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First Annual New Mission Winemakers Tasting in SF on November 7th

by Press Release
October 17, 2016

San Francisco, Calif. (October 14, 2016) The recently formed New Mission Winemakers coalition will hold their first tasting for the trade/media and public on Nov 7th in the SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco. The pop-up tasting will feature these storied wine producers:

Harrington Wines - One of San Francisco's original winemakers, Bryan Harrington is not only a Pinot Noir specialist but also a leader in producing wines from unique grapes such as Trosseau, Touriga Nacional, Mission, and sulfur-free wines.

Flywheel Wines - Scott Shapely specializes in small-lots of Pinot Noir, Grenache, Chardonnay and Mourvedre made in the heart of San Francisco. With experience from Siduri and Halcon, he focuses on fruit grown in Monterey County for Flywheel.

August West – A true Pinot specialist with an impressive and storied career, Ed Kurtzman has had his hands in dozens of legendary projects. His August West wines are made in San Francisco and embody his decades of experience.

Tessier Winery – The multi-talented Kristie Tacey thrives where craft and science meet. Her impressive track record with Pinot Noir from several appellations now also includes Grenache and Russian River Cab Franc.

Betwixt Wines – An Englishman now devoted to Northern California wine, Tim Telli’s Betwixt is dedicated to low intervention winemaking that underlines time and place.

Prima Materia – An executive chef and a dedicated Italian grape winemaker, Pietro Buttitta has grown and crafted wines from Aglianico to Vermentino for 8 years at Rosa d’Oro Vineyards. His new project called Prima Materia will combine wine and food unlike any restaurant seen before.


The public is invited to purchase tickets for the public tasting from 5-8pm on November 7th for $25 by visiting

Credentialed members of the wine trade and media can attend 11:30-4pm by registering online at

Event Venue

The Garage is located one block south of Mission St. at 8th St. The Civic Center Bart station is located two blocks away and ample parking is available at 5th and Mission only two blocks away. Exact address will be given to registrants before the event.


The New Mission Winemakers are a loosely affiliated group of Bay Area craftspeople who operate outside of natural wine dogma, pursue many things in addition to balance, and hold the belief that grapes don't really care for manifestos anyway.

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