East Bay Vintner's Alliance Presents the 5th Annual "Passport to the East Bay Wine Trail"
East Bay Vintner's Alliance along with 21 urban wineries are opening their doors Saturday, May 12, 2012 for a wine trail extravaganza like no other.
- Oakland, CA (1888PressRelease) May 07, 2012 - The East Bay Vintner's Alliance, whose member wineries are located in Oakland, Alameda and Berkeley are please to announce their 5th annual "Passport to the East Bay Wine Trail" to be held Saturday, May 12, 2012.
Wineries are no longer relegated to the rolling vineyards of wine country. Many wine producers have found refuge and inspiration amongst the pavement of industrial warehouse districts, establishing their winemaking facilities in the East Bay. And in effort to showcase the diversity in East Bay's winemaking scene 21 wineries, some of which are not normally open to the public, will be pouring their wares at ten locations, within about ten miles of each other. Join East Bay Vintner's Alliance on Saturday, May 12, from 12-5pm for the 5th Annual "Passport to the East Bay Wine Trail".
From Berkeley to Oakland to Alameda, there is an abundance of wineries doing their thing in an urban setting. You can sample some amazing wine-- whether it be Zinfandel, Petit Verdot, Cabernet, or Viognier-- all without the pressure or price of Napa Valley.
The participating wineries include Andrew Lane, Aubin Cellars, Blacksmith Cellars, Carica Wines, Ceruitti Cellars, Dashe Cellars, Ehrenberg Cellars, Irish Monkey, JC Cellars, JRE Wines, Periscope Cellars, Prospect 772, R & B Cellars, Rockwall Wine Company, Rosenblum Cellars, Stage Left Cellars, Stomping Girl Winery, Tayerle Wines, Two Mile, Urban Legend and Urbano Cellars.
Each location will be offering appetizers to pair with the wines. Participants will receive a passport booklet detailing all the wineries, along with a souvenir Reidel wine glass.
Tickets are priced at $40 in advance (May 7-9) and $50 at the door of a host winery. Tickets may be purchased online at www.eastbayvintners.com. When you visit the website, you will choose your starting location, allowing you to map your path for the day. To encourage responsible drinking, designated drivers pay only $10. Also, for participant's convenience a shuttle bus ($10 pass fee) between wineries, BART, and the Oakland Ferry will be provided.