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A trip to Oakland isn’t complete without tasting a little local flavor. Like everything else in Oakland, our wine scene is a little different. Oakland’s urban wineries are housed in renovated warehouse spaces, but the wine quality is second to none. Being so close to California wine country doesn’t hurt either, grapes are sourced from all over the state. Head out on Oakland’s Urban Wine Trail, stopping along the way to shop, eat, and explore all that Oakland has to offer.
Looking for locally produced drink options other than wine? Head over to our Oakland Ale Trail to learn about the many breweries and other craft beer destinations in Oakland.
Brooklyn West Winery
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...
Campovida focuses on hand-crafting small lots of Rhone and Italian varietals. The grapes are sourced from Mendocino sustainable, organic and biodynamic vineyards. The winemaking approach is minimalistic, and lets the vineyard's expression come through the wine. Tasting Room Hours: Thursday 4pm - 7pm, Friday 4pm - 9pm, Saturday 12pm - 9pm, Sunday 12pm - 6pm
Tasting Room Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 12pm – 6pm. Wine Garden (Apr-Aug): Sat & Sun 12pm-6pm. Old World inspiration and New World style: the winemakers Anne and Mike Dashe specialize in exceptional vineyards and balanced, complex wines. Oakland's largest working winery with the tasting room amongst the barrels - you can taste their wines and see a winery in action. During the summer, enjoy a picnic and wine by the glass in the outdoor Wine Garden!
Serving wines that were produced in a WWII submarine repair facility, Periscope Cellars, focuses on wines of unique character and quality. Distinctly non-traditional, the tasting room inside of Swan's Marketing, a food hall in Oakland, highlights the unique blends and innovative packaging. Tasting Room Hours: Tuesday - Saturday afternoon 12:00-2:00PM and they reopen during the evening from 5:00-9:00PM
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 - 7pm
Stage Left Cellars
Stage Left handcrafts small lot wines featuring classic Rhone varieties in not so classic combinations - from some of the top vineyards in California. Consistently top-rated in the Bay Area. With the motto of motto of quality over quantity, all the wines at Stage Left are hand made in small lots. Tasting Room Hours: First Saturday of the Month 11am - 5pm or by appointment Cheers!
Two Mile Wines
Two Mile Wines makes wine full of personality, like that eccentric, charming friend you always invite to dinner. Farmed organically or biodynamically, but not in a granola sort of way. Wine snobs need not visit. These wines are for drinking, not judging. Tasting Room Hours: Saturday 2pm - 6pm, or by appointment
Urban Legend Cellars
“This is disruptive wine innovation.” Wines are created as perfect complements to the local food, diverse flavors, honest ingredients, sophisticated yet approachable style. These wines are made in America's most diverse city, Oakland. Disruption is about breaking down myths, urban legends, making wines of uncompromising style. Tasting Room Hours: Thursday-Friday 3pm-8pm; tasting until 5pm; glasses and flights until closing Saturday 12-8pm; tasting until 5pm; glasses and flights until closing...
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Bay Grape is a neighborhood wine shop focused on community and low-key wine education. In...
Susanne Breen, the proprietor was born and raised in Germany and has spent the past 20...
Minimo is a neighborhood wine store that focuses on small-production, independently owned...
Paul Marcus Wines is a friendly, sophisticated neighborhood wine shop in the Rockridge...
Ordinaire focuses on wines from California, made by small winemakers with high standards....
Wine on Piedmont features a great selection of hand-crafted wines, artisanal spirits,...