WINERY ON TAP!
When you visit Acheson Wine Co. at 19th and Q St, you are visiting a real winery and real tasting room. We make the wines locally and sell them in re-usable flip top 1 Liter bottles. Both our wine making and delivery method is completely sustainable! We have eliminated all excess waste from the normal winery concept.
Were not a wine bar, we are a winery. You’re buying wine direct from the folks that make it.
CAN I BRING IN MY OWN EMPTY BOTTLE TO FILL WITH YOUR WINES?
Sorry, but no. According to US Liquor Law, all wines must leave our Tasting Room in an Acheson Labeled bottle. We are super sticklers for obeying US Liquor Law so if this makes you mad or frustrated, please call your Congressman or run for office. If we can get the law changed, we will be even more environmentally friendly!
SHOULD I RUN MY ACHESON BOTTLE THROUGH THE DISHWASHER?
We suggest that you don’t. Simply rinse with water and bring back into the Tasting Room. We have a professional machine that is designed for the beverage industry which we will put your bottle through prior to re-filling. Only takes 90 seconds and is much more effective than your home dishwasher. If you don’t have 90 seconds, we are happy to exchange your bottle for a new one.
DO YOU DELIVER?
YES!! We deliver within a 3 mile radius of the Tasting Room now and have plans to expand this as we grow. All you need is a valid ID to prove you are of drinking age and we will bring your wine(s) of choice over. Just add your address and this site will let you know if you are within the delivery zone. If you are not, just give us a call at (916) 329-8929 and we will do our best to get your wines to your door.
I ALREADY HAVE A BOTTLE AND WANT TO RECEIVE A DELIVERY, DO I HAVE TO PURCHASE ANOTHER ONE?
No – We will pick up your empty and replace with a new bottle. Just like the old time milkman!
HOW LONG WILL MY WINE LAST?
It depends on how many friends you are drinking with! LOL Seriously – Unopened, the wines will last a few weeks or so before they begin to oxidize. Longer if you put them in the refrigerator! Do note that our wines are meant to be consumed right away. We do not suggest trying to age them extensively in a cellar. Our wines are bottled from our tap system in the Tasting Room when you order, so they are the freshest possible.
WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR GRAPES?
With over 40 years of combined experience and contacts in the CA wine business, we leverage our relationships to find the best sources. Ask anyone behind the bar at Acheson Wine Company about the specific wines on tap today and they will be able to bore your socks off with the details of their provenance.
DOES YOUR WINE CONTAIN SULFITES?
Yes! Sulfur Dioxide is a preservative that is used in the winery prior to kegging as well as a natural occurring compound that is created during the fermentation process. We make stable, great tasting, fresh wines. Not using SO2 would put this at risk.
HOW SHOULD I STORE MY WINE?
In a glass with plans to place into a mouth immediately! We make wine to be consumed right away, but if you must know; there are three things which cause wines go bad quick. Sunlight, Vibration and Rapid Change in Temperature. Keep your wines in an interior closet and cover them with a towel – Bam! Instant wine cellar! (note - on top of the fridge is the worst place ever!)
CAN I BRING BACK BOTTLES FOR A REFUND?
Unfortunately not – Only to be refilled. We encourage our clients to take ownership of the glass and re-use them again and again.
DO YOU OFFER WINE CLASSES?
Sure! And Virtual Tastings!
Give us a call at (916)329-8929 or email us at [email protected] for more details!