Thank you for your interest in this inaugural event. The vintners and wineries have chosen to be a part of the Oakland Wine Festival to build relationships, share their passion, and showcase their fine wines. The desire to further establish a presence in an overlooked community of wine enthusiast, curious novices, and with those who appreciate having world-class vintners within arm’s reach, is what lead to the creation of this distinct collaboration.
The Oakland Wine Festival is primarily an educational and charitable collaboration. Select Napa Valley, Sonoma County and other vintners and wineries are joining with Melody Fuller to present the Oakland Wine Festival.
This is the first wine festival in Oakland that invites internationally recognized and highly acclaimed winemakers from the above and other regions to spend a day and night in Oakland’s beautiful treasure, Mills College.
We also believe It is time to showcase our Chef’s of Oakland in a real and deliberate way. This once in a lifetime gathering of outstanding chefs, who cook delicious dishes in Oakland restaurants, will be the first ever assembled group like this. Our gathered chefs will work collaboratively and independently to pair their food with the exquisite wines brought to the Oakland Wine Festival debut.