Wednesday, July 06, 2011

East Bay Vintner's Alliance to Host 6th Annual "Urban Wine Xperience" August 6th, 2011

On August 6th from 2:00pm-5:00pm the East Bay Vintner’s Alliance (EBVA) will host its 6th annual “Urban Wine Xperience” at the Jack London Pavilion in Oakland, CA. Over 20 urban wineries from the EBVA will pour a wide array of white, roses, reds and dessert wines for the public. Additionally, local eateries and food purveyors will team up with each winery, creating delicious bites that pair beautifully with the EBVA’s wine portfolio. Guests can enjoy the sunshine and dance to live music as they celebrate the urban wine scene and all things local. Jack London Pavilion is located at 98 Broadway, Oakland, CA 9460

The EBVA’s “Urban Wine Xperience” is a celebration of the urban wine scene in the East Bay where members showcase their handcrafted wines and pair them with delicious bites from local eateries alongside live music! Over 20 urban wineries from the EBVA will pour at the Jack London Pavilion offering a wide array of white, roses, reds and dessert wines. On this one special day of the year, guests can bask in the summertime weather, sip on the delicious wine, savor the local cuisine and enjoy live music on the sun-drenched deck.

Participating EBVA Wineries:
Adams Point Winery, Andrew Lane Wines, Aubin Cellars, Blacksmith Cellars, Carica Wines, Cerruti Cellars, Dashe Cellars, Ehrenberg Cellars, Eno Wines, Irish Monkey Cellars, JC Cellars, JRE Wines, Periscope Cellars, Prospect 722, R&B Cellars, Rock Wall Wine Company, Rosenblum Cellars, Stomping Girl Wines, Tayerle Wines, Urban Legend Cellars and Urbano Cellars.

Participating Local Eateries and Food Purveyors:
Angela’s Bistro, Bacanova, Bellanico, Brown Sugar Kitchen, Chop Bar, Fra’ Mani, Kincaids, La Farine, Miss Pearl’s Jam House, North Main BBQ, Otaez, Pappo, Paradiso, Pican, Wood Tavern, Zut, and many more!

Advance tickets can be purchased until July 31 for $40.00. Starting August 1, general admission tickets can be purchased for $60.00. Designated Driver tickets are $10.00. All tickets can be purchased at here.

Each ticket purchased includes a selection of over 20 wine tasting samples from participating EBVA wineries, summertime bites from local eateries and food purveyors as well as a souvenir wine glass.

The East Bay Vintner’s Alliance (EBVA) is a collection of twenty-three innovative, urban wineries spanning from Alameda to North Berkeley, and producing some of the highest quality wine through means of sourcing the best fruit and ingredients possible. Founded in 2005 and officially headquartered in Oakland, CA, the EBVA prides itself in being the “earliest group of modern age winemakers,” sourcing fruit from Oregon to Southern California, and as far away as the Rhone Valley in France. The EBVA uses both cutting-edge and traditional methods to create destination-worthy wines in an undiscovered, urban wine country.

Twenty-two wineries and seven tasting rooms make up the body of the EBVA producing over a hundred diverse award wining wines including Whites, Rose’s, Reds, Ports and fruit desert wines, using varietals from Barbera to Zinfandel, including, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Syrah, and Pinot Noir among others. The group’s biggest annual events are their “Passport to the East Bay Wine Trail,” each spring (March/April) and their “Urban Wine Experience (UWX,)” each summer (July/August.) “Passport” takes place at each of the seven tasting rooms that open for the public on this day, and the “UWX” is typically held in Jack London Square in Oakland and is in partnership with local East Bay restaurants, showcasing not only the wine of the EBVA but also the local cuisine pairings, and other various sponsors. For more information on the EBVA please visit

The event is sponsored by the Jack London Square, La Farine French Bakery, the Port of Oakland and Golden Gate Fields.

You can connect with the East Bay Vinter's Alliance on Facebook here or follow them on twitter here.

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