Bay Area 
Wine Society
Upcoming Events

You be the judge: a taste-off of limited releases from artisan wineries

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  • Quent Cordair Fine Art

    1301 1st St, Napa, CA 

  • Price: $15.00/per person

    I polled members to determine the best date for convening our inaugural Napa tasting panel gathering.  

    These special wines, an array of varietals come from different appellations 

    We will concentrate on very limited production wines from producers who don't have tasting rooms.

     Plenty of munchies to pair with the wines and to hold you over until dinner which some of us may be do together. 

    Getting to Know a Napa Vineyard

    Celebrate the 15th Annual Afternoon in the Vineyards by joining us at Brown Vineyards to learn more about what makes the Napa Valley a unique grapegrowing region and the home of world-class wines.

    Hosted by the Napa Valley Vintners and Napa Valley Grapegrowers, this event is a casual community open house, complimentary for Napa County residents and their guests. 

    Afterwards we'll have lunch and conduct a taste-off of some Napa wines.  Location to be determined.  


    From the Napa Valley Register

    Denise and Oscar Renteria purchased the renowned Brown Ranch Vineyard in the Los Carneros District in 2013.

    One of the region’s prime vineyards, the 40-acre parcel is planted to 21 acres of pinot noir and 8 acres of chardonnay. The vineyard was planted in 1992, and is bordered by HdV’s Hyde Vineyard and Beaulieu’s Vineyard No. 9 on Old Sonoma Road.

    Acquired from Silverado Premium Partners for an undisclosed sum, the Renteria family adds this property to its wholly-owned properties on Mount Veeder and Pope Valley and to the 1,500 acres farmed under contract, making them one of the largest vineyard management companies in the North Bay.

    “The purchase of Brown Ranch is a true feather in our cap,” said Oscar Renteria. “It’s a property long-prized for its fruit’s reputation and has an ideal location for the long-term growth of both our farming and winemaking businesses.”

    Renteria noted that his father, Salvador, who walked the property with him, while now retired, had been the vineyard manager developing the early BV properties in Carneros. He estimates they will harvest just over three tons per acre for the 2013 vintage with grapes already committed to Frank Family Vineyards, Rombauer Vineyards, Duckhorn Wine Company and to his own Renteria Wines.

    “This was a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase this property, which had a 20-year relationship with the highly-regarded Saintsbury brand,” Renteria added. “Saintsbury cultivated the land and planted the first vineyards there in 1992, the site of a cattle grazing ranch originally owned by Nadine Brown.”

    Renteria and his family made their mark with Renteria Vineyard Management, one of the largest grape-farming firms in Northern California. In 1997, they launched their own Renteria Wines label and today produce just over 2,000 cases annually of cabernet sauvignon and pinot noir.

    Oscar Renteria assumed leadership of Renteria Vineyard Management in 1993, successfully adopting his father’s demanding standards. Getting into the wine business was his idea. With the assistance of winemaker Karen Culler, and their choice of fruit, they are able to offer several vineyard-designated wines. For more information, visit .

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