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Wine Seminars

Shoreline Lake offers informal wine tasting via their seasonal, in-house Wine Seminar Series, "From Grape Juice to Vintners Reserve."

Independent of each other, these seminars are a great way to "dip a toe" and learn some useful basics, while having a relaxing time after work, in pleasant surroundings.

Perfect for anyone overwhelmed by, or unfamiliar with, wine, each seminar focuses on a practical topic, showcased by the wines provided during the tasting, without needing to make a huge commitment of time or engage in serious study.

Schedule & Registration

All seminars are held at the Lakeside Café at a convenient time in the afternoon/evening (depending on the season), so participants can also enjoy the waterfront view as part of the event. Scheduling for any seminars noted as TBD will be finalized shortly.

Individual and group registration - up to 5 attendees, for each seminar - is available online for all scheduled seminars.

For customized/private seminars, or to register groups of 6 or larger, please contact Heather Davila, Shoreline Events Manager (at 650-965-3779 or

Wine & Romance
Basic Wine Pairing
US Wine Basics
Basic Wine Tasting
French Wine Basics
Basics of Serving Wine
Basic Wine Preservation
The Grape Juice is Finally Here!

Wine and Romance (Wednesday, February 11th)
$35/person, 5:30pm - 7pm.

Seminar and tasting that focuses on upcoming Valentine's Day

  • Formal wine service in restaurants
  • Dessert and fortified wines
  • Wine with chocolate

Register Online

Basic Wine Pairing (Wednesday, April 8th)
$30/person, 6pm - 7:30pm

Seminar and tasting that takes into account the Summer party season, including Wedding-appropriate wines.

  • Basic Principles of Pairing
  • Summer-friendly wines
  • Wedding-friendly wines

Register Online

US Wine Basics (Wednesday, May 13th)
$55/person, 6pm - 7:30pm

Seminar and tasting focusing on wines produced in the US

  • US wines in general
  • Premium US wines
  • California vs. Oregon vs. Washington

Register Online

Basic Wine Tasting (Wednesday, June 10th)
$30/person, 6pm - 7:30pm

Seminar and tasting that takes into account Fathers' Day and upcoming warm weather holidays.

  • Basic principles of Wine Tasting
  • Tasting progression
  • Giving wine as a gift

Register Online

French Wine Basics (Tuesday, July 14th)
$55/person, 6pm - 7:30pm

Seminar and tasting on different wines from France, as part of Shoreline's Bastille Day festivities.

  • French wines in general
  • Premium French wines
  • Demystifying French Wine Making Practices

Register Online

Basics of Serving Wine (Tuesday, August 11th)
$30/person, 6pm - 7:30pm

Seminar and tasting that demystifies how wine is served depending on type

  • Basics of Decanting
  • Fundamentals of serving wine
  • Dealing with corked wine

Register Online

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Basic Wine Preservation (Tuesday, September 29th)
$30/person, 6pm - 7:30pm

Seminar and tasting regarding storage of post-holiday gifts of wine or leftover wine

  • Basic wine preservation
  • Do it yourself cellar
  • Is it too old to drink?

Register Online

The Grape Juice is Finally Here! (Thursday, November 19th)
$25/person, 5:30pm - 7pm

Primarily a tasting of newly released Beaujolais Nouveau from different negociants

Timing coincides with traditional release date (3rd Thursday of November) and Thanksgiving

Includes a quick talk about history, publicity stunts associated with the release (e.g., skydiving & cross-country racing to be the first to offer it in London), popularity, usefulness for pairing with Thanksgiving Dinner, etc.

Register Online

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