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
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
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

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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

photo courtesy of Alyssa Twelker

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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Jul
7
12:00 PM12:00

Wine Shop Sale!

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Get ready to stock your cellar, because the Soif Wine Shop is having its Semi-Annual Sale! Saturday, June 7th, we will be marking down a wide selection of our wines by as much as 25% off! This one-day-only sale will start at noon and go until 9pm. 

 

 

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Jun
24
3:00 PM15:00

Terry Theise Selections Tasting

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Sunday, June 24th we will be hosting a special tasting of the Terry Theise Estate Selections portfolio; featuring some of the top German and Austrian wineries! Hannah Selbach and Barbara Koller, of Selbach-Oster and Schloss Gobelsburg, will also be in attendance, pouring several different wines from each estate. With 30 different incredible German and Austrian wines (as well as Champagne!) to taste, and an amazing spread from Friend in Cheeses Jam Co., this is an event you won't want to miss! 

Tickets for this event are available at $30 for the general public, and $20 for Soif wine club members. Cost of admission will be refunded on the purchase of $200 or more of wine from our shop. Doors open at 3:00pm for the general public, and 2:00pm for Soif Wine Club members. Tickets may be purchased below, or at the event. 

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Jun
16
1:00 PM13:00

Rosé Parté!

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Summer has arrived in Santa Cruz, and we are set to celebrate with our annual Rosé Parté! Saturday, June 16th, we will be pouring over twenty different rosés (yes, you read that right, OVER TWENTY!), from all around the world. The tasting will take place in the Soif restaurant from 1pm to 4pm. Cost of entry to the tasting is $30 for the general public, and $20 for Soif wine club members. Tasting fees will be refunded with the purchase of $200 or more in our wine shop that day. Tickets may be purchased below, or in our wine shop on the day of the event. We can't wait to rosé the day away with everyone! 

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Jun
12
5:00 PM17:00

Le Colture Sparkling Wine Tasting

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Tuesday, June 12th, we will be joined by Vittorio Zoppi, brand ambassador of Le Colture, for a tasting of several of the winery's sparkling wines. For over 500 years, Le Colture has grown wine in Santo Stefano di Valdobbiadene, a small village set in the heart of the Prosecco hills, under the guidance of the same family. Under the guidance of Cesare Ruggeri, the current head of Le Colture, the winery began to produce its first sparkling wines in 1983. Today, Cesare continues to produce incredible wines, with the assistance of his three children, Silvia, Alberto, and Veronica.

We will be pouring the following Le Colture wines:

Le Colture Valdobbiadene Rose Brut NV

Le Colture Valdobbiadene Spumante Cruner NV

Le Colture Valdobbiadene Spumante Fagher NV

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

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Jun
8
5:00 PM17:00

Viticoltori De Conciliis Tasting

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Join us Friday, June 8th, for a special tasting of De Conciliis wines, with owner and winemaker Bruno De Conciliis. Located on the coast of Campania, Viticoltori De Conciliis specializes in full-bodied and fruit forward wines from Aglianico. We will be pouring the following De Conciliis wines: 

"Selim" Spumante (Aglianico, Fiano)

"Donnaluna" (Fiano) 

"Donnaluna" (Aglianico) 

"Bacio il Cielo" (Aglianico, Barbera, Primitivo)

The tasting will take place from 5pm to 7pm in the wine shop. The cost of the flight is $15 for general admission, and free for Soif wine club members. Tickets may be purchased below, or at the event. Further information on Viticoltori De Conciliis may be found here: http://www.viticoltorideconciliis.it

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May
23
5:00 PM17:00

Méthode Madness: Sparkling Wine Tasting

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Join us Wednesday, May 23rd, for a night filled with bubbles! We will be tasting a series of incredible sparkling wines, all produced using the traditional method (aka Méthode Champenoise). We will be pouring several selections from both Ferrari (Trento, Italy) and Simonnet-Febvre (Burgundy. France). Visit the Soif wine shop anytime between 5pm and 7pm, to taste the following Ferrari and Simonnet-Febvre wines:

Ferrari NV Brut

Ferrari NV Brut Rosé

Ferrari NV Perlé Zero

Simonnet-Febvre NV Crémant de Bourgogne Brut

Simonnet-Febvre NV Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Rosé

The tasting will take place Wednesday, May 23rd, from 5pm-7pm. The cost of the flight is $15 for the general public, and free for Soif Wince Club members. Tickets may be purchased below, or in our wine shop.

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May
8
5:00 PM17:00

Italian Wine Tasting: Antonelli and Scarbolo Estates

Filippo Antonelli and Mattia Scarbolo are coming to Soif! Join us Tuesday, May 6th, from 5pm to 7pm in our wine shop, to taste the wines of two incredible Italian estates - Antonelli San Marco and Scarbolo.   

Antonelli San Marco

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(Filippo Antonelli pictured above)

The Antonelli family has been producing high quality wines within Montefalco's DOCG wine making area for over a century. Filippo Antonelli, the current head of the family estate, has an extensive knowledge and understanding of the terroir of Montefalco. The Antonelli vineyards are grown along hillsides where the soil is clayey, and rich with limestone deposits from varying geological periods. This unique terrain results in wines with depth and complexity, that are known for their ability to age well. We will be pouring the following selections from Antonelli San Marco:

2015 Antonelli Montefalco Rosso

2014 Antonelli Sagrantino ‘Contrario’

2012 Antonelli Sagrantino di Montefalco

 Scarbolo

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(Mattia Scarbolo pictured right)

The Scarbolo family's passion for both food and wine is evident in their work. Valter Scarbolo, founder of Azienda Agricola Scarbolo, is also an acclaimed restaurateur. Together he and his son, Mattia produce wines that are balanced in their aromas and rich in their flavors. The estate's vineyards are located in the heart of the Friulian plains in northern Italy, and benefit from red clay soils mixed with alluvial deposits, minerals and chalk, which provide optimal drainage conditions. The climate is dry, however it is well ventilated by winds of alternating temperatures. Cool breezes from the east and warm marine breezes from the Adriatic, result in ideal conditions for slower ripening, and more flavorful grapes.  We will be pouring the following wines from Scarbolo:

2016 Scarbolo Friulano

2016 Scarbolo Pinot Grigio

2013 Scarbolo Merlot ‘Campo del Viotto’

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  at the event. 

 

 

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May
5
1:00 PM13:00

Mexican Food and Wine Pairing with Stirm Wines!

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Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Soif! Saturday, May 5th, we will be pairing several small plates of Mexican dishes (TBD) with the following Stirm Wine Co. wines:

2016 Stirm Kick-On Riesling 

2016 Stirm Wirz Vineyard Riesling 

2016 Stirm Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard Pinot Noir

2016 Stirm Cienega Valley Old Vine Zinfandel

 Local winemaker Ryan Stirm (pictured below) of Stirm Wine Co. will be here to talk about his wine making process and recent releases. Recently named a "winemaker to watch" by the San Francisco Chronicle, Ryan focuses on making wines that are suitable for Califonia's climate. His practices, often low-intervention (the Wirz, Glenwood, and Kick-On Vineyards are all dry-farmed) and unconventional (he fermented all of his red wines from this past vintage in redwood barrels), have resulted in wines that are both reflective of their origin and expressive of their terroir. 

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The event will take place at 1pm on Saturday, May 5th, in the restaurant section of Soif. The cost of the tasting is $35 for general admission, and $15 for Soif Wine Club Members. The cost of admission includes both the food and the wine pairing**. Tickets may be purchased below, or in our wine shop.  

 

**The food pairing is non-vegetarian. If you are vegetarian and would like to enjoy the wine without the food pairing, please contact us directly for further information on tickets. 

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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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