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Sip and Sail Wine Cruises

Discover Napa Valley Wine Cruise

Cruise with owners, winemakers, & other experts

Dec 19, 2015 – 7-10pm

Pier 3, San Francisco

 

 

 

 

Enjoy a wine tasting experience a bit outside the box—or, in this case, out to sea! Join over two dozen Napa Valley wineries and winemakers for an evening to remember: sip premium wines with the owners and winemakers, nibble on gourmet foods, receive wine prizes, and much more – all while sailing past San Francisco’s iconic landmarks.

Napa Valley is only 30 miles long and consists of only 4% of California’s wine production, but this valley is unique in the world of wine.  It is home to diverse micro climates and soils uniquely suited to the cultivation of a variety of fine wine grapes.  Come find out what makes it so unique for yourself!

This 3-hour cruise includes:

  • Cruising past some of San Francisco’s iconic landmarks and skyline
  • Tasting more than 75 world-class wines from premium Napa Valley wineries and winemakers
  • Meet and greet owners, winemakers, and other key industry experts
  • An array of gourmet buffet stations
  • take-home glassware – VIP receives a set of Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson ONE glassware (a $40 value!) and General Admission receives a Riedel glass that is versatile for white and red wines (a $20 value!)
  • A drawing ticket to win one of 25+ limited-edition magnums and food and wine experiences
  • Exclusive opportunity to purchase these hard-to-get wines at special attendees-only prices
  • DJ Lil’ Elle tunes throughout the evening

View photos from our previous Sip and Sail wine cruises!

You will have a chance to enjoy great wines and food with your favorite people! Due to the intimate nature of the event, space is limited.  This will be every San Francisco foodie’s and wine lover’s dream come true.

If you were to do all these wineries in wine country, you would spend a minimum of $750 in tasting fees! Take advantage of this unique experience!

 

General Admission: $130/person

3-hour cruise, wineries with key representation, gourmet food stations, wine prizes, Riedel take-home glassware, your photo with San Francisco landmarks, and many other activities

 

VIP: $165/person

3-hour cruise, VIP lounge at a higher level with better views and a sit-down experience with owners and winemakers, paired foods to the wines, wine prizes, premium take-home ONE glassware set, premium views for memorable photos with San Francisco landmarks, and many other activities

Need a hotel for that night?

We have partnered with Hotel Adagio to offer a package of one-night at $149 and 20% off the Sip and Sail cruise tickets!  Contact reservations@hoteladagiosf.com today!

Need a babysitter for your bundle of joy?

We have partnered with UrbanSitter to offer $15 off your babysitting that evening using promo code RIGHTBLEND15.

 

PARTICIPATING WINERIES:

Arrow and Branch

Barnett

Vineyards

Breathless Wines

Ca’ Nani

Cornerstone Cellars

Cultivar Wine

Del Dotto

Delectus Winery

Hall Wines

Krupp Brothers

La Sirena Wines by Heidi Barrett

Marketta Winery

M Squared

MTGA Wines

Napa Cellars

Picayune Cellars

Pope Valley Winery

Robert Biale Vineyards

Rocca Family Vineyards

Signorello Estate

Somerston Wine Company

Trefethen Family Vineyards

VGS Chateau Potelle

Villa del Lago

White Rock Vineyards

Y. Rousseau Wines

and many more!


“Sip and Sail was an awesome way to become introduced to some smaller winemakers from one of my favorite regions. I loved the intimacy and personal joy they shared behind their wines. Being local, it also gave me the opportunity to truly enjoy the spectacular bridge and city views that I don’t think I’ve seen since first coming here as a tourist.”

-Don F.

“What a wonderful way to meet new friends and experience some great wines! I was able to meet and speak to the owners, winemakers, and very knowledgeable reps.  I had a great time sipping wine, eating delicious appetizers and all the while l, watching the beautiful San Francisco Bay views! I ended up buying 6 bottles of wine from vineyards I haven’t yet discovered and joined one Wine Club! Looking forward to the next event!”

-Robert D.

“Sip and Sail is a one-in-a-lifetime experience that was not just romantic, but it helped broaden my palate. I took the risk of bringing the in-laws on the cruise and it was a special part of their trip to San Francisco. Next time? It will be just me and the wife.”

-Cameron K.

“Can’t wait for the next Sip and Sail!  Last November, we had a glorious evening on the San Francisco Bay as we cruised and mingled with fellow wine enthusiasts, met knowledgeable winemakers and of course indulged in sips of their wines. The promotional Sip and Sail prices by the wineries spurred our purchases.  Subsequently, we have enjoyed sharing the bottles and evening experience with others who are eager to join the next time.  Clarisse F. Kostrzewski is a superb, meticulous planner and we know her next event will exceed her first sail.”

-Eirin H.

Corporate & Personalized Gifts

CUSTOM LABELS

Looking to provide a gift to remember?

 

Create your very own wine label!  This is great for holiday gifts, weddings, client appreciation, and any other personal and professional milestone!

It’s a simple as 1-2-3!

1.  Purchase your wine by contacting us via email or phone.  The cost is $28/bottle with a minimum of 12 bottles per order.

2.  Send your personalized artwork via email to info@trbevents.com.

3.  Please allow 2 weeks for processing.

 

GLASSWARE

Looking for chic glassware that does not take all your cupboard space?  We have just the set!  The One glassware has one glass for white wines and one glass for red wines!

 

Give this as a great gift to friends, family, clients, co-workers, and yourself!  We guarantee you they will love them!

Set of 2: $25.95

Set of 4: $45.95

Set of 6: $65.95

Contact us today to get your glassware!

*Limited quantities available

Public Events

Join us for upcoming classes, wine educational series, tastings, and wine & food events open to the general public. Come raise a glass with us!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sip and Sail Wine and Food Cruise

Discover Napa Valley Wine Cruise

Aug 16, 2015 – 7-10pm

San Francisco

Enjoy a wine tasting experience a bit outside the box—or, in this case, out to sea! Join over two dozen legendary Napa Valley wineries and winemakers for an evening to remember: sip premium wines with the owners and winemakers, nibble on gourmet foods, wine prizes, and much more – all while sailing past San Francisco’s iconic landmarks.

Napa Valley is only 30 miles long and consists of only 4% of California’s wine production, but this valley is unique in the world of wine.  It is home to diverse microclimates and soils uniquely suited to the cultivation of a variety of fine wine grapes.  Come find out what makes it so unique for yourself!

Click here to view participating wineries.

This 3-hour cruise includes:

  • Cruising past some of San Francisco’s iconic landmarks and skyline
  • Tasting world-class wines from premium legendary wineries and winemakers and other industry experts
  • An array of gourmet buffet stations
  • take-home glassware – VIP receives a set of Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson ONE glassware (a $40 value!) and General Admission receives a Riedel glass that is versatile for white and red wines (a $10 value!)
  • A drawing ticket to win one of 25+ limited-edition magnums and food and wine experiences
  • Exclusive opportunity to purchase these hard-to-get wines at special attendees-only prices
  • DJ Lil’ Elle spinning tunes throughout the evening

View photos from our previous Sip and Sail wine cruises!

You will have a chance to enjoy great wines and food with your favorite people! Due to the intimate nature of the event, space is limited.  This will be every San Francisco foodie’s and wine lover’s dream come true.

If you were to do all these wineries in wine country, you would spend a minimum of $750 in tasting fees! Take advantage of this unique experience!

 

General Admission: $130/person – Early Bird: $99.00

VIP: $175/person – Early Bird: $144.99

General Admission:

3-hour cruise, wineries with key representation, gourmet food stations, wine prizes, Riedel take-home glassware, your photo with San Francisco landmarks, and many other activities

VIP:

3-hour cruise, VIP lounge at a higher level with better views and a sit-down experience with owners and winemakers not available to General Admission plus all General Admission wines, paired foods to the wines, wine prizes, premium take-home ONE glassware set, premium views for memorable photos with San Francisco landmarks, and many other activities

What guests had to say

“Sip and Sail was an awesome way to become introduced to some smaller winemakers from one of my favorite regions. I loved the intimacy and personal joy they shared behind their wines. Being local, it also gave me the opportunity to truly enjoy the spectacular bridge and city views that I don’t think I’ve seen since first coming here as a tourist.”

-Don F.

“What a wonderful way to meet new friends and experience some great wines! I was able to meet and speak to the owners, winemakers, and very knowledgeable reps.  I had a great time sipping wine, eating delicious appetizers and all the while l, watching the beautiful San Francisco Bay views! I ended up buying 6 bottles of wine from vineyards I haven’t yet discovered and joined one Wine Club! Looking forward to the next event!”

-Robert D.

“Sip and Sail is a one-in-a-lifetime experience that was not just romantic, but it helped broaden my palate. I took the risk of bringing the in-laws on the cruise and it was a special part of their trip to San Francisco. Next time? It will be just me and the wife.”

-Cameron K.

“Can’t wait for the next Sip and Sail!  Last November, we had a glorious evening on the San Francisco Bay as we cruised and mingled with fellow wine enthusiasts, met knowledgeable winemakers and of course indulged in sips of their wines. The promotional Sip and Sail prices by the wineries spurred our purchases.  Subsequently, we have enjoyed sharing the bottles and evening experience with others who are eager to join the next time.  Clarisse F. Kostrzewski is a superb, meticulous planner and we know her next event will exceed her first sail.”

-Eirin H.

 

 

 

 

 

 

REPEAT EVENTS:

Soak It Up Wine and Cooking Experience

 

Looking for a great way to master cooking and wine?  Looking to make new friends? Or enjoying a fun evening among the friends?  Look no more!

The Right Blend brings you a unique ongoing series of wine and culinary experience.  We have put our passions – food and wine- together to offer you a spectacular evening to delight all senses among new and old friends!  You will come together to prepare a meal full of great recipes, be introduced to great wines, and explore the surprises of wine-food pairings. When dinner is ready, everyone will sit down together to enjoy their creation with the wines they learned more about.

These fun events are open to the public for $100 per person. Seating is limited to just 15 participants so reservations are required.

Call us at (415) 754-0546 or contact us to learn more about it.…

Corporate and Private Events

Do you have an event coming up and want to incorporate wine education?  We will put a fun spin on an otherwise ordinary event and make it extraordinary!

We come to you, be it your home, your office, or other exceptional off-site locations we can find for you and The Right Blend’s experts will lead you through highly entertaining and engaging experiences on how to:

  • Blend your own wine
  • Pair the wines you enjoy with your favorite foods
  • Demystify the flavors and aromas in wine
  • Become in tune with your senses with yoga and wine
  • Navigate wine lists
  • Discern between expensive wines and great wines

 

OUR MOST POPULAR EVENTS

Blending Seminars

Our blending seminars allow you and your guests to be a winemaker for a day, giving you a chance to experiment the blending steps of the wine making process.  This is a great team-building event for both beginners and aficionados and offers a fun opportunity to learn more about the sensory evaluation of the wine varietals as well as the art of blending wine.   You’ll get an intimate understanding on why blending is an important part of the great wine making as well as sharpen your palate!

You and your guests will have the opportunity to blend your own red wine from esteemed appellations.  You will learn more about the history of each varietal, their aromas, flavors, texture, and aging characteristics.  After you receive in depth knowledge of each varietal, you will be given the same tools used by winemakers to create your own blend. The team will come together to create a group label for your wines.  Then, you will select the winning blend and create a customized label which you can purchase your team’s wine for the group of guests can purchase it individually.

“Clarisse was wonderful to work with and deliver on an amazing unique experience for our company’s executive leadership and clients. I wanted to create an event that would educate as well as entertain and Clarisse’s blending seminar was perfect. The experience was immersive, social and very practical. Rather than just learning about particular wines, our group was able to learn about critical components and different grapes that compose the wines we love. On top of that, Clarisse and her team took us through hands on activities to become “wine makers for the day.” The blending seminar experience was something none of us had seen before but what all of us continue to talk about and remember.”

-Anthony G., PricewaterhouseCooper

Host A Wine Tasting Experience

Don’t have time to travel to wine country to try some unique wines?  We will bring wine country to your home or office!  We have partnered with a series of wineries from different wine countries and we will create the ultimate experience, a perfect pairing of entertaining and wine tasting.

You will feel as if you have been transported to the wine country, discovering wines rarely available outside their tasting rooms and many available for only a limited time.

Tastings change seasonally and include 5 wines, glassware, education, and all the fun! This is the perfect way to get friends together or help break the ice in a networking event.

“Clarisse is my most trusted resource when it comes to wine of all types. She’s highly knowledgeable, yet analyzes and describes wine in a simply and understandable way. More than that, she makes learning about wine as much fun as drinking it!

– Lucien C., longtime client

Wine and Yoga

We will begin with bodyworks yoga to increase your body awareness and sensitivity as well as support releasing tension of everyday blocks. In this yoga session, we will offer exercises to create more fluidity and ease in the joints, musculature, and most importantly, mental space.

Once relaxed and in tune with your senses, we will explore the senses of wine.  You will discover a diversity of wines and how your body acts and reacts to each of them.  Wine is a very personal experience and being in tune with your deeper self offers the opportunity to be better in tune with the wines you enjoy and the sensations they offer you.

Once your senses have been attuned and expanded with yoga and wine, we will move into team-building yoga. This is a fun and natural way to develop your connection as team. We’ll start off with circle yoga that will include a sequence of poses that are easier with the support of the group.  From there we’ll break off into pairs for some deep, restorative stretches.

Finish with some social time and see what unfolds after this experience!  You will be surprise how guests will connect at a deeper level and have greater confidence with themselves and their preferences in wine!

Wine and Cooking Experience

These unique wine and cooking events are a more intimate experience to share with your team.  It is fun and deepens team rapport.  We bring you our creativity and passions of great wines, great food, and great company as you enjoy an evening to delight all senses. Guests are guided through the steps of prepping their meal, enjoying new wines while they learn more about them and their nuances, and introduced to the surprises of wine-food pairings. When dinner is ready, everyone will sit down together to enjoy their creation.

Cocktails with a Twist

Looking to have a happy hour after your meetings and before your team dinner?  We can assist!  We will create a unique experience so you can network and socialize and enjoy a fun activity that will grow your wine knowledge without the hard core education!

  • Wine and Aromas
  • Wine and Music
  • Blind Tasting
  • Wine Comparison

Contact us today so we can get begin planning and executing your next customized wine experience!

Some of our top corporate clients include Google, Zagat, PricewaterhouseCooper, Accenture, Chief Executives, IV Lions Wealth Advisory, Stanford Wine Club, Yale Club, Commonwealth Club, amongst others.

“With her incredible knowledge of wine, fantastic people and presentation skills, and comfort sharing her secrets of wine manufacturing and evolution, my guests were able to enjoy a series of highly entertaining and educational events. Clarisse is simply a joy to work with, as exemplified in her attention to detail, passion for people and wine, and her true calling as an oenophile. Google looks forward to working with The Right Blend and Clarisse again, as she inspired quite a following amongst our guests of employees and local users. They all keep asking: when is Clarisse coming back?”

– Ashley H., Google

“Clarisse is my most trusted resource when it comes to wine of all types. She’s highly knowledgeable, yet analyzes and describes wine in a simply and understandable way. More than that, she makes learning about wine as much fun as drinking it!

– Lucien C., longtime client

“The entire weekend was seamless. From the hotel accommodations to the tour buses that took different groups to different wineries. You know you have an amazing planner when you are not thinking about what will happen next, you are just enjoying every moment you are in.”

– Blake and Janine H., event guests

“Clarisse was wonderful to work with and deliver on an amazing unique experience for our company’s executive leadership and clients. I wanted to create an event that would educate as well as entertain and Clarisse’s blending seminar was perfect. The experience was immersive, social and very practical. Rather than just learning about particular wines, our group was able to learn about critical components and different grapes that compose the wines we love. On top of that, Clarisse and her team took us through hands on activities to become “wine makers for the day.” The blending seminar experience was something none of us had seen before but what all of us continue to talk about and remember.”

-Anthony G., PricewaterhouseCooper

“Clarisse has a terrific palate and a dynamic personality. If you’re looking for a passionate, vivacious approach to wine, she’s a terrific choice!”

– Alyssa R., Founder and CEO, Bottlenotes, Inc