California Wine Summit in pictures

We bring you some visual, if mostly culinary highlights from last week’s inaugural California Wine Summit, which attracted 21 sommeliers, wine buyers and press from the country’s key export markets.

lunch in San Francisco

A light snack in San Francisco

Attendees of the Summit, which was held across San Francisco, Sonoma and Napa, tasted over 350 wines and met 125 vintners over the course of five days last week.

db editor Patrick Schmitt was among the guests, who hailed from Japan, China, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, Sweden and the UK – seven countries which accounted for 77% of California’s total US$1.4 billion worth of exports last year.

The California Wine Summit included a range of themed tastings focused on Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, white and red blends, wines below $20, as well as wines from the 2012 vintage.

Among the many famous winemakers who presented their wines in person during the week-long Summit were Gina Gallo, Jean-Charles Boisset, Randall Grahm and Paul Draper.

Over the following pages are a few images taken by db during the week.

2 Responses to “California Wine Summit in pictures”

  1. Dan Weldy says:

    I’m not sure who the international guests represented but it looks like a great event.

  2. Dan Weldy says:

    I’m not sure who the international guests represented but it looks like a very nice event for California.

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