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Seattle Wine and Food Experience | Seattle, WA

Sunday, February 22 2015

The Seattle Wine and Food Experience (SWFE) is returning for its seventh year on Sunday, February 22, 2015 to the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. SWFE has quickly emerged as a premier showcase for wine, beverages and food in the Northwest.

Wineries from around the world are invited to showcase products alongside wine regions and local brands.  Food is a major highlight at SWFE and includes 30 top local chefs along with specialty food exhibits. Beer, cider, craft distilleries and sponsor experiences round out the event.

The Beneficiary:  Les Dames d’Escoffier is a non-profit organization of women leaders in food, beverage, and hospitality whose mission is education, advocacy, and philanthropy. The Seattle chapter focuses on raising funds for scholarships for these women and supports community outreach programs and sustainable agriculture projects in Washington State.

Event: Sunday, February 22, 2015

Pop! Bubbles and Seafood – $65
General Admission (1-5 pm) – $55
VIP (12-5 pm) – $70, includes an extra hour to taste, VIP swag bag and more!
The Big Ticket (Pop! and SWFE VIP) – $125

Purchase Tickets Here.

Sonoma in the City | Chicago, IL

March 3, 2015 6:00PM- 8:30PM

Immerse yourself in the wines of Sonoma County by exploring our distinctive regions and wineries.

Taste over 250 wines from 60 wineries to celebrate everything that makes Sonoma County special. Learn how our Pacific coastline, fog patterns, soils, and topography work to craft a range of wines, from delicate Sauvignon Blancs and bright and balanced Chardonnays, to terroir-driven Pinot Noirs and warmer climate big red varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel, all from one place.

Taste the diversity of our winemaking styles, paired with an array of passed appetizers, artisan cheese, and charcuterie. Interact with Sonoma County’s winemakers and winegrowers for an unforgettable evening, Sonoma County style!

Gloria Ferrer is proud to have our very own winemaker Steve Urburg attending! Grab your tickets today and enjoy our pours of Blanc de Noirs, 2006 Royal Cuvee, 2012 Carneros Chardonnay and 2011 Carneros Pinot Noir. 

As direct fans of Gloria Ferrer, a 40% discount is offered to tickets to this event by using the promotional code friends (tickets will thus be $36 as opposed to $60).

So grab yours today! Tickets available here. 


Women of the Vine Global Symposium| Napa, CA

March 13-15 2015

The Women of the Vine Global Symposium is the first of its kind two-day trade event enabling women across all sectors of the wine industry and across the globe to connect, network, mentor, collaborate and support each other.

It uncovers some of the personal, family and business dynamics of today’s women in wine. The Symposium aims to provide tangible strategies to help women further their careers within the ever-changing wine world.

If you are seeking to hone your business skills, gather fresh ideas and network with other like-minded women in the wine industry, this is a must attend annual event.

Grab tickets to the Grand Tasting Gala–open to the public, and Gloria Ferrer is an official sponsor!

Where: Napa, California

When: March 13-15, 2015

Purchase your tickets here 

10th Annual VinOlivo | Sonoma, CA

Friday, March 13- Sunday, March 15 2015

Experience one of the most anticipated wine events of the season with more than 60 wineries and 25 top restaurants coming together to celebrate all that Sonoma Valley has to offer!

This weekend long affair allows you to take part in intimate winemaker dinners, visit over 40 Sonoma Valley wineries with access to exclusive VinOlivo offers, and take part in a signature Sonoma Valley Grand Tasting event. Information and ticket prices for the weekend available here. 

The VinOlivo Weekend Events: 

  • Ticket to Sonoma Valley: The Ticket to Sonoma Valley tasting pass gives ticket holders special access to over 40 Sonoma Valley wineries. Pass holders will receive a menu of special offers, varying from winery to winery, ranging from complimentary tastings and discounted wine pricing, to barrel tastings and winery tours. View menu of offers for ticket holders here.
  • Winemaker Dinner: This year VinOlivo is honored to bring together two Sonoma Valley gems for a special winemaker dinner to mark the 10th Anniversary of this epicurean festival. Kenneth Juhasz, winemaker of AUTEUR Wines, will be showcasing his highly-regarded Chardonnay and Pinot Noir offerings paired with the exquisite dishes created by Williams-Sonoma’s Culinary Experience Lead, Elizabeth Payne. Williams-Sonoma’s lovely new downtown Sonoma store will play host to this intimate dining experience, which is sure to be a truly memorable evening. Purchase tickets here.
  • Grand Tasting:  Experience one of the most anticipated wine events of the season. Sip Sonoma Valley’s best wines while getting to know the artisans who craft them. Indulge in the culinary delights of Sonoma Valley’s finest restaurateurs, caterers, and food purveyors. Savor the delicious diversity found at the VinOlivo Olive Bar. Experience the ultimate pairing of Pommes Frites and Sparkling Wines found in the popular VinOlivo Sparkling Room. Purchase tickets here.
  • Online Auction: The VinOlivo Online Auction returns once again offering prized Sonoma Valley wines, intimate dining experiences and unique vacation offers. Bidders have the opportunity to get the “insider’s perspective” from Sonoma Valley’s vintners and growers when purchasing any online lot. Purchase tickets here.

Gloria Ferrer will be pouring seven wines at the Grand Tasting, and will be offering a special discount on purchased bottles at the winery or online for VinOlivo participants.


Sonoma International Film Festival | Sonoma, CA

Wednesday, March 25-Sunday, March 29 2015

Now in its 18th year, the Sonoma International Film Festival (March 25-29. 2015) takes place in the heart of Northern California’s Wine Country and features more than 90 hand-selected films including independent features, documentaries, world cinema, shorts and a showcase of Spanish language films.

All films are shown at intimate venues within walking distance of Sonoma’s historic plaza. The Festival is dedicated to promoting independent film, supporting filmmakers around the world and inspiring film lovers.

This unique 5-day event offers world-class cuisine from local artisans and exceptional wine from Sonoma vintners. Renowned filmmakers, industry leaders and celebrities such as Bruce Willis, Susan Sarandon, Robin Williams and Donald Glover have walked the festival red carpet and enjoyed its intimate ambiance. More information available here.

WHEN: March 25-29, 2015

WHERE: Sonoma, California

Tickets: Purchase tickets here

2015 Star Chefs & Vintners Gala| San Francisco, CA

Sunday, April 19 2015 5pm-11pm

Meals On Wheels of San Francisco will host the 28th Annual Star Chefs & Vintners Gala on Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion.

The Gala, one of the finest epicurean events of the year, features an impressive roster of the Bay Area’s top restaurants and wineries. The event begins with a wine, cocktail and hors d’oeuvre reception, followed by a three-course dinner with live auction. A lavish dessert reception and dancing wind up the evening.

Proceeds from the event go to providing nutritious meals and supportive services to homebound seniors in San Francisco.

Save the date and find event information here.

Wine Spectator’s Grand Tour 2015

Thursday, April 30 - Friday, May 8 2015

Wine Spectator is once again hosting its three-city grand tasting tour during the months of April and May 2015.

Select one of Wine Spectator’s Grand Tour cities near you and enjoy a wine tasting you will remember for a long time to come!


When: Thursday, April 30 2015

Where: Navy Pier (600 East Grand Avenue)

Time: 7-10 PM

Las Vegas 

When: Saturday, May 2 2015

Where: The Mirage (3400 Las Vegas Blvd South)

Time: 7-10 PM


When: Friday, May 8 2015

Where: Hyatt Regency Dallas (300 East Reunion Blvd)

Time: 7-10 PM

More Information:

All wines are Wine Spectator’s top-scoring selections

Meet and mingle with many winery owners and/or winemakers

Taste wines that are hard to find—discover new favorites

Enjoy a light buffet to complement your evening

A souvenir Riedel® tasting glass is included

Purchase Tickets Here 

A Culinary Evening with the California Winemasters| Burbank, CA

May 16, 2015 6:00PM- 10:30PM

The 25th Annual California Winemasters is a perennial Wine Spectator Top 10 Charity Wine Auction set for May 16, 2015 at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank California.

This extraordinary event showcases 50 international chefs and 75 of California’s Finest Wineries. “Winemasters” has raised over $27 million in support of the mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

This event entails a wine tasting extraordinaire and spectacular hors d’oeuvres dinner benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

One of Wine Spectator’s Top Ten Charity Wine Auctions will be held on the “Midwest Street” back-lot at Warner Bros.

When: May 16, 2015 6:00PM- 10:30PM

Where: Warner Bros. Studio Gate 7 – Forest Lawn Drive Burbank, CA 91522

Price: Tickets: $375

Purchase Here

We are proud to announce Gloria Ferrer’s presence here!