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2012 EVENTS


Tues, Oct 30, 6:30-9pm, 111 Minna, San Francisco: Commonwealth Spirits Science Fair. 
Marko will be there to share the Charbay story and about distilling with an Alambic Pot Still. Will be fun! 

Sat & Sun, October 13 & 14: Craft Spirits Festival, San Francisco 
UNLIMITED TASTINGS of the finest ultra-premium Craft Spirits, all tastings included with admission ticket. This is your opportunity to try over 100 craft spirits from some of the world's best boutique producers, and if you like it, you can buy it on the spot! Buy Tickets Here

Charbay Annual Pig Roast, Oct 20, noon - 4pm: Charbay Fall 'Wine Club' Pig Roast
Don't miss the family's favorite ethnic foods. Always a memorable afternoon on Spring Mountain with the Charbay family - come hungry. Favorites like Langosh (traditional savory fried bread), gibonitza, and Susan's famous bread pudding will be served. Buy Tickets Here

Sat & Sun, September 8-9: Autumn Food & Wine Festival, Northstar - Lake Tahoe
Saturday - Blazing Pans kicks off with a Charbay cocktail... Then head straight up to the Annual Charbay Release Party, featuring Tequila Tapatio paired with delicious bites by Jason Gronlund of Hard Rock Cafe. Sunday - come see us for the winning food/libation pairing at the Grand Tasting. We hope to win both judges choice and people's choice again this year! Buy Tickets Here

September 17-23 San Francisco Cocktail Week
Monday, Sept 17th, 6-9pm, Anchor Distilling: The Artisan Tasting Featuring Charbay and other local talents such as St. George Spirits, Old World Spirits, and more. Guests will explore the unique creations of locally-based distillers, with an opening night bash, full of discoveries from the local Bay Area world of artisan spirits and food pairings. This experience is dedicated to the local artisans who strive to make products of inspirational flavor and quality - the driving force behind the ever-evolving industry of the American cocktail. Buy Tickets Here

Wed, Sept 19th, 5-8pm, Bourbon & Branch: Beer distilled into whiskey - the story of R5 with Charbay. If you have ever tasted Racer 5 IPA Beer, and you like to drink whiskey, then this event is for you. Marko Karakasevic, 13th Generation Master Distiller at Charbay, has been changing the way whiskey is made since 1999 when he released Charbay Hopped Whiskey, Release I. It was a single batch distilled from bottle ready Pilsner beer, and quickly garnered a ultra premium cult following. Jump forward to 2012 and the release of his newest innovation – R5 Whiskey: distilled from bottle-ready Racer 5 IPA Beer. At this tasting seminar you'll taste: ~ Ice cold Racer 5 IPA ~ Charbay R5 Clear Whiskey (aged in stainless steel, no oak) ~ R5 Aged Whiskey (aged 22 months in French Oak) Where else can you taste the beer the whiskey is distilled from, and also have the distiller himself there to tell you about it? Also (as always) Marko has new projects brewing and will have some other treats with him, so be prepared to have a great time! Buy Tickets Here

Friday, Sept 21: Swedish American Hall, San Francisco
The Legends Awards Recognizing the true innovators, influencers, mentors and historians in the Bay Area, this event celebrates bar professionals who have truly raised the bar. More details to follow...

Saturday, Sept 22, 2-5pm: Cigar Bar, San Francisco
The Cocktail Melee, More details to follow...

Sunday, Sept 30, 10am-11:30am: Bardessono, Yountville
Tomatoville! Lucy Garden Tomatoes + Bloody Mary Tastings. Explore Lucy Garden and taste its tomato bounty with Executive Chef Victor Scargle. Culinary delights are joined by a tasting of NapaStyle's artisanal salts, grapeseed & olive oil, Laura Chenel Chevre cheese and Kollar Chocolates. Your morning continues with an invitation from Mixologist, Vincent Lee, where his Lucy Garden inspired Bloody Mary creations are served up chilled with Charbay's locally distilled citrus vodka. $40 per person - Includes bloody marys, tax, and gratuity. Buy Tickets Here

Sunday, July 15: CUESA'S 2nd Annual Summer Celebration in the SF Ferry Building. An elegant reception featuring the best bites and sips of the season, brought to you by SF's most talented chefs, mixologists and artisan producers. More info on the event here, and tickets (tax deductible) can be purchased here

Mon August 6, 5pm: Napa Valley Iron Bartender Competion with Perfect Puree of Napa Valley and Glace Ice at the Marriott Napa, benefiting the Napa Valley Education Foundation. Cheer on 16 of Wine Country's favorite bar stars in an "Iron Chef" style competition. $40 early bird (tickets here: cocktailcompeition.eventbrite.com) or $50 at the door. This is an exciting event, not to be missed!

June 24, 4-7pm: Top Drink, the Art of the Cocktail at the Napa Valley Museum in Yountville. $35 for members $40 for non-members Sample signature cocktails from the Valley’s best mixologists and cast your vote for the TOP DRINK! A benefit for Napa Valley Museum. Sponsored byCharbay Artisan Winery & Distillery with music by Jazz on the Vine, TOP DRINK features mixologists from Redd Wood, Angele, Brassica, Bistro Jeanty, Auberge du Soleil, FARM, La Condesa, Morimoto, Mustard’s Grill, Oenotri and Eiko’s. For tickets: 944.0500 x 112 or online. Watch a video preview of the bartender's mixing live, via Toutesuite.

Wed June 27, 6:30pm: Distilled in the Bay Area - How to Drink Like a Locavore at the Lafayette Veterans Memorial Hall. In Northern California, we're surrounded by celebrity chefs and artisan eateries that take pride in their use of all that is local. Our panel of malt masters will speak to the art of beverage creation, the modern craft movement and the Bay Area's rich culinary traditions. More info and tickets here:
Saturday May 12th, 6-10pm: A Night at the St. Helena Saloon
at the Native Sons Hall, St. Helena - presented by the Rotary Club. The night will feature a Texas Hold 'em Poker Tournament, blackjack, craps, roulette, silent auction, raffle, lots of prizes for everyone and much, much more. There will be live music and dancing performed by The Brian Cline Band and you'll enjoy a gourmet chuck wagon dinner catered by Chef John Adamson of Napa Valley Culinary Services along with a wide selection of beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. This will be a fun night for all! (21 and over). More information and tickets here

Sunday, May 20: Stand With Planned Parenthood Cocktail Competition Brunch at Tournesol Estate in Napa - live and silent auctions, luxury wine bar, brunch cocktail competition (Jason Withrow of Redd & Reddwood will be pouring Charbay!) where guests get to vote on the best brunch cocktail, three course brunch featuring recipes from selected Napa Valley vintners and winemakers which will be paired with their wines. More information here

Friday June 8, 8pm: Los Angeles Cocktail Classic at Vibiana 214 South Main Street, Los Angeles - attracting revelers and merry makers, the posh event will offer cocktail enthusiasts a bevy of signature drinks concocted by LA's top mixologists, live entertainment, and one epic event. This will be a swanky affair, so cocktail attire and general fanciness is required. Charbay will be there, pouring some delectable treats! More info and tickets hereMarch 24: St. Helena Lobster Feed (St. Helena Fire Department). Always sold out... a great party for a good cause. It wouldn't be March without it. More information
here

April 4: SF Bar Crawl. More information to follow

April 14, 10-4: Arts in April at Charbay.Join Us At Charbay!
Come see local artists Will & Nikki Callnan throw unique vessels on their pottery wheels. Watch them work as they transform clay into beautiful forms before your very eyes. Want to give it a try? Guests are welcome to have a turn, just be prepared to get your hands dirty. The artists are available for commission work and will also have finished works on sale. They will have a selection of beautiful cups, mugs, bowls, plates and more on display. Charbay’s Alambic copper pot still will be running so you can experience and learn about the art of making whiskey, brandy, rum, tequila and vodka. Visitors may taste Charbay's Chardonnay, Cabernet, Green Tea Aperitif, Pomegranate Dessert Wine and '97 Distillers' Port. Cigar ambassadors will enlighten and help you pair the perfect cigar and port.

2012 March 8, 6-9pm: Straight Up! A Charbay Vodka Cocktail Competition at the Sheraton, Petaluma. Join Literacyworks, The North Bay Bohemian, Charbay Family Distillery, and ten amazing restaurants from the entire North Bay for the best cocktail competition in the North Bay. $20 gets you two drink tickets, live music, hearty appetizers and ten cocktails to taste, drink and vote for. All proceeds fund Literacy Programs in the North Bay. This event is going to be a blast! Mad Man theme, costume optional. Get tickets here 

March 10, 5-?: Festa, (St. Helena Montessori) at "The Barn". Festa Primavera is a special celebration to benefit St. Helena Montessori School. The very finest restaurants, wineries, champagne cellars, culinary and beverage establishments are serving - including a Martini Bar by Charbay. Get tickets here

2011 EVENTS

Sunday July 10, 6-9pm: CUESA'S Summer Celebration - San Francisco. Tony Devencenzi of Bourbon & Branch will be pouring a delicious Charbay cocktail. Over 40 of SF's top chefs and food purveyors will provide bites for attendees to enjoy. The event benefits the SF nonprofit Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture, operator of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Purchase tickets here, and more information can be found here.

Tuesday July 12 FLATIRON CHEFS & CHARBAY – New York City. Join the Charbay New York team at Madison Square Park and sip Charbay Green Tea and Meyer Lemon Vodka cocktails. Star Chefs, Live Music and Top Restaurants. One of our favorite NYC fund raisers. 5:30 Early Entry. 6:30 General Entry. Purchase tickets on line / call 212-538-0018.


2010 EVENTS


Saturday June 18, 2-4pm: Cocktails Using First-of-the-Season Berries, Stonefruits and Herbs with Scott Beattie & Marko Karakasevic in the CUESA classroom in the Ferry Building, SF. Class includes a short "Cocktails 101" demo that will reveal how to properly shake and stir (and the reasons why you would do either), how to precisely measure, which ice to choose, etc. Scott's book "Artisinal Cocktails", featuring Charbay, will be available for both Marko & Scott to sign. More information here: cuesa.org

Saturday, June 11, 1pm: Cocktails Using First-of-the-Season Berries, Stonefruits and Herbs with Scott Beattie & Marko Karakasevic. Scott will show the class how to process many types of berries and stonefruits into easy-to-use purees, and he will provide some interesting herbs and edible flowers for the attendees to experiment with. More information here: h2hotel.com

Monday May 16, 6-8pm: Charbay & Perfect Puree of Napa Cocktail Competition at Solage Calistoga. Cheer on your favorite Wine Country bartenders as they mix their hearts out for the first prize and bragging rights... Contestants to be announced (last year's winner was James Kendall of Bouchon, Yountville). Free to the public, more information to follow.

Monday, May 23rd, 7pm: Beverage Academy at Bourbon and Branch. This seminar will explore the full range of Charbay's products. As you taste, Marko will walk you through his methods for Blood Orange Vodka, Tahitian Vanilla Bean Rum, Tequila Blanco and Doubled & Twisted Light Whiskey. Finally, he will be bringing down some surprise barrel samples of several other whiskey's that he makes from beer. Don't miss this fun and educational event. More information and tickets: beverageacademy.com

Friday, June 3rd, 6-8pm: CHEERS! St. Helena. Charbay will be pouring refreshing beverages at St. Helena Wine Center. Come by to say hello! More information and tickets: cheerssthelena.com

Saturday March 26: St. Helena Fire Department Lobster Feed, St. Helena featuring a Charbay Martini Bar hosted by Marko Karaksevic. SOLD OUT

Sunday April 17, noon - 4:30: Tomales by the Bay in the Galleria of the SF Design Center. Marko will host a 20 minute presentation & tasting, discussing the history of Charbay and the evolution of Charbay Tequila (schedule to follow). More information here: tomalesbythebay.org

Saturday April 23, noon - 3pm: Live pottery throwing at Charbay by William & Nikki Callnan.Check out the amazing skills of two local artists - complimentary with Charbay tasting. Reservations suggested. Information on William & Nikki here: nbcpottery.com

Saturday April 30 From 2 till 4:30pm. Grand Tequila Tasting at Zengo on 40th St and 3rd Ave. - New York City. Charbay Tequila, plus over 25 others to be sampled. This is a consumer event. Info: John Henry
Wednesday March 23, 4-6:30pm: Oyamel Tequila Festival, Washington, D.C. featuring Charbay Tequila Blanco and Marko Karakasevic. The tasting is free to the public, make sure to stop in to say hello! Charbay Tequila was awarded 93 points by Wine Enthusiast and is one of the best Blanco Tequilas out there... More information here: Oyamel.com

Saturday March 19, 7:15-9:15: River School Benefit, Lincoln Theater Yountville featuring a Charbay Martini Bar. More information here: riverschool.org

Saturday March 19: Festa Primavera Benefit, Silver Oak Cellars Oakville featuring a Charbay Lemonade (cocktail) stand. Festa is a celebration to benefit the St. Helena Montessori School. More information here:sthms.org

Thursday March 10, 6-8pm: Private After-hours tasting at St. Helena Wine Center 1321 Main St., St. Helena.Join us for cocktails made with Charbay tequila, clear vodka, Tahitian vanilla rum and the inaugural release of the Charbay Brandy No. 83, which was aged for 27 years in French oak barrels. The event also will mark the premiere of the GoVino cocktail glass and feature upscale bar snacks. Cost is $45 and tickets are available by calling 800-331-1311 or email

Tres Agaves' Charbay is their Tequila of the Month - Be sure to go in & enjoy some Charbay Tequila.February 17th San Francisco: Special Evening with Marko & the Charbay Team, pouring Tequila and talking about how Charbay distills Tequila in Arandas.

February 18th Tres Agaves Roseville: Special Evening with Marko & the Charbay Team, pouring Tequila and talking about how Charbay distills Tequila in Arandas. Buy a signed Charbay Tequila bottle to take home. A lively evening with time to really learn about this complex spirit.

Wednesday January 26 - "Science of the Cocktails" at the Exploratorium in San Francisco 7:30 - 11pm Join us for a fun evening. At 9:15 Marko will discuss brandy distilling and pour Charbay Brandy N0.83, the 27 year old premiere release of Charbay's Brandy program. Info: 415.353.0424/ amoon@exploratorium.edu Exploritorium 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123

Monday January 17 1 - 3pm - Fancy Food Show/ San Francisco Marko & Jenni are making Charbay cocktails. Moscone Center/San Francisco. Teaming up with Purfect Puree Culinary Traditions and Beverage Artistry lines of cocktail juices. 1 - 3pm Booth 4413
Wednesday October 27, 5:30-7:30pm: "Farmers Market Cocktails" - CUESA and the USBG SF partner with Charbay and several other local vendors to promote the importance of local, sustainably produced food. CUESA is outside the Ferry building, just to the right of Gott's Roadside, in a covered area (San Francisco). For more info click here.

Tuesday November 9, 6:30 - 9:30: Whiskey Fest New York - Marko will be pouring Charbay Whiskey, Doubled & Twisted Light Whiskey, and Charbay's 1983 Folle Blanche Brandy at the VIP Hour. Maybe some of the upcoming Charbay whiskeys... (you know Marko!). Click here for more info.Wednesday November 17, 7-9pm: Indy Spirits Fest SF - Marko & Jenni will be on deck, pouring several Charbay delectables - including Charbay Whiskey II. Click here for more info.

Saturday October 16, 12-4pm: Wine Club Barbecue and Pig Roast - Join us at the Still on the Hill, St. Helena. Miles & Marko are roasting a whole pig. We're going to cook Langosh all afternoon for the Fall barbecue. Plus all the old favorites: Gibanitza, Serbian cucumber salad and more will be ready for you to enjoy. Sunshine Market is hosting an assortment of cheeses, Napa Valley Roasting Company will be roasting coffee to order. Purchase tickets here (club members: code "club member")
10:45 to noon: Come early and attend Marko's Syrah & Sausage tasting with specialty mustards from Sunshine Market. Purchase tickets here (club members: code "wine club member")

Monday, October 18, 7:30pm: Charbay & Perfect Puree Wine Country Cocktail Competition - Join us at Farmstead Restaurant in St. Helena to cheer on your favorite wine country bartenders as they mix up the winning drinks. It will be quite a show! Free to the public.

Thursday September 30th, 5-7pm: Tablehopper Book Signing - A must have for all foodies that frequent the Bay Area. Lovely Charbay cocktails will be featured, come get your own book & have it signed!

Sunday October 3rd, 5:30-7pm: CUESA Sunday Supper Cocktail Reception, San Francisco - Four course supper, served family style in the Ferry Building's Grand Hall, including the whole-beast tableside carving, live auction and parmer presentation. More information hereFriday October 8, 6:30 - 9:30: Whiskey Fest San Francisco - Marko will be pouring Charbay Whiskey, Doubled & Twisted Light Whiskey, and maybe a special preview (you know Marko!). Click here for more info.

Saturday October 9, 12-5pm: Fleet Week VIP Party - Live entertainment, prize packed raffle, ultimate viewing experience for the Blue Angels Air Show, and a refreshing Charbay Cocktail station! Pier 23 San Francisco, click here for last years photos.

Wednesday September 15, 7-10pm: Yelp Appreciation Party - Theme is Sense-ual! All five senses come to the Party! Crescent Club, Sacramento. Click here for details.

Saturday August 7 - San Francisco, Tres Agaves. 6 pm Miles & Susan pouring at the Grand Tasting Series with Tequila! Guests are invited to taste Charbay Tequila Blanco along with 15 other Tequila brand. To purchase tickets or learn more about the event, visit www.Liquor.com

Saturday - Sunday August 7 -8 V-Foundation Wine Celebration - Charbay Vodkas will be poured at the Napa Valley 2 day event. Weather should be perfect, it's always a great party for a good cause. For more info: http://www.winecelebration.org/

August 4 Charbay Whiskey Tasting - Exclusive at Jack & Tony's Whiskey Bar, Santa Rosa, California. 10 seats available to whiskey afficinados. $35 includes walk through of 4 Charbay whiskeys and 'small bites' lunch. It's a rare chance to join a professional bartenders' gathering. Educational & fun. RSVP ONLY by: August 1. Contact jenni@charbay.com

Pending new date: Tablehopper book signing, 6 - 8pm at Bardessono in Yountville. Visit with Marcia Gagliardi and enjoy Charbay specialty cocktails. Stay tuned for more info here.

Saturday June 19 4-8pm: CigarBQ - Wines, cigars & BarBQ - We'll be pouring Charbay Aperitifs that pair so well with our favorite line

Saturday July 17 3-7pm: MidSummer Pipeline Portfolio Tasting - "Home Cocktail Entertaining". Hosted by Pipeline Brand Agents and Acker, Merrall & Condit (160 West 72nd Street, Mahattan NY)of cigars. Tickets and more info

Tuesday June 22 5:30-7pm: a/k/a Bistro, St. Helena - Come celebrate with fellow friends and revelers. Specially priced Charbay drinks poured by Marko & Jenni.

Sunday June 27th: Wine, Women & Shoes - Join us for a great time raising money for a good cause. Located at Hall Winery, we will be hosting a Charbay Martini Bar inside where it's nice and cool.

May 18, 8pm: CASK - Whiskey and cheese pairing, including Doubled & Twisted Light Whiskey, Library of Bourbon & Branch - tickets & more info: www.beverageacademy.comwww.snagtickets.com

May 22 - Charbay Wine Club 'Pig Roast' Barbecue - 12 - 4pm at the Still on the Hill on Spring Mountain. Call in for advance ticket sales. $55 includes Barbecue and Sensory Tasting. Barbecue only is $25 pp. New release wine, barbecue'd pigs, gibanitza and Charbay Bread Pudding - it's always fun to hang out beside the Still House with the friends and family of Charbay. Wine Club Members ask for special pricing.

May 22 - Sensory Tasting before the Barbecue - 11 am/registration at 10:45 - $55 includes Tasting & Barbecue.


2009 EVENTS


Tuesday June 15: Rellik Tavern: Benecia - Charbay Night! Join us for fun & cocktails.

Friday, December 4 - Charbay & Zino Platinum Cigars Red Carpet Event - W. Curtis Draper on 14th Street NW, Washington, DC. Enjoy sipping Charbay Artisan port & specialty spirits along with great artisan Zino Platinum cigars. 202-638-2555. Call for time. 

Saturday December 5, 2:30 - 4:30pm - Artisinal Cocktail Class with Scott Beattie & Marko Karakasevic, located in CUESA dacor teaching kitchen in the north arcade of ferry building San Francisco. Bartender and author Scott Beattie will talk about seasonal cocktails and teach the group how to make 3 early winter drinks from his book "Artisanal Cocktails: Drinks Inspired by the Seasons from the Bar at Cyrus", the Meyer Beautiful (My, You're Beautiful), the Pelo del Perro (Hair of the Dog) and the Classic Margarita. Instruction will include side recipes, garnish how-to, foams, and rim sugars and salts. Drinks will feature spirits from Charbay Distillery and fresh, seasonal fruits from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Each guest will have hands-on time with Scott. Marko, a 13th generation winemaker & distiller will be on hand to talk about the distilling process and products made by Charbay. Guests will enjoy the drinks they have learned to make. All profits after expenses for the class will generously be donated to CUESA. Scott will have copies of his book, Artisanal Cocktails for sale ($25) and signing at this event. Tickets available here.

Saturday, November 7, 3-7pm: PRIMAL Napa Valley. Taste Network presents “PRIMAL Napa”, the first annual, outdoor gathering of local butchers and chefs preparing a bounty of heritage meats over hardwood fires. Held at Chase Cellars’ Hayne Vineyards, guests will be able to explore chefs’ creations along side great California wines (including Charbay). The event will also feature meats and heirloom vegetables from Napa Valley’s Hudson Ranch and a multi-animal breakdown demonstration by local butchers keeping the art alive. The cost is $65 per person and is open to the public. VIP tickets are $100 and include reserve wines, grilled artisan whole cheese wheels, Benton‘s Bacon Bar, local wood-fired oysters and more. For tickets visit www.artofthebutcher.com or call 404.849.3569for more information.

Friday – Sunday November 13-15: Beijing Wine Classics Hosted by Aman Resorts - China, The Summer Palace.
Miles, Marko & Jenni will be pouring Charbay Spirits amidst the festivities. We'll post the dates & details as we receive them. Check out Aman Resorts: it will be spectacular.

Thursday Oct. 29, 4-9 pm: Charbay & Zino Platinum Cigars Red Carpet Event -The Briar Patch, Sacramento, California.
Enjoy sipping Charbay Artisan Port & Specialty Spirits along with great artisan Zino Platinum cigars. A special evening at the new Briar Patch 916-929-8965

Thursday October 29, 2009 6-9pm: Join The Border and Charbay Winery & Distillery to support a fundraiser to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
$20 door fee, includes Charbay Tequila tasting and Ceja Wines AND $35 for the Family Style Mexican Fiesta, paired with wine, limited seating at 8pm. RSVP to Ashley Teplin Silent Auction will feature local artists and vendors - The Border, downtown Napa (1st & Main, Napa, CA 94559, 707-258-1000

Thursday, October 15th, 6 - 9:30 pm: Brix Unpaved: "Street Feast of Sicily".
Please join us for our international food and drink celebration set along the garden pathway and vineyard at Brix Restaurant. Charbay will be pouring Sicilian Blood Orange Drops to pair with the amazing food of Chef Anne. 7377 St. Helena Highway, Yountville. 707-944-2749

Wednesday at 9 am: Marko Live on KVON 1440 AM Marko will be sharing what's new at Charbay when he visits with Nancy Levenberg, Pres. of St. Helena's Chamber of Commerce.

Monday October 12th, 7-9 pm: Elixir SF Presents Doubled & Twisted Light Whiskey
Marko Karakasevic, 13th Generation Winemaker & Distiller of Charbay and owner of Marko K Spirits is the 13th Generation Distiller in his family and has been distilling with his father for 26 years. Elixir SF is proud to be THE VERY FIRST bar in the world to present Marko’s inaugural bottling of Doubled and Twisted IPA Light Whiskey (website coming soon), his first solo venture outside the Charbay label. Join us to hear of the family history, taste the Charbay Pilsner Whiskey II, learn about their unique distilling methods and the philosophy behind it all, and try a cocktail or two. When Marko shows up, it’s always a party…
7pm Meet and greet with welcome cocktail
7:30 to 8:30 Marko’s presentation 8:30 to 9:00 Q&A
9pm to 2am Charbay and Marko K dram and cocktail specials in Elixir
Seminars are strictly limited to 25 seats at $35 per person and tickets are available here

Saturday Oct. 10 BBQ & Wine Club Party 12pm - 4pm Join us to celebrate our 26th year of winemaking and distilling. Mingle with the family and enjoy tasty Charbay beverages along with traditional Serbian home cooking. Specially paired cigars will be available for sale

Private Port Blending Seminar 11am Marko Karakasevic, 13th Generation winemaker and distiller will lead you on a sensory journey of smell and taste as he teaches you to blend a vintage port made from our library of barrel-aged ports. You also receive a special 375ml bottle of port blended just for you to take home and share.

Thursday September 17th, 6-9:30 pm: Introducing Brix Unpaved - "One Night in Bankgkok".
Please join us for our international food and drink celebration set along the garden pathway and vineyard at Brix Restaurant. Charbay will be pouring the "Thai Me Up" Green Tea Cocktail to pair with the amazing food inspired by Chef Anne's travels to Thailand. 7377 St. Helena Highway, Yountville. 707-944-2749 Purchase tickets here ($35 advance, $40 at the door). Food menu coming shortly...

Sunday September 20, 7 pm - late: BANK Cafe and Bar is knocking our socks off again - introducing the 6 + 6 late night menu: Special cocktails and special small plates are only $6.  BANK is launching this program in style, on Sunday Sept 20th starting at seven p.m. with Charbay cocktails being poured by Marko Karakasevic himself! Enjoy the Charbay Meyer Lemon "Pool Therapy" cocktail or the oh-so-refreshing Charbay Green Tea "Character Witness" Cocktail while enjoying tasty treats and mingling with friends. BANK Cafe and Bar is located inside. The Westin Verasa Napa Hotel in downtown Napa, 707-257-5151.

Third Thursday – September 17th, 5 - 6:30 pm: Come up & join us... beside the Alambic Pot Still and enjoy a glass of wine or an aperitif over ice.
The dominoes and backgammon board are ready or just relax with friends and lively conversation. It's a casual gathering with the Charbay family and friends up on top of Spring Mountain. Featured cigars are available for pairing with ports. You never know who will be making the conversations lively! Third Thursdays are a regular Autumn happening at Charbay

Thursday August 13, 1 pm PST: Marko - Live! You can join this live webcast from anywhere!
WhereFoodiesGo.com is an exciting new concept that offers culinary enthusiasts ("foodies") opportunities to connect and interact with top food and wine masters in a live -- and lively -- conversational format. The new teleconference venue is designed to create real-time access to the top influencers and innovators of the food and wine movement. As a participant, you will have a chance to post questions and enjoy hearing directly from our Expert Guest (in this case - Marko Karakasevic) on topics that you care most about.The first series of these inspiring and informative events are free so sign up now at Where Foodies Go and be part of the conversation!
Listen to the recorded podcast here

Thurs thru Sunday, August 6 - 9: SF Chefs. Food. Wine. & Charbay - San Francisco's Union Square.
A four day food and wine event celebrating the unique flavor, diversity and bounty of Northern California. The main tasting tent will be in Union Square, where chefs, wine makers and distillers will offer an exploration of taste featuring local products. Classes and seminars will offer interactive opportunities for the public to participate with local farmers, ranchers, chefs, winemakers, distillers, media, luminaries, authors, vintners, mixologists and culinary experts in an entertaining forum. Charbay will have a table Fri - Sun in the main tent, come by and see us! Also not to miss: Marko as one of the hosts of the "Agave Academy" Saturday morning at 10:30am. Visit the official website for more details

Friday, July 24, 8-11 pm: Charbay & Zino Platinum Cigars Red Carpet Event.
Savor Havana Coral Gables, FL. Enjoy sipping Charbay Artisan Port & Spirits along with a great artisan Zino Platinum cigar. 305-444-1764

Tuesday, July 14 - Flatiron Wine & Food Festival - New York City.
6:30 - 8:30 pm with VIP entry at 5:30 Celebrate Flatiron Chefs in a benefit under the old elm trees in historic Madison Square Park to help raise funds for the park. The event brings together 25 of the top chefs and restauranteurs in the area plus premium spirits and live urban bluegrass music. Madison Square Park (enter at 24th and Madison Ave.)
VIP tickets $250, General Admin. $150. Purchase tickets

Thursday, July 16 - Charbay & Zino Platinum Cigars Red Carpet Event.
Tobacco World Marietta, GA 8-11 pm Enjoy sipping Charbay Artisan Port & Spirits along with a great artisan Zino Platinum cigar. 678-290-1255

Thursday, July 16th - Marko at Elixir, San Francisco
7pm-9pm Join in the fun with 13th generation Distiller and Winemaker Marko Karakasevic as he gives you a preview of Charbay Tequila. Elixir Saloon 3200 16th Street (corner of Guerrero)

Thursday, June 18, 8-11 pm: Charbay & Zino Platinum Cigars Red Carpet Event.
Belicoso Cigar Lounge Wyandotte, MI. Enjoy sipping Charbay Artisan Port & Spirits along with a great artisan Zino Platinum cigar. 734-282-2244> CANCELED

June 20 Saturday - Charbay & Zino Platinum Cigars Red Carpet Event. Nashville, TN 8-11 pm Enjoy sipping Charbay Artisan Port & Spirits along with a great artisan Zino Platinum cigar. 615-297-7963

June 24 Wednesday - Charbay & Zino Platinum Cigars Red Carpet Event. Davidoff of Geneva New York City 8-11 pm Enjoy sipping Charbay Artisan Port & Spirits along with a great artisan Zino Platinum cigar. 800-548-4623

June 26 Friday - Charbay & Zino Platinum Cigars Red Carpet Event. Tinder Box #398 Waldor, MD 8-11 pm Enjoy sipping Charbay Artisan Port & Spirits along with a great artisan Zino Platinum cigar.

June 4 Thursday - Charbay & Zino Platinum Cigars Red Carpet Event. Hinsdale, IL 8-11 pm Enjoy sipping Charbay Artisan Port & Spirits along with a great artisan Zino Platinum cigar.

June 5 Friday - CHEERS! St. Helena - St. Helena is gearing up for what is quickly becoming Napa Valley's premier first Friday social. We are expecting upwards of 1,000 this coming Friday June 5th. Join us as we continue to celebrate how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful place with such wonderful people!

September 11- 13: The 24th Annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival at Northstar - Join Jenni & Marko for three days of grape stomps, wine/spirits tastings, culinary classes, demonstrations, seminars, family activities and the Culinary Competition and Grand Tasting. Features the Charbay Annual Release Party - Tequila Blanco with Marko & Jenni K., AND tasty bites from Corporate Chef Jason Gronlund, direct from Avery Island, Louisiana. This is a great event! Mark your calendars now, and get tickets here.