San Francisco Producer Showcase Event Details

ViniPortugal executed the Fall Producer Showcases in three cities: Chicago, San Francisco and New York City. The Producer Showcases involved a walkabout tasting and a master class. In San Francisco on October 25, 2016, Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein and Wines of Portugal US Ambassador Eugenio Jardim led the Master Class, titled "Modern Portugal: Explore Contemporary Approaches, Classic Grapes and Exciting Wines." This year’s master classes were unique as the format involved showcasing 10 modern Portuguese wines: 3 whites, 6 reds and 1 fortified. Select wines from the 2016 50 Great Portuguese Wines program were featured in the master class. Additionally, winery owners and principals traveling in from Portugal were invited to speak at the classes about their wines. Following the seminar, 48 producers were showcased in a walkaround style tasting. Additionally, select wines from the 50 Great Portuguese Wines 2016 program were poured at a dedicated table. This smaller walkabout tasting presented the trade and media the opportunity to taste the vast range of unique Portuguese wines in an intimate setting.