Van leaves from the Metreon*
Between Market and Mission at Starbucks, San Francisco, ca (edit map)
(*) We can make one stop in the East Bay enroute. El Cerito BART station.
In this tour, discounted for Meetup members and their guests. we are emphasizing art, including a bit of the winemaking art. We begin with a docent guided tour of the dirosa art preserve, the largest collection of California contemporary artists assembled over the years and donated by Rene diRosa. The setting is a fascinating combination of nature and culture unlike any other art museum.
We then travel over to Schug Winery in Sonoma for their much anticipated Oktoberfest. They will serve up live music and authentic German food overlooking the vineyards of Carneros. We will also view the wine cave.
The much awarded winery will pay homage to Walter Schug's German roots by serving Federweisser (newly fermenting white wine from barrel) and the special of the day (and Schug family favorite) Zwiebelkuchen (traditional German onion tart). A multi course lunch with Chardonnay,Pinot Noir etc. will be catered by the popular Olive & Vine restaurant in Glen Ellen, a rare treat in itself.
We will also tour Napa before returning to SF with an emphasis on viewing public art and several of their annual open studios.