Upcoming Events

  • Think you know Paso wine? Taste the true terroir of Paso Robles with Phillip Hart of AmByth.

    June 19: Winemaker Dinner at 25 Lusk. Taste AmByth wines offered by the glass for this evening only, paired with special dishes created by executive chef Matthew Dolan. Contact 25 Lusk for reservations.

    June 20: Winemaker Dinner & Biodynamic Seminar at Barrel Room SF. Pair five AmByth wines by the glass with a few tips on biodynamics from Phillip offered with a special tasting menu. Contact The Barrel Room for information or book on OpenTable. $85 for all five course and pairings.

    June 21: Meet the Winemaker at Fig & Thistle. 2:00 - 4:00. Wines available by the glass. Drop by anytime!

    June 22: In Conversation With the Vinguard. Ruby Wine. 6:30 - 8:00pm. $25. Pamela Busch sits down with Phillip for an interview and tasting. Go behind the scenes with Phillip on his inspiration for farming biodynamically, what he's learned from traveling the world to seek out natural wines, and what its like to dry farm in a region that received 7 inches of rain last year. Reserve in advance.

  • Bay Area Events

    - February 13: Ruby Wines, 5:00 - 9:00pm
    Taste a flight of Pacalet wines. $10

    - February 14: Ordinaire, 1:00 - 4:00pm
    Taste two mini-verticals, including one or two from the cellar! $20

    Los Angeles Events

    - February 16: Capo Restaurant 7:00 - 9:00pm
    Winemaker dinner with pairings. Join for a 4-course dinner and wine pairing with Philipe, preceded by a private Champagne reception.
    For menu and reservations please call Capo's at 310.394.5550. $350 inclusive of tax and gratuity.

    - February 17: Faith & Flower, 6:00 - 9:00pm
    Winemaker dinner with pairings. $75 for food, with several wines available by the glass.
    For menu and reservations please call Faith & Flower at 213.239.0643

  • Wednesday, June 4: Barrel Room, Rockridge
    5:30pm - 9:30pm.

    Spend the evening sipping Champagne expertly paired with a three course dinner by the Barrel Room crew. $35 for a flight of three Champagnes with pairings included.
    Reservations not required but to secure your seat, RSVP to info@barrelroomoak.com

  • Wednesday, May 14: Hotel Biron, 5:00 - 9:00pm
    Wines available by the glass or flight.

    Thursday, May 15: BiRite Divisadero, 4:00 - 6:00pm
    In-store tasting (no charge)

    Friday, May 16: Ruby Wines, 5:00 - 9:00pm
    Cost: $10

    Learn more about Bertrand Jousset

  • Tuesday, March 4: Brasserie S&P at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 4:00 - 7:00pm
    A range of wines will be offered by the glass in the bar and restaurant. Dine or just taste!

    Wednesday, March 5: Terroir, 5:00 - 7:00pm
    Current and older vintages will be offered by the glass, including Ruchottes 2006 and 2007 Pommard 1er Cru 2006 and 2007, and Pommard 2001.

    Wednesday, March 5: Salt House, 7:00 - 10:00pm
    A range of wines will be offered by the glass with dinner. Book directly through the Salt House.

    Thursday, March 6: DIG Wines , 6:00 - 9:00pm
    Email: wayne@digwinesf.com to reserve
    The cost is $45 and tickets must be purchased in advance

    Friday, March 7: Ruby Wines, 5:00 - 9:00pm
    Cost: $10

    Saturday, March 8: Ordinaire, 1:00 - 3:00pm
    An intimate three course lunch served with a flight of 5 different wines. Philippe will be there to talk about the wines. Chris Kronner will prepare a selection of Burgundian hors d'oeuvres, and poulet aux truffes, followed by a cheese course. Just 14 seats available. Email bradford@ordinairewine.com to reserve.
    Cost: $45

    Saturday, March 8: San Francisco Wine Trading Company, 2:00 - 5:30pm (Philippe in store from 3:30pm)
    Cost: $10

    Monday, March 10: Bar Covell, Time: TBD
    Meet us at the bar to mingle and taste!

    Tuesday, March 11: Domaine LA, 6:00 - 8:00pm
    In store tasting, Drop in anytime!
    Cost: TBD

    Wednesday, March 12: FIG Restaurant, 5:00 - 10:00pm
    Winemaker dinner hosted by Philippe. Wines poured by the glass. Please see http://lawinetasting.com/wine-dinners.html for more detail. RSVP to pacaletdinner@lawinetasting.com

  • Saturday, March 1
    RTT Flight Night at Que Syrah

    Drop in anytime from 5:00 - 8:00pm at Que Syrah for a flight of RTT wines and a chance to ask questions and learn about French terroir with importer, Raphael Knapp. Cost $15.

  • Friday, February 21
    RTT Flight Night at Ruby Wine

    Drop in anytime from 5:00 - 9:00pm at Ruby Wine for a flight of RTT wines (6 wines) and a chance to ask questions and learn about French terroir with importer, Raphael Knapp. Cost $10.

  • Tuesday, July 30, 7-9PM, Ticketed
    Tasting Seminar with Pamela Busch: The New France $40 for 18 Reasons members; $50 for the general public
    Buy tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/396187

    For centuries, France has been at the vanguard of winemaking and the 21st century is no exception. While many of the current trends started in the 1980's and 1990's, sustainable, organic, biodynamic and viticulture, integrated pest control, minimal intervention and other production techniques have taken French vineyards by storm. San Francisco Examiner wine columnist Pamela Busch will lead this tasting and discussion, along with special guests, including Raphael Knapp, proprietor of Return to Terroir.

  • Terroir Talks, LIVE Webinar with Sebastien Riffault. Date: to be Determined.

    You can connect to the show and ask questions from anywhere around the world as long as you have an internet connection and click on the link below: http://meet97002151.adobeconnect.com/riffault/

    Duration averages 1 hour.

  • Monday, June 10 at 10:30am (PST)
    Terroir Talks, LIVE Webinar with Philippe Pacalet

    You can connect to the show and ask questions from anywhere around the world as long as you have an internet connection and click on the link below:
    http://meet97002151.adobeconnect.com/pacalet/

    Duration averages 1 hour.

  • Saturday, May 18, 2pm-5:30pm
    San Francisco Wine Trading Company
    250 Taraval Street, San Francisco
    Saturday May 18th, 2-5:30pm

    We will pour several of Philippe Pacalet 2010:
    2010 Puligny Montrachet Villages
    2010 Meursault "La Charmes" 1er Cru
    2010 Gevrey-Chambertin Villages
    2010 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Bel Air"
    2010 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru "Perriere"
    2010 Echezeaux Grand Cru

    Price: $10.

  • Tuesday, May 14, 11am-3pm

    Bar Tartine (561 Valencia Street, San Francisco)
    Tuesday, May 14, 11 – 3 p.m. (Trade Only)
     
    Please join us for our spring portfolio tasting featuring wines from our newest producers including Philippe Pacalet, Château Tour Grise, Toby Bainbridge and Domaine Bonne Tonne in France and Quarticello, Punset  and Il Cerchio from Italy as well as selections from Sébastien Riffault, Laurent Habrard and more. Please R.S.V.P. to info@returntoterroir.com

    Some of the highlights will include 3 Live Seminars with producers from France and Italy via Skype:

    11:30am: Philippe Pacalet (Burgundy) while tasting some of his Premier Cru and Grand Cru

    12:30pm: Marina Mascarino (Owner, winemaker of Punset in Piemonte) while tasting her Barbera d'Alba and Barbaresco

    1:30pm: Eric Bonnet (Owner, winemaker of Bastide Saint Dominique in Châteauneuf du Pape) while tasting his Cotes du Rhone and 3 cuvees of Châteauneuf du Pape

    (Live interviews will be conducted by Pamela Busch)

  • Please join us as we give Sébastien Riffault a warm California welcome. Sebastien will be joining us at those 5 exceptional events:

    Thursday, March 7 | 6-9 p.m. at Terroir Wine Bar (SF)
    Friday, March 8 | 5-9 p.m. at Ruby Wines (SF)
    Saturday, March 9 | 6:30-9:30 at Punchdown (Oakland)
    Tuesday, March 12 | Winemaker Dinner at Alma (LA)
    Wednesday, March 13 | Winemaker Soiree at Mauro's (LA)

  • Starting in 2013, proprietor Raphael Knapp has announced that he will work with five producers from Italy and new ones from France, including prestigious winemakers Philippe Pacalet in Burgundy and Pierre Frick in Alsace.

    Click here for more details.

  • Now that the end of the world is behind us, I want to take a moment to thank you for your support and friendship this past year. 2012 was full of surprises, learning and growth.

    Looking ahead, the new year holds many exciting milestones for RTT - including new imports that we will be revealing on January 15h.

    More than anything we look forward to continuing to share our wines with you. Stay tuned...