Discover Portugal: A Wine Immersion for Importers in San Francisco - Day 1 of 2

May 22nd 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Terra Gallery - 511 Harrison St, San Francisco CA 94105


The rise in Portuguese wines in the US has been significant. In 2016, the overall value and volume of Portuguese wines increased over 8.5%. It's with great US pride that we can now claim to be the #1 destination for Portuguese wines, bringing in 15.5% of Portugal's exported DOP wines. Finally, Portugal was named 'Destination of the Year' by Travel & Leisure Magazine for 2016. Needless to say, the time to seek additional Portuguese wineries for US demand is definitely NOW!

To give you a taste of some of the exceptional wines coming out of Portugal today, Wines of Portugal enlisted the help of Wine & Spirits Magazine, where editor Joshua Greene has been following Portuguese wine for more than 30 years. Greene, together with top restaurateurs and retailers in NYC, tasted more than 220 wines blind, selecting the most compelling Portuguese producers among them to present to you. You will have a chance to taste these wines and speak with a key winery representative over the course of two days, starting at 2:00PM on May 22 and ending at 11:00AM on May 23.

WHAT'S COVERED?: Round trip coach airfare from your US city to SFO and one night of hotel stay on May 22nd at the Park Central Hotel (for guests from outside of the SF Bay Area), and meals that pertain to the program's agenda. We will also arrange ground transportation to and from SFO (for those flying in); parking details near Terra will be confirmed at a later date (for locals driving in). This program is by invitation-only and can be attended by qualified buyers / portfolio decision-makers at an importer or distributor. Only one representative per company.

Please note that by accepting this invitation, you are committing to attend the entirety of the program from 2:00pm on May 22 until 11:00 am on May 23. If travel arrangements have been made for you, you will be responsible for reimbursing these expenses if you cancel your registration.

All attendees have the option to attend Wines of Portugal's Perspectives on Portugal Producer Showcase from 11am-5pm on Tuesday, May 23rd, also at Terra Gallery, comprised of two educational master classes, led by Evan Goldstein MS and Wines of Portugal's US Ambassador Eugenio Jardim, and two walkabout tastings. Please note on your registration if you are interested in attending this program as well!


Program Agenda

DAY 1: MAY 22
2:00PM-2:30PM Investment by Portugal Introduction

2:30PM-3:30PM Speed Tasting Session I

3:45PM-4:45PM Speed Tasting Session II

5:00PM-6:00PM Speed Tasting Session III

6:30PM-9:00PM Dinner (Fogo de Chão)

Overnight at Park Central Hotel (For out of town guests)

DAY 2: MAY 23
9:00AM-10:00AM Speed Tasting Session IV 

10:00AM-11:00AM One on One Meetings

11:00AM-5:00PM Perspectives on Portugal Showcase (Optional)