Car-Free Destination: Uncorked Wine Festival

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See disclosure about this sponsored post at the bottom.

Some events are natural car-free destinations. Enjoying wine samples without worrying about driving later? Check. Not having to park anywhere in San Francisco? Check. So when a girlfriend and I head to the 10th Annual Uncorked Wine Festival on Saturday, we’ll probably be taking some combination of BART and Lyft.

Since moving back to the Bay Area three years ago, I have gotten snobbier about wine. I joined Alameda’s Rock Wall Winery, went on a limo tour of some fine Sonoma vineyards, and one day realized that I couldn’t swill down the two-buck Chuck the way I used to. OK, I could swill it. I just couldn’t enjoy it anymore. My stupid palate got all refined and stuff.

But being the busy mom of three, I can’t just spend whole weekend days visiting wineries and trying all the varieties I’d like to try. Also, as you might have heard, I don’t have a car to drive from winery to winery in. So I kind of get excited when one of these big wine events happen. At Uncorked, 50 different wineries will be pouring.

Tasting tickets are $60, and for $90 you get to go into the San Francisco Magazine VIP area. Besides drinking wine, the rest of the event is free. They’ll have music, cooking demonstrations and craft booths. If you plan to be there, please let me know in the comments — I’d love to meet a reader!

Disclosure: Car-Free Mom was thrilled to accept two tasting passes for writing this post. Pretty much the best blog freebie ever.