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. Côte West brings the best of these worlds...Continue Reading
Inspired by Italy, guided by California After spending many years cooking in professional kitchens, I accidentally fell in love with the Italian wines of Taurasi (made from the Aglianico grape), Barolo (Nebbiolo), and Tuscany (Sangiovese). They are wines with beautiful aromatics but also profound earthiness and focus – exactly the same qualities I had been trying to achieve with food. Today, we grow 10-acres of vineyard planted to 13 different grapes at 1,500' elevation with a focus on...Continue Reading
Since 1978, Rosenblum has become one of the most-awarded and highly-rated California Zinfandel portfolios. Having more than 50 Zinfandels with 90+ points from Wine Spectator, it’s a record for Zinfandel lovers, but for us it’s just business as usual. 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 and relaxed atmosphere. Tasting Room Hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 12 PM - 8 PM. PRIVATE EVENTS Special events...Continue 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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