The VINE at Bridges
Author: Al Butler
The VINE at Bridges is located in the historic district of downtown Danville, directly behind its sister establishment, the famous Bridges Restaurant. The nightlife scene at The VINE provides an intimate setting that allows for quiet conversation amidst the tasting of fine wines. In contrast to livelier late night establishments, this wine bar has an elegant ambiance that is perfect for romantic evenings on the town.
The wine list at The VINE offers a selection of over 40 wines by the glass or half glass, all of which can also be sampled in a wine flight which consists of 3 half glasses of different wines. Wine tasting is always available and provides the opportunity for customers to try several different varietals while receiving education from the certified wine specialists on staff regarding the different wineries and wine regions. The staff at The VINE has over 40 years of experience in the wine industry and they take pride in providing wine knowledge to their customers. Wine classes are also offered throughout the year and include everything from the introduction to wine tasting to wine and food pairing tips and specific wine attributes based on the region from which they derive.
The VINE at Bridges boasts a selection of over 400 wines on retail at the adjoining wine shop, including several from the Napa and Sonoma wine regions of California. The wine bar also specializes in locating small production and other rare wines from all over the world, which is sure to delight wine collectors and enthusiasts in search of the hidden gems.Owners of The VINE also own the popular Danville establishment, Bridges Restaurant, which sits adjacent to the wine bar. Though The VINE does not have its own kitchen, they offer the entire Bridges menu, along with a few specialty items specific to the wine bar.