At a preliminary hearing discussion centered on whether wine was stolen or taken legitimately by three former employees of the West Berkeley winery.
The Berkeley winery’s owners were devastated to discover that former employees may have embezzled as much as $70,490 worth of wine.
Jared Brandt holds a container with Syrah grapes from El Dorado County. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Jared Brandt, the co-owner and winemaker of Donkey & Goat on Fifth Street in Berkeley, isn’t getting much sleep these days. It is harvest time all around California, and Brandt and his co-workers have spent hours driving to El Dorado […]
Center Street parking garage. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel CASHIERS NO MORE Laz Parking, which operates Berkeley’s three parking facilities, is installing prepay ticket machines in all of its garages, which should help eliminate that long backup of cars waiting to get out of the Center Street garage after a play or concert. Patrons can also just use […]
Jared Brandt, co-owner of Donkey & Goat, takes a wine sample from a barrel 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 […]
The patio outside Donkey & Goat on Fourth Street was transformed for its Spring Release party. Photos: Frances Dinkelspiel. Close to 400 people came to Jared and Tracey Brandt’s Donkey and Goat on Saturday to try the urban winery’s new spring releases and taste food prepared by chefs from Gather restaurant. Visitors got the chance […]