align-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcamerachatcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-crosscrosseditfacebookglobegoogleimagesinstagramlocation-pinmagnifying-glassmailmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonplusImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartwitteryahoo

Vegan Wine & Cheese Tour w/ Miyoko Schinner

UPDATE: Only 10 spots left on the bus!


Join us on Saturday June 22nd as we embark on a memorable day-trip excursion to the beautiful Sonoma County area. This exclusive tour is limited to 30 people, so purchase your tickets now! The pick-up location is at the El Cerrito Plaza BART.  You can take the BART there, or drive and leave your car there for free.  The bus will be leaving at 11:30am.

Advanced ticket purchase is required. Purchase your tickets HERE (RSVP "yes" on Meet-Up does NOT confirm your spot)


Our first private tasting will take place in the Barrel Room at the Mayo Family Winery. They produce small lots of single-vineyard wines under the premise that the world's most interesting and highest quality wines must come from a single-vineyard source that can be expressed in the wines' aroma, taste and texture.


Miyoko Schinner, author of Artisan Vegan Cheese, will be joining us on the tour. She will be selecting the five wines (all vegan) that we will be sampling at the Mayo Family Winery to ensure the perfect pairing with the vegan cheeses.  Cheeses will be provided by: Miyoko Schinner, Daiya, and Wayfare.


Afterwards, we will be getting back on the bus and heading over to Envolve Winery to sample five of their organic, biodynamic, and sustainably farmed wines.  One of their wine partners will be leading the tasting and will be talking about how the wines are produced, and they will available to answer any of your questions.  Jessica Holten from Sjaak's Fine Chocolates will be on-site and we will do a wine and chocolate pairing!




11:30am Pick-up at El Cerrito BART

1-2:30pm Wine and Cheese Tasting at Mayo Family Winery

2:30pm Head over to Envolve Winery

3pm-4pm Wine and Chocolate Tasting at Envolve Winery

4pm-4:30pm Head back to El Cerrito

5:30pm-6pm Arrive at El Cerrito BART

Tickets are $120 and includes the following:


  • Transportation to and from the winery

  • Wine tastings at Mayo Family Winery & Envolve Winery

  • Cheese platter made by Miyoko, Daiya Wedges, and WayFare Spreads

  • Wine and Chocolate Pairing (chocolates by: Sjaak's)

  • Swag bag with items from our sponsors

  • Commemorative stemless wine glass (courtesy of Natalie from HALO Branded Solutions)

  • 10% discount from any bottles purchased at Envolve Winery

If you would like join us directly at the wineries instead of taking the bus the cost is $100 (advance ticket purchase is necessary, limited space available!)


Advanced ticket purchase is required. Purchase your tickets HERE (RSVP "yes" on Meet-Up does NOT confirm your spot)



Join or login to comment.

  • chandra p.

    great group, great cheese, great wine...added up to a great day!

    June 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for a great day!

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great event! Fun bus ride with fun and interesting people. Really enjoyed the tastings with cheeses and chocolates. Karine does a superb job organizing everything!

    June 22, 2013

  • Jill of i.

    How's everyone going/driving down?

    June 18, 2013

    • Jill of i.

      Oh sorry never mind - i'm coming from sacramento - will check with folks nearby ;)

      June 18, 2013

  • Victoria

    Aww, this sounds awesome! Would luv to go vegan cheese tasting, but 'tis out of my price range. :( If there's anything like this closer by in the city, I'd be interested.

    June 16, 2013

  • Karine B.


    June 10, 2013

  • Suzi

    So they are not organic, I take it, then I am concerned about the GMOs that may be present in the cheeses.

    June 3, 2013

    • Karine B.

      Suzi all cheeses are GMO free!

      June 10, 2013

  • sunny

    this is a great event, you don't have drink and drive. No $5k+ DUI tickets....

    2 · May 14, 2013

19 went

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy