Tenth Anniversary of the Top 100 Tasting

Posted on Oct 11, 2013 by Joshua Greene

If you’re going to San Francisco…

You can meet a slew of world-renowned winemakers on Tuesday at our Top 100 event, a benefit for San Francisco Baykeeper.

Here’s a list of just some of the Top 100 winemakers attending the event, all of them pouring their top-rated wines in Wine & Spirits.

Yves Cuilleron, Les Vins de Vienne
Yves Cuilleron, Les Vins de Vienne
Traveling from France, Yves Cuilleron of the Rhône’s Les Vins de Vienne and Didier Depond, who runs Champagne Delamotte, will be there.

Valter Fissore, Elvio Cogno
Valter Fissore, Elvio Cogno
Valter Fissore is in from Barolo, where he grows and makes the Elvio Cogno wines; Martin Foradori Hofstätter joins us from J. Hofstätter in Alto Adige.

Angelo Iatridis, Alpha Estate
Angelo Iatridis, Alpha Estate
Across the border, in Slovenia, Jean-Michel Morel makes the wines at Kabaj; from farther east, Angelos Iatridis is in from Alpha Estate in northern Greece.

João Portugal Ramos, Quinta de Foz de Arouce
João Portugal Ramos, Quinta de Foz de Arouce
Alvaro Castro, Quinta da Pellada
Alvaro Castro, Quinta da Pellada
Our Portuguese contingent includes João Portugal Ramos of Quinta de Foz de Arouce and Alvaro Castro of Quinta da Pellada.

Perhaps the longest distance traveled goes to Kyle Thompson of Saint Clair in Marlborough, New Zealand. Closer to home, Willamette Valley winemakers including Dave Paige of Adelsheim and Josh Bergström of Bergström Wines will be on hand, as well as a large Washington contingent, including Bob Bertheau of Chateau Ste. Michelle and Greg Harrington of Gramercy Cellars.

David Paige, Adelsheim
David Paige, Adelsheim
Josh Bergström, Bergström Wines
Josh Bergström, Bergström Wines
Bob Bertheau, Chateau Ste. Michelle
Bob Bertheau, Chateau Ste. Michelle

In California, Jason and Molly Drew are in from Mendocino’s far coast with syrah; Joel Peterson will be pouring old-vine Sonoma zins from Ravenswood; and Bob Cabral will have some Williams Selyem pinot noir in hand. Napa Valley denizens include John Williams of Frog’s Leap, Doug Shafer of Shafer Vineyards, Jerry Seps and Colleen Seps Williams of Storybook Mountain and Rudy von Strasser of von Strasser. And you’ll have a chance to meet Bob Lindquist of Qupé and Josh Jensen of Calera, who are coming up from the Central Coast. We hope you can join us for what looks to be a great night.

Greg Harrington, Gramercy Cellars
Greg Harrington, Gramercy Cellars
Jason Drew, Drew
Jason Drew, Drew
Bob Cabral, Williams Selyem
Bob Cabral, Williams Selyem

John Williams, Frog’s Leap
John Williams, Frog’s Leap
Jerry Seps, Storybook Mountain
Jerry Seps, Storybook Mountain
Rudy von Strasser, von Strasser
Rudy von Strasser, von Strasser

Bob Lindquist, Qupé
Bob Lindquist, Qupé
Josh Jensen, Calera
Josh Jensen, Calera

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