Wine Tasting in Oakland, CA


Wine Tasting for Two or Four with a Take-Home Bottle for Each at Mountain View Winery (Up to 78% Off)

Mountain View Winery

San Rafael

In a brand-new tasting room, guests leisurely sample a selection of wines, learn about the winery, and take home a bottle of wine each

$89.98 $23

Tasting with Take-Home Bottles for Two or Four at Ramon Rios Vineyard & Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Ramon Rios Vineyard & Winery

Tracy

Visitors sample a number of vintages, including a chilled rosé, an aromatic majenas, and a fruity malvasia bianca

$64 $34

1-Hour Meet the Maker Tasting Tour for 2 or 4 with Souvenir Glasses at The San Francisco Mead Company (Up to 39% Off)

The San Francisco Mead Company

Bayview

Owner and meadmaker Oron guides groups through the process of making mead, including samples of raw honey and the finished fermented treat

$40 $29

Wine Tasting for 2 or 4, Wine Flights with Brie, or Wine-Club Membership at The Vine at Bridges (Up to 43% Off)

The Vine at Bridges

Danville

Sample white or red wines from California and around the globe or opt for a wine-club membership to try two new bottles every month

$40 $25

Wine Tasting for 2 or 4 with Optional Chocolate and Take-Home Bottles at Vezer Family Vineyard (Up to 56% Off)

Vezer Family Vineyard

Multiple Locations

Wine tastings across two locations allow each guest to try up to 11 wines; options for take-home bottles and chocolate pairings

$40 $19

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Bottle of Black Pine Pinot Noir at R2 Wine Company (Up to 56% Off)

R2 Wine Company

Sonoma

A pair of winemaking brothers regale tasting-room guests with a take-home bottle of Black Pine, a high-quality pinot noir

$56 $25

Wine-Tasting Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Lusu Cellars (Up to 47% Off)

Lusu Cellars

Northwest Berkeley

Winery uses minimal winemaking practices to highlight the taste of the grapes and earth

$20 $12

Wine Tasting and Bocce Ball for Up to 12 at Vie Winery (54% Off)

Vie Winery

Treasure Island

Tastings of locally produced wines to enjoy among friends during games of bocce ball at the winery tasting room

$120 $55

$125 for Winery Bus Tour for Two with North Bay Winery Tours ($250 Value)

North Bay Winery Tours

Rohnert Park

Hop in a bus and head to three boutique wineries over five hours; complimentary beer served on the bus

$250 $125

$55 for a Two-Hour Wine Tasting for 12 to 16 People from Wines for Humanity ($250 Value)

Wines for Humanity

Online Deal

Professional wine advisor teaches guests to discern distinctive notes in six exclusive vintages and pair them with appropriate dishes

$250 $55

Wine and Food Pairings for Two or Four, Plus 55% Off Selected Wine Purchases at Cellars of Sonoma (Up to 55% Off)

Cellars of Sonoma

Historic Railroad Square Association

Guests taste four wines from local boutique vintners while snacking on pairings and receive 15% off selected wine purchases

$50 $25

Wine Tasting and Bocce Ball for 4, 8, or 12 at Sol Rouge (Up to 55% Off)

Sol Rouge Winery

Treasure Island

Sample French-inspired wines and play leisurely games of bocce ball at Sol Rouge’s winery tasting room on Treasure Island

$100 $45

$119 for One-Year Ownership of Two Vines at Carneros Della Notte ($198 Value)

Own a Napa Vineyard

Carneros Della Notte

Learn how to tend and harvest grapes, access special vineyard events, and make your own wine from grapes that grow on your vines

$198 $119

2, 4, 8, or 16 Wine-Tasting Packs from Invino (Up to 69% Off)

Invino

Sonoma

Wine-tasting packs include six samplers of 50-milliliter wine bottles grouped by variety, region, winery, or for holiday festivities

$80 $45

$15 Buys You a Coupon for 15% Off an In-Store Purchase of a Case of Wine at Cuda Ridge Wines

Cuda Ridge Wines

Livermore

For $15, receive a coupon for 15% off an in-store purchase of a case of wine.

$15 $15

Prix Fixe Lunch for Two or Four, or Chef's Tasting Menu Lunch with Wine for Two at Casanova (Up to 41% Off)

Casanova

Casanova

Locally sourced produce and seafood are crafted into rustic French and Italian fusion dishes for multicourse lunches for two or four

$83 $49

$34.99 for Six Mini and Six Full-Size Bottles of Wine, Including Shipping from Tasting Room ($99.94 Value)

Tasting Room

Online Deal

Taste six mini bottles of wine, fill out a profile about your preferences, and then get six full-size bottles of wine based on the profile

$99.94 $34.99

$29 for a 2016 Napa Valley Wine-Tasting Membership for Two from Napa Valley Passport ($59 Value)

Napa Valley Passport

Online Deal

Access free tastings, discounts, and special promotions at Napa Valley wineries

$59 $29

Beekeeping Workshop with Honey and Wine Tasting for One, Two, or Four from Gerard'Z Honeybees (Up to 78% Off)

Gerard'z Honey Bees

Multiple Locations

The workshop demystifies beekeeping and gives guests a taste of local monofloral honeys such as star thistle and wildflower

$90 $25

$19 for an Online Wine Pairing and Tasting Course from Mixology Training ($595 Value)

Mixology Training

Online Deal

Learn how to examine and evaluate wines with your senses and how to create an exemplary dining experience by pairing wine with food

$595 $19

90-Minute Taste Like a Pro Class or 2.5-Hour Intro to Wine Class at Discover Wine & Spirits Academy (50% Off)

Discover Wine & Spirits Academy

San Francisco

Instructors introduce wine history and winemaking techniques or tasting terms and etiquette before leading students in a tasting

$195 $97

$39 for a Six-Bottle Sampler of Award-Winning California Wines from A Taste of California ($89.94 Value)

A Taste of California

Online Deal

Six bottles of wines from throughout California, including a mix of reds and whites—all of which have won awards at various competitions

$89.94 $39

Upscale Cuisine for Dinner at 3000 Broadway (22% Off). Two Options Available.

3000 Broadway

Oakland Ave - Harrison St

Sports bar creates upscale cuisine such as baked mussels, garlic prawns pasta, honey barbecue baby back ribs, and whole crab

$30 $24

Casual Pub Grub for Two or Four or More at Jk's Brickhouse Sports Bar & Grill (Up to 40% Off)

Jk's Brickhouse Sports Bar & Grill

Oakland

Crowd-pleasing American dishes such as hand-battered chicken wings, fried catfish dinners, cheeseburgers, and barbecue pork ribs

$30 $18

Single-Day Admission for Two or Four with Two or Four Beverages to Treasure Island Flea (Up to 55% Off)

Treasure Island Flea

Treasure Island

Peruse 300+ vendors with food, antiques, and vintage and handmade goods while sipping locally crafted drinks

$44 $20

Blu Sampler Platters and Beer for Two or Four at Blu 42 Sports Lounge & Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Blu 42 Sports Lounge

Downtown Walnut Creek

Blu Sampler Platters fill bellies with chicken wings, mozzarella sticks, potato skins, and stuffed mushrooms, complemented by draft beers

$24.95 $14

Hookah and Cocktail Packages for Two or Four, Valid Sun-Thurs at Fog City Hookah Lounge and Bar (Up to 52% Off)

Fog City Hookah Lounge and Bar

Fog City Hookah Lounge and Bar

Hookah lounge and bar features unique hookah flavors paired with signature cocktails

$39.99 $19

1 or 2 Hours of Bowling or 1- or 2-Lane Bowling Party with Pizza at Homestead Bowl & The X Bar (Up to 47% Off)

Homestead Bowl and The X Bar

Homestead Bowl & The X Bar

32 lanes beckon bowlers to strike while hobnobbing with friends and family amid live music, a grill, and a full sports bar

$44.99 $24

$24 for Two Beer Flights & Two 22oz Take-Home Bottles of Beer for Two at Yolo Brewing Company ($44 Value)

Yolo Brewing Company

West Sacramento

With each voucher enjoy 2 sets of 5 brewery-fresh beers, then select 2 favorites from nearly a dozen different 22-ounce bottles to take home

$44 $24

Pub Crawl Admission for Two or Four from Pub Crawl San Francisco (Up to 46% Off)

Pub Crawl San Francisco

San Francisco

Revelers hit up three bars and a nightclub for a night of exclusive drinks, free shots, and no lines

$36 $20

Select Local Merchants

  • Urban Legends Cellars
    Five Myths Dispelled at Urban Legends Cellars Urban Legends Cellars operate in a pretty unlikely location for a winery: a former industrial building that sits right on the water. The Oakland winemakers work far from arable soil, but that doesn’t deter them. In fact, it spurs them on in their mission to dispel some of the myths and legends about what good wine is, and where it comes from. Below are five common fallacies about winemaking that the vintners Urban Legends are shattering: Wine must be made next to the vine its grapes grow on. While there’s something to be said for freshness, local soil can be as limiting as it is liberating. Grapes that grow well in one place may not thrive in another, and vice versa. Working outside the bounds of wine country, Urban Cellars’ team gets their grapes wherever they please, and always from a region that produces particularly fine specimens. Winemakers should focus on a single grape. It’s true that, given different seasons, soils, and fermentation methods, a single grape can produce a myriad of complex, nuanced flavors. This explains why many winemakers prefer to take a limited focus. That being said, it’s untrue that a broad approach that ropes in multiple grapes diminishes the quality of the winery’s final products. Urban Legends’ producers prove that, working with a variety of grapes seasonally to produce a wide and diverse range of wines that all taste good. Innovation has no place amongst fine wines. As far as being a wine-producing nation, America is a youngster. That may explain why some U.S. winemakers aren’t as tied to tradition as their European or Spanish counterparts are. That’s certainly the case for the folks at Urban Legends Cellars, who are constantly experimenting. By placing flavor above history, they’re able to produce some truly unusual and exciting wines. A rose can’t be complex. Oft reviled and dismissed, rose has made quite the comeback in recent years, going from a sickly-sweet soda pop equivalent to something at once dry and refreshing. Part and parcel of this revolution is Urban Legends Cellars’ Rosata di Barbera. It pays homage to its fruity forebears with a sweet nose, but boasts a smooth body with a citristy finish that doesn’t overwhelm the palate. Rieslings must be sweet. Another varietal known for its sweetness, Rieslings also get a bad rep. The team at Urban Legends seeks to change that, constantly sampling their Rieslings throughout fermentation to catch it at the exact moment when sweetness and acidity come into perfect balance. When they taste what they’re looking for, they immediately chill the whole batch, putting a halt to the fermentation process. The whole operation has to move pretty quickly, and requires confident, experienced hands and palates to pull off.
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    621 4th Street
    Oakland, CA US
  • Marc 49
    Marc 49: A User’s Guide Wine Bar | Seasonal, Farm-Fresh Cuisine | Sophisticated Cocktails | Sunday Brunch | Heated Patio Sample Menu Appetizer: bacon deviled eggs with herbed crumbs and cornichons Entree: lamb moussaka with a parmesan-potato crust Cocktail: the French Imperialist with Hendrick's gin, Lillet Blanc, grapefruit-rose liqueur, hibiscus syrup, and rose water Where to Sit: The back patio is popular thanks to ample heaters that help keep the space cozy. The decor is nothing to scoff at either, with modern wood tables and chairs echoing the wood-paneled walls, some of which are decorated with colorful murals. When to Go: Try Marc 49 during happy hour (weekdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close) for discounted sangria, wine, cocktails, beer, and upscale bar bites. Inside Tips Come thirsty for Sunday brunch (11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.), which features bacon-garnished bloody marys and bottomless mimosas. Oysters are a buck apiece every Wednesday and Sunday. Vocab Lesson Moussaka: a Greek casserole that’s typically layered with lamb and eggplant and topped with béchamel sauce. While You’re in the Neighborhood: Pick up an all-natural remedy for a common cold or a severe case of mortality at Homestead Apothecary (486 49th Street), a boutique herb shop specializing in tinctures, teas, and essential oils.
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    4915 Telegraph Avenue
    Oakland, CA US
  • Bellanico
    Enjoy a wine and cheese pairing at Bellanico, a local wine bar. Bellanico is also known for its large selection of fine wines, including white, sparkling and red. Bring the whole clan to this bar — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here. Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Bellanico's outdoor patio. The after-work crowd can fill the place up, so be sure to take advantage of reservations at Bellanico. Bellanico welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie. The bar also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Bellanico to your next party or event. Or, take your grub to go. At Bellanico, drivers can make use of the street and valet parking nearby. Bellanico is home to many cyclists who appreciate the parking racks outside. Meals at Bellanico are moderately priced — most diners spend about $30 per person. The bar serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds. For the best wine in town, be sure to stop by Bellanico. Visit Bellanico for great Italian food that is well worth the price. Get ready to discover the colorful, flavorful world of Italian cooking at Bellanico. What are you waiting for? Come pick up your delicious crepe from Bellanico today. Make plans for the weekend to try Bellanico with your friends. If you're looking for a hearty, like-home breakfast, look no further than Bellanico.
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    4238 Park Boulevard
    Oakland, CA US
  • Encuentro
    For a different take on the traditional wine bar, check out Encuentro in Oakland. Fill up on healthy and vegan fare at Encuentro. At Encuentro, you can find the perfect wine pairing for your meal. Take the kids along too — this bar is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love. Don't stay inside on a beautiful day! Come sit on the patio at Encuentro and order great food. If you're hoping to snag a table on a Friday or Saturday, it's best to ring the bar for a reservation first. Casual clothing is the name of the game at Encuentro, where suits and ties won't be spotted for miles. This bar offers carryout for your convenience. Street parking is always accessible for those dining at Encuentro. Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Encuentro's moderately priced fare. With its great wine selection and tasty bites, Encuentro is the perfect spot for your next big date or night out with friends. When you need to wind down after a long day at work, come to Encuentro and enjoy a glass of wine or two. Whether you're vegetarian or just want to try something new, the menu at Encuentro has something for everyone. Vegetarians should never be afraid to eat out, and the great options at Encuentro prove it!
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    200 2nd Street
    Oakland, CA US
  • Jc Cellars
    Owner Jeff Cohn has always been interested in the world of wine, but it wasn't until he tasted a Chateauneuf-du-Pape that the cosmos unfurled before him. "To go from tasting only single varietals to a blend really opened my eyes," he wrote in his bio. He started crafting his own wines and tinkering with production methods, experimenting with different yeast strains. He travels from Paso Robles to Alexander Valley searching for fruit and the exploring vineyards that meet his standards, focusing on the minerality of the region. Jeff's discoveries include the Rockpile region in Sonoma, where 14 years ago he began sourcing the syrah grapes that are now the main component of several of his wines; the Buffalo Hill Syrah, Haley's Reserve Syrah, and the 2013 Domaine des Chirats Syrah. Now, Cohn’s portfolio includes over 24 wines in any given vintage, with a focus on Rhone and Zinfandel grape varietals. The wines are the product of both his own production techniques and time-tested French methods. Visitors to the tasting room, located in the Jack London Square area of Oakland, can enjoy Jeff’s wines by the glass or partake in a tasting led by seasoned wine educators.
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    55 4th Street
    Oakland, CA US
  • Dashe Cellars
    After working at a slew of vineyards and wineries, husband-and-wife team Michael and Anne Dashe struck out on their own, building Dashe Cellars on a foundation of more than 40 years of combined experience. Specializing in single-vineyard zinfandels—including the 2011 Todd Brothers Ranch Old Vines Zinfandel, a wine crafted from grapes grown on 50-year-old vines—they use traditional and natural winemaking techniques. Small-lot fermentation and the application of indigenous yeasts, as well as little to no filtration, result in wines that truly reflect their soil, climate, and regional characteristics, such as indecipherable accents. The Oakland tasting room offers visitors the chance to taste the winery's catalog, allowing them to sip samples of current releases and even purchase bottles on site.
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    55 4th St.
    Oakland, CA US

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