Sipping on wine: the urban wine tasting experience
Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.
The pursuit of an exquisite glass of wine can be costly and biting: why not make the chase as much of an adventure as the eventual bottle of perfect wine? While the traditional imagine wine tasting with views of endless vineyards and grandly majestic tasting rooms, the adventurous conceive of award winning wines located in the concrete jungle of the city. Follow the asphalt trail of wine cellars located at Jack London Square, all within walking distance of the Ellington!
The first need-to-go cellar is Dashe Cellars, one of the pioneers of the Bay Area urban winemaking movement. Considered a “marriage of ideas” between husband and wife winemaking team of Michael and Anne Dashe, Dashe Cellars offers old-world wines that reflect the unique soil, climate and regional characteristics of world-class vineyards. The tasting room is open Thursday-Sunday from 12 PM- 5 PM and Mondays by appointment.
Another must for your wine cellar tour is the chic Cerruti Cellars, which features wines made from four generations of growing and winemaking. The Jack London Square location is a mixture of deep wood and industrial iron decor, which compliments the wines featured here from the Tudal Winery in St. Helena, Napa Valley. The Tudal family proudly grows and produces their world-class wines and are open on Sundays from 12:30 PM- 5:30 PM and Saturdays by appointment.
Why not enjoy all the flavors encompassed with California’s wine country in the urban setting of Oakland? From the Ellington, explore the scene where old world wine meets urban passion.