Get ready for an afternoon of fun in Oakland on the NEW Urban Wine Trail!
Recently, I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon in Oakland exploring the NEW Urban Wine Trail. What is the Urban Wine Trail, well it’s exactly what it sounds like a group of wineries and tasting rooms set in an Urban (Oakland) setting sharing wine, great hospitality and unique experiences with guests.
The super photogenic wall outside of the winery. For sure a great spot for an Instagrammable photo moment!
First stop was the Brooklyn West Winery. They’re located in a historic building, actually one of the oldest buildings in the area which is super beautiful and the interior of the tasting room has a great loft like feel to it I loved. 4338, 201 3rd St, Oakland, CA 94607
Cheers to an afternoon of wine, fun and girl time. My friend Ashley was a fabulous partner in crime posing for pictures, tasting wines with me and making the afternoon a lot of fun! It’s for sure more fun to wine taste with a friend.
The line up of my favorite Brooklyn West Wines, the Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay (obviously have I met a Chardonnay I don’t love) and the Rose.
Next stop was lunch at Chop Bar. This is around the corner from Brooklyn West Winery so perfect if you do a similar itinerary that we did. It’s very important on a day of wine drinking to eat lots of food so you have a full tummy. The food was yummy, service friendly and it was pretty full so a great spot in the area. 247 4th St, Oakland, CA 94607.
Two Mile Wines
The next stop was Two Mile Wines which was located in Oakland’s Uptown Zone. This was super cool as it’s not only a tasting room, it also a shares space with an art gallery so there are rotating artists in residence in the space. As you’ll see below, it makes for a super beautiful tasting experience. And the wines are also quite interesting and yummy. Who knew you didn’t have to go all the way to Napa or Sonoma to enjoy great California Wines in super cool, chic settings! 477 25th St, Oakland, CA 94612
Our third and final winery stop was at Dashe Cellars, literally .5 a mile from Two Mile Wines so a super easy walk or short drive if you have a car. This setting is more of a warehouse feel with a bar, and some cute tables set up to sit, taste and relax. The wines here included a few varietals, I really enjoyed the extensive Dry Creek Zinfandels as that seems to be what they’re known for. They have 3 different ones all which are unique, yet tasty in their own way so be sure to try one when you visit. 55 4th St, Oakland, CA 94607
How cute is this scooter? What’s more perfect that an adorable Vespa in my favorite color!!
Minimo Wine Shop
Our last stop was Minimo Wine Shop which was very different than the first three wine bars or wineries we experienced, yet just as amazing and special in it’s own way. This is a wine shop in that it sells great wines in a super minimal, beautiful setting. However, my favorite part was their wine bar in the back where guests can enjoy a flight (like we did on American Rose day) which is offered on Saturdays from 12-7pm for $15. Or grab a glass, some snacks and relax. We arrived around 4pm on a Saturday and it was already quite crowded and by 5:00pm even more bustling. If you want interesting, unique, delicious wines in a stunning setting (almost feeling a bit museum like) which makes sense after learning the owner used to work at a museum check out Minimo Wine Shop. Be prepared to buy a bottle or two of their well thought out, small-production, independent wine assortment. 420 3rd St, Oakland, CA 94607
The fabulous Rose flight I tasted during our visit.
Even their signs are minimal and chic. Every detail here is so so thought out and curated. I love it!
The delicious spread we enjoyed during our tasting. After a few hours between lunch and 3 wine tastings this was very much needed and so delicious!
All smiles at the last stop of this incredible afternoon. It really goes to show how getting out of your usual routines (mine being a trip to Sonoma or Napa) and exploring something new and exciting like The Oakland Wine Trail can lead to a fun, delicious afternoon just a few miles from home!
Thanks to Oakland Convention and Visitors Bureau for collaborating on this sponsored blog post.
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