January 26th, 2013
Getting Crabby Can be a Good Thing
It's winter in the Bay Area, which means it's crab season! Join us for our 3rd Annual JC Cellars Crab Feed. Featuring cracked San Francisco Dungeness crab, premium JC Cellars wine and an assortment of other goodies like side salads & of course dessert.
When: Saturday, January 26th from 5 - 8pm
Where: JC Cellars Winery - 55 4th Street, Oakland
Cost: SOLD OUT
January 2nd, 2012
Open Thursday 12/22 12p - 5pm
Open Friday 12/23 12p - 5p
Closed Saturday 12/24
Closed Sunday 12/25
Open Thursday 12/29 12p - 5p
Open Friday 12/30 12p - 5p
Open Saturday 12/31 12p - 5p
Closed Sunday 1/1
December 23rd, 2011
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December 11th, 2011
On Dec 10th join your fellow foodies in touring 7 of the best of East Bay’s wine scene including your favorite JC Cellars.
Click here to read the whole article from Edible Easy Bay's latest on-line edition
Hey, this is Edible East Bay editor Cheryl Koehler telling you I’m absolutely sure there's nothing you would rather do on Saturday December 10 than join us for a treasure hunt! Right? I took some friends out on a little preliminary research at a select group of East Bay urban wineries rumored to have some gems at their tasting bars.
“We drove under the water and popped out somewhat magically at the 15, 000 square foot aroma-therapy cavern that JC Cellars and Dashe Cellars share,” he says. “The rows of oak barrels and machinery are a stunning backdrop to the modestly elegant tasting bar, partitioned off by a wall reminiscent of a stage set. The casual atmosphere is very appealing to wine sippers from novice to expert.”
Greeted by the JC Cellars wine bar manager Kerry Black, we learn that the condo-dwelling residents of the neighborhood have been gradually discovering the wineries here while walking their dogs, so don’t be surprised if your shoes get sniffed while you’re going in for a taste.
However, it’s Chad who is sniffing hungrily as we lean into the bar, tasting the JC Cellars 2010 rosé that winemaker Jeff Cohn creates from that same trinity of Rhone grapes. I found it as perfectly dry and delicious as a good Rhone-style rosé can possibly be, and even though it’s offered at an affordable $16, it stands proudly beside Cohn’s handsome Rhone-style reds, such as “First date” and “The Imposter.”
As I purchase a bottle of the JC rosé, Chad is carried off in ecstasy by JC’s 2006 Late Harvest Viognier from the Ripken Vineyard in Lodi.
“It is, in a word, spectacular; honeyed yet lively, layered and thick and yet its taut spine of acid is the continuous focal point. Initially (if briefly) I was fooled by the unctuous palette, but quickly realized that this is not merely the key to a hedonistic pleasure garden, but a serious wine that rivals many from the northern Rhone.”