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The Salon is back.

With noble roots in the Italian Renaissance, the Salon was once considered the most important place for the exchange of ideas. Hosts in 17th Century France said the goal of every Salon is "either to please or to educate". Today, we do both. 

Winemaker Salon is the perfect evening for people who love wine. We bring outstanding winemakers into private homes and share the stories behind each bottle along with perfectly paired bites. You’ll discover new wines, meet their makers, mingle with other wine lovers, and have access to top-notch, small production wines.

 
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Join our monthly salon

Come for a delicious and educational evening of food, wine and community in private homes throughout the Bay Area. Sign up to be notified when Salon tickets go on sale.

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host a private salon

Perfect for friends, family or co-workers. We'll do all the work while you enjoy being a guest at your own party. Drop us a line to learn more!

Our next Salon...

 

with Thomas Fogarty is a Private event.

Want to host your own Salon? We'll match you with the winemaker, come to your house & do all the work. All you have to do is supply the wine lovers!

Thomas Fogarty Winery is borne of the confluence of innovation, opportunity and experience. Founders Thomas Fogarty and Michael Martella collaborated to create what was to become one of the most notable and celebrated Estate Wine Producers in California.

From the very beginning, it was the vision of Thomas Fogarty Sr. that when the winery and 30 acre vineyard was developed, that the remaining 330 acres from his 360 acre estate would be set aside to remain in an open space preserve. 

The raising of the wines at Thomas Fogarty Winery is informed by their setting, high on the Skyline ridge at the northern end of the Santa Cruz Mountains, the naturally diverse terrain here begs to be studied in depth. To that end they use their winemaking as a lens to examine the multitudes of terroirs they farm. At TFW, they strive to use human intervention only in ways that help to preserve the voice of the vineyards.

TFW farming practices reflect “respect for the land”, by respecting and working with the soils natural micro biological systems. They believe the most exciting wines come from vineyards with ‘Living Soils’, healthy soils, soils that will support healthy and balanced vines. TFW’s farming is a distillation of what they have learned from organic, sustainable, and biodynamic practices, with a healthy touch of intuition. These practices have been honed and developed over 35 years of farming Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in the very cool Northern Skyline subregion of the Santa Cruz Mountains. 

We will be pouring

2012 Thomas Fogarty Blanc des Blanc
2014 Thomas Fogarty Chardonnay, Santa Cruz Mountains
2014 Thomas Fogarty Chardonnay, Portola Springs
2013 Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains
2014 Pinot Noir, Mindego Ridge

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*Tickets are non-refundable  |  Sorry, no dietary requests

Give the gift of wine. 

Perfect for your best friend / boyfriend / boss / client / co-worker / dog-walker / etc...

Our salons happen monthly, in private homes throughout the Bay Area. This certificate is good for any Salon during the 2018 season.
After purchase, we will email your certificate that you can print out or forward to the recipient.

 
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GIFT CERTIFICATES ARE GOOD FOR ANY SALON AND ARE SURE TO BRING DELIGHT. 

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Our Team

 
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Cynthia Hogan

proprietor

Cynthia is an east coast transplant obsessed with food, wine and sharing with others. What started as a summer job at 13 working for a catering company on the New Hampshire seacoast evolved into a lifelong passion.  Backpacking through Europe after college exposed her to further flavors and customs that prompted a desire to move to San Francisco to learn about wine. After a few detours in the business world Cynthia finally returned to the food and wine world as a sales rep with Illy Espresso. This subsequently morphed into the wine department at Canyon Market in San Francisco where she had the pleasure of tasting some of the finest wines and connecting with exceptional winemakers. Today, The Winemaker Salon is a culmination of all of her desires to bring people together. It's an opportunity to learn the story behind the wine and to try new delicious pairings, all while bringing back the beauty of the salons of yesteryear….

 

Joshua Clever

chef

If six years of living in Paris taught Joshua Clever anything it was to appreciate seasonal, local and sustainably grown food. Highly influenced by the therapy and value of a whole foods diet, Joshua decided to return to California and pursue a career in the culinary arts. He became a certified Natural Chef at Bauman College in 2008, a culinary program based on holistic nutrition. Being an avid yogi, Joshua was interested in marrying his two passions, food and yoga. After working years as a private chef under his own company, Urban Provisions, he decided to bring a third element into the mix, wine.  Life is about balance and for Joshua, yoga + food + wine is the perfect combination to achieve just that. Joshua continues to work as a private chef, co-hosts yoga retreats down the California coast, leads health & well-being inspired culinary classes, and offers food & wine pairing events in the Bay Area.

 
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Anne Olson

chef

Anne Olson is a private chef with over ten years of experience in the food industry. While attending Princeton University, Anne returned to her native Bay Area to work as a summer intern downstairs at Chez Panissse. Under the tutelage of then Executive Chef, Chris Lee, Anne’s passion for cooking developed in to a desire to focus on food as a career. After graduation, she pursued her dream and moved to Italy, where over the course of six months she honed her culinary skills at Ristorante Muffaffe in Forli, Emiligia Romagna; and at ItalCook, the school of regional Italian Cuisine in Jesi, Marche, established by the Slow Food headquarters. Anne now runs her own business here in San Francisco, where she executes high-end events for private clients. Her menus are inventive, in season and will make you hungry for more. 

 

Brooke Lewy

chef

Brooke Lewy found her way into a professional kitchen at Delfina Restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission District, in 2012. Working her way up the line from guarde-manger to the grill/sauté station and eventually to pastry assistant, Brooke built upon the skills she developed as a passionate home cook and learned classical technique, recipe development and flawless execution. In the past several years, she has become immersed in San Francisco’s food community. In addition to working with us at the Winemaker Salon, Brooke is consulting for the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA), the organization that runs the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and volunteering for the nonprofit 18 Reasons. She is also in the midst of developing a cookbook for Chronicle Books.

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Drop us a line 

Thanks for visiting! Whether you're a winemaker, a wine lover or just passing through - we'd love to hear from you.
If you're interested in a hosting a private salon, let us know some dates you're thinking about and we'll make it happen!

 
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