A question that came in last week reminded us of a very unusual wine tasting facility in California’s capital city…
QUESTION: We’re going to be spending some time in Sacramento, visiting the state capitol, the California State Railroad Museum and Sutter’s Fort. Are there any interesting places to go wine tasting in the city?
ANSWER Yes! Check out Old Rail Bridge Cellars, which has a tasting room on the 14th floor of the Elks Tower at 921 11th Street.
The location is significant because the tracks that cross the I Street bridge once linked Sacramento to the vineyards of Napa and Sonoma. Today, Old Rail Bridge Cellars brings top-quality winegrapes to Sacramento and transforms them into wine at a facility a few blocks away on 16th Street.
But be advised that you can’t just drop in. To make a wine-tasting appointment at the tasting room on 11th Street, known as the Penthouse Lounge, go to http://railbridgecellars.net/penthouse.