Rosenblum Cellars Tasting Room Moves to Jack London Square

Rosenblum Cellars, the noted Alameda winery and California Zinfandel pioneer, has moved its East Bay tasting room location to Jack London Square on the Oakland waterfront.

Rsenblum Cellars has moved its East Bay tasting room location to Jack London Square on the Oakland waterfront. Photo by Melanie Schafer

BC Staff Report
 
Published: August, 2014
 

Rosenblum Cellars, the noted Alameda winery and California Zinfandel pioneer, has moved its East Bay tasting room location to Jack London Square on the Oakland waterfront. This new location is just three miles from Rosenblum’s former Alameda site and conveniently accessible by public transportation, including BART and the ferry, which are just steps from the new door.

Jack London Square features a number of award-winning restaurants, artisanal shops, live music venues and a farmers’ market. The new location has a stunning view of the San Francisco Bay and is perched on the active Oakland waterfront with its marina and bike paths.

The tasting room’s new address is 10 Clay Street, adjacent to the ferry terminal at Jack London Square, and it is open seven days a week, Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tastings are $15 per person and are free for wine club members.

Rosenblum opened in Alameda with a dockyard winery and tasting room more than 30 years ago. For many years Rosenblum Cellars maintained two visitors’ centers: the original Alameda location and a Rosenblum North location on the square in Healdsburg. After a hiatus, the Healdsburg tasting room reopened last October. “We are thrilled to offer our loyal Rosenblum fans visitors’ centers in both locations once again. Rosenblum is proud and committed to its roots in the urban East Bay. More than half of Rosenblum’s wine club members live in the Bay Area, so finding a new location nearby was a priority. Both the Jack London Square and the Healdsburg locations are popular destinations, so we have the perfect opportunity to introduce Rosenblum to new consumers,” said Brigid Harris, a general manager at Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines.

Rosenblum Cellars focuses on Zinfandel and a smaller production of Rhône-style wines. Partnering with more than 50 grape growers in premium viticultural regions around California, the company’s wines have garnered rave reviews from critics, and the influential Wine Spectator has called Rosenblum Cellars “a mecca for Zin-fanatics.”

 

Rosenblumís new location is just steps from the Oakland Ferry Terminal. Photo by Melanie Schafer

Rosenblum Cellarís new Oakland tasting room location offers tastings for $15, which are free for their club members. Photo by Melanie Schafer