Vinters 022513

San Francisco Vintners Market

Fort Mason Center - Festival Pavilion (San Francisco, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

136 ratings
4.1 average rating
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5 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 09 2011

Loved the many, many choices of wineries. Too many to try but great to have choices. Food vendors were far and few between. Definitely needs more food, especially when tastings are unlimited. I don't think the event sponsors want to be responsible...continued

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3 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 20 2010

My girlfriend and I went to this event on Sat. It was a really nice time; plenty of good wine to drink. Much more food than others had indicated from previous experiences. Many more people attnded than reviews from the past year or so; it was...continued

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2 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 21 2010

Not enough of food samples to go with the wine. Wine OK.

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3 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 11 2010

Pluses: Many wineries, so plenty of tasting opportunities.

Minuses: Extremely large, open space, with concrete floors, so quite chilly on an overcast and drizzly day. General admission only provided very cheap plastic cups--bring your own...continued

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3 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 20 2010

Pros: plenty of wines to drink, was indoors on a rainy day, fine deal for the Goldstar price (full price would be a rip off for the quality of wine)

Cons: wines outside of the "premier" area were not that great, much too crowded to really have...continued

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5 events
2 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 10 2011

This is a great way to taste wines from several (probably at least 100) different wineries in the California area. Well worth it. Looking forward to next year's event.

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Selia
7 events
2 reviews
6 stars
attended Nov 21 2010

We went with the reserve tasting. Next time we will go there first so we can really enjoy those wines. In general, however, I'd say that a lot of the wines were not that great or only so so. Still, I love wine tasting. I'd go again.

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Nov 21 2010

Enjoyed the event but it would have been nice if there were more sparkling wines and better high end wines. The only real complaint I had was the parking. Not a good location on Sunday given the farmer's market taking up all the parking. I...continued

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2 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Apr 10 2010

Event was great and fun. Crowd was of a decent size where you could enjoy yourself. Even though we bought few bottles of wine, I was bit suprised by how expensive some of the wines were. But overall I enjoyed it and would be back next year. I...continued

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2 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Nov 21 2010

Fun times with good people and pretty good wines.

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Nov 20 2010

Great event. Perfect opportunity for new start up wineries to get a toe hold in a sea of choices. We met several new start ups that were pouring their very first wines and don't have tasting rooms or any distribution method because of small case...continued

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Nov 21 2010

Great event with plenty of wineries and tastings. Many were wineries I was not familiar wth but offered some very good wines. The discount was a terrific deal for the reserve tasting. We saved $160 on 4 reserve tastings which went toward dinner....continued

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3 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Nov 20 2010

Great venue and some terrific wines from smaller producers. I never felt too rushed or crowded and was able to interact with the various vintners to learn more about their wines.

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Apr 10 2011

I loved this event. Definitely found a number of wine finds that we wouldn't otherwise have known of since the labels are usually small production wineries that aren't open to the general public. It was also great to meet the winemakers and get...continued

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Nov 20 2010

I really liked the event. Lots of variety and a wide range of wineries and boutique retailers. I agree with what I read about last year's event. The area of food needs work. First, you need to be able to find it, access it and then of course...continued

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8 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Apr 09 2011

I thought there was a good number of wineries participating in this event. It is a great way to learn about the different wineries and to taste and purchase their products. Unfortunately, it felt like the event was "over-sold" and the venue...continued

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Apr 09 2011

If only I didn't drink so much that I couldn't remember the end of this event! Absolutely tons of wine, really fun and huge.

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Oct 15 2011

Instead of spending a whole day driving between wineries in Napa and Sonoma, you arrive at one building with plenty of wineries. Then you taste their wines and decide what you want to purchase.

Great opportunity for all to test and taste...continued

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Oct 16 2011

It was a chance to taste before buying from many small vintners that don't always have tasting rooms. Most of the owners were there so they were knowledgeable about the wines being sold. It was a most enjoyable event.

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Apr 10 2011

It was a fun event. I enjoyed the many wines and food to sample. My boyfriend is quite the wine connoisseur, so it was especially enjoyed by him. Nice venue and great wineries. Thanks

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