Blissful Gift Guide

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Christmas will be here before you know it, so it is time to get serious about crossing some names off of your gift list. We have come up with some fun ideas that are sure to make any wine enthusiast on your list smile.

In no particular order (not sponsored or affiliated with any products listed) — here you go!

Pinot on the River

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Maya Angelou said “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” Rare is the charitable event that causes more cheerful giving than a wine tasting event. The recent Pinot on the River event raised both money and spirits.

Witch Creek Winery

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Sun, sand and… wine, of course! The perfect vacation includes all three elements. A recent trip to Carlsbad, California, brought everything together, including the happy surprise of a downtown winery/tasting room. Our visit to the Witch Creek Winery was exceptional!

Upcoming: Pinot on the River

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Good wines, good people, good times… all benefiting a very good cause. That’s just around the corner with a fun “Pinot on the River” charity event on Sunday, October 23, 2016. As autumn comes to the Russian River, an amazing fundraiser will bring together area winemakers in support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County. […]

Pinot’s Palette Alameda Turns One

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We’ve all seen the adorable social media pics of couples at wine and paint nights, holding up their masterpieces and making cringe-worthy puns in the caption. Pinot’s Palette Alameda reached out to the Bliss and invited us to their one-year anniversary soiree—the perfect opportunity to surprise my boyfriend with a cliché date.

Upcoming Events

Dec 10

Stama Winery in Lodi through Dec 11
Stama Invites you to our Holiday Open house

December 10 & 11 from 11am-5pm

Take a break from all your holiday hustle and bustle, set down your packages, boxes and bags and pick up a glass. Enjoy the warmth of good company and good wine with your friends here at Stama! We look forward to seeing you.

Roadhouse Winery in Healdsburg
Bring your holiday spirit to
Roadhouse Winery!

Join us at our tasting room on Saturday, December 10th from 11 am to 7 pm.

Wear your "best" ugly sweater and enjoy 2 for 1 tastings of our award winning wines.

Stock up on wines for the holiday season including our delicious chocolate port. Nibble on some freshly baked cookies.

Having trouble finding the perfect gift for a friend, family member or colleague? Give the gift of a wine club membership. Be sure to ask us how you can sign up.

Rock Wall in Alameda
Rock Wall Wine Company presents: Winter Wineland!

12:00-1:00 pm: VIP Preview ( VIP and Club Viva Members)
1:00-4:00pm: General Admission

General Admission: $45
Club Viva Members $35

Enjoy a luxurious afternoon of sipping, nibbling and grooving to live music by Kenya Baker while you revel in the spirit of the holidays! The Rock Wall wine portfolio (30+ wines) will be paired with delectable bites from some awesome Bay Area restaurants and eateries. We will also be releasing 6 new wines at this event.
Revisit some old favs, try something different and discover a new must have. Stock up on gifts for all the wine lovers on your list! Take a tour of the cellar, try a barrel sample and meet our winemaker. Snack on samples from local vendors, get silly in the complimentary photo booth, identify aromas and expand your palate at the sensory bar, savor a chocolate tasting, commemorate your day with a henna tattoo and take home a beautiful logoed wine glass!


This event is 21+; age will be verified at admission. No children or babies please. No dogs allowed. Parking is free and plentiful! Please note the tasting room will be open during this event. No ins and outs will be allowed.

Your RSVP includes:
Taste your way through the Rock Wall portfolio.
Meet our Winemaker Shauna Rosenblum!
Tasty bites from Local Eateries
Gourmet Cheese Spreads
Souvenir Wine Glass
Cellar Tours and Barrel Tasting
Live Music by Kenya Baker
Sensory bar
Complimentary Photo Booth
Henna Tattoo
Chocolate Tasting
Samples from Local Vendors

Participating Restaurants/Eateries
Venga Paella
Mama Papa Lithuania Restaurant
Amphora Olive Oil
We the Minis
Drip! Coffee
Love A Bee
Rustic Puff

Entertainment:
Henna Tattoo: Yogi's Henna
Photo Booth by: Exclusive Productions
Live Music by: Kenya Baker
Dec 11

Ayrael Vieux Vineyard and Winery in Murphys
Join us on Sunday, December 11th for a special concert by Mountain Melody Women's Chorus of traditional and contemporary songs for the holiday season. Concert starts at 2:30pm, with wine tasting and sales before and after the performance.

R&B Cellars in Richmond
Oysters & wine... a perfect pairing!!
Sunday, December 11th from 1-4pm

Oysters on the half shell and grilled oysters with pesto and garlic, perfectly paired with a selection of wines and ciders.
Worry not, there will be little to no wait time for the oysters this time!
We're got 3 oyster shuckers and two people doing up the grilled oysters.
So, come and spend a relaxing afternoon with us!

For reservations call: 510-234-8477
Dec 17

Charles R Vineyards in Livermore
Winter Soltice Celebration
Saturday, December 17th
11:30am -4:30pm

Late dawn. Early sunset. Long night. For us in the Northern Hemisphere, the December soltice marks the longest night and shortest day of the year. Meanwhile, the Southern Hemisphere has its longest day and shortest night. No matter where you live on Earth's globe, a soltice is your signal to celebrate! Join us in the tasting room and raise a glass with us! Also very good time to stock up on wine for your holiday gatherings and hostess gifts.
Dec 18

Page Mill in Livermore
BYOB is Sunday, Dec. 18
Bring your empty wine bottles on the third Sunday of each month and fill them with a delicious red blend for just $9.99 each. Bring as many as you would like! Just rinse with hot water, NO Soap, and dry upside down. We will do the rest! Don't have any bottles? We can sell you one of ours for just 50 cents more. To Pre-order BYOB, call the tasting room at 925-456-7676.
Dec 31

Rock Wall in Alameda
Rock Wall Wine Company presents:

New Year's Eve 2017: Studio 54 Edition
Saturday December 31, 2016
8:00pm-1:00am

General Admission: $90

Club Viva Members: $80

Kiss 2016 goodbye and rock into the New Year with us! Get your groove on as DJ Alex Mejia and Old School DJ Adrian Santos take us on a journey through the musical ages from disco to today. Aerial artists and fire dancers will be doing special performances throughout the evening. Get on the dance floor and show us your best dance moves while you enjoy award winning wines, a complimentary sparkling toast at midnight, awesome music, yummy bites, gourmet cheese spreads, a dessert bar and fun people as we bring in an amazing new year!

Heavy Appetizers: 8:00pm-10:00pm

Dessert Bar: 10:30pm-12:30am

Admission includes:

Your first glass of wine
Souvenir wine glass
Tasty bites and sweet treats
Sparkling toast at midnight
Complimentary Photo Booth and Glitter Tattoo
Balloon Drop
Aerialist Performances
Fire Dancers

Entertainment:
DJ Alex Mejia
DJ Adrian Santos

Wine by the glass for an additional charge. Space is limited RSVP today!

This event is 21+. Age will be verified at admission. No children please. Parking is free and plentiful.

At the Door:

General Admission: $100
Club Member: $90
Designated Driver: $60
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