Saturday Tasting Flights

Our Saturday Tastings are low-key, drop-in tastings (1:00-9:00pm; no reservations needed) featuring a flight of three wines for $15. We pour the wines for you along with brief, educational tidbits so you can learn a little while you imbibe.

Upcoming scheduled tastings: 

  • March 18, 1:009-9:00pm: The Great, Green Spain - Along the Atlantic Ocean and into Basque Country, the vineyards of "Green Spain" are kept cool and damp thanks to frequent wind, fog and mist blowing in off the water. The wines, then, tend to be lighter, tarter, fresher than fresh and remind us of springtime. So fitting for this time of year! - $15
  • March 25, 1:00-9:00pm: Meaty Mourvèdres - The Mourvèdre grape is seeing a bit of a renaissance in California, with some fantastic old-vine sites turning out incredibly expressive wines. But the grape's original homeland is in Spain, where it goes by Monastrell; from there, it traveled to France, where it picked up its more common name. And in California and Australia, it's sometimes called Mataro! We'll try three totally different examples that make you go Mmmm. - $15
  • April 1, 1:00-9:00pm: What a Fool Believes - Happy Beautiful Fool's Day! We've picked out three fun little surprise wines for you or your special fool. One's red, one's white, and one's pink... or are they? These wines are tricky, tricky! - $15
  • April 8, 1:00-9:00pm: Uphold Wines Release Party - We are SO very excited and proud to support the inaugural release of Uphold Wines, a brand new wine label created by Ryan and Megan Glaab of Sonoma's Ryme Cellars as a way to contribute to causes that uphold protection of the planet, women's rights and people's equality. The winery is donating 100% of the net profits from every bottle of Uphold Wines sold; funds go to organizations working to defend the foundation within these three categories. At this special Uphold release party, Bay Grape will also be donating 100% of the net profits from the tasting to these organizations. We'll be pouring all three Uphold wines as a tasting all day, and winemakers Megan and Ryan will be in the shop pouring from 4-7pm. Join us to taste and purchase in support! - $15
  • April 15, 1:00-9:00pm: A Sparkle in Your Eyes and Glass - Ever wonder how the bubbles got in that bottle? The short answer is hungry yeast, a feast of sugar, and a closed container. But there's more than one way to carbonate. Join us to learn about and taste the differences between sparkling wines made using three different methods: ancestrale, Charmat and Champagne. - $15
  • April 22, 1:00-9:00pm: Rosé Three Ways - Pink! Refreshing! Dry! And delicious! That's pretty much all anyone asks us for when it comes to summer's most popularly hued beverage, but there's all sorts of nuance in how our sunny-day favorite can get its color. Not to mention, different regions and production methods can dramatically affect its taste and increase this pink drink's versatility. - $15
  • April 29, 6:00-9:00pm: The 3rd Annual Pet Nat Zoo Party - Giddy up giddy up giddy up! It's the third anniversary of our fabulous Pet Nat Zoo! What on Earth is a Pet Nat Zoo, you ask? Pet Nat is shorthand for pétillant naturel, an early style of sparkling wine that predates Champagne. To make a Pet Nat, the winemaker bottles the wine before the hungry yeast have converted all the grape juice's sugar into alcohol. As the wine finishes fermenting in the bottle, a strong crown cap keeps the bubbles--and the very alive wine--trapped inside. A party full of these boisterous bottles can feel hectic and exciting, like a zoo in the most wonderful, exuberant way possible. Five dope winemakers will be en la casa this Saturday evening, sharing their winemaking stories while pouring their wild animals for you thirsty bubble lovers. - $25
  • May 61:00-9:00pm: Garnish with Garnacha - Whether you call it Grenache, Garnacha, Cannonau, or Alicante, one thing is certain: this baby is versatile and adored around the world. Did you know Grenache also comes in three colors? While genetically identical, Grenache Noir, Gris and Blanc all make for very different wines. This tasting will showcase one of each and an explanation of a little something called clonal mutations--yep, geeky and amazing. - $15