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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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Nov 20 2010

It was a very well laid out, lots of room on the saturday we attended. The reserve wine area was a bit tight but fantastic wines which made the crowd manageable.An excellent event that I will attend next year for sure

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Apr 09 2011

It was fun, but too crowded if you really wanted to taste and learn anything about the wines or wineries. Fun time to just hang with friends and drink wine.

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8 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Nov 21 2010

My boyfriend and I attended this event on a Sunday and had a great time. Enjoyed talking to all of the friendly winemakers and tasted a lot of wines we really liked. There were a lot of people that attended but this did not interfere with...continued

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2 events
1 review
4 stars
attended Apr 09 2011

Not for wine lovers. It appears that no qualifications were required of vintners to participate. Quality of wines was very poor. Noise level in the hall was intolerable. There was no music or other pleasing background sounds to suffuse the...continued

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2 events
1 review
5 stars
attended Nov 20 2010

One line going in, whether you bought tickets ahead of time or not. The only sore spot in an otherwise top notch event. Great wine, good people.

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6 events
1 review
13 stars
attended Nov 20 2010

Parking was impossible and the line to get in was so long that we gave up.

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3 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Apr 10 2011

Purchased the Reserve Room tickets for half off! The value was incredible although the messaging with regards to the caliber of wines being poured was a little misleading. A lot of wineries I have not heard of that made excellent wines.

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Nov 21 2010

The event featured many different wineries throughout the area. Upon entry, a full-size wine glass was provided. Each vineyard provided samples of the various wines that they offer with the ability to purchase the wines. The Sunday version of...continued

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4 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Apr 09 2011

The event is heavy on young drinkers seeking to get a cheap buzz. Thus my experience was not enjoyable There were two few really good wine makers showcasing their wines. In fact, a few I was familiar with did not even bring their better wines ...continued

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3 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Nov 20 2010

The line to get in was very long and once inside the folks working will call tables were confused. When finally in, it was elbow room only. Dirty stands were set up here and there where folks ate food from 2 food carts located outside the...continued

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Nov 20 2010

The wait to get in was a little long at 1:30pm in hopes of beating the crowd. However, it was well worth it. It was nice to taste wine from vineyards I've never heard of and to get a selection of some old favorites. I would let it run a little...continued

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5 events
1 review
3 stars
attended Apr 11 2010

THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN MORE FOOD CONCESSIONS. PEOPLE DRINKING NEED TO BE EATING AS WELL. OTHER THAN THAT, SOME GREAT WINES WERE AVAILABLE!

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6 events
1 review
3 stars
attended Nov 20 2010

There were a lot of good wines and a lot of not so great wines. I think next year I would pay extra for the reserve area. We still enjoyed it quite about until it got really packed. By then, we had drank our fair share and didn't want anymore...continued

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Nov 20 2010

This event was very disappointing. Those with tickets in hand or "at" will call had to stand in line with everyone else (no advantage to buying in advance) for 20 minutes. There was no Goldstar table to check in at as stated when we bought the...continued

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3 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Nov 20 2010

This event has so many things going for it, that its hard to be negative. So I'll start with the good:
- lotsa wine - some very good
- cheap (with Goldstar)
- friendly people
- good location
Now the bad:
- TOO CROWDED - I suppose it depends...continued

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Apr 09 2011

This event was really excellent -- except for all the annoying, drunk pseudo-frat guys and sorority girls. Seriously, why would you pay $60+ to get drunk when a $40 bottle of Grey Goose from Costco will do just as well if not better. The event is...continued

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Nov 20 2010

This turned out to be a fun event. Pretty overwhelming at first with the large crowd. We showed up about 1 1/2 hours into the event and originally had general admission tickets, but after tasting some not-so-great wine, upgraded to the reserve...continued

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2 events
1 review
3 stars
attended Nov 20 2010

This was a great event. My first wine tasting as a new resident in San Francisco. There were lots of varieties of wine to choose.

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3 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Nov 20 2010

This was our first time attending the Vintners Market and we were unimpressed.

The line/process to get it was ridiculous and we waited about 20min to finally get in. Thankfully it wasn't raining.

We sampled 6-8 wines from the general...continued

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2 events
1 review
1 stars
attended Nov 21 2010

tons of delicious wines!! Especially the reserve room- well worth the price.

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