Yes, we love California Wine Country. We really do. But, oh, the traffic. The tour buses, the elbow-to-elbow tasting rooms. The $450 per night hotel rooms. Lucky for us, enterprising, talented winemakers have done something completely brilliant. They bring grapes--those outstanding, juicy, berry-ish reds as well as bright whites from famous wine lands--to the shores of Oakland. They blend, barrel and bottle them here. They get to name them -- The Day Job, Les Enfants Terribles and The Imposter -- to reflect their Oakland roots. We get to drink them. Thank you, Oakland winemakers.
Brooklyn West's award-winning winemaking team handcrafts a range of small lot wines from some of the top vineyards in California, from the Central Coast to the Sierra Foothills. Renown for Rioja-style wines, the winemaker crafted the first Tempranillo in the US to earn a 90-point score from an American wine review publication. Brooklyn West’s tasting lounge is an unpretentious and enjoyable venue to hang out and savor wine, to indulge your senses, and to give learning more about wine and the...Continue Reading
Côte refers to a hillside, seashore, border, or one of those rare sloped regions that are home to the world's most interesting vineyards. Our wine grapes originate from distinct Californian sites with unique weather patterns, terrain, and soils that lend themselves to excellent wine. And yet our practices resemble those more commonly found in Burgundy: we pick early to ensure lively acidity and lower alcohol, and we minimize sulfur and other additions. We bring the best of these worlds together...Continue Reading
Prima Materia Winery crafts both wine and a little food with an Old World voice that celebrates uncommon grapes and their unique histories here in California and abroad. Join us on for outdoor wine tasting and special events in Temescal Alley. www.prima-materia.com/tasting-roomContinue Reading
Located just feet off the Oakland Ferry Terminal you will find a true urban gem that attracts fans from around the world that enjoy the unique, relaxed atmosphere and a wide variety of California sourced zinfandels and other Rhone-style wines. Tasting Room Hours: Monday - Thursday 11am - 7pm, Friday - Saturday 11am - 9pm, Sunday 11am - 7pmContinue Reading
After an unforgettable internship with Donkey and Goat in 2011, Nick did two great things. First, he proposed to his now wife. Second, he took her on a bike tour exploring the wine regions of France. That trip culminated at Domaine Binner in Alsace, where they worked to create the 2012 vintage and began to dream of a winery of their own. Back in California, Nick had the opportunity to work at Navarro Vineyards to continue to refine his skill and love of winemaking. In 2014, Tintype Winery was...Continue Reading
Explore The Trail By Bike
One of the easiest ways to see three to four wineries is on the East Bay Winery Bike Tour. You push off at Jack London Square for a full-day adventure that includes a picnic lunch and stops at three to four wineries.
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