SUMMER SOLSTICE SIP Start your summer here! Taste and buy Carica Wines at the Riggers Loft Summer Open House.
The Experience: Incomparable bayside location, casual & friendly industrial space and outdoor patio, the chance to taste an array of exceptional, small-batch, locally made wines and cider.
Discover the urban winery on the edge of San Francisco Bay. Join the winemakers of R&B Cellars, Carica Wines and the cidermaker of Far West Cider Company for a memorable afternoon. Find your new favorites and buy them to take home with you.
Your ticket ($35) includes:
- Tasting over 16 award-winning, critically acclaimed fine wines, all made on site at Riggers Loft
- Sampling 4 hand-crafted hard ciders, also made on site
- Refreshments by local artisanal food purveyor The Eating (Chef John Hemping)
- Live music by talented Bob Rodin Quartet
- Day-of-Event-only Special Pricing on bottles and cases of wine / cider
Extra added attraction: Reserve Room Tasting ($65): In addition to all of the above, a limited number of guests can experience more, including:
- Tasting rare Library and Reserve wines
- Sampling a special cider made just for the summer solstice event
- Exclusive gourmet charcuterie and Rivier steak slices by Golden Gate Meat Company
- Souvenir Riggers Loft logo wineglass
- Special seating area
Limited to 50 people.
Riggers Loft Wine Company, 1325 Canal Boulevard, Richmond, CA 94804
June 22, 2019, from 1:00-5:00pm
Fun facts about the Summer Solstice:
- Known as the longest day of the year
- Peak hours of sunlight in the Northern Hemisphere
- Technically the 2019 summer solstice occurs on Friday June 21st at 8:54am PST, but hey, who says you can't celebrate with wine & cider & food on Saturday?!
- Q: How many hours of sunlight, exactly?
A: Around 15 in the San Francisco Bay Area (Up to 17 hours of sunlight in some areas.)
- Signals the beginning of summer
- Stonehenge, just sayin'...Pagans started the solstice party. The theory is that ancient people built Stonehenge to mark solstices and equinoxes. During the summer solstice, the sun rises just over the structure's Heel Stone and hits the Altar Stone dead center.
- Q: What is "sunlight held together with water?"
A: Wine...according to esteemed astronomer Galileo