The Stanford Wine Society combines double-blind tastings with winery visits. Some previous wineries and importers who have presented include:

  • Chateau Margaux (France)
  • Vega Sicilia (Spain)
  • Ridge Vineyards (California)
  • Bollinger Champagne (France)
  • Louise Brison Champagne (France)
  • Chappellet (California)
  • Taylor Fladgate (Portugal)
  • Muns Vineyard (California)
  • Left Bend Urban Winery (California)
  • Dr. Loosen (Germany)


The Nitty Gritty:

Our events fall into two categories:

  • Members-only events: open only to members (and their guests, space permitting). These usually include our introductory wine workshops, small-group theme tastings, and winemaker visits.

  • Open events: all members of the Stanford community are welcome! These usually include our big wine-tasting parties, and joint events with other groups.

For both kinds of events, entry is almost always free of charge! However, everyone is required to sign up online before the deadline. Sign-up forms are online using an OrgSync account. Also, for events we ask that you bring your own wine glasses.

If we are oversubscribed, we’ll hold a lottery to assign the available spots. For members-only events, we'll prioritize members over guests; for public events, we'll reserve some spots for members and some for non-members. In a few cases, we may also need to prioritize graduate students (if our funding source demands it).

In any case, we will always send you a confirmation email for attending events, and if you can't make it then please let us know as soon as you can. We reserve the right to turn you down in the future if you accumulate a record of no-shows.

More questions? Check out our FAQ page