July 17, 2021
Despite the venue having no electricity and unreachable without crossing police cordon lines, our luncheon at Beringer perservered! The weather was glorious, the mood was gregarious.
June 26, 2021
Hosted at Ned and Vivian MacDonald's beautiful Bennett Valley Ranch, members gathered to sample the wines from five up and coming California winemakers - Breathless, Ceja, Guyomar, Italics, and Pfendler.
May 24, 2021
Covid-19 Emergence Dinner
The historic French Club with its classic French Chef, Lionel Balbastre, was our first choice for indoor dining in 2021. It was a celebration, expressed by the sharing of wine from our individual cellars, la paulée style, members were generous, the choices were spectacular.
May 3, 2021
Al Fresco Dinner at Cotogna
At our first occasion in a long time our Society met in person in the beautifully decorated and spacious outdoor venue created by Cotogna, an upscale Italian restaurant located in San Francisco’s Jackson Square Historic District.
March 22, 2021
The Terroir of Pinot Noir
CVWS hosted a Zoom tasting and educational presentation by Jeff Stewart of the Hartford Family Winery of two of their Pinot Noir's, both from 2016.
February 16, 2021
Lunar New Year
Chinese food meets Californian wine. It was game, set and match! We were given a list of suggested dishes to purchase from our local favorite Chinese restaurant.
December 8, 2020
An especially delicious dinner was prepared and delivered to individual homes by McCalls Catering along with a bottle each of 2018, Peter Michael, Belle Cote and 2007, Ramey, Napa Cabernet Sauvignon from our cellar.
October 19, 2020
Autumn Dinner Alfresco
Enthusiastic about being able to socialize even outside on a November’s evening, 39 members happily joined each other at The Vault in the Bank of America building and attended an excellent five course dinner.
July 5th 2020
2nd Virtual Wine Tasting
The pandemic persisted and social gatherings continued to be prohibited. To try something new, we asked Marcus Garcia, the well-respected Director/Sommelier at the French Club, to lead us in tasting 3 California varietals.
May 15th 2020
Virtual Wine Tasting
Pandemic struck and we resorted to sheltering in place and learning to use Zoom as a social substitute. Liz Thach, MW, chose and walked us through a tasting of three fun, ideal summer wines.
February 27th 2020
Almost 60 members and guests participated in our Game Dinner at The Family’s clubhouse in the City. Liz Thach, MW, led a lively discourse about the wines from our cellar chosen to match the meal.
January 29th 2020
Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Julie McIntyre, in the spirit of the Society’s new collaboration with UC Davis presented, ‘Great Wine Journey’s From John Locke in Paris to Thomas Hardy in California”, as a Chardonnay retrospective.
November 19th 2019
96 elegantly dressed members and guests attended our Holiday Dinner black tie affair at the Pacific-Union Club. The seasonal menu was matched with four wines from our cellar.
October 15th 2019
The Annual Meeting was held at the French Club with 52 members in attendance. It was followed by a delicious French dinner by Chef Lionel Balbastre.
September 22nd 2019
Luncheon at Trinité Estate
On a perfect warm, late summer day, members of the CVWS and their guests gathered at Trinité Estate in the Chalk Hill domain of Sonoma County to learn about Acaibo Vineyards.
July 18th 2019
This year's "Summer Casual" event was held at the Wattis Room at San Francisco's iconic Davies Symphony Hall. This year's theme was Ribs and Zinfandel, catered by Lucas Shoemaker of McCalls Catering.
May 13th 2019
Zola Winemaker Dinner
Winemaker Dinner at Zola in Palo Alto featuring Jim Varner (Varner) and Josh Jensen (Calera) as they discuss their 2011 Calera Ryan Vineyard Pinot Noir and 2011 Varner Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay. Complimented with other wonderful wines from these AVAs including our 2002 Ridge Monte Bello.
April 28th 2019
West Sonoma County Wine Tasting
The CVWS travelled North for an exciting day in West Sonoma County. We began at Freeman Winery for a tasting in the caves. Headed to Handline to enjoy Oysters, Fish Tacos, and organic soft serve Ice Cream. Then ended at Coastlands Vineyard to sample Cobb Wines.
March 19th 2019
Spotlight on Ramey Wine Cellars at French Club
An incredible evening at the French Club learning about David Ramey's winemaking process at Ramey Wine Cellars all while enjoying his wines paired with delicious French Club cuisine!
February 11th 2019
Science of Food and Wine Pairings
Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson, one of only 23 female master sommeliers in the world, taught us the science of food and wine pairings at this fantastic event. Thank you, Andrea!
January 28th 2019
Exquisite food from Michelin Star restaurants The Progress and State Bird Provisions and wine was paired together the private room.