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Join Mike and Anne Dashe for an afternoon of adventure and memory-making as we let the wind take us on a tour of San Francisco, enjoying the view from the deck of a classic schooner. We'll be pouring your favorite Dashe Wines as the crew aboard raises the sails and heads out into the bay for an on-board Parisian Picnic.
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Wonderful to meet you Jim and thank you for the write-up!
EXPLORING OAKLAND'S UNIQUE URBAN WINE TRAIL
BY JIM BYERS
We start at Dashe, which grows its grapes up north but does all the crushing and bottling at their location on Fourth St., just a few steps from the busy 880 Freeway. We try a lovely, dry Riesling and a wonderful Carignane red wine from 130-year-old vineyards. They also do a great Petite Sirah.
Clara Willard, the tasting room manager, tells us they only use French oak barrels for aging as they’re trying for more of a light, European style of wine versus some of the heavy California varieties winemakers often favour.
“We get a lot of folks from Oakland, Berkeley and Alameda,” she tells us. “They don’t want to drive to go wine-tasting, so they like to come here and hang out with friends.”
2016 Dry Rosé of Barbera, Clarksburg
There is no greater joy than a sipping cool, crisp pale rosé on a warm day. The lovely complex flavors of the wine, the crisp acidity balancing the round texture of the wine, and at the end, the clean, lovely, fruity finish of the wine. We love rosés and have for many years since we first tasted a crisp, dry rosé in the south of France, at a restaurant overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, over 25 years ago.
- Mike Dashe
This year, we are celebrating the opening season of our Wine Garden by releasing our 2016 Rosé!
The first of its kind in Oakland, the wine garden will transform the way you spend your weekends. Bring your friends and make some new ones in the garden. Come by on Saturday, April 1st from 12-6pm for wines by the glass, we will feature live music and a food truck, more details to come.
Throughout the season, all tables are first come-first served and are communal. You are welcome to bring a picnic, and we are family and dog-friendly.
The Garden will be open Saturdays & Sundays from Saturday, April 1 thru Sunday, August 6.
Thank you to Mary Olin for the wonderful write-up on our Late Harvest Zinfandel! While our Wine Club Members purchased the last remaining 2014, our 2015 vintage is sure to please!
Mary Orlin is the wine and food writer for the Bay Area News Group and a James Beard Award and Emmy award-winning journalist, Certified Sommelier and WSET Advanced certified wine professional and frequent wine judge. Prior to joining the newspaper group in 2014, Mary contributed to local and national wine publications, and produced the wine TV show "In Wine Country" on NBC for nine seasons. Mary's journalism career began at CNN in Atlanta. She enjoys cooking and traveling throughout the world's great wine regions.