Friday, April 22, 2016

11th Annual Uncorked Wine Festival at Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco

We love visiting Ghirardelli Square when we are in San Francisco. Its location right on the water - just a short walk from Fisherman’s Wharf or Fort Mason - makes it the ideal spot to stop and enjoy yourself. There are great views of the Bay, restaurants, the famous Ghirardelli chocolate shop where chocolate is made right in front of your eyes (and which has great ice cream sundaes!), unique shops, a bakery, a wine tasting room - an overall great place to hang out! Plus, there is even free street parking nearby! Unheard of in San Francisco!

Ghirardelli Square
Ghirardelli Square 2

Local readers have an additional reason on May 7, 2016 to visit Ghirardelli Square because the 11th Annual Uncorked Wine Festival takes place from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. 
 
Uncorked will feature wines from 50 Northern California wineries. There will also be craft beer, and Lagunitas Brewing Company will kick off their Ghirardelli Square Summer beer garden, which will start Memorial Day Weekend. In addition, festival goers can enjoy live music, food from Off The Grid, and a large craft fair by PopUpsters.
Uncorked is family-friendly, and general admission tickets are $60 (VIP tickets are $90). Tickets include a souvenir wine glass and unlimited tastings. A portion of the proceeds will go to Bay Area Green Tours, a non-profit that strives to provide experiences and events that demonstrate sustainable economy and inspire environmental responsibility.

We look forward to attending Uncorked and tasting, learning about and experiencing Northern California wines and enjoying beautiful Ghirardelli Square.


Question: Have you ever visited Ghirardelli Square? If so, how did you like it?

Be well,
Andrea


18 comments:

  1. This wine festival sounds so fun! Wish I would be in the area for it. Have fun!
    Rachael
    http://www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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    1. Thanks! Yes, it's a wine festival I'm really looking forward to! I know you'd have fun! :-)

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  2. Amazing pictures, looks like you had a good time! :)

    x Alix N @ www.acommonobsession.com

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    1. Ghirardelli Square is always a good time, and we are looking forward to going back for the Uncorked Festival!

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  3. We love San Fransisco. I loved the smell of Ghirardelli Square.

    What a great spot for a wine festival. I must remember to write down that there is free parking down there. We had a horrible time with parking.

    bisous
    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

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    1. Yes, the smell is amazing! :-)

      And, yes, the free parking is surprising!

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  4. Sounds like a good reason to make a trip up to the city! We'll try to make it!

    - Mary

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    1. Great! I'm sure it'll be a great & tasty time!

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  5. This post makes me miss SF. Although I lived there almost 10 years, I only went to Ghirardelli Square a couple times. I think I avoided it because it was so touristy, but the wine event sounds very nice and that's a good price for the Bay Area hehe. Have a great time :)

    xoDale

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    1. Thanks, Dale! And, yes, Ghirardelli Square is a bit touristy, but even though we live so close to the city, we always feel like tourists when we visit! :-) I'm really looking forward to Uncorked!

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  6. Thanks so much for sharing Andrea! Lucky you! And of course its every tourist's dream ;-) When I first visited the city I stayed at Fort Mason so its was really in walking distance and I loved being so close to the water and strolling around. xxxx Have a great weekend. Sabina

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    1. Yes, we are lucky! :-) We live in such a beautiful place and have to go out and enjoy it more!

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  7. This looks like a blast! I love wine. Sounds like a dream!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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    1. It's pretty awesome as it's great wine in a great location.

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  8. Oh it sounds like a fun place to visit! I'd love to sit and watch chocolate get made..if you could eat it afterwards haha!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Yes, there is plenty of chocolate to eat! :-)

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