An urban boutique winery-bistro, Revolution Wines has been producing wines from grapes grown in local area vineyards since 2007 – Sacramento’s first full-scale urban winery since the prohibition era.
In addition to stopping by for a drink and bite you can purchase wine at the wine shop or become a member of the wine club and receive three or six wines quarterly – along with other membership perks.
The bar/bistro has large windows and lots of natural light, and the vibe is comfortable and welcoming. If the weather is nice you can sit outside on the patio Revolution Wines shares with Temple Coffee. Note: If you are not into wine no worry – you can order a beer.
I had purchased a Groupon for two glasses of wine (up to $10 each) and two small plates (up to $10 each). There were plenty of wines to choose from at that price, and none of the small plates were over $10. The helpful waitress also informed us that we could also order a more expensive glass of wine – and then just pay the difference.
Reds dominate the wine list, but there are always several whites available as well. I enjoyed my choice of wine that day – a zinfandel made from grapes sourced in Amador County.
We ordered the asparagus salad (blue cheese, shaved fennel, shallot vinaigrette, lardon, pickled onion) ($10) and the mac and cheese (aged cheddar moray sauce, toasted bread crumbs) ($8), and then decided to add one more small plate – the house-cut fries with added garlic and parmesan ($8).
The asparagus salad was very good – the asparagus was done just right with a bit of crunch. There is nothing I hate more than overcooked asparagus.
The portion of mac (small shells) and cheese was generous. My friend, the mac and cheese connoisseur, noted that the dish was both light and creamy. I thought that the flavor was quite good, and the small shells made it easy to eat.
As to the house-cut fries – they were good, but nothing special. You can also order the house-cut fries with added creamy blue cheese and chili oil.
It had been a while since I was last at Revolution Wines – but it appears to me after this recent visit that they have really upped the variety and quality of food offerings.
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