Virage wines are also sold in California through a small network of passionate retailers.
601 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94709
John Gillis (510) 848-8003 (direct) Mon—Sat, 10am—6pm
This shop in the vibrant “Gourmet Ghetto” carries some of the best Burgundies on earth, plus a few excellent domestic selections. I buy anything John Gillis tells me to try. Apparently I’m not the only wine-lover to appreciate the experience of NBW:
“Tasting through the North Berkeley portfolio is a breathtaking and re-energizing experience.” —Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
953 Harrison Street, San Francisco
Great selection, bustling, serious shop with passionate staff. A wine shop for serious buyers – good wine, good pricing, no frills.
Mission Wine & Spirits Walk through the ‘liquor store’ to the ‘back room’ of the flagship Pasadena store for the extensive fine wine selection. Great help available from knowledgeable buyer Robert Tapia. Fun Friday evening tastings.
Pasadena: 1785 East Washington Blvd. (626) 794-7026
Glendale: 825 W. Glenoaks Blvd. (818) 242-0683
Sherman Oaks: 3654 Burbank Bl., 91401 (818) 785-6529
1114 Mission Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030
(866) FOR-WINE (367-9463)
A boutique fine-wine retailer on Mission Ave in charming South Pasadena. Owner/operator Chris Meeske hand selects wines from around the world, and offers a wine bar with flights and tastings changing constantly with the season and new finds.
2411 E Pacific Coast Hwy Corona del Mar
Four young local guys partnered to offer a hip, stylish environment to relax, shop, have a glass of great wine, or stay and taste and have dinner at the bar. Casual food is outstanding and great value. Focused on hand-crafted, limited-production wines, they have excellent access and top quality offerings. Widescreen TV. Love to come here with my sports-loving brother and taste something special.