Join us for the Judgment of Paris Wine Tasting Event

 May 4, 2018; 6 to 10 pm

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North Beach Citizens’ 3rd Annual Judgment of Paris --  California vs. France -- Wine Tasting Fundraiser

A celebration in the spirit of the Judgment of Paris, the historic 1976 Paris tasting that put Californian winemakers on the map. Come and experience North Beach Citizen’s twist on this famous California versus France wine tasting event.  

Hosted by Jeff and Laurie Ubben

Co-hosts: Darren & Samantha Bechtel, Michael & Xochi Birch, Ken Fulk & Kurt Wootton, Jill Reber Hamer, Pamela & Jack Preston, and Briana & Miguel Zelaya

You Will Enjoy:

  • An elegant, intimate evening blind tasting twelve exceptional wines, including six exclusive red and white French wines from Burgundy versus six fine Californian Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays from Napa and Sonoma.

  • Thoughtfully prepared and plentiful hors d'oeuvres.

  • Comparing your wine scoring talents to those of an expert panel of wine connoisseurs and sommeliers.

  • A silent auction to bid on the top scoring wines to enhance your wine collection.

  • Live music by a Special Musical Guest.   

The French Wines Include:

  • Grand Cru Corton Charlemagne 2015 Bonneau du Martray
  • Grand Cru Chevalier Montrachet Monopole Clos des Chevaliers 2015 Domaine Jean Chartron
  • Grand Cru Charmes Chambertin 2014 Thibault Liger-Belair
  • Grand Cru Echezeaux 2014 Domaine Mongeard Mugneret
  • Volnay 1er Cru Clos des 60 Ouvrees 2014 Domaine de la Pousse d’Or

The Californian Wines Include:

  • 2015 DuMOL Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard
  • 2015 Kistler Chardonnay
  • 2014 DuMOL Pinot Noir Finn RRV
  • 2014 Kistler Pinot Noir 
  • 2014 William Selyem Allen Vineyard RRV
  • 2014 Dehlinger High Plains RRV

The Nebuchadnezzar Corporate Sponsor - $10,000 per sponsor
Four individual tickets with Sponsor name associated with the event (i.e., Judgment of Paris sponsored by (your name here), honored at the podium, special recognition during the event and on all print and Web materials and take home one magnum of the winning California wine.

The Jereboam Judge -$5,000 for one
An evening of wine tasting plus special seating for one with our Judges during their formal tasting. Take home two bottles of the winning French wines [one red, one white]. Special recognition during the event on all print and Web materials. Limited seating with the judges for up to four participants.

The Magnum VIP - $2,500 per person
An evening of wine tasting plus take home a magnum of the winning California wine; special recognition on all print, Web materials and during the event.

Individual Ticket - $1250 per person
The evening starts promptly at 6pm with a Champagne Reception and passed hors d’oeuvres, followed by the blind tasting and judging.  Live music by John Paul White while scores are tabulated at 8pm. Final tasting after winners are announced and labels revealed.

Time & Place:
– Friday, March 4, 2017 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm
– Private Residence in San Francisco
– Festive Attire
– Valet Parking Available

Proceeds: All proceeds benefit North Beach Citizens, a non-profit started by Francis Ford Coppola 17 years ago with a proven community-based model for successfully helping San Francisco's homeless annd low-income populaton. 


Learn more about the 2017 event and the winning wines below



Selected by the Judges:

#1: Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Truffières 2014 Etienne Sauzet
#2: 2014 McCrea Vineyard Chardonnay from Kistler
#3: Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2014 Bonneau du Martray

Selected by the Guests: 

#1: 2012 Aubert Chardonnay
#2: Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Truffières 2014 Etienne Sauzet
#3: 2014 McCrea Vineyard Chardonnay from Kistler


Selected by the Judges:

#1: Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru 2014 Clos des Porrets Saint Georges Henri Gouges
#2: 2014 Benovia Pinot Noir
#3: Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru Mazoyeres 2014 Domaine de la Vougeraie

Selected by the Guests:

#1: 2014 Kosta Browne Gap’s Crown Pinot Noir
#2: 2014 DuMol Russian River Pinot Noir
#3: 2014 Benovia Pinot Noir