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





1015 Battery Street, San Francisco


Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape


Saturday, February 16, 2019, ~ 6:30 P.M. Members $ 235.00 ~ Guests $ 285.00



We are delighted to present this very special evening with Master French Chef, Gerald Hirigoyen, at his legendary Piperade.


The Wine Cellar Insider offers the following wine insight: “Beaucastel, like all great wine estates, is located on a unique terroir, situated in the far, northeast of Chateauneuf du Pape in Coudoulet.


The terroir consists of sandstone that is covered by a massive array of multi-colored rocks, stone and limestone soils. The rocks reflect the sunlight and hold in the heat from the sun — the heat transfers to the vines at night.


The terroir at Beaucastel also affords natural drainage. Another key component to Beaucastel and much of Chateauneuf du Pape is the wind known as the Mistral, which keeps the air clean and the terroir dry.


Beaucastel owns 130 hectares of land. Of those 130 hectares, only 100 hectares are planted to vines. 70 of those hectares are located in Chateauneuf du Pape in the Chapouin and Coudoulet lieux-dits.


The other 30 hectares are situated in the Cotes du Rhone appellation of Coudoulet.


Beaucastel is known for having plantings of all 13 grape varietals allowed by AOC law. Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah, Cinsault, Vaccarese, Counoise, Terret Noir, Muscardin, Clairette, Picpoul, Picardan, Bourboulenc and Roussanne. Interestingly, Beaucastel is known for using all 13 grape varieties for their red wine”.


We hope you will take the opportunity to join us for this unique Rhone wine experience.

Best wishes,
Jack Rubyn, Chairman