What ever happened to just having a glass of wine?

When I think wine bar, I conjure this image of a long, S-shaped granite bar with snooty people quaffing 2 oz. pours of wine confidently determining the residual sugar content of each, while signing up for Tuesdays class on Merlot. What ever happened to just having a glass of wine?

Think of us as your friendly neighborhood lounge, except we only serve wine...

I just wanted to create a place for a more sophisticated crowd (dare I say adults, maybe grown-ups) to hang out. There was no place in the city of Palo Alto (or anywhere else for that matter) for us 30, 40, 50-somethings to relax after hours. All the other “wine bars” are really just restaurants with a bar inside that serves wine, but then kick you out at 10pm when the restaurant closes.

Quality wine is found in many forms — It comes at different prices, from different countries, different regions, and different appellations within those regions. It comes in different colors and now even with different closures and packaging.

I don’t like anyone telling me what I’m supposed to like from a particular region, or in a specific price range. And I certainly don’t like “critics” telling me what’s good!

I don’t believe in limiting my guests’ selections to a certain region, nor a certain price range, nor even by what score a particular magazine, or “critic,” gives the wine. I want to give my guests the opportunity to taste wines from all over the world, in different price ranges, and judge for themselves.

We’ve created two distinctly different rooms...

The Bar Area

Sit and chat with friends, be little more loud, keep an eye on the scores on the flat-screen TVs — a more lively atmosphere.

The Back Room

The Back Room is quieter, no TVs, more intimate couples or groups.

The Wine Room is available for private parties!

An on-staff caterer and event planner are available to manage every detail of your party or event. Click here to find out more.