Local artists, unique products, festive food, and of course craft beer and fine wine — this is what San Francisco is known for. And what better place to celebrate all things SF than on trendy Union Street in the upscale Pacific Heights district? That’s exactly what hundreds of Bay Area folks did this past weekend at the 40th Annual Union Street Festival.

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The super enthusiastic guys at G.H. Cretors, who were celebrating the launch of their new all-organic popcorn, were the first to thrust deliciousness my way.

Those in the mood for sweets will want to do it right with Verde Vivo Teas & Sweets.

Yes, that cupcake is topped with toasted marshmallow. I think #nomnomnom is actually appropriate here. (Leave a comment if you agree!)

Free samples at the Jerky Hut!

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“Painfully Hot!” = NO joke

Ok, let’s talk about the wine situation.

I must admit, Smashberry‘s 2013 Red and 2013 White were a bit too sweet for my palate, but I can think of a few friends who would love these summer sippers at their next picnic.

J. Wilkes featured award winning wines all served to US political dignitaries (read: the president drank this wine).

Leese-Fitch Wines 2014 Pinot Noir deserves to be paired with a hearty meal.

The biggest news from Rosenblum was their new location in Oakland’s Jack London Square. Just a ferry ride across the beautiful SF Bay, make sure to stop by the winery to taste some of their more exclusive offerings. (Can’t wait to write that blog post!)

I have to call out Frog’s Tooth‘s 2013 Barbera as the best red of the day.

 Last, but certainly not least is the wine with the best story, Smith & Story. although their Pinot Noir is
beautiful (filled with classic floral aromas and a mouthfeel that mirrors the cool climate where the grapes were grown), the 2015 Pinot Noir Rose wins wine of the day in my book.

 

Yeah, I’m double fistin’ it…

Cheers to the farmers, the grape growers, the wine makers, and business owners! Cheers to an awesome event that brought it all together!

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