When an old friend volunteered to pick us up at the Marriott in downtown Oakland for an afternoon wine tasting, we assumed there would be a long drive to the fabled wine country up north.
Instead, we went not many blocks from downtown into a warehouse area and pulled up beside a modest building. Dashe Cellars, the sign said. We...
Dashe is hidden just around the corner from Nido restaurant it's not on a stretch of 4th that you'd happen to drive by chance. I tagged along with a friend who was comped to a free tasting with bottles by a wine club member (my impression is that tastings are free anyway?). You enter a great warehouse with giant barrels....
Dashe Cellars is tucked away in a mostly commercial and light industrial neighborhood, but the wines are first rate and the people are lovely. Plus, they put on wonderful events like crab and paella dinners!
Especially recommended: any of their delicious rosés.