How Green Is Your Wine? Discussion and Wine Tasting

Monday, February 22, 2016, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

You may eat at farm-to-table restaurants and buy local, organic produce at farmers’ markets, but what about the wine you drink? Come hear California vintners and wine grape growers discuss organic and biodynamic vineyard practices, dry farming techniques, and what actually goes into their wine bottles. Dry farming was common in California until the 1970s, when drip irrigation enabled growers to irrigate hillsides. In this era of drought and climate change, will dry farming make a comeback? Discover how wineries are producing top-quality wines by reintroducing dry farming and practicing environmental stewardship.

Tasting is believing: after the panel, mingle with growers and winemakers while tasting some of the best wines in California and sampling local foods from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

Jason Haas, Tablas Creek Vineyard
David Gates, Ridge Vineyards
Steve Gliessman and Roberta Jaffe, Condor’s Hope
Stu Smith, Smith-Madrone

Paul Dolan, Dark Horse Vineyards

Participating Wineries
Tablas Creek Vineyard
Ridge Vineyards
Condor’s Hope 
AmByth Estate
Frog’s Leap
Porter Creek
Quivira Vineyards
Captain Vineyards
Preston Farm and Winery

Please note: Must be 21 years to attend. Tickets are nonrefundable but are transferable.

Sponsored by CAFF (Community Alliance with Family Farmers) and CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture). 


Image credit: Tablas Creek Vineyard