Italian Wine Sessions in San Francisco, USA
Curious to learn more about the infinite world of Italian wines? Partake in our Italian Wine Sessions led by a certified sommelier! In San Francisco’s historic Italian quarter, we will lead you through a curated lesson, complete with wines (bubbles to red) and plenty of tagliere (charcuterie) snacks. This session is designed to be a sociable fun experience yet extremely informative in a small group format in an enoteca rather than a classroom. Gain a deeper understanding of regional Italian wines as we taste native varieties from the cool Dolomites in Northern Alto-Aldige to volcanic soils in balmy Sicily. Wines served are from quality-driven boutique and family-run producers so you’ll taste extremely unique expressions of various Italian grapes.
Whether a visitor or a local in San Francisco, this informal wine lesson is perfect for Italian wine lovers of any level. Novices won’t be overwhelmed and aficionados won’t be bored. This wine lesson in San Francisco is meant to empower your future Italian wine selections and understanding, charting Italian wines from North to South through key and obscure varieties, explaining the world of Italian sparkling wines, breaking the murky DOCG/DOC quality control code, debunking myths, picking up food & wine matching skills while learning a bit about San Francisco's historic Italian quarter. Technical information provided will be calibrated based on every participant present. Food pairings will be strategic and inspire your next food and wine pairing decisions to either bring to your next gathering or lend confidence when ordering out.
Small-group (8max) wine tasting session at an urban tasting room San Francisco with a certified Italian sommelier who has spent several years living in Italy
Get to know San Francisco’s Italian district, its history and how Italian immigration shaped the city
Taste a variety of Italian wines from bubbles, whites and reds all from different regions in Italy, learning each regions unique climate, elevation and soil composition and how that affects wine qualities
Snack on imported Italian and local artisanal snacks like cheeses, cured meats and pickled condiments
Understand why certain cheeses and meats go best with certain wines, and which food wine combos clash
Learn about Italian geography and unique wine producing regions
Crack the DOCG code and the Italian wine classification system
Pick up wine tasting tricks and tips, i.e. how to appreciate wine and detect faults
Meet other wine lovers in this small group format, and learn more about Italian food & wine culture
All participants will receive a document of all wines tasted and food pairings with notes
After your Italian Wine Tasting Session in San Francisco, you will gain valuable knowledge about Italian wine and food pairing tricks and feel as if you’ve been teleported to an enoteca in Italia with your sommelier host.
Start time for public group tasting sessions: 1pm or 5pm (private requests have flexibility in start-time) Days: Tuesday-Friday (Fridays are only available at the 1pm or 3pm slot and Saturdays available on a private basis and flexible start time.) Duration: 2 hours Inclusions: 3-5 wine tastings (depending on group size), antipasti food pairings (charcuterie items), guided wine lesson with a certified sommelier in a reserved space. Join-in Group Tasting Cost: $95 per person (max 8) Private Tasting Cost: Please Inquire. Cost depends on group size and request. Not included: transport, parking, ticketing fees, gratuities and additional tastings.
Payments are accepted day-of or in advance- please make a note of your preference in the booking form
Curious about team building/company event options? We can send our team to yours and/or accommodate virtually any sized group and customize the food & wine options according to occasion.
Interested in organizing a private food & wine session for a special event, occasion or celebration?
For either curated or bespoke curiosity- Inquire below via “Request Info for Private Sessions”!
We can accommodate virtually any food lifestyle. Just let us know how we can help and please mention it in your booking form. If you would like to start later or earlier than the times listed OR have a party larger than 6, please send us an inquiry via REQUEST PRIVATE EXPERIENCE.