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Oakville Grocery Wine of the Week

Day 4: Monday, March 16

Each week for the following month, we will feature a staff-picked wine expertly paired with bites from our store. Check back each Monday for your tasty recommendation for the week.  Products are available onsite and (soon) on our website!

We finish off our Wine of the Week recommendations with the 2016 Depiction Wines Cabernet Sauvignon from St Helena.  The 2016 Depiction is the first release of the 750ml bottles and the first to feature a new "blank canvas" label.  It's a meticulously handcrafted wine that's decades age-worthy.  Only the best quality fruits were hand-picked for this bottling from an exceptionally low-yield, one-acre vineyard in St Helena.  This Cab is a pure expression of place and time that's terroir-driven.  It boasts plenty of fruit, beautiful acidity, persistence and elegance on the palate. Purchase onsite for $140 by the bottle.

Our final pairing is the Ah Nuts Candied Pecans and Walnuts.  The perfect addition to a salad or cheese board, these candied nuts are seriously addictive.  The Prager family has made fortified wine in the Valley since 1979, and their Port is especially popular.  To this day, the company is still family-run, and this mix of caramelized pecans and walnuts comes straight from Imogene Prager's kitchen in St Helena.    

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Pulled Pork Sandwich at Dry Creek Kitchen

March, 2020

Throughout March, Oakville Grocery, Healdsburg and Dry Creek Kitchen are partnering to offer a special food and beverage item at each property.

At Dry Creek Kitchen:

Oakville Grocery Pulled Pork Sandwich
Pecan-smoked port, mustard greens, pink rose radicchio, hazelnut-mustard emulsion, Windsor Brewing Company IPA BBQ sauce, Costeaux rosemary roll

Recommended Pairing: Windsor Brewing Company IPA

Sandwich only: $15.50
Pint of beer: $7.50 (Happy Hour) or $8.50 (Spirit Bar)
Sandwich-beer combo: $21

At Oakville Grocery, Healdsburg:

The Dry Creek Kitchen Sando
OGC finocchiona, speck ham, grilled artichoke, smoked mozzarella, basil, dandelion greens, OGC lemon oil, spicy mustard-marmalade

Recommended Pairing: 2014 DeLoach Vineyard Russian River Chardonnay

Sandwich only: $15
Wine by the glass: $15
Sandwich-wine combo: $26


Dry Creek Kitchen is located at 317 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg.  Visit its website for more information.

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Oakville Grocery Wine of the Week

Day 3: Monday, March 9

Each week for the following month, we will feature a staff-picked wine expertly paired with bites from our store. Check back each Monday for your tasty recommendation for the week.  Products are available onsite and (soon) on our website!

Today we introduce the 2016 Calmére Pinot Noir from Carneros.  Situated in the breathtaking rolling hills of Los Carneros, Calmére - which comes from the French words calm ("calme") and sea ("mer") - focuses on Burgundy varietals. This Pinot Noir was made with five different clones including clone 115.  It has a medium-plus body and shows an influence of oak barrel aging.  It's a lush and fruit-forward wine that's displaying juicy brambleberry, nutmeg, and vanilla notes.  Available onsite by the bottle for $45 or by the glass for $12. 

An excellent pairing for this Pinot is the Boont Corners Reserve Aged Tomme CheesePennyroyal Farms in Boonville makes this aged Tomme cheese with the milk from goats and sheep raised on its farm (farmstead milk).  Pennyroyal makes cheese 10 months out of the year, only taking a break in the two months when there is a lack of milk due to the kidding season.  Boont Corners Reserve is the most aged version of this cheese, taking on a deep flavor while retaining a pleasant creaminess.  Fans of pecorino, manchego or parmesan will love this cheese.    

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Oakville Wine Merchant Winemaker Dinner with KR Rombauer

UPDATE - MONDAY, MARCH 16:  For the safety of our guests, we have postponed this event.  We will reach out to you individually if you have already purchased tickets.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Friday, March 27, 2020
5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Oakville Wine Merchant - 7856 St. Helena Hwy, Oakville, CA
$90 per guest

We are thrilled to welcome host KR Rombauer for the inaugural winemaker dinner at the new Oakville Wine Merchant. We will showcase wines from Rombauer Vineyards, a family-owned Napa Valley winery started by his parents in 1980 that produces Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Zinfandel, and Cabernet Sauvignon alongside its notable Chardonnay from its 350 sustainably farmed acres in the Napa Valley and Sierra foothills.

The dinner will start with a reception from 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm, followed by a family-style dinner and a selection of Rombauer wines from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Only 32 seats are available!  RSVP here.  

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Oakville Grocery Wine of the Week

Day 2: Monday, March 2

Each week for the following month, we will feature a staff-picked wine expertly paired with bites from our store. Check back each Monday for your tasty recommendation for the week.  Products are available onsite and (soon) on our website!

This week we're featuring the 2014 "The Mascot" Red Wine, Napa Valley.  Will Harland started The Mascot label as an "experimental project, born of the desire to create a wine that (he) could share with friends."  This Cabernet Sauvignon is made with the younger vines of Harlan Estate, Bond, and Promontory.  Despite much anxiety surrounding the vintage due to an earthquake, early ripening, and hail storms, 2014 is proving to be a fine vintage without extreme heat and moisture.  This beauty shows red, blue, and black fruits with a good integration of oak.  Purchase onsite for $145 per bottle or by the glass for $40.

Pair this wine with Oakville Grocery Soppressata.  Made in partnership with Journeyman Meats in Healdsburg, our Soppressata is made with Zinfandel from our sister property, Buena Vista Winery in Sonoma, and just the right amount of chili flakes.  The Seghesio family behind Journeyman has made wine in the region for over 100 years and charcuterie as recently as 2011.  This Soppressata is from a one-of-a-kind recipe made only for us at Oakville Grocery, and is one of the best salamis you can find in Northern California.  

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Spring Locals and Industry Professional Night

Thursday, March 5

 

Join us at our Oakville location on Thursday, March 5, 2020, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Taste from a selection of wines and paired hors d’oeuvres and meet other industry colleagues, while tuning in to live music. Enjoy 20% savings on all merchandise, including tasting cards at neighboring Oakville Wine Merchant. Complimentary to attend. No RSVP required. Contact 707.363.9606 or edward.maass@oakvillegrocery.com for all inquiries.

The line-up has been announced!  We will welcome and feature the following local producers:

Arietta - Arietta, a family-owned Napa Valley winery, was born from a passion for music.  Caren Hatton, a Proprietor, will be presenting her and husband Fritz's beautiful wines including Quartet, a flagship red blend.  Arietta's winemaker is the accomplished Andy Erickson.

Tipp Rambler - Born from four people's love of sparkling wine, Tipp Rambler is a single-serving California Sparkling Rosé.  One of the four, Wendi Green, will join us to share her wine and her story.

Eighteen Vines - Featured as our Monday, February 24 Wine of the Week - Eighteen Wines is committed to a true expression of place and time and terroir.  Minimal intervention defines its winemaking. Winemaker Chris Albin will be here to showcase a single-vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir along with a Sonoma Coast Rosé of Pinot Noir.

Wingspan - Produced by Tessa Perlis and Aaron Pot, Wingspan is the result of Tessa's experience working The Ravens, her family vineyard in Calistoga.  Tessa will be on hand to introduce her Rosé and Old Vine Zinfandel.

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Oakville Grocery Wine of the Week

Day 1: Monday, February 24

 

Each week for the following month, we will feature a staff-picked wine expertly paired with bites from our store. Check back each Monday for your tasty recommendation for the week.  Products are available onsite and (soon) on our website!

We're starting the list off with the 2018 Eighteen Vines Chardonnay - Catie's Corner Vineyard, Russian River Valley, a single-designated vineyard Chardonnay that's crisp, fresh, and lively.  A cool climate and sandy loam soils provided an ideal growing condition for restraint, resulting in an elegant style of Chardonnay with less oak.  Since Chardonnay is a neutral varietal, the subtle oak allows the true fruit character of this varietal to shine.  Purchase for $28 per bottle.

We suggest pairing this wine with our Gremolata Castelvetrano olives.  Marinated in citrus zest, garlic, oregano, cumin, and olive oil, these are the most sought-after olives in the Bay Area. 

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New Oakville Grocery Products

We're excited to share some brand-new Kitchen & Home products with you!  We have a wide variety of Oakville Grocery products available in our stores as well as a small collection of rustic bags, chopping boards, and serving boards online.  We're continually adding new products, so keep your eye on our website in the coming weeks.  

Started your holiday shopping yet? We offer a number of sets ready-made for gifting.  See our collection on our Gift Sets page or visit one of our stores.  We can also custom-make one to serve your needs.  Just contact us, and we'll make it happen!  

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Sustainable Farming IRL

At Oakville Grocery, we pride ourselves in featuring products from local, small-scale artisans and supporting our local farmers and small businesses. Sustainable farming plays a big role in what we represent.  Not only does it help the environment, but it also gives our customers the opportunity to taste the essence of the food and the area we live in.

Our sister properties Raymond Vineyards and DeLoach Vineyards use biodynamic farming, and it shows in the quality of their wines and culinary creations. Obviously, biodynamic farming is not feasible for everyone, but there are some easy ways to incorporate biodynamic farming into your own lifestyle. 

Learn More

 

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After nearly a year, we've brought back the Muffaletta sandwich to our Oakville location. 

The New Orleans classic - piled high with prosciutto, mortadella, salami and provolone, and topped with an olive tapenade and Fresno aioli - has been an Oakville Grocery customer favorite for years, and, after numerous inquiries, we're bringing it back to our sandwich lineup.

Enjoy!

 

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Craft Espresso Beverages

We are the proud owners of a brand new Linea PB espresso machine.  Crafted by La Marzocco, which began in 1927 in Florence, Italy, this machine is known as an industry icon, and we're excited to use it in our Healdsburg store.

Come by for your coffee drink on your way into work or in the afternoon for a pick-me-up! 

We can smell the coffee already...

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1881 Napa Wins Prestigious Award

Our neighbor 1881 Napa has received the Regional Award of Merit in the Best of Wine Tourism Awards.  

Next time you're at Oakville Grocery in Oakville proper, why not stop by and check out their unique wine history museum.  Learn about Napa wine history and revel in the stunning interior, or make a reservation for a unique tasting.  Learn more here.  

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1881 NAPA

Visiting our Historic Oakville location? Take time to visit 1881 Napa, their special tastings offer distinctive wines from each unique Napa Valley appellation, allowing guests to discover its diversity, abundance, world-renowned terroir and deep history. 1881 Napa embodies the essence of wine country hospitality, making it a must-see, must-taste destination.