Vinters 022513
4.1 / 5 Rated by 137 members
Review from mitonelo

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

reviewed Oct 15 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Marilyn Mickelwait

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.

reviewed Oct 16 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

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

reviewed Apr 10 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from buffalogiant68

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

reviewed Nov 20 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

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.

reviewed Apr 09 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from klpeters

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

reviewed Nov 21 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Raymond Lucas

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.

reviewed Nov 20 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from msgravity

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

reviewed Nov 20 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

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.

reviewed Apr 10 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Dipesh

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

reviewed Nov 21 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Alfred Moye

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

reviewed Apr 09 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Eileen

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

reviewed Nov 20 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Erica Minehan Cook

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

reviewed Nov 20 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Chili Bill

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

reviewed Apr 11 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Scott Kearsley

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

reviewed Nov 20 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from mgbwood

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

reviewed Nov 20 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from P-Dro

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

reviewed Nov 20 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

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

reviewed Apr 09 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from aaust

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

reviewed Nov 20 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Brandi Jackson

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.

reviewed Nov 20 2010 report as inappropriate