Visit our tasting room in Oakland where we pour everything from Aglianico to Vermentino.

What's so exciting about Italian grapes? It's the enormous variety and interesting styles. From crisp, lean whites to fresh and bright lighter red wines like Dolcetto or Sangiovese, all the way through to bold red wines like Refosco, Sagrantino, or Nebbiolo which pair beautifully with so many kinds of great food.

Why isn't Dolcetto wine sweet? What does Nebbiolo taste like? Try before you buy!

It can be difficult to buy new wines that you've never tried before. So, we invite you to join us for our outdoor wine tasting in Oakland, where you can try the many different varieties and styles of wine that we make. We are happy to let you enjoy some sunshine and sip through a flight of six wines, and we are also happy to go deep and talk about native grape regions, soil types, winemaking, and food pairings.

 

Visit our outdoor tasting room

Our tasting room, nestled in a cozy alley in Oakland's Temescal neighborhood, offers just the right casual environment for enjoying wines just as they were intended in Italy — accompanied by nibbles and good company. We always have cheese plates available, and when you buy two bottles, we will comp the tasting fee!

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Tasting Prima Materia wines in the Temescal wine ally

Prima Materia's tasting room is open on the weekends between 2 - 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

 

We are located at 482 49th Street, at Telegraph Ave. & 49th in the Temescal Alleys of North Oakland, behind Esqueleto and Shoe Palace in the shorter alley, which is toward Telegraph Ave. from the main alleyway.

 

We offer two different flights of 6 wines to try. We only have outdoor seating, so please consider the weather when visiting. Rain cancels service unfortunately.

 

Children and dogs are welcome, a sample menu is below, and we are all vaccinated.

Wheelchair accessible tables are always available. Please let us know your accommodation needs in the request space when booking a reservation.

Other places to try Prima Materia wines

If you're looking for a Bay Area waterfront location where you can while away an afternoon sipping Sangiovese or Barbera as the yachts sail by, head over to Riggers Loft in Richmond, where they feature live music and great food.
 

Riggers Loft, Richmond CA

To view Prima Materia's tasting room hours Prima Materia's tasting room is open on the weekends between 2-6pm on Saturday, and 2-6pm on Sunday. We are located at 482 49th Street, at Telegraph Ave. & 49th in the Temescal Alleys of North Oakland, behind Esqueleto. We offer two different flights of 6 wines to try, and for every two bottles purchased we'll comp the price of one tasting flight. We only have outdoor seating, so please consider the weather when visiting. If you want to try Refosco, or talk Italian grapes with Pietro, this is the place to go. Cheese plates are also available. Children and dogs are welcome, a sample menu is below, and we are all vaccinated. ​ Wheelchair accessible tables are available. Please let us know your accommodation needs in the request space when booking a reservation.

Sample tasting room menu 4-1-2022