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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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Oakville Grocery Stuffed OlivesOakville Grocery Stuffed Olives

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 Grocery Stuffed OlivesOakville Grocery Stuffed Olives

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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Oakville Grocery Stuffed OlivesOakville Grocery Stuffed Olives

Oakville Grocery 12 Days of Christmas

Day 12: Tuesday, December 24

Each day - for the next 12 days - we will feature a new, unique gift idea from Oakville Grocery.  Today, we're featuring Anette’s Brandied Harvest Brittle

We’re ending the list on a truly delicious, sweet note with a bag of Anette’s Brandied Brittle.  This would highlight anyone’s stocking or holiday table.  Made from dried apples, pistachios, cranberries, pumpkin seeds, California brandy and various spices, the brittle reminds you of warm fires, good friends and laughs all around.  Available in stores.  6oz. $12.00.

 

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Oakville Grocery 12 Days of Christmas

Day 11: Monday, December 23

Each day - for the next 12 days - we will feature a new, unique gift idea from Oakville Grocery.  Today, we're featuring our Denim Apron and Potholder

For the cook in your life, the new Oakville Grocery denim apron is heavy-duty and will stand up to any messes in the kitchen.  Both the apron and potholder are from the Mi Cocina brand and look as stylish as they are strong.  The apron features five pockets for all your cook’s tools.  Available in stores.  Apron: $120.00.  Potholder: $40.00.

 

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Oakville Grocery 12 Days of Christmas

Day 10: Sunday, December 22

Each day - for the next 12 days - we will feature a new, unique gift idea from Oakville Grocery.  Today, we're featuring the "Sweet Spot" Gift Set

Do you have a sweet tooth on your list? The "Sweet Spot" gift set – one of our customer favorites - contains an Oakville Grocery coffee mug and coaster, B toffee and Dick & Taylor chocolate almonds in a premium gift box.  Available in stores and online.  $60.00.

 

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Oakville Grocery 12 Days of Christmas

Day 9: Saturday, December 21

Each day - for the next 12 days - we will feature a new, unique gift idea from Oakville Grocery.  Today, we're featuring the Oakville Grocery Distressed “Trucker Style” Hat

Here's another stocking stuffer coming your way by way of our Oakville Grocery trucker style hat.  Distressed just a bit, this hat looks wonderful on both men and women, and the mesh back is a plus in warmer months.  Made by Camp David.  Available in stores.  One size. $20.00.

 

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Oakville Grocery 12 Days of Christmas

Day 8: Friday, December 20

Each day - for the next 12 days - we will feature a new, unique gift idea from Oakville Grocery.  Today, we're featuring the Little Apple Ginger and Hibiscus Cider Vinegar Shrub

Calling all mixologists:  Essentially a syrup with concentrated fruits and vinegar, shrubs are the highlight of any cocktail.  This one is our #1 selling shrub and is a blend of tangy hibiscus and warming ginger that makes it tart, fruity, floral and a little spicy. Available both in stores and online. 12.7oz.  $27.50.

 

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Oakville Grocery 12 Days of Christmas

Day 7: Thursday, December 19

Each day - for the next 12 days - we will feature a new, unique gift idea from Oakville Grocery.  Today, we're featuring Coffee for Two.

Curl up by the fire with a couple of Oakville Grocery coffee mugs and roasted coffee.  Our mugs are heavy duty and hold in the heat.  Our coffee comes in three different blends – Pinot Noir Roast, Cabernet Roast, and Syrah Roast – and will surely please any coffee lover’s palate.  Available in stores. Coffee mugs come in a number of styles and colors. 

 

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Oakville Grocery 12 Days of Christmas

Day 6: Wednesday, December 18

Each day - for the next 12 days - we will feature a new, unique gift idea from Oakville Grocery.  Today, we're featuring the "A Few of Our Favorites" Gift Set. 

A Few Of Our Favorites gift set includes: Our own special blend Oakville Grocery Napa Valley Rub, our Herbes De Provence Sea Salt, Grove 45 estate-grown extra virgin olive oil (315ml), bamboo dual-sided salt cellar, and a jar of our favorite new touch of California spice - the sweet & spicy Piment d’Ville – all tucked into a handy, jute Oakville Grocery tote bag. Available in stores and online. $125.00.

 

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Oakville Grocery 12 Days of Christmas

Day 5: Tuesday, December 17

Each day - for the next 12 days - we will feature a new, unique gift idea from Oakville Grocery.  Today, we're featuring our selection of new Oakville Grocery hoodies.

We’d love to convey how insanely warm and cozy these hoodies are, but our words would not do them justice! These heavy sweatshirts come in a variety of colors and sizes and feature the iconic Oakville Grocery logo on the front.  Available in stores. $68.00.

 

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Oakville Grocery 12 Days of Christmas

Day 4: Monday, December 16

Each day - for the next 12 days - we will feature a new, unique gift idea from Oakville Grocery.  Today, we're featuring a Pasta Dinner for 4.

Oakville Grocery can cover all your pasta dinner needs with our new Crushed Organic Tomato Sauce, Community Grains Organic Spaghetti, Allstar Organics’ Organic Italian Basil, and a Cabernet Sauvignon from one of our featured local producers. Available in stores. Sauce: 16oz. $16.00.  Pasta: 10oz.  $10.00. Basil: 5oz.  $14.00.  Wine: Selection Varies.

 

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Oakville Grocery 12 Days of Christmas

Day 3: Sunday, December 15

Each day - for the next 12 days - we will feature a new, unique gift idea from Oakville Grocery.  Today, we're featuring our Organic Jalapeño Hot Sauce.

Here’s an excellent stocking stuffer for those who like it hot! Sprinkle on your favorite dishes; it’s just the right amount of “kick.”  Available in stores. 5oz.  $12.50.

 

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Oakville Grocery 12 Days of Christmas

Day 2: Saturday, December 14

Each day - for the next 12 days - we will feature a new, unique gift idea from Oakville Grocery.  Today, we're featuring 2 Varieties of Stuffed Olives.

Ask anyone on our staff and they will vouch for how delicious these olives are.  One version is stuffed with almonds and the other with tangy blue cheese. Since they’re preserved in natural, low-salt brine (almonds) and oil (blue cheese), you can taste the essence of the fruit itself.  Gift this to your favorite foodie or serve as an appetizer at your next holiday gathering.  Available in stores. 7.5oz.  $12.50 each.

 

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Oakville Grocery 12 Days of Christmas

Day 1: Friday, December 13

Each day - for the next 12 days - we will feature a new, unique gift idea from Oakville Grocery.  Today, we begin with Oakville Grocery Cheeseboards and Serving Boards.

Give our favorite serving boards this holiday season.  Made from bamboo – a sustainable, highly renewable material – and featuring the iconic Oakville Grocery logo, this paddle server, for example, will display beautifully on any holiday table. Available in stores and online.  4" X 22". $20.00.

 

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Beaujolais Nouveau Has Landed

Beaujolais Nouveau, made from Gamay grapes and originating in the Beaujolais region of France just north of Lyon, has arrived at Oakville Grocery.  The most popular vin de primeur, a wine fermented for only a few weeks before its release to the public, Beaujolais Nouveau is released each year on the third Thursday of November.  

Stop by to pick up a bottle such as this one by Bouchard Aîné & Fils for the remarkable price of $13, and pair it with something tasty such as our "Everything" bagel!

 

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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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The Muffaletta Returns!

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.