Those on the lookout for a good — nay, a great glass of wine would do well to focus their attention on the East Bay. While San Francisco might steal some of the spotlight with high-end pours and legacy wine merchants, across the water in places like Oakland, Berkeley, Danville, and more, a rowdy wine scene that embraces the weird, wacky, and wonderful has emerged. Some of the East Bay’s most well-known wine bars embrace natural wines or lesser-known wine regions, and the area has offerings for nearly every kind of wine drinker. The core of the wine scene is centered around Oakland and Berkeley, but there are surprising sips to be found across the region. These are just a few of some of the exceptional East Bay wine bars.
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