Thursday, March 05, 2009

East Bay (San Francisco) Wine Trail event Apr 4--Don't Miss

Fourteen of the finest so-called Urban Wineries in California will offer their wines on Saturday, April 4 for the second annual Urban Wine Trail -- full details below.

I've done this before, and it's a huge blast! Just go from winery to winery in the Oakland-Berkeley area and see what wonderful wines you can make in an urban warehouse district using grapes from all over California! These are professional operations, not homebrew (not that there's anything wrong with homebrew!) and you will be delighted to open your mind to these wineries, many of them small and probably new to you!

See you there!!


Passport to the East Bay Wine Trail 

On Saturday, April 4, from 12 to 5pm, the 2nd Annual “Passport to the East Bay Wine Trail” will take place. Fourteen wineries, some not normally open to the public, will be pouring their wares at seven locations, within ten miles of each other. The participating wineries include Adams Point, Andrew Lane, Aubin Cellars, Dashe Cellars, Eno Wines, Irish Monkey, JC Cellars, Periscope Cellars, Prospect 772, Rosenblum Cellars, Stage Left Cellars, Tayerle Wines, Two Mile, and Urbano Cellars. Each location will offer food, and some will provide entertainment. Participants receive a passport booklet detailing all the wineries, along with a souvenir glass.

All this is only $30 online at You can also buy tickets for $45 at the door at the seven host wineries. (Designated drivers pay only $10 to encourage responsible drinking.) So, grab some friends and satisfy your thirst for wine, all the while supporting local businesses.

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