This is a wine tasting like no other that I’ve attended in San Francisco, with a very festive “street faire” feeling throughout the entire event.

Perhaps that’s because it’s happening in San Francisco’s highly visible Ghirardelli Square, where people come from all around the world. Attendees may not have known about the event prior to, but they become instantly attracted by its potential simply because they’re visiting this area. Others return because it’s a great way to taste lots of California wine without have to travel any further than their own back yard.

The Ghirardelli Square Uncorked! Wine Festival was a huge success last year, as it has been for many years. This year’s details.

MAY 22, 2010
Enjoy live music, wine seminars, and chef demonstrations at this free event.
Tickets must be purchased to participate in wine tasting, and cost $50
Proceeds benefit La Cocina.

A link to purchase Uncorked tickets online

In 2009, this event drew over 6,000 people and it will no doubt grow dramatically this year. The 2010 event will again include gourmet food sampling stations, along with wine tasting.

SIDEBAR: Manning a PS I Love You table for tasting, I’m able to tell you that we get lines of people who are thrilled to comparatively taste Petite Sirahs in such a casual setting. Everyone is delighted to learn more about PS, creating more converts for our ever-growing fan base. This year, the following Petites will be poured:

Cleavage Creek
Concannon Vineyard
EOS Wine Estate
Grizzly Republic
Kent Rasmussen
Line Shack Winery
Michael~ David’s Earthquake
Parducci Wine Cellars
Pedroncelli Vineyards
Rock Wall Wine Company
Seven Artisans

Activities for the event will take place throughout the courtyards of Ghirardelli Square, as well as extend onto Beach Street adjacent to the Square and Aquatic Park. Beach Street will be closed to traffic from 1-6 PM, the hours of the event, to provide additional space to accommodate the large attendance. The day will include wine tastings, food offerings from the Bay Area’s most reputable chefs and restaurants, wine seminars, and live musical entertainment.

If you know anyone who would like stay in the city, the Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square is offering a great Uncorked! Wine Festival Accommodations Package. 

Hotel Package Link

See you there!

Images from the Ghirardelli Square folks.

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