America’s Cup in Napa Valley?

Not quite, but Napa Valley is the Official Wine Region of the 34th America’s Cup.  Ideal, as San Francisco is playing host to the America’s Cup World Series circuit.

Napa Valley Vintners hosted an on-water trade and media tasting aboard Commodore Cruise’s Cabernet Sauvignon yacht.  An incredible day of sampling amazing Napa Valley wines while viewing heart stopping excitement of the yacht races.

Wineries aboard representing Napa Valley: Ackerman Family Vineyards, Alpha Omega, ARNS, Barnett Vineyards, Beaucanon Estate, Beringer Vineyards, Buccella, Cakebread Cellars, Carter Cellars, Clark-Claudon Vineyards, Cuvaison Estate Wines, Duckhorn Vineyards, Dutch Henry Winery, Etude, Franciscan Estate, Freemark Abbey, HdV Wines, J. Davies Vineyards, Jessup Cellars, Knights Bridge Winery, Lamborn Family Vineyards, Lang & Reed Wine Company, Mario Bazan Cellars, Mi Sueño Winery, Miner Family Winery, Mount Veeder Winery, Paoletti Estates Winery, Paraduxx, Rombauer Vineyards, Rubissow, Schramsberg Vineyards, Seavey Vineyard, Shafer Vineyards, Stags’ Leap Winery, Swanson Vineyards, Three Clicks Wines, Trinchero Napa Valley, Truchard Vineyards, V. Sattui Winery, Vineyard 29, and Zahtila Vineyards.

Below are random images from this amazing day.

Bay Bridge

Bay Bridge

SF Bay

San Francisco Bay

Boat Traffic

Boat Traffic

Wine Tasting

Tasting Napa Valley Wines

On Deck

Ready for Racing

Sailing Around Alcatraz

Sailing Around Alcatraz

Setting Sail

Setting Sail

Lars Ryssdal, General Manager, Ackerman Family Vineyards

Lars Ryssdal, General Manager, Ackerman Family Vineyards

Lounging

Lounging

America's Cup Racing

America’s Cup Racing

Wine Tasting on Deck

Wine Tasting on Deck

Photo Ops

Lots of Photo Ops

Racing

Racing

Alpha Omega

Michelle Fields, Alpha Omega, with captive audience

Racing

San Francisco Backdrop

Coast Guard

Coast Guard

Sailboat

Perfect Day on the Water

 

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2 Responses to America’s Cup in Napa Valley?

  1. Terry Hall says:

    It was a fantastic day on the bay–great photos!! Tell everyone to join us at Race Village on Marina Green October 4-7 at the Napa Valley Wine Lounge–Cheers!

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