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Rhone Rangers 2012


Rhone Rangers 2012  San FranciscoSyrah, Grenache, Viognier, and other Rhone varietals flow freely at Fort Mason during the annual Rhone Rangers weekend, which takes place on March 24-25. Rhone Rangers 2012 Tickets available here.

The Grand Tasting at Fort Mason (Sunday, March 25 from 2-5pm) provides an opportunity to sample a motherlode of Rhone-inspired wines.  As an added bonus, you will be able to purchase wines from many of the participants at the event.

For those looking to learn about wine in a more intimate setting, there are three seminars offered during the weekend.  Here’s a list of this year’s seminars:

SEMINAR #1: RARE WINES (i.e., less heralded Rhone varietals)
Saturday, March 24, 2012, 12:00 PM, $45/ticket
Fort Mason Firehouse
Featuring wines from Clos Saron, Holly’s Hill, Lagier Meredith, Ridge, Tablas Creek, Two Shepherds.  

Saturday, March 24, 2012, 2:00 PM, $65/ticket
Fort Mason Firehouse
Featuring wines from Inspiration Vineyards, Katin, Mount Aukum, Skylark, Treana/Hope Family Wines and “Baconologist” Duskie Estes, Co-Owner, Black Pig Meat Co & Zazu Restaurant.  

Sunday, March 25, 2012, 11 AM, $55/ticket
Fort Mason Golden Gate Room
Featuring wine from Big Basin, Caliza Winery, Chateau Ste Michelle, Cornerstone Cellars, Domaine Berrien Cellars, Domaine de la Terre Rouge, Donelan Wines, Folin Cellars, Tarara Winery, Zaca Mesa.  

You can keep on top of Rhone Rangers news via Twitter (@RhoneRangers hashtag #RRSF) and Facebook.

Ticket Contest

While all three seminars sound interesting, I’m probably most drawn to the odd-ball varietals Seminar (“Rare Wine”).

Matt Kramer of the Wine Spectator recently wrote about one of the panelists, Gideon Bienstock of Clos Saron, in piece called, “Smaller Really is Better.”  To enter the ticket contest, please read Kramer’s article and answer the following question:  what is the total number of cases produced by Clos Saron each year?

Include your answer in the comments below, and make sure to include your contact information.  All correct answers submitted by March 16 at 12:01AM will be entered into a random drawing.


16 thoughts on “Rhone Rangers 2012

  1. 600 cases! Good contest idea!

  2. please, please,please, pick me at random! 600 cases!

  3. 600 is the magic number

  4. 600 cases!


  5. 600 cases!!

  6. 600.
    Clos Saron really does make some nice wine.

  7. 600 cases. Pick me!

  8. 600!


  9. Ooooh. I hope I get picked.

    The answer is 600 cases a year.

  10. 600 is the magic number. Great wines and he’s a fun guy to talk to, too. Arlequin wine merchant carries saron for those in san francisco.

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  12. Great seeing everyone yesterday at the CORE table. sorry I got there a little late.

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