Downtown & Vine
1200 K Street #8
Sacramento, CA 95814
I recently traveled to Sacramento on business, but found time to get to San Francisco before and after my trip, at which time, I found the Press Club that was previously reviewed. I wasn’t sure what I would find in Sacramento, but I found this gem of a wine bar. I have to admit I was there in the afternoon and it was not very busy, but I suspect that was more about the time of day than the popularity of this great spot.
D&V is a little different than most wine bars. It is not your typical place that carries wine bought from some distributor and then sold to us winos. Instead, it is like a tasting room, just not in wine country itself. They are a tasting room for about six or seven different vineyards. They had some that I heard of and some that are in smaller release so it was great to try some new stuff. Our wine steward was Jeffrey, a recent transplant from New York and he was very helpful. I had a flight of reds that did not disappoint. It was a nice contrast to other wine bars where you get a pinot from this vineyard and a chard of that vineyard. Here, you get all of the offerings from a particular vineyard.
The next time you are in Sacramento, head down by the capitol and check out this great little spot. I am sure to be back there later this year and will make sure I stay within walking distance.