The Honey Wine Company Launches Flagship Tasting Bar Bee D’vine in San Francisco’s Famous Ferry Building
SAN FRANCISCO, December 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — In another historic first, after six years in the market, The Honey Wine Company is opening a one-of-a-kind downtown tasting bar that of San Francisco Ferry building.
Bee d’Vine is the first and only winery to have a wine-focused bar or tasting room in the Ferry Building. “It’s an honor, and our presence here is a testament to our precision winemaking and our unique and enduring offering of sweet, remarkably dry wines,” said Ayele Solomon, 2019 Food & Wine Magazine Tastemaker, and founding winemaker of Bee d’Vine. The building is also the site of a thriving Farmer’s Market three days a week where many San Franciscans and local chefs buy their groceries.
The tasting bar is about an hour’s drive from the company’s winery and winery located in the Sonoma Valley. The Honey Wine Company also has the distinction of being the first and only producer of honey wine in the prestigious Napa/Sonoma wine country. Tasting bar hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. everyday. The discounted happy hour tastings, aptly called the Honey Wine Hour, take place Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Customers of the tasting bar can taste and buy wine to take away or ship for themselves or as a gift. The bar has attracted a mix of brave wine, beer and cider connoisseurs, foodies and the after-work crowd, all of whom want to experience something new.
“We want to accommodate everyone’s schedule to meet in our bar and mingle as they experience our unique barrel-aged honey wines,” Solomon said, “so we’re offering Honey Wine Hour twice daily for discounted tastings.
“The non-sparkling Brut is the most popular – it’s exciting to see the wonderment of the ‘wow, honey-no-sweet’ expressions,” added Solomon. “We ferment all the sugars in the honey, so all you taste is the delicate nectar of the flowers – which nobody in the world makes like us. It’s a hit, especially for people who want a sweet alternative to the tannins of bitter grapes.”
The tasting flight includes the four varieties, all of which taste completely different from each other: Brut (dry) still and sparkling and Demi Sec (semi-sweet) still and sparkling. Customers who come with at least one partner, friend or colleague can take advantage of the group discount.
Shipping is simplified using the company’s custom-developed app, which facilitates international and US shipping. Four options are available for domestic shipping: ground $20 flat rate, plus three days, two days and one night at reasonable prices. Customers can join the Bee d’Vine mailing list and the wine club, Club d’Vine, using the app.
Bottles are available chilled for immediate enjoyment with your dinner, to enjoy on the ferry ride or in many fine restaurants, and with produce from downtown vendors. San Francisco, including The Honey Wine Company‘s neighbors in the Ferry Building. These include Larder Meatballs, Cowgirl Creamery, Hog Island Oysters, and The Slanted Door, all of which are within walking distance.
Other items for sale include the Society’s Prix Gourmand-winning book, “The Celebrated Story of honey wine” and unique traditional antique berele vials of Ethiopia, exclusively used for drinking honey wine. Both are $10 each, though the book is available for free e-book and audiobook downloads at DiscoverHoneyWine.org. Iconic I❤️ HW Hand Illustrated Organic Cotton T-Shirts Sell For $55.
The 375ml version is priced at $24750ml to $39and the limited Double Magnum edition at $249. Sparkling versions are $49. A tasting flight is $12 per person. Bee d’Vine is also available worldwide through its website, beedvine.com.
For more information on the wines, to request samples from the media and professionals, or to speak with Ayele Solomonplease email [email protected].
SOURCE The Honey Wine Company