Whether you're planning a corporate gathering, client appreciation event, team building event, social mixer or a festive holiday party, we can accommodate groups (and budgets) of all sizes!

 "Hosting our inaugural San Francisco client event at Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant was a wonderful experience. From planning the menu to selecting the wine list, Linda and Debbie provided valuable insight every step of the way. All of the hors d'oeuvres were amazingly fresh and delicious and perfectly complimented the wines. The food and wine was of such a remarkable freshness and quality that each guest stopped by to thank me for the fabulous experience. On the day of the event, Bo attended to every detail with meticulous care to ensure our guests had the best possible experience. I highly recommend hosting your next client event at Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant."

Melissa Goldsand, Marketing Manager, Americas, The Mergermarket Group


Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant in San Francisco

At Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant, we offer semi-private wine and food tasting events for up to 25 guests in the front wine bar area, 30 guests in the retail area, and 30-50 guests in the back wine bar area. We can accommodate up to 75 guests in the entire wine bar, as well as offer a full store and bar buyout for groups up to 125 guests.  For a private venue, we can accommodate 100+ people in the Port Commission Hearing Room, a lovely, waterfront room off the Grand Hall upstairs of the Ferry Building, showcasing beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay, busy ferry terminal and beautifully lit Bay Bridge.

Our tastings consist of a variety of delicious and artisanal wines, specifically selected by our expert wine merchants, for guests to enjoy throughout the event. We also offer a wide selection of appetizers such as cheese platters from our own cheese shop in Napa, Oxbow Wine & Cheese Merchant, as well as from Cowgirl Creamery, Boccalone charcuterie platters, and an assortment of other delicious, seasonal appetizers from our fellow merchants in the Ferry Building - Golden Gate Meats, MarketBar, Slanted Door, and El Porteno, to name a few.

Here are a few special event options we offer:

Wine tasting and appetizer mixer: For a more casual event, pre-selected wines and appetizers are prepared for guests to taste as they enjoy each other's company. Our bar staff and management are available to describe the wines and answer any questions guests may have throughout the evening.

Brown bag tasting: This is a fun, interactive event where guests taste unidentified wines and correctly match them to prepared tasting notes. The guest who matches them correctly receives a gift from our wine store (ie. bottle of wine, gift certificate, etc). This is a fun, educational and casual team building experience for everyone to enjoy.
For groups up to 25.

Wine & cheese pairing: Explore and, sometimes, be surprised with how beautifully wine and cheese complement each other. We pair wine and cheeses for the group to taste. Our wine experts are available to describe the flavor profiles throughout the tasting.

If you would like to host your event at your office or other designated venue, we offer off-site food and wine tastings as well.

For group wine tasting events with the Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant, contact Linda Kelley, Director of Fun & Wine Pairing, at 415.987.8953 or kelleydesigns@comcast.net to book your event or discuss ideas most accommodating for your group.


Oxbow Wine Merchant in Napa

Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant can accommodate special event groups for up to 50 guests in our wine bar and 75 guests outside on our terrace overlooking the Napa River. We also offer offsite wine and food tasting events in the Napa Valley region. To complement our wines, we offer a delicious food menu, which includes cheeses from our popular cheese shop, artisan meat plates, and other sumptuous seasonal appetizers and sweets made by our fellow food merchants in the Oxbow Public Market.

For group wine tasting events with the Oxbow Wine Merchant, contact Peter Granoff at 707.257.5200 or peter@fpwm.com to book your event or discuss ideas most accommodating for your group.


For more information, please contact:
Linda Kelley, Director of Fun & Wine Pairing
Email: kelleydesigns@comcast.net
Direct: 415.987.8953