The weather is great and the grapes are happy! Harvest time is around the corner and we need our beautiful Wine Garden to make some space for the 2017 vintage. We will be closing our Wine Garden for the season on Saturday, August 5th 2017. Come party with us, bring some friends, drink some wine and enjoy our beautiful outdoor patio!
Don't miss out on a day of fun where wine will be poured! For the occasion, we will be releasing our brand new 2016 'Les Enfants Terribles' Grenache!
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Welcome to Wine Country! Oakland's Urban Wine Trail is wine country with an urban twist. Stop by our winery while traveling the trail for a chance to see winemaking in action. Our Tasting Room is right in the middle of our Winery... come harvest-time you'll be able to see the grapes and smell the fermentation!
ALE, WINE TRAILS REVEAL OAKLAND'S UNIQUE LOCAL FLAVOR
Imagine tasting wines in unusual spaces like renovated warehouses, art galleries and on a waterfront on an estuary. When you follow the Oakland Urban Wine Trail, that’s exactly what you’ll discover, with nine wineries set in the city proper, including popular destinations like Jack London Square and the historic Swan’s Market.
As a collaboration between the Visit Oakland tourism organization and winemakers of Oakland, the entire trail can be toured over a relaxing two or three days, including time to eat at area restaurants, visit art galleries, and shop at local boutiques in between tastings.
Thank you, Sara Schneider of Sunset Magazine, for the wonderful article. We've been making single-vineyard zinfandels for over twenty years; our goal has always been to create elegant wines with intense fruit flavors that are long-lived and well balanced and we very much appreciate that you've included us in your list of outstanding zinfandels!
Click Here to learn more about Sunset Magazine's pick, our 2014 Old Vine Zinfandel, Todd Brothers Ranch.
WHY YOU SHOULD PUT ZINFANDEL BACK IN YOUR WINE ROTATION
BY SARA SCHNEIDER
Wine fads come, and wine fads go. I remember as if it were yesterday a colleague saying, “Hey, I’m interested in this Merlot I’ve been hearing about!” (That was about 25 years ago, and we all know how that turned out.) One California wine, though, has survived the crushing vicissitudes of history: It’s Zinfandel, and it’s having a new, and notable, moment as one of the state’s most interesting reds.
The 2017 vintage is shaping up to be quite a beautiful one in the vineyards. Mike and Anne Dashe take the newest members of the Dashe Team; Tasting Room Manager Clara Willard, and Wine Club Manager Stephanie Sawyer, on a springtime field trip to see the magic in action.
2014 Zinfandel, Todd Brothers Ranch | 90 Points
Supple and bright, with cherry and cinnamon aromas and sleek raspberry, dill and anise flavors. Drink now through 2023. 260 cases made.
2014 Zinfandel, Florence Vineyard | 90 Points
Focused and sleekly structured, with floral cherry and pomegranate aromas and crisp cranberry, anise and white pepper flavors. Drink now through 2024. 181 cases made.