Sunday School

Our Sunday School wine classes are relaxed, social classes led by a sommelier around our communal table at 3:00pm every week. We pour four wines and talk together through the featured grape, region or theme. No experience (or attitude, or anxiety) is necessary! Class is limited to 12 seats--first come, first served; sign-in sheets are set out at 1pm every Sunday, and you can call us or come in to provide payment and secure your spot!

Upcoming Scheduled Classes: 

  • June 4, 3:00-4:00pm: Advanced Blind Tasting - Ready to ball out? Feel confident in your blind calls and ready to work through a set of classic wines in a timed setting with less formal instruction? This is an amazing way to finely tune your palate and practice higher level blind tasting with a focused group of fellow students while tasting four wines (two themed whites and two themed reds) side by side. Examples of themed flights may be Italian Pinot Grigio vs. Alsatian Pinot Gris, Albariño vs. Grüner Veltliner, Crianza vs. Reserva Rioja, or Brunello vs. Barolo. - $25
  • June 11 through September 3: Summer Vacation Series! - Whether you're heading on a grand California road trip this Summer, doing up a deluxe European tour, or even if you're stuck at home for the next three months, you can still join us on an ab-fab excursion to our favorite wine regions by way of our Summer Vacation Sunday School Series! First up, we'll tour four of California's classic wine regions, then jaunt over for a quick taste of Germany before we hop over to France and end in Italy. In each class, we'll taste four classic regional wines while we learn about the local winemaking culture and wine styles. Plus, for whenever you do make it to said region in the flesh, we're including a list of our favorite producers in that area with contact information for setting up your own visit. See below for each date's specific class!
  • June 11, 3:00-4:00pm: Summer Vacation Series Part I: Mendocino with Winemaker Martha Stoumen - See above for the Summer Vacation Series details - $25, or buy the Summer Rail Pass!
  • June 18, 3:00-4:00pm: Summer Vacation Series Part II: Napa with Winemaker John Lockwood from Enfield Wine Co. - See above for the Summer Vacation Series details - $25, or buy the Summer Rail Pass!
  • June 25, 3:00-4:00pm: Summer Vacation Series Part III: Santa Barbara with Winemaker Gavin Chanin of Chanin Wines and Lutum Wines Josiah Baldivino... So sorry about Gavin; he called us two days before class to cancel :( - See above for the Summer Vacation Series details - $25, or buy the Summer Rail Pass!
  • July 2, 3:00-4:00pm: Summer Vacation Series Part IV: Sonoma with wine writer Elaine Chukan Brown (aka Hawk Wakawaka) - See above for the Summer Vacation Series details - $25, or buy the Summer Rail Pass!
  • July 9, 3:00-4:00pm: Summer Vacation Series Part V: Germany with Bay Grape's own amazing Delia Sie, fresh off a trip to Germany - See above for the Summer Vacation Series details - $25, or buy the Summer Rail Pass!
  • July 16, 3:00-4:00pm: Summer Vacation Series Part VI: Champagne with Master Sommelier Emily Wines - See above for the Summer Vacation Series details - $30, or buy the Summer Rail Pass!
  • July 23, 3:00-4:00pm: Summer Vacation Series Part VII: Burgundy with Donny Sullivan, co-owner of The Source Imports - See above for the Summer Vacation Series details - $30, or buy the Summer Rail Pass!
  • July 30, 3:00-4:00pm: Summer Vacation Series Part VIII: Rhône with Master Sommelier Jim Rollston of Manresa Restaurant and former intern at Thiérry Allemand in Cornas - See above for the Summer Vacation Series details - $30, or buy the Summer Rail Pass!
  • August 6, 3:00-4:00pm: Summer Vacation Series Part IX: Provence with Anthony Lynch of Kermit Lynch Wine Importers - See above for the Summer Vacation Series details - $25, or buy the Summer Rail Pass!
  • August 13, 3:00-4:00pm: Summer Vacation Series Part X: Piedmont with Certified Sommelier Davis Smith, fresh off a harvest job at Cantina del Pino in Barbaresco - See above for the Summer Vacation Series details - $30, or buy the Summer Rail Pass!
  • August 20, 3:00-4:00pm: Summer Vacation Series Part XI: Veneto with Sommelier Shelley Lindgren, owner and wine director of A16 and SPQR - See above for the Summer Vacation Series details - $25, or buy the Summer Rail Pass!
  • August 27, 3:00-4:00pm: Summer Vacation Series Part XII: Tuscany with Sommelier Shelley Lindgren, owner and wine director of A16 and SPQR - See above for the Summer Vacation Series details - $25, or buy the Summer Rail Pass!
  • September 3, 3:00-4:00pm: Summer Vacation Series Part XIII: Campania with Oliver McCrum of Oliver McCrum Wines - See above for the Summer Vacation Series details - $25, or buy the Summer Rail Pass!