Gingy Gable
 
June 4, 2020 | Gingy Gable

Celebrating Father's Day With Cultivar Wine

Father's Day is June 21st, and we're looking forward to celebrating dad! We understand that Father’s Day 2020 will be a unique one in our history. Whether or not we are together to honor our fathers - let’s make dads feel special. Here are a few ways to celebrate Father’s Day whether you’re near or far from your dad.

Send A Gift From The Heart

Show your dad he’s on your mind with a gift from the heart. Here at Cultivar, we have a lot of dads who love a good barbeque, so we had our own Chef David from Cultivar SF create a delicious BBQ rub that you can make at home, pack in a Mason Jar, and send to your father:

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup paprika
1 tablespoon black pepper1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, CultivarSF will be featuring will be using this recipe for baby back ribs,brisket and pulled pork. Served up with mesquite chicken, or lobster cobb salad and more. Click here to order yours!

"Take" Dad to a Virtual Wine Tasting 

If you can't take dad to a winery for the day, why not take the winery to him? Cultivar Wine is featuring Virtual Wine Tastings every Wednesday from June 10th through July 1st. Hospitality Specialist Deborah Evans, along with some special guests, will meet you on Zoom to guide you through a tasting of two of our most recent releases. The event is free for Wine Club Members, while the General Admission events cover the cost of wine. Best of all, you can join your father online and enjoy the event together, even if you're on different sides of the country - or the world. We've set up two events each Wednesday - one for 4pm Pacific, one for 4pm Eastern. Click here to make your reservation. Each tasting is limited to 15 guests (though you can invite as many people to your home to join the fun as you wish!).

 

 

Here's the full schedule:

June 10th (Wine Club Members Only): 2019 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc; 2015 Leaky Lake Napa Valley Cabernet

June 17th (Wine Club Members Only): 2018 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir; 2017 Oak Knoll Cabernet Franc

June 24th (Public and Wine Club): 2019 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc; 2015 Leaky Lake Napa Valley Cabernet

July 1st (Public and Wine Club): 2018 Oak Knoll Chardonnay; 2017 Oak Knoll Cabernet Franc

Give Your Father His Favorite Wine

Is your dad a fan of hearty reds or delicate whites? Dry & robust or fruit-forward and balanced? Whether your dad loves his chardonnay cold or his cabernet bold, Cultivar and Caspar Estate have the perfect wine for his palette. If you can’t decide which – or your dad has ever-changing tastes – why not get him a Cultivar Wine Gift Card? Not only does it give your dad the choice of wine he wants, but the gift card can be hand-delivered or sent via email. To purchase yours, please email John at johnt@cultivarwine.com.

Is you dad a wine hobbyist? Then consider gifting him a Wine Club Membership with Cultivar Wine. With 4-bottle, 6-bottle and 12-bottle options available, you'll find the perfect choice for your wine-loving dad.

Regardless of how you celebrate Father's Day, we hope you have a safe, happy and beautiful day! If you're looking to stock up on wine for Father's Day weekend, remember to click here and order ASAP.

Time Posted: Jun 4, 2020 at 12:03 PM
Gingy Gable
 
February 8, 2020 | Gingy Gable

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Winners!

We are thrilled to announce that we won many gold medals at the SF Chronicle Wine Competition! The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is currently the largest wine competition in North America. Professional wine judges are sourced throughout the major wine regions in North America to offer diversity of expertise to each judging panel. There were nearly 6,700 entries.


2017 Cultivar Wine Cabernet Franc Oak Knoll District Double Gold
2016 Caspar Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley  Gold - in our February Wine Club shipment
2017 Cultivar Wine Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Barrel Aged  Gold - in our February Wine Club shipment
2018 Cultivar Wine Chardonnay Oak Knoll District Barrel Aged Gold
2018 Caspar Estate Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley  Gold - in our February Wine Club shipment

These wines are available for purchase on our website and at Cultivar San Francisco - 2379 Chestnut Street in San Francisco's marina district, just a few blocks from the Presidio and the Palace of Fine Arts, minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge. At Cultivar SF you can book a wine tasting, have weekend brunch, lunch on Thursdays and Fridays, weekday happy hours and dinner. We offer a Cultivar Wine Club and a mix of Caspar Estate and Cultivar Club as well. Join the club now for these wonderful wines delivered to your door!

Time Posted: Feb 8, 2020 at 10:41 AM
Gingy Gable
 
October 21, 2019 | Gingy Gable

Host Your Next Private Party at Cultivar San Francisco

Cultivar San Francisco offers a unique ambiance in an upscale Marina District venue. Our back patio has a fireplace, overhead heaters and festive lighting, perfect setting for a private dinner or a celebration. The patio can be rented out on its own or with the interior as well. In the 2 years since opening Cultivar SF there have been many fabulous private events.


Photo by Nick Vides

From wine release parties to sit down dinners, to standing receptions, wedding showers, baby showers and wine tastings, birthday parties and family reunions. Please see the photos for some table set up options, from all the tables set for meals to a buffet and bar set up to removing all of the tables. We have flexibility depending on your needs.

Our capacity is 30 for a seated lunch or dinner or more for standing receptions. As you can see there is a lot of variety it how we can make the space fit your specific needs.


Seated winemaker dinner with Julian Fayard.

We offer a selection of Cultivar Wines on tap – see the decanters on ice as well as our Cultivar Wines, Caspar Estate wines, along with locally produced sparkling California wines. Additionally we have large format bottles that you can have your guests sign so that you will have a memento!

As thank you presents for your guests we offer several gift options. We have Cultivar bottles of wine, olive oil, vinegar or Caspar Estate olive oil or honey or gift boxes or a gift certificate to Cultivar SF.

 

Our cheese and charcutier boards are always popular, offering a selection of local cheeses and fruit and Caspar Estate honey. All pair nicely with our wines.

Should you wish to take over both the interior and patio, our long brass bar makes an excellent place for a buffet. Our cheese and charcuterie on olive wood platters are always a hit. The hummus and fresh vegetables is also very popular.

Whether you are planning a corporate party, intimate private dinner or lively celebration, Cultivar San Francisco offers a unique ambiance in an upscale Marina District venue. Our events manager will work with you to ensure all of your needs are met. We look forward to your event!

Here is a sample menu and to fill out an event request form. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a visit, please call 415- 962-4200 or contact events@cultivarsf.com. Thank you!

 

Time Posted: Oct 21, 2019 at 1:39 PM
Gingy Gable
 
October 15, 2019 | Gingy Gable

Wine Walk at the Environmental Nature Center

Southern California friends,
Please join us at the Fall Wine Walk to support the Environmental Nature Center. Richard Phoenix will be pouring for Caspar Estate 2018 Sauvignon Blanc and 2016 Caspar Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.

 



Online event registration and ticketing powered by Event Espresso

November 2, 2019
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

4-7PM

Join us for a fabulous afternoon of wine tasting, while helping to raise funds for environmental education in our community. Walk the trails and stop at 9 stations to taste wines from 9 different (mostly) California Wineries. Enjoy small bites. Bid on fabulous silent auction prizes. End your walk on the patio and enjoy sweets and Kean coffee by the fire.

You can purchase wines that evening for the holidays and a percentage of wine sales will help support environmental education at the ENC!

$125/per person or $200 per couple.

100% of ticket sales will support environmental education at the ENC!

Winery representatives from the below wineries will be here to pour for you….
1. Abigail Adams Wines  adirose.com
2. Caspar Estate  casparestate.com
3. Cavus Vineyards cavusvineyards.com
4.Cultivar Wine   cultivarwine.com
5.Crown Point    crownpointvineyards.com
6. Gentleman Farmer gentlemanfarmerwines.com
7. Pedras pedraswine.com
8. Vintage Imports   casadevalor.com
9. Maze Winery 

ENVIRONMENTAL NATURE CENTER, 2016 | 1601 E. 16th Street, Newport Beach, CA | 949-645-8489

Time Posted: Oct 15, 2019 at 12:17 PM
Gingy Gable
 
June 5, 2019 | Gingy Gable

Caspar Estate, Chef Thomas Keller, Silverado Resort

3rd Annual Thomas Keller Golf Classic

Caspar Estate is proud to be aligned with Chef Thomas Keller and Silverado Resort to sponsor the CIA Culinary Institute of America. The Thomas Keller Golf Classic to Benefit The Culinary Institute of America is made possible in partnership with world-renowned Chef Thomas Keller, whose passion for golf, food, and mentorship of future chefs is legendary.

Chef Thomas Keller

We are making a difference in the Napa Valley and students at the CIA by raising essential funds for CIA student scholarships, helping CIA students to achieve their dreams and preparing them for leadership positions in the industry.Food and wine make a perfect pairing.

Steve Garvey thanking Dianne Jones for the Caspar Estate Gift Box

Thank you to Silverado Resort & Spa, Chef Thomas Keller and all of the golfer who participated! We loved being a part of this very special event.

 

Time Posted: Jun 5, 2019 at 3:49 PM
Gingy Gable
 
May 13, 2019 | Gingy Gable

Celebrate Rosé Day with our 2018 Rosé Release at Cultivar SF

2018 Rosé of Pinot Noir, Napa Valley Release Day
Saturday, June 8th
National Rosé Day

Make reservations on Open Table to join us at Cultivar SF or
email us to purchase as soon as it becomes available.

Tasting notes for the 2018 Napa Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir
A beautiful light color of Rosé reminiscent of an early garden pink rose. Dried cranberries, roses and citrus create its delicate nose.  From the glass to your palate the wine is bright fresh richness of cranberries and soft spices. The Cultivar 2018 Rosé will be the perfect match for springtime brunch, summer barbecues, on the boat, beach, pool or picnic. 

Time Posted: May 13, 2019 at 8:56 AM
Gingy Gable
 
January 28, 2019 | Gingy Gable

Named in Top 5 Best Place for Business Lunch by SF Business Times

 

Cultivar SF is honored to be named in the Best Bay Area Spots for a Business Lunch by SF Business Times!

San Francisco Business Times Article January 18, 2019

Here are the best spots in the Bay Area for a business lunch

Jan 18, 2019, 1:00pm PST

In search of the perfect venue for a business lunch? Check out our slideshow on the top-rated local restaurants for a midday business meet-up, via rankings from online reservation tool OpenTable.

San Francisco alone has more than 4,400 restaurants, according to statistics compiled by the city. There’s enough Michelin star-rated restaurants in the Bay Area (54) to satisfy a year’s worth of weekly outings. But where to take that next crucial client? And where to go outside the city?

SAN FRANCISCO BUSINESS TIMES

It might be worth finding a new favorite place now that workplace cafeterias could be on their way out. But if you're putting on the most luxurious of business lunches, you'll have plenty to choose from among San Francisco's most expensive eateries.

This slideshow has the top-ranked Bay Area restaurants on OpenTable's "Business Bites" restaurant database. Restaurants working with OpenTable can opt-in to the "Business Bites" section. The restaurants ranked here all have a rating between 4.6 and 4.9 stars out of five.

Alex Barreira

Editorial Intern
San Francisco Business Times

   No. 4: Cultivar // Californian // 2379 Chestnut St San Francisco, CA 94123-2609

 


 

 

Time Posted: Jan 28, 2019 at 9:14 AM
Gingy Gable
 
July 7, 2018 | Gingy Gable

India Hicks Book Signing in San Francisco

India Hicks in San Francisco for #100days100K

Allison Caccoma, Maja Smith of Found by Maya and DeGournay stores on Sacramento Street teamed up with India Hicks stylists Carter Graber and Robyn Packouz and Cultivar Wine.

We poured our Cultivar Sauvignon Blanc and our 2017 Cultivar Rosé at the party while people shopped and India Hicks spoke and signed her new book all for #100days100K.

   

 

Everyone loved India's new book, A Slice of England. She delighted all with her stories. We are looking forward to her next visit!

 

Time Posted: Jul 7, 2018 at 6:28 AM
Gingy Gable
 
May 4, 2018 | Gingy Gable

Celebrations & Gifts


Family Celebrations
Growing up we would celebrate holidays at our grandparents house in the Napa Valley with all of our cousins.
We would help our grandparents with all sorts of projects; starting with watering the garden. There was a very specific method we were taught and all these years later, I have heard my mother and my uncles explaining it to my son and his cousins the exact same way. It always makes me smile.

For Mother's Day we would make a point to stop at a special little place in North Beach to bring Vee the ravioli and cannelloni she loved. Once at our house we would help Vee in the garden, clipping fresh herbs, then we'd follow her to the kitchen, she would let us make the vinaigrette and toss the salad.  Even though we would try to wait on her; she still would not sit down for long, even on Mother's Day. Father's Day was similar except that our grandfather, Caspar, "Pops" to us would wear a "King For A Day" button. At lunch he would do fun and quick magic tricks for us or tell us stories of growing up!

In honor of them we bring you some ideas for celebrating and gifts!
Mother's Day
Have a fun and relaxing Mother's Day at Cultivar San Francisco.  Mom will sip on her favorite wine while the children order off the kids menu. We serve lunch and sharable plates starting at 12 noon. All Moms joining us for lunch or dinner will receive a gift of Tuscan Olive Oil. Cultivar Wine Club members can make reservations.
Need a gift for your Mother? You will be her favorite when you give her a bottle of Cultivar wine or choose from our wine wall of champagnes and wines to go.

Also ever popular Caspar Estate Olive Oil & Honey Gift Box or the Caspar Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Olive Oil & Honey Gift Box, or a case of our newly released 2017 Cultivar Rosé!

Or an online Gift Certificate from Cultivar and let her choose what she would like! Gift Certificate can be used toward wine purchases on line or at Cultivar San Francisco, an intimate restaurant & wine bar spotlighting locally-sourced seasonal cuisine that pairs perfectly with our hand-selected wine list inspiried by the bounty of Napa Valley. Celebrate Mother's Day or Father's Day together and eat lunch or dinner at Cultivar SF or book a tasting experience and sip through our Cultivar Appellation wines and learn about the regions of the Napa Valley.

Father's Day ideas...a year subscription to our Cultivar Wine Club or a mixed case of wine or a Caspar Estate Cabernet Franc Honey & Olive Oil Gift Box.


Or make a statement with a large format bottle, like this 2012 Howell Mountain.

Making your life simple! Our team is ready to help you with your Spring and Summer gifting needs from Mother's Day to Father's Day to the hostess gifts you want to have ready to go!
Happy Mother's Day and Father's Day from our family to you!

Time Posted: May 4, 2018 at 6:59 PM
Gingy Gable
 
April 18, 2018 | Gingy Gable

Experience Cultivar Wine in Napa or San Francisco

Traveling to Napa or San Francisco?

We would love to meet you and have you visit us at one of our two locations.

Napa Location

Napa Private Chef Club
We will greet you in the courtyard and you will experience an introductory wine and food pairing. You will then be escorted through the private culinary club kitchen. You will partake in a series of custom food and wine pairings. These pairings are artfully crafted by our private club chef to complement a selection of our current wines. 

16 Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc paired with a Salmon Crudo Bite
’13 Carneros Merlot paired with a Chicken with Mole Bites
’13 Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon paired with a Curry Squash Soup Shooter
’14 Leaky Lake Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon paired with Short Rib Bites

$42 per person for up to 8 guests.  Allow 90 minutes. 

Looking for more? Create your own custom kitchen experience, learn hands on techniques while cooking with the chef in the professional kitchen. Or coordinate with the chef to create a custom meal paired with wines that is presented to you while you relax. Contact Dianne to create a memorable day, pricing varies.

 



Cultivar San Francisco 
An intimate experience featuring a menu inspired by locally sourced seasonal ingredients. The menu compliments the hand crafted wines and food pairing from the Napa Valley.  You will partake in a series of custom food and wine pairings. These pairings are artfully crafted by our chef to complement a selection of our current wines. 


Terroirs of the Napa Valley
Savor the unique regions of the Napa Valley that inspired a selection of Cultivar current release wines and the Rutherford hills Caspar Estate Cabernet Sauvignon paired with a bite of artisan cheese drizzled with our estate honey.
$40 per person


Caspar Estate Tasting 
This is a library tasting of our estate grown wines from the hills of Rutherford in the Napa Valley. Savor the history of Caspar Estate and its family while sipping the Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from different vintages. The rich, full bodied estate wines will be paired with specific artisan cheese and charcuterie platter and Caspar Estate honey and olive oil. 
$90 per person

Lunch & Tasting
Enjoy your wine tasting paired with a meal of your choosing. Savor local seasonal salads, or sandwiches, local seasonal plates or two or three course meal. 
Ask us for details & pricing. 
 

All bookings are facilitated by advance reservations only. To reserve your Cultivar Experience, please do so through the link below or call directly 707-400-9280. 

Dianne 707-400-9280 or dianne@cultivarwine.com.

Time Posted: Apr 18, 2018 at 4:03 PM