From Barrel Tasting To A Local Fashion Designer Event, Here Are 9 Things To Do In March

Wine Road’s barrel tasting

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Spring is shaping up to be a busy and exciting season. Here’s what’s on our social calendar.

The Wine Road’s Barrel Tasting Weekend takes place this weekend, March 1-3 and next weekend March 8-10. Update your wine collection by investing in futures of some of Healdsburg’s greatest varietals. At the 42nd annual Wine Road barrel tasting, over 40 different wineries—including Benovia, Chalk Hill Estate, Hanna, and Simi—are opening their cellars and giving ticket holders the chance to taste their wine straight out of the barrel. That’s something, we’ll toast to!

Foreign Cinema

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Hardy Wallace, the winemaker of Dirty & Rowdy, is taking over Foreign Cinema for one night only. On Thursday, March 7, he will curate the restaurant’s by the glass program while working the floor and talking about his wines. Foreign Cinema’s chefs will serve up a special menu of a la carte items meant to pair specifically with Wallace’s wines.

Last year’s YMCA event

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The Four Seasons San Francisco is proud to host the annual YMCA of San Francisco’s Y for Youth Fundraiser on March 8. Normally the event is a luncheon, but this year, it’s an evening benefit starting with a VIP cocktail reception at 5 p.m. The program will take a global focus with special guest Carlos Madjri Sanvee, the incoming secretary general of the Worldwide Alliance of YMCAs.

Performers at last year’s Yountville Live

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From March 14-17, a variety of musicians will be in wine country to perform at the fifth annual Yountville Live. Enjoy intimate sessions by Anderson East, Drew Holcomb, The Tenors, Jon McLaughlin, Runaway June, Blaine Mitchell, and many more. Yountville Live also includes a culinary-centric event, Taste of Yountville where local wines and restaurants will pour their elixirs and serve their cuisine.

San Francisco

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GlobalSF is a nonprofit dedicated to encouraging international companies to invest in San Francisco while helping locally-based companies expand to global marketplaces. On March 15 you’re invited to join their mission at the annual reception. The event takes place at Market Square and is a lively party that features musical performances and cuisine from favorite Bay Area restaurants.

A look from Jason Wu’s 2019 spring collection

Photo Credit: Jason Wu

After a four-year hiatus, the San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary has reimagined their annual fashion show event. The updated presentation will take place on Wednesday, March 20 and designer Jason Wu will be on hand to show his latest, fall 2019, collection. Find out all the details of the Jason Wu fashion show later this month in our yet-to-be-released exclusive story.

The 2018 Build gala

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Haute Living is the proud sponsor of Build’s 20th-anniversary gala which honors Stitch Fix founder Katrina Lake on Saturday, March 23. Stay tuned for more to come about this not-to-be-missed fundraiser.

Bells & Becks’ mules

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A collective of locally-based fashion designers are throwing a one-time-only sample sale. On March 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Future Glory Factory, shop for Bells & Becks shoes, Frances Austen cashmere and silk tops, Époque Evolution’s chic workwear, and much more.

An assortment of cheese

Photo Credit: California Artisan Cheese Festival

The local cheesemaking community will come together at the 13th annual California Artisan Cheese Festival in Santa Rosa March 23 through 24. The weekend-long event features seminars, tastings, farm and producer tours, and a grand marketplace where the state’s best cheese will be available to taste and purchase.