Wednesday, 9 June 2010

The Vintage Wine Bar in Santana Row

The Vintage Wine Bar is a wonderful place to wile away a few hours enjoying some absolutely fabulous wines.  As well as wine by the glass, they offer "flights" of wine - three two ounce pours of wines that complement one another.  When we visited I sampled "White Crispies" a Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and a Falanghina.  My husband tried "Sideways", three wonderful Pinot Noirs  - one very curiously called "Pink Pig" from Jay McDonald at EIEIO wines (honestly!!).  Other flights amongst the eight on offer were "Chard in the City" featuring Chardonnays and "Golden Gate" featuring big gutsy reds.

The 'pours' were very generous, and you don't get the feeling anyone is measuring too carefully.  The atmosphere is friendly and unpretentious and service knowledgeable and attentive.  For those who don't have to worry about transporting it, wine is available to buy to take home as well.  They even offer very special wine clubs for those who want to purchase their selections on a regular basis.  They also run regular tasting events.

All of the wines we tasted were great, and if we lived more locally I'd definitely source wine from this wonderful company.  We visited twice on this trip to San Jose and definitely plan on returning next time.  And no, I wasn't paid for this post, I'm a real fan!

1 comment:

  1. That sounds like a lovely place! We don't have anything like that around here!

    Hope your having a better day!! :)


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