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San Francisco
Sir Francis Drake Hotel
450 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA  94102
United States

Barefoot Winery Ambassador, Randy Arnold, will speak to concerns about the quality of wine coming out of Napa and Sonoma after the terrible fires of fall 2017. He also has a finger on the pulse of emerging varietals in the wine industry. What can dislodge Chardonnay as the top selling varietal? And along the way he will answer questions like “What is a varietal anyway?” And how does wine consumption stand up to the rising popularity of liquor and cocktails?

Randy was born in Sonoma County, California and grew up in the idyllic surroundings of his family's orchards and vineyards in the Sebastopol area. His wine grape growing experience began at the “ground level” helping plant grapevines in his family’s vineyards. Following a degree in Wine Marketing, Randy learned first-hand about the wine industry by working for numerous vineyards, wineries and distributors throughout Northern California.

In 2005 the Gallo Family purchased the Barefoot Winery. The Gallo Family recognized the unique culture of Barefoot and greatly invested in Barefoot’s philanthropy. Over two decades later, Randy continues to spread the word about Barefoot by donating wine to events organized by local non-profits - with Barefoot Winery's support – and has assisted over 300 non-profits where he has also personally attended and poured at more than 1,200 non-profit benefits. Randy really embodies Barefoot's aim to “make the world a better place through wine."

Randy has been central to Barefoot Winery’s long-standing support of the LGBT community and has developed key relationships for Barefoot with a wide assortment of non-profits supporting the LGBT Community.

Meeting Schedule:

12:00 Noon Registration & Networking
12:15 PM (sharp!)  Meeting begins (club business first, followed by keynote speaker)
1:30 PM Meeting adjourns

This is a weekly membership meeting for The Rotary Club of San Francisco, open to all Rotarians, visiting Rotarians, prospective members, and guests.

Each luncheon ticket includes a three-course lunch. Tickets for Club members are $35 each; $30 if you register online in advance. Non-member tickets are $40 each. Payment by credit card or check is preferred. Tickets available for purchase only at the door.