There are two sides to the world of wine. There is the side seen daily by the public which is all romance: beautiful surroundings, staff members who draw you in with their knowledge and passion, the food pairings, tastings rooms and the like. Then there is the universe the winemaker lives in: worrying about weather and soil, fungus and low yields, 16 hour days during harvest in the hot sun, and that’s just the beginning. Honestly, making wine is very hard work. All of the winemakers I've known have never complained to me about any of it. In my opinion, there are few professions with more dedication to what is truly an art form. Every wine professional I know is in it because they love it.
For those who live in the Sacramento area, Revolution Wines has found a way to bring these worlds together to bring a touch of wine country to our fair city. Revolution offers more than some of the tasting rooms in the surrounding wine country; be it Napa or Sonoma, or producers closer to home like those in Plymouth or Placerville. When guests crave more than a liquid diet on their visit, there is a little bistro available with selections ranging from extravagant cheese plates to things like lamb sliders and portobello French dip sandwiches. The average tasting room offering is usually water and crackers.
Many busy people don't have the opportunity to take a picturesque drive to a winery as often as they'd like. Having a place like Revolution so close by serves as an escape and can be a nice mid-week break from mundane routines. Whether you sit at the bar inside or on the beautiful outdoor patio you'll encounter friendly staffers eager to answer questions for you. On occasion Revolution even offers live entertainment.
Revolution offers flight tastings of white, red and dessert wines. It doesn't matter if you are a novice or an avid lover of wine you will absolutely have your expectations exceeded. Be sure to check their ever -changing website for Friday night specials where the staff will pair an entree with a glass of wine for $15, trivia night announcements and wine dinners at very affordable prices. Revolution is truly the closest thing to having the joys of wine country in your backyard.