Now that restrictions are starting to lift, it is time to celebrate! And what's a better occasion than National Wine Day on May 25! So, I wanted to take this opportunity to list a few of my favorite San Mateo County wineries in hopes of inspiring you to join me in the celebration. Wineries and tasting rooms are now open indoors and outdoors, however many of them continue to offer wine delivery and/or local pickup for wine enthusiasts, check them out below!
FLYING SUITCASE WINES
Located in San Carlos, Flying Suitcase Wines has reopened for outdoor wine-tasting, with some limited seating indoors, and curbside pick-up. Due to limited capacity, reservations are highly recommended. Their tasting room hours are Saturdays from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm and Sundays from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. You may call (650) 636 6737 or Email Vikki for reservations.
Flying Suitcase Wines also continues to offer wine delivery to your doorstep! Keep in mind that they only deliver within the states of California and Oregon and you must purchase a minimum of two bottles. Buy a full case of 12 bottles (mixed or single varietal) and get 20% off by using promo code CASE20 at checkout. From white wine to rosé to zinfandel and more, they have a great selection for any wine lover!
RUSSIAN RIDGE WINERY
Also located in San Carlos, Russian Ridge Winery has opened its tasting room once again! Their tasting room hours are Saturday from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm and Sundays from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm for limited tastings. Russian Ridge is also offering curbside wine pickup and wine delivery as well. Curbside pickup hours are the same as the hours previously listed. To check out some of their great wine options, click here! I personally love their Zinfandel.
Domenico Winery is another great winery located in San Carlos, CA. This family-owned and operated boutique winery specializes in Italian varietals and has been making award-winning wine for more than 20 years. Domenico Winery is now open for indoor and outdoor dining once again and due to their current limited capacity, they only allow wine tastings with lunch or dinner purchase at their Osteria. The Osteria at Domenico is open Thursdays & Fridays from 4:00 pm-9:00 pm, Saturdays from 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm and Sundays from 10:30 am - 6:00 pm. You may also order for pick-up here.
CLOS DE LA TECH
Now, let's head over to Woodside, CA, where Clos de La Tech is offering their carefully crafted collection of over 800 boutique, family-owned and rare wines in their online wine shop. Clos de la Tech ships all wines right to your doorstep in the following states: Alaska, California, Washington D.C., Idaho, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming.
You may also pick up orders from the Half Moon Bay Wine & Cheese Company, where they are offering curbside pickup and FREE delivery on the Coastside from Pacifica to Pescadero. Make sure to give them a call at 650-726-1520.
Located in Downtown Half Moon Bay, Barterra Winery's brand new tasting room is now open for indoor and outdoor seating. Their tasting room is open Thursdays through Mondays from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Reservations are recommended (especially on weekends), but not required. Barterra Winery is also offering wine delivery and pick up when you order through their website or by phone at 650.712.1635. Make sure if you're picking up that you mark 'pickup' to avoid being charged for delivery. They offer free local delivery and shipping within California. Providing an array of red, white, and dessert wines, Barterra has you covered!
LA NEBBIA WINERY
Another great Half Moon Bay winery, La Nebbia Winery has also reopened and their tasting room is open Friday - Sunday from 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm. La Nebbia is also offering delivery anywhere in California, DC, Florida, and Minnesota if you order on their website. Wine pick-up at the winery is also available. If you're unsure on which wine to taste, I highly recommend their Pinot!
NOT A WINE PERSON?
No worries! A handful of our brewery partners are also offering convenient options. Freewheel Brewing Company is offering both food and beer for pickup! Half Moon Bay Brewing Company is also open for takeout, and delivery to those who live on the coast as well as through DoorDash. They have an amazing array of seasonal and small-batch brews if that sounds like your cup of tea!