From Berkeley to Emeryville, from Oakland to Alameda, there are over a dozen wineries doing their thing in an urban setting. You can sample an amazing array of wines—from Zinfandel to Petit Verdot, Cabernet, or Viognier, to name just a few-- all without the pressure or price of Napa Valley. Plus, instead of driving over an hour, your trip could take only minutes. There might be a winery down the street or across town, if you just know where to look.
The East Bay Vintners Alliance is going to go one better and make it even easier for you. On Saturday, August 8, from 2pm-5pm, the 4th Annual ‘Urban Wine Experience’ will take place. Fourteen wineries will be camped out at the Meadow at Jack London Square, pouring their wares with an opportunity to try upwards of 50 different delectable wines. Participating wineries include: Adams Point, Andrew Lane, Aubin Cellars, Dashe Cellars, Eno Wines, Irish Monkey, JC Cellars, Periscope Cellars, Prospect 772, Rosenblum Cellars, Tayerle Wines, Two Mile, Urban Legend and Urbano Cellars.
Each winery has partnered up with a restaurant or food purveyor to offer sensational pairings with their wines. Participating food purveyors include: Adagia Restaurant, Asena Restaurant, Bellanico, Bucci, E’Era Una Volta, Culina, E-22 Café, Fabrique Délices, Levende East, Miss Pearl’s Jam House, Pappo, SavoryCook Special Event Catering, Whole Foods, Zza’s Trattoria, Enoteca & Catering.Attendees will get to take home their signature Riedel wine glass. Live reggae music from Pan Extasy will set the mood.