How was your experience?
disappointed as i was looking forward to this event, but unfortunately, i was underwhelmed. we got gen. admin tix for saturday. arrived mid- day, had to stand in the will call line for over 20 minutes. it wasn't too crowded inside, but all the wines we tried were disappointing (3rd tier at best). Don't know if expectations as a local were too high (frequent visits to napa and sonoma on an almost-monthly basis), or we just hit the less-impressive tables, but usually I hit at least one wine I really enjoy per every couple of wines I taste. Neither did my boyfriend nor did I enjoy any of the wines we tried… Also – the list on the website included 200 or so wineries, some were names I looked for in particular since I’m a big fan of those brands. Didn’t find them on the main floor (and noticed quite a few empty tables, so either wineries backed out last minute, or never bought in to the show in the first place….) Tip for the organizers: a map of what wineries occupy which tasting tables (and even better – what wines they’re each pouring) would’ve been extremely helpful.