making of their excellent gins while we sample them and enjoy a couple cocktails by our head bartender Manny.  We're also welcoming back Katie Shea of Golden Bear Bitters Co. to demonstrate how she makes some of her delicious tonics.  

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And starting Monday August 21st come to Soif bar to try an ever-changing selection of Gin-tastic specials with our favorite gins from around the world!

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Aug
18
5:00 PM17:00

Fancy French Flight

This Friday August 18th we'll be pouring a flight of 3 wines that are exceptional.  Champagne, White Burgundy, and Bordeaux are three regions known for making some of the best - and priciest - wines in the world.  As a consumer, the more you're able to taste these wines the more you can appreciate wines that are of similar quality without the high cost.  We'll be offering one night only tastings of wines that are normally not opened every day to give our customers the opportunity to try these delicacies, starting with this Friday's flight:

  • Georges Laval NV Cunieres Premier Cru Brut Nature  $85
  • 2014 Antoine Jobard Mersault  $86
  • 2012 Chateau des Eyrins Margaux  $60

The cost of the flight is $25.  Check our website for future flight listings.

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Aug
13
12:00 PM12:00

Soif's 5th Annual Walnut Avenue Waiter's Race

Join us for the 5th annual waiter's race at Soif!   As in previous years, teams of three servers from 8 local restaurants will navigate a course set up on Walnut Avenue, demonstrating many of the myriad skills members of the service industry bring to work every day.  The event is not only a friendly competition among area restaurants, but also a celebration of the skill and dedication of members of the service industry.

Come support your favorite servers Sunday, August 13th 12-3pm on Walnut Avenue (outside Soif).  
 

Servers interested in competing please fill out form below.  

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