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2018 Program of Events


Tuesday, February 27

Discover the Next Generation of Burgundy -
Dinner with Maxime Cheurlin of Domaine Georges Noëllat
6:30 pm Champagne Delamotte Reception
The Morris - 2501 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
$850

Domaine Georges Noëllat owns some of most profound terroirs in northern Nuits-Saint-Georges and Vosne-Romanée but sold off its grape production to négociants for over two decades. Enter 20-year-old Maxime Cheurlin in 2010, who consequently took over the management of this tiny 5.5 hectare estate from his grandmother. Cheurlin grew up in Champagne, but Burgundy is truly in his blood as he is a nephew of the Jayer family and a cousin of Emmanuel Rouget’s sons. Maxime inherited a large proportion of old vines that he intends to preserve, requiring special attention and care. Even this early into his winemaking career, Maxime has earned a reputation for his elegant style. Beginning with Champagne Delamotte Blanc de Blancs and continuing with vintages of Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Petits Monts and Grands Echezeaux, this dinner at San Francisco hotspot The Morris will be a window into the exciting new generation of young winemakers in Burgundy today.

Champagne Delamotte Blanc de Blancs NV
Champagne Delamotte Collection Blanc de Blancs 2002
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts 2014
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts 2013
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts 2011
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Petits Monts 2014
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Petits Monts 2013
Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Petits Monts 2011
Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru 2014
Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru 2013
Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru 2011
Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru 1979


Wednesday, February 28

La Paulée Off Grid Tasting
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bluxome Street Winery
53 Bluxome Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
$95

Our popular “Off Grid” tasting is proof positive that the joys of Burgundy do not have to be expensive or out of reach. Sample a selection of wines from all the major regions of Burgundy, including Chablis, Côte d'Or, Côte Chalonnaise, Mâcon, and Beaujolais, curated by a group of our nation's top sommeliers. Enjoy fine cuisine from a selection of San Francisco's best restaurants. Connect with the sommeliers on hand who will share their picks from Burgundy and provide tips on great value wines, up-and-coming winemakers, and surprising vintages.

Chef Sommelier
Sara Morgenstern of Winemakers & Sommeliers for California Wildfire Relief

Lead Sommeliers
Matt Dulle of Lazy Bear
Tamara Foward-Franscioni of Vinfolio
Maz Naba of Mister Jiu's
Beau Rapier of Flatiron Wines & Spirits
Jeremy Shanker of MICHAEL MINA

Rare Wine Dinner
Celebrating the Musigny of Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé
with Jean-Luc Pépin
6:30 pm Champagne Salon Reception
Benu - 22 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
$2,900

Musigny - the very word gives the most fanatical Burgundy-lovers a frisson of anticipation and delight. Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé is by far the largest owner of vines in this most hallowed of Grand Cru vineyards in the Côte de Nuits. This exclusive dinner will begin with a glass of Champagne Salon, after which Jean-Luc Pépin of the domaine will present a stunning nine-vintage-vertical of Musigny Vieilles Vignes culminating with the 1990, bookended by tastings of de Vogüé’s unique Musigny Blanc, including its first release since 1993 - the 2015 Musigny Blanc. The wines will be paired with the incomparable cuisine of Chef Corey Lee at his three-Michelin-starred restaurant Benu.

Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé, Bourgogne Blanc 2014
Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé, Musigny Grand Cru Blanc 2015
Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé, Musigny Grand Cru Blanc 1993
Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé, Musigny Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes 2011
Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé, Musigny Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes 2007
Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé, Musigny Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes 2006
Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé, Musigny Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes 2005
Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé, Musigny Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes 2002
Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé, Musigny Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes 2001
Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé, Musigny Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes 1998
Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé, Musigny Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes 1993
Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé, Musigny Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes 1990


Thursday, March 1

Collectors Lunch
with Dominique Lafon of Domaine des Comtes Lafon and
Charles Van Canneyt of Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat
presented by AIG Private Client Group
12:00 pm Champagne Delamotte Reception
Quince - 470 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
$1,200

Currently sold out - please email Justine Puaud at justine@lapaulee.com
to be added to the waitlist. 

Two of the most dynamic personalities in Burgundy today, Dominique Lafon and Charles Van Canneyt are masters of their terroirs in the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits, respectively. At this elegant lunch at three-Michelin-starred restaurant Quince, Chef Michael Tusk will create a bespoke menu to complement flights of Domaine des Comtes Lafon’s sublime Meursault Genevrières and Meursault Perrières, followed by great vintages of Romanée-Saint-Vivant and Richebourg from Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat. A final taste of Lafon’s incredibly rare Montrachet will round out the afternoon.

Domaine des Comtes Lafon, Meursault 1er Cru Genevrières 2014
Domaine des Comtes Lafon, Meursault 1er Cru Genevrières 2009
Domaine des Comtes Lafon, Meursault 1er Cru Genevrières 2007
Domaine des Comtes Lafon, Meursault 1er Cru Perrières 2012 en magnum
Domaine des Comtes Lafon, Meursault 1er Cru Perrières 2010 en magnum
Domaine des Comtes Lafon, Meursault 1er Cru Perrières 2004 en magnum
Domaine des Comtes Lafon, Montrachet Grand Cru 2000
Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat, Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru 2012
Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat, Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru 2001
Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat, Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru 1988 en magnum
Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat, Richebourg Grand Cru 2014
Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat, Richebourg Grand Cru 1999
Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat, Richebourg Grand Cru 1983

Welcome Party
7:00 pm
The Midway - 900 Marin Street, San Francisco, CA 94124
$150

The main stretch of La Paulée will kick off with a lively soirée welcoming the Burgundians back to the Bay Area. The evening will support the Winemakers & Sommeliers for California Wildfire Relief.

Enjoy Burgundy wines poured from magnums brought by attending winemakers from their cellars, Champagne Delamotte, Menabrea Beer, The Dalmore Scotch Whisky, bespoke cocktails from BIIG, and Saison Wine Director Mark Bright's Partage wines alongside oysters and canapés from top San Francisco restaurants, including Del Popolo, Handline, Island Creek Oyster, Matthew Kirkley of Ment'Or BKB, Saison, The Slanted Door, and Souvla. All participating winemakers will be in attendance and guests will have the opportunity to share a moment with them in a fun and lively atmosphere.

Winemakers & Sommeliers for California Wildfire Relief Fund will be hosting a silent auction to benefit the relief fund, including experiential lots donated by Arnot-Roberts, Bedrock Wine, Cruse Wines, Martha Stouman Wines, Matthiasson, Methode Sauvage Winery, PAX Wine Cellars, Rootdown Wine Cellars, and Sandlands.

For more information about the silent auction, please contact Sara Morgenstern.

Zachys Auction
Fine & Rare Wines in Celebration of La Paulée de San Francisco
9:30am
Mourad 140 New Montgomery Street #1, San Francisco, CA 94105

Zachys, a Premier Cru sponsor of La Paulée, will hold its annual auction in celebration of the week's events on Friday, March 2. Among the many amazing wines in this auction will be a select number of lots sourced directly from attending winemakers at La Paulée whose sale will benefit the La Paulée Sommelier Scholarship.

Visit www.zachys.com for auction details.

For more information or to consign with Zachys, please contact Macy Pigman mpigman@zachys.com


Friday, March 2

Verticals Tasting
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Crown Room - Fairmont San Francisco
950 Mason Street, San Francisco, 94108
$450

Sold out - please email Justine Puaud at justine@lapaulee.com to be added to the waitlist.

This is a unique opportunity to taste three-vintage verticals of a signature wine from each participating domaine in an intimate walk-around tasting with spectacular views of San Francisco from the Fairmont’s Crown Room.

Legends Dinner
with Pierre-Yves Colin and Jean-Marie Fourrier
6:30pm Champagne Salon Reception
Saison - 178 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA 94107
$2,750

American Express® Card Member Exclusive**

Currently sold out - please email Justine Puaud at justine@lapaulee.com to be added to the waitlist. 

Pierre-Yves Colin is one of the most exciting masters of Chardonnay in Burgundy today, while Jean-Marie Fourrier’s Pinot Noirs are coveted around the world. Together, these two renowned vignerons will present their wines at three-Michelin-starred Saison, paired with Chef Joshua Skenes’ refined, luxurious cuisine. Guests will experience a number of wines from Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey including a vertical of his signature Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets, as well as the 2009 vintage of his Grand Cru Corton-Charlemagne, Bâtard-Montrachet, and Chevalier-Montrachet all served from jeroboam, followed by rare vintages of Clos-Saint-Jacques and Griotte-Chambertin from Domaine Fourrier.


Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets 2012 en jeroboam
Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets 2011 en magnum
Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets 2010 en jeroboam
Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2009 en jeroboam
Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2008 en jeroboam
Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey, Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2007 en jeroboam
Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey, Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru 2009 en jeroboam
Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey, Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru 2009 en jeroboam
Domaine Fourrier, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint Jacques 2014
Domaine Fourrier, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint Jacques 2009
Domaine Fourrier, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos Saint Jacques 2007
Domaine Fourrier, Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru 2013
Domaine Fourrier, Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru 2011
Domaine Fourrier, Griotte-Chambertin Grand Cru 2009

Saturday, March 3

Burgundy: Yesterday and Today
through the eyes of Becky Wasserman

10:30 am - 11:45 am
Pavilion Room - Fairmont San Francisco - 950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
$125

American Express® Card Member Exclusive**

Currently sold out - please email Justine Puaud at justine@lapaulee.com to be added to the waitlist. 

Becky Wasserman is a legendary grande dame of Burgundy who has been influential in exporting a vast number of domaines' wines for the first time. Guests will view an exclusive pre-recorded interview with Becky and Daniel Johnnes that will include a roundtable discussion with some of the earliest winemakers to be represented by Becky, including Frédéric Mugnier, Dominique Lafon, Frédéric Lafarge, and Pierre Morey.

Daniel will then lead a lively discussion and tasting with some of the newest additions to Becky's portfolio - Olivier Lamy, David Croix, and Sylvain Pataille - along with Becky's son Paul Wasserman.

Grand Tasting
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fairmont San Francisco
950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
$375

Currently sold out - please email Justine Puaud at justine@lapaulee.com to be added to the waitlist. 

This is a walk-around tasting at The Fairmont San Francisco, offering guests the opportunity to taste the small, yet highly acclaimed 2015 vintage and mingle with attending winemakers from all participating Burgundy domaines, while enjoying food prepared by some of San Francisco’s most noteworthy restaurants. Over one hundred wines will be presented.

Gala Dinner
6:30 pm Champagne Delamotte Reception
Fairmont San Francisco
950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
$1,500

La Paulée’s namesake Gala Dinner will feature a menu prepared by Chefs Daniel Boulud of DANIEL, Traci Des Jardins of Jardinière, Michael Mina of MICHAEL MINA, Joshua Skenes of Saison, and Michael Tusk of Quince. In the tradition of La Paulée de Meursault, guests are invited to bring treasures from their cellars to share alongside those from attending winemakers, adding to the convivial and generous atmosphere in the room.

Purchase of a Gala Dinner ticket with your American Express card will grant you complimentary access to the La Paulée After Party.

La Paulée Gala Dinner After Party
11:30pm
Jones - 620 Jones Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
$100

American Express® Card Member Exclusive**

Join us for a night of:

  • DJ and dancing
  • Late night snacks and truffled eggs cooked by Daniel Johnnes
  • Access to a list of rare bottles to continue the party
  • Complimentary Delamotte Champagne, Menabrea Beer, The Bad Stuff Tequila, and bespoke cocktails from the bartender at the newly reopened BIIG, one of San Francisco’s favorite cocktail lounges

Purchase of a Magnum package, Methuselah package, or Gala Dinner with your American Express card will grant you complimentary access to the after party.


Ticket Packages

Magnum Package
$1,650

American Express® Card Member Exclusive**

This package includes one ticket to the Grand Tasting and one ticket to the Gala Dinner at a special price.

Guests who purchase this ticket package will have access to the Magnum Lounge Presented by American Express during the Grand Tasting and the La Paulée After Party.

Methuselah Package
$8,750

American Express® Card Member Exclusive**

This package includes one ticket to each of the following La Paulée 2018 events: Dinner with Maxime Cheurlin of Domaine Georges Noëllat, Off Grid Tasting, Rare Wine Dinner, Collectors Lunch, Welcome Party, Verticals Tasting, Legends Dinner, Burgundy: Yesterday and Today Seminar, Grand Tasting, and Gala Dinner.

Guests who purchase this ticket package will have access to the Magnum Lounge Presented by American Express during the Grand Tasting and the La Paulée After Party.

Please email Justine Puaud at justine@lapaulee.com to purchase.

Terms & Conditions


**American Express Membership Experiences®
Offer valid in select cities. During the specified sales period, tickets are available exclusively to all American Express® Card Members (including Prepaid and International Cards). Tickets must be purchased with an American Express Card (including Prepaid and International Cards). Standard service charges apply. Offer is subject to availability. Not all seats are available and blackout dates apply. All sales final. No refunds. No exchanges. Offer may be changed or revoked at any time at the sole discretion of American Express. Some events may not be accessible to Card Members with disabilities.

Must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages. Please drink responsibly.