We are Real Live Human Beings, striving to say "YES" to all your wine needs.
We are an independent, family-owned affair; daring to demonstrate "The Wine Shop Difference" for wine lovers looking beyond the mundane and mass-produced.
We rent a very large space in Downtown Pleasanton (the original movie house!) in order to thoughtfully provide:
* Over 1,000 Great Wines from All Over the World - and we personally SHOW these to you!
* 6 Different Monthly Wine Clubs (members get 10% off TWS products!)
* A Mezzanine WineBar - New Menu Each Week!
* Themed Wine Classes and Wine Events
* Customized Wine Events for YOUR Private Group
* A Growing Array of Fine Meats, Cheeses, & Other Foods
* Wine Accessories - Useful and Whimsical
* 85 Temperature-Controlled Wine Lockers for Lease
* Gift Baskets and other Gift Wine Arrangements
* Shipping your wine purchases to anywhere legal
. . . And that's just the main floor!
Great Service (if not great hair): A TWS Specialty
Our Mezzanine WineBar
You will soon see a calendar of upcoming wine themes, deliciously different each weekend!
In the meantime, come upstairs to encounter a totally new wine menu every weekend, with wines by the glass and tasting flights to boot!
Our Mezzanine WineBar Hours:
Thursday and Friday: 5 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday: 1 pm - 8:30 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm
OUTSIDE OF THESE HOURS: If our mezzanine is not otherwise committed we'll be happy to have you upstairs anytime of the week, one way or the other!
Cheese and Meat platters also available for your snackin' pleasure!
No Corkage Fee for $25+ bottles purchased downstairs to be enjoyed upstairs
Customize YOUR Private Wine Event
"I hosted my sister’s baby shower in the Mezzanine Wine Bar and it was an amazing event! Jim was very accommodating and easy to work with. After a brief meeting with Jim to discuss budget and ideas for the event, he selected 5 outstanding wines and provided a delicious assortment of meats and cheeses that my guests loved. Jim and his staff were warm and attentive and everyone enjoyed the wine bar. It’s attractively decorated and the layout is great for mingling. Overall, The Wine Steward helped me put on a great event; excellent food, knowledgable and professional staff, totally affordable and fun atmosphere. I would happily recommend The Wine Steward to anyone and I look forward to hosting more celebrations there in the future."
We have a uniquely great venue for You and Yours:
There's something about hanging out on our mezzanine with a good bottle of wine, while enjoying the view of thousands more below . . .
Would you like to give your group a sit-down, class-style wine tasting - just for them? Shall we go to Spain? Italy? France? Compare "Old World" with "New World," perhaps?
OR - (a more common choice) How about lounging around with your colleagues/family/friends while we more "passively" provide great wine and nibbles to go along?
OR - how big is your group? - you could have both floors of a really cool, maneuverable wine shop for the evening, with several designated tasting stations! We can take good care of about 200 of you that way!
Short Story: Let's talk. Let's give your group their own customized wine time at The Wine Steward! We have the space. We have the knowledgeable and helpful staff. - And we obviously have the great wine!!
First bottle of 2016 Plus-de-Vie off the line today! Mourvèdre, Grenache, Syrah, and a pinch of Carignan! In October we will present the recently-bottled 2016 Domaine des Plus-de-Vie, our own contribution to the Rhone inquiry. But it may have to rest a little longer: “Bottle shock” has a hard-to-predict duration and PdV really needs a nap right now.