The Rachel Norman Collection

101 historical albums on the history of The Marin Branch of the International Wine and Food Society.


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Welcome to the Marin Brach of the International Wine and Food Society.



We are delighted that you have visited one of the largest and most active Branches in the IWFS world. The Marin Branch is in its third decade and proudly moves forward carrying on the ideals of IWFS founder André Simon, and our branch founders Haskell and Rachel Norman.


We conduct one to two events per month featuring outstanding vintages of wines from around the world. Our objectives are primarily educational, with an intellectual pursuit to a better understanding of fine wines and extraordinary cuisine enjoyed in the traditional grand dining experience.


In order to insure high standards our events are typically limited to 24 persons. We hope you will join us at an upcoming event, and consider becoming a member of the oldest and most renowned gourmet society in the world!


Upcoming Events:



1015 Battery Street, San Francisco


Saturday, September 16, 2023 ~ 6:30 p.m.

Members $ 475.00 ~ Guests $ 525.00




hef Gerald Hirigoyen, the last great chef of San Francisco’s “old school” of French cuisine, is retiring. We invite you to a great celebration, and our “hats off ” to this wonderful gentleman. For details click here.



Alba, Italy 2023

White Truffle Tour!

Torino & Alba, Italy


October 27 - November 4, 2023 Alba, Italy


Please join us for this wonderful adventure. For details click here



Alba Italy