What could be better than a stunning view of San Francisco on an autumn afternoon while watching the Blue Angels perform? That is why we made a date to take in the wine and spectacle at Dashe Cellars.
Wine tasting in Alameda
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After a very difficult “shelter in place” for over a year, we were finally all protected by vaccines and experts in double masking. We now felt safe re-entering the world and restarting our lives. Of course, that meant one thing: wine tasting! So we all met at Dashe Cellars to celebrate health, family, and good times.
Alameda is becoming a wonderful place for winetasting! Monarch Street can be host to an entire day of tasting. On this fine summer day, we visited Dashe Cellars in their new location.
Visiting an established (winery) friend in their new place, what could be better? We could not wait to visit Urban Legend in their new Alameda tasting room!
So it was a clear, sunny Sunday in the Bay Area and we had finished all of our weekend tasks. How could we top off a great July day? With a trip to Rock Wall Wine Company!
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.
Visiting a new winery is a thrill that never gets old! We were very excited to see that a winery had opened across the street from the Rock Wall Wines tasting room in Alameda. With great anticipation, we had our first tasting experience at the Building 43 Winery.
Memorial Day weekend is full of promise and excitement. Add to that excitement the extra thrill of a wine club pickup, and you have the recipe for a great weekend. Properly enthused, we set off for the Rock Wall Wine Company to kick off summer.
Most people love spending an evening enjoying art, or wine, or live music. Combining any two of these activities and you have scored major good-spouse points. Put all three together? That was exactly what happened when we recently visited Pinot’s Palette in Alameda.
The Rock Wall Wine Company pairs great wine with amazing views of San Francisco. This is amazing on a sunny afternoon, but can this pairing work on a rainy day? It was time to pick up December’s wine club pack and El Niño was in full force, so this question was about to be answered.
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Charles R Vineyards in Livermore
NEW!! FRIDAY HIKE & TASTING WITH LISA
Friday, January 28, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The top of the hill is, hands down, my favorite spot at Charles R. You may have never known it was there, but once you see it, you’ll experience the whole of Livermore Valley from a totally different perspective. The view from the top never disappoints - no matter the weather, the temperature, the steepness or the wind factor, - this special place is simply beautiful.
Dick and Bonnie have been generous enough to share this little-known part of the property with us, and are excited to share the space with those willing to make the trek.
Join me each 4th Friday for a morning hike up the hill. We will share a taste of wine at the top to quench our thirst, then finish up with a full flight once we’re back in the tasting room.
I hope to see you there!
Lisa Lee, Winemaker
Charles R Vineyards in Livermore
PREMIERE PARTY FOR OUR NEW RESERVE WINES
2019 Chardonnay & 2020 Sauvignon Blanc
Saturday, January 29, 12:00 to 4:30 p.m.
We’re rolling out the red card for the premiere of our new Reserve line of wines! Club Members, don’t miss the release of our first Reserve Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, enjoy live music with Jack Quigley, and Peggy’s Pretzels will be serving up sweet and savory gourmet soft pretzels paired with our new wines. You can choose toppings from Garlic Butter with Parmesan, Mustard or Wine Cheese, along with Cinnamon and Sugar Pretzel with Cream Cheese Frosting.
Each of these lots are single barrel reserves. That means there is not a whole lot of any of them. These are MEMBER EXCLUSIVE wines that will not last long. We are so excited our patience is finally paying off and the time has to come to get to share these beautiful wines with our most loyal friends and family!
Cedar Mountain in Livermore through Feb 13
Valentine Port and Chocolate Pairing
February 12 & 13 Noon - 4pm
Reserve Chardonnay del Sol
Late Bottled Vintage
Paired with Ghirardelli and Godiva Chocolates
$15/person $5/Club Member
Call 925-373-6636 to make a wine tasting reservation.
Russian River Vineyards in Russian River through Feb 14
Join us at Russian River Vineyards for a special Valentine's Day Food & Wine Pairing!
The Kitchen at RRV has lovingly handcrafted four delectable small dishes to pair perfectly with four featured wines. Each small dish is thoughtfully created to complement its fine wine component.
This Valentine's Day Food & Wine Pairing Experience will be available as follows:
February 12th: seatings at 12:00, 2:00, & 4:00
February 13th: seatings at 12:00, 2:00, & 4:00
February 14th: seatings at 12:00, 2:00, & 4:00
Wine Club Members: $65 per person (discount added at checkout)
Non-Members: $80 per person
Vegetarian Option Available!
Space is limited and reservations are required.
Click here for more info
The Caliza Winery in Paso Robles
We missed you all last year and the time has come for us to announce our next Winemaker's Dinner on Saturday, February 19th, 2022!
Those of you that have been to our Winemaker Dinners, you know we break out all of the best bottles from our past, present, and even future! We will be pre-releasing our 2019 Reserve Syrah for the main course, this wine received 98 points from renowned wine writer, Jeb Dunnuck and YOU will be the first to taste and have an opportunity to purchase this outstanding wine! We also can't do a Caliza dinner without something old, right? Well-aged vintages of Caliza will also be paired, check out the menu below from our favorite, Chef Jeffrey Scott.
What: Caliza Winemaker Dinner
When: Saturday, February 19th/5:30 - 9:30 pm
Where: Caliza Winery Production Facility in Tin City - 2915 Limestone Way, Paso Robles, CA
Cost: Wine Club Members $170/pp (up to 4 discounted tickets per membership) - $195/pp Non-MembersClick here for more info