Description of a visit to Revolution Winery & Kitchen, where members of the Renaissance Society, A Cook’s Tour of Sacramento class enjoyed wine and small bites during a recent class.
A good-sized crowd of Renaissance Society members attended the recent “class” at Revolution Winery & Kitchen located in Midtown Sacramento. This semester A Cook’s Tour of Sacramento is studying wine and wineries.
The class was held in the back room of the urban winery-bistro that contains the barrels and equipment used to make its wines. Members of the class had a choice of three wines (red, white, pink), and a series of delicious small bites were served over the course of the two-hour event.
We utilized wooden barrels placed around the room as tables to place our glasses and plates upon, as the majority of the class remained standing and milled around the room chatting.
A handful of chairs were made available – and were welcomed by several members of the class, including one member who is 99 years young. As I made my way to the bar to secure a second glass of wine for her I admit to hoping that if I make it to 99 that I am still able to enjoy a glass of wine – or two!
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Coleen, the Revolution Winery winemaker, spoke briefly to the class about the wine making process at Revolution Winery and answered questions.
Revolution Winery sources all of their grapes locally to produce their wines, and they crush, ferment and bottle right there in Midtown Sacramento. While there are several retail outlets that stock Revolution wines (Raley’s, Sacramento Food Co-Op), and a few restaurants that serve Revolution wines from time to time (One Speed, The Waterboy), the majority of the wines produced are served and/or sold at the S Street facility. I should also make mention that Revolution wines are served at B Street Theatre at The Sofia.
While you can buy a bottle(s) of wine at the Revolution Winery & Kitchen, Coleen specifically made mention that the facility largely has their wines on “tap” as opposed to bottled. Borrowing the concept from European wineries, the owner made the decision to do likewise as a means to prevent waste. A very practical decision it seems to me.
See related blog post: Revolution Wines – Sacramento Restaurants
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Revolution Winery & Kitchen Snapshot:
- 2831 S Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
- (916) 444-7711
- Hours: Monday – Thursday (11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.); Friday – Saturday (11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.); Sunday (10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
- Small shared parking lot, street parking
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