There are now eight wineries in a two-block area in West Berkeley, with four others just a few hundred feet away.
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Crush season means taking delivery of grapes, de-stemming and crushing them, by foot or machine, and getting the fermentation started.
Covenant is making its first wine in Berkeley after moving from Napa — kosher, but not just for Jews says co-owner Jeff Morgan.
Both in his choice of grape and the way he markets his wine at Justice Grace Vineyards, Eric Cohen is all about rooting for the underdog.
Two under-the-radar West Berkeley wineries — one named for a famous fan — are worth making a detour for.
OUT: BRASA / IN: BRAZIL CAFÉ Brasa, the Peruvian restaurant at 1960 University Ave., next to Slow, is closing in late July. Brasa, which specializes in rotisserie chicken, opened in early 2012 after owners Christopher and Veronique Laramie closed their original restaurant in the same location, eVe, and re-opened as Brasa. A staffer at the restaurant […]
Chris Brockway, the founder of Broc Cellars in Berkeley, is man with a point of view when it comes to making wine, a trait he admires in other winemakers.
MORE TO DRINK IN THE DRINKS DISTRICT The San Francisco Chronicle named Chris Brockway A Winemaker to Watch in January and named his 2009 Broc Cellars Vine Star California Red one of the top wines of 2011. Now Brockway is opening a tasting room at Broc Cellars at 805 Camelia St. on weekends from noon to […]
The exterior of Berkeley’s Donkey & Goat winery is urban in the extreme. Its entrance sits behind steel doors in a concrete tilt-up building on Fourth Street, and the front door looks out on a parking lot. Interstate 80 is less than 1,000 feet away. But inside, the eight-year old winery is a throwback to […]