I rarely leave San Francisco, except by plane, and the occasional trek north to wine country, so being able to get the tasting room experience without actually leaving the city would be a blessing.

Press Club has answered my lazy cry (really more of a grumble), presenting their series of Visiting Vintner events.

Every Thursday evening, they are bringing in pros from different regional wineries (changing monthly) to pour flights of their wares and sample from hard-to-get bottles.

If you haven’t visited, Press Club is probably the sexiest place in SF to drink the grape, and if you just haven’t stopped by for a while, they now have beer, they’ve ditch the odd-ball “deposit your AmEx at the door” policy, and every bartender and server can provide you with a glass of anything on offer (used to be each winery had its own area). These changes have truly transformed the atmosphere and character of the place and make it a destination in the heart of downtown (20 Yerba Buena Ln. – essentially, right off Market on the west side of the 4 Seasons).

September’s Visiting Vintners are Cakebread Cellars and Bonny Doon Vineyard.

For future listings, check out the Press Club events page.

Ted Seghesio, Winemaker at Seghesio Family Vineyards, and an array of bubbles from Domaine Carneros

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