Classes & Tastings

We are mega-easy-going (though we do come with credentials: The majority of our staff is a Certified Sommelier or higher through the Court of Master Sommeliers!). Our goal is to help you drink better and feel happy about it. Join us for relaxed, casual, social and educational wine classes and tastings. These are a great way to meet new friends and neighbors while also learning a bit about wine!

No advance reservations are accepted; tastings are drop-in, and classes are first come, first served (sign-in sheets are set out two hours in advance on class day). See below for our weekly schedule and more details...

Want to give a class as a gift? The easiest way is to purchase a gift card! Recipients can pay for classes, tastings, wine, beer, cider and soda (whatever their little hearts desire!) with gift cards. 

Want to host your own party here or get a private wine class? Drop a line to stevie [at] baygrapewine [dot] com.

Sunday School Classes, 3:00-4:00pm

  • Sit-down class with a sommelier
  • Themed by grape or region... or something else we're excited about at the moment...
  • 4 wines for $20-30 depending on selection
  • Limit 12 seats--first come, first served; sign-in sheets are set out at 1pm every Sunday
  • Upcoming schedule here

Monday Blind Tasting Classes, 7:00pm-9:00pm

  • Sit-down class with a sommelier, generally geared toward introducing students to "wine tasting" vocabulary and how to evaluate the site, smell, taste and structure of a wine in preparation for blind tasting
  • 6 wines (poured blind) for $30
  • Limit 12 seats--first come, first served; sign-in sheets are set out at 5pm every Monday
  • More advanced students or studying somms are also welcome to blind taste independently between 12pm-6pm Mondays. We're also hosting Advanced Blind Tasting classes on the fourth Sunday of each month! Check out the full Sunday School schedule for class dates. 
  • More details here

Wednesday Seasonal Pairings Tastings, 1:00pm-9:00pm

  • Educational tidbits on drinking and eating seasonally at a low-key, drop-in tasting (no reservations needed)
  • Featuring our favorite wines intended to go with seasonal recipes and local produce included in the week's CSA box (sign up for weekly pickups from Full Belly Farm at http://FullBellyFarm.com/join-our-csa/)
  • 2 wines for $10
  • More details here

Thursday Beer Tastings, 1:00pm-9:00pm

  • Educational tidbits on beers from smaller producers or harder-to-find bottlings at a low-key, drop-in tasting (no reservations needed)
  • Featuring a flight of three craft beers themed based on whatever we think is exciting right now--a style, place, ingredient, producer, the season... or our mood!
  • 3 beers for $10
  • More details here

Saturday Tastings, 1:00pm-9:00pm

  • Educational tidbits at a low-key, drop-in tasting (no reservations needed)
  • Themed based on whatever we think you might get excited about right now... (a particular region, grape, style, story, winemaker, the weather, etc....)
  • 3 wines for $15
  • Upcoming schedule here