Wine tasting without driving to Napa

July 23, 2008 5:07:20 PM PDT
Who says you have to go to Napa or Sonoma to taste good wine? We found five tasting rooms right here in our own urban back yard.

The Urban Wine Road

Five East Bay Tasting Rooms:

Rosenblum Cellars:
Founded in 1978 by veterinarian Dr. Kent Rosenblum, Rosenblum Cellars has been called a "mecca for Zin-fanatics," and has been hailed as one of the top American wineries. Embodying three decades of winemaking tradition, Rosenblum has evolved from a passionate home-winemaking operation into one of North America's most acclaimed producers of Zinfandel and Rhône varietal wines. With a reputation for handcrafting opulent, award-winning wines the winery consistently receive 90-plus ratings, Rosenblum should not be missed!
2900 Main Street
Suite 1000
Alameda, CA 94501
510-995-4100

JC Cellars:
JC Cellars are producers of hand-crafted single vineyard wines specializing in Syrah, Petite Syrah, Viognier, and Zinfandel. Renown for Rhône style wines, and hailed as one of the masters of zinfandel, JC Cellars founder and winemaker Jeff Cohn marries his passion for classic French style winemaking with a spirited Californian sense of innovation to craft elegant wines that showcase terroir.
55 4th Street
Oakland, CA 94607
510-465.5900
www.jccellars.com

Lost Canyon Winery:
Lost Canyon Winery's focus is on producing small lots of vineyard designated Pinot Noir and Syrah from some of the finest vineyards in the Russian River, Sonoma Coast, and Los Carneros appellations. Lost Canyon has nurtured a passion for crafting the finest quality wine since 1978.
2102 Dennison Street
Suite A
Oakland, CA 94606
510-534-9314
www.lostcanyonwinery.com

Dashe Cellars:
A Marriage Of Ideas. Founded by the husband and wife winemaking team of Michael and Anne Dashe, we are a family-run artisan winery. Focused on crafting small allotments of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petite Syrah wines, Dashe Cellars marries techniques from California and the great winemaking regions of France. The results are complex, sensuous red wines that capture the charm and personality of top Sonoma vineyards in the Dry Creek and Alexander valleys.
55 4th Street
Oakland, CA 94607
510-465.5900
www.dashecellars.com

Periscope Cellars:
Located in an old WWII submarine repair facility, Periscope Cellars is dedicated to making exceptional red wines with an emphasis on unique blends. Recognizing that great wines can only be made from exceptional grapes, Periscope Cellars only buys grapes from small, family growers who plant their own vineyards, live on site and do all of their own farming. This focus on hands-on growing and hand-crafted winemaking help yield wines of unique character and quality.
1410 62nd Street
Suite B
Emeryville, CA 94608
510-655-7827
www.periscopecellars.com


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