Urban Wine ExperienceWhat are you up to this weekend?  If you’re in or around the San Francisco Bay Area, Saturday is your opportunity to check out the bustling East Bay urban wine scene at Jack London Square.

The East Bay Vintners Alliance hosts the 9th annual Urban Wine Xperience at Jack London Square Ferry Lawn, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 2nd.  Here, more than 20 East Bay urban wineries will pour their wares of red, white, rose and more – along with local food purveyors and live music.  Given the fabulous mid Summer weather, it should be a fantastic day!

The urban winery scene is hot hot hot right now, and Oakland & Alameda have more than 25 wineries, with several more labels being produced in the repurposed warehouses and old factories in the area.  Bringing grapes in from the best wine growing regions in the state, the East Bay Vintner’s Alliance supports local artisans, local restaurants, and local residents by providing a wine country experience ino ur backyards.

Current Alliance President Shauna Rosenblum of Rockwall Wine Company (yes, she’s one of those Rosenblums, and 100% fabulous) calls the Urban Xperience “the ultimate event to explore and discover the incredible array of high-quality and award-winning wines being produced right here in urban places in the East Bay, like Oakland, Berkeley and Alameda.”

Tickets are priced at $35 for wine club members of any participating winery, $45 for advance tickets and $60 at the door. Designated drivers receive discounted tickets at $15. Tickets can be purchased online atwww.brownpapertickets.com/event/667797.

Participating wineries include: Aubin Cellars, Campovida, Carica Wines, Cerruti Cellars, Chouinard Vineyard and Winery, Dashe Cellars, Ehrenberg Cellars, Eno Wines, Irish Monkey Cellars, JC Cellars, Lusu Cellars, Mead Kitchen, Paradox Wines, Periscope Cellars, R&B Cellars, Rock Wall Wine Company, Rosenblum Cellars, Stage Left Cellars, Stomping Girl Wines, Two Mile Wines, Urban Legend and Urbano Cellars. Urban Wine Xperience also provides visitors the chance to taste wines from wineries without tasting rooms or that are otherwise only accessible by appointment.



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