Wines of South Africa (WOSA) Named International Partner at 3rd Annual Oakland Wine Festival

Wines of South Africa (WOSA) USA (, the industry association which promotes the exports of South African wine, is excited to announce participation in the 3rd annual Oakland Wine Festival ( on Saturday July 15th, 2017. Following a successful Kick-off Tasting and Soiree on April 23rd, WOSA looks forward to returning to the stately and gorgeous Claremont Hotel & Spa for a busy day of events that includes a silent auction, the ever-popular Judgement of Oakland™ double blind tasting featuring consumers, an elegant Grand Tasting (offered seated or poolside), and a winemaker dinner. In addition to having wines featured at all of the day’s larger tastings, WOSA will have two dedicated slots at the festival; an educational presentation a 12:30pm, and a reception from 6:00-7:30pm.

At the event, participants will have the pleasure of tasting South African wines from visionary brands such as Three Foxes, Ken Forrester, Silkbush, Fleur du Cap, Botanica, and Simonsig. A winemaker or winery representative from each estate will be present to showcase the wines and answer any questions for festival attendees.

Commenting on the partnership with the Oakland Wine Festival, Jim Clarke, US Marketing Manager for WOSA stated “…as the Oakland wine scene continues to diversify and excite, this is an opportune moment to share the diversity and energy happening with South African wines and winemakers. This wine festival takes place in Oakland rather than in San Francisco or wine country, a location which draws crowds from both sides in addition to natives of Oakland themselves, in a laid back and friendly atmosphere.”

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