Urban Winery – A Spontaneous Stop

The best stories are ones that aren’t planned.  R & I, luckily, have quite a few of those!

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Last Friday, as we were strolling the streets of San Francisco we stumbled upon something new; Bluxome Street – an urban winery. What’s an urban winery you ask? Well, it’s like any other winery, but instead of being out in the wine country, it’s in the middle of one of busiest metropolitan cities of the world. Apparently, the concept isn’t completely new. Bluxome Street winery has been open since 2011, but it was definitely new to us…

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IMG_0260As we entered the gorgeously designed space, we were immediately intrigued by the fact that just like other wineries, the wine is made, stored & aged right in the urban location. As we are both wine lovers, we just had to sample what Bluxome Street winery had to offer.IMG_0309The tasting room is an Instagram/Pinterest ideal setting. Big wine barrels made into bar tables, a beautiful inside outside style picnic benches and the most gorgeous lights made from vintage glass wine containers. At the end of the room a giant glass wall separates the tasting room and the wine aging area. Absolutely stunning… It really embodies like an urban winery!

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The decor was absolutely amazing but what about the wine? R & I shared the portfolio flight to have a taste of an array of their wines. As we were chatting away with the friendliest and most welcoming staff, we got to know more about each wine, the story of the winery and it’s founder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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With each sip, we were surprised by the quality and flavors of the wine. To be completely frank, we weren’t expecting much from an “urban winery” as we are spoiled by the Napa wine country which is so close to us… but we were wrong. So wrong in fact, that some of the wines we tasted from Bluxome Street Winery were among the best we’ve had. The sauvignon blanc, my personal favorite, was so refreshing yet complex, it rivaled the top tier wineries. The 2013 Sonoma Coast pinot noir was outstanding and the rose would make a great drink for a hot summer day!

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It was completely random, but we were so happy we found this little gem. The wine was delicious and the ambiance was even better. Now that we know of Bluxome Street winery, we’re planning on becoming regulars!IMG_0343

We sipped our last glass and head to the pier where we had a delicious seafood dinner with an exquisite view of the bay.

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  1. May 30, 2016 / 7:58 am

    I love your outfit, beautiful!The button up shirt dresses up the shorts and sneakers a bit and I love the addition of the western belt! My hubby and I are lovers of wine and love visiting wineries. What’s next on our must do list is a wine tasting at a vineyard! Thanks so much for sharing, girlie, and I hope you’re having a great start to your week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 31, 2016 / 9:22 am

      If you ever get the chance to visit California, you should stay in Napa for a few days. It’s where all the wineries and vineyards are. You’ll love it!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  2. May 30, 2016 / 9:04 am

    The Urban Winery sounds wonderful! I’m a wine lover too and I really enjoy visiting wineries 🙂 Your outfit is gorgeous! I’m loving your denim shorts and the black belt is so chic!

    Have a great week dear!

    El xxx

    http://www.elsfashionfix.co.uk

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 31, 2016 / 9:22 am

      It was indeed wonderful and so convenient in the middle of the city. Thank you El!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 31, 2016 / 9:23 am

      Thank you! I’m glad you do!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 31, 2016 / 9:27 am

      Thank you so much!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 31, 2016 / 9:31 am

      Thank you Filipa!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  3. May 30, 2016 / 10:12 am

    First of all you look stunning as always!
    I love going to the wine tasting too. when you only have a sip of wine, you start appreciating wine more and see the difference between them. What’s your favourite wine?
    Yukova by Yuliya Oleynykova

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 31, 2016 / 9:40 am

      Thanks Yuliya! I agree with you! I’m a big wine lover, my favorites are Sauvignon Blancs, Cabarnet Sauvigon, I also love rose and other types too. It all depends on the wine itself. What’s yours?

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 31, 2016 / 9:40 am

      Thank you for stopping by!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  4. Gabrielle
    May 30, 2016 / 10:33 am

    How lovely to have stumbled across this place – I can imagine what a great experience it must have been! You look so, so beautiful in these images, by the way 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice | Twitter | Instagram x

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 31, 2016 / 9:41 am

      I was lovely indeed, nothing better than an unplanned adventure! Thank you Gabrielle!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 31, 2016 / 9:42 am

      Thanks for stopping by Nada!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  5. Yana
    May 30, 2016 / 10:33 am

    This looks like so much fun. You look beautiful. 🙂

    LifeOfArdor.com

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 31, 2016 / 9:42 am

      It was indeed! Thank you Yana!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  6. Amy Arnold
    May 30, 2016 / 11:08 am

    Loving your shorts and double buckle belt. This looks like a cool place!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 31, 2016 / 10:03 am

      Thanks Amy. It was such a cool environment indeed!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  7. May 30, 2016 / 11:14 am

    love this oufit bebe! perfect photos! ♥

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 31, 2016 / 10:03 am

      Thank you so much Claudia, I’m glad you do!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  8. May 30, 2016 / 11:27 am

    Love this simple and casual outfit! I need one of those belts for myself. Super trendy!

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 31, 2016 / 10:03 am

      Thanks Candace!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 31, 2016 / 10:04 am

      Thanks Joel, I’m glad you do!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 31, 2016 / 10:04 am

      I did! It was so much fun and good wine!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  9. Lenya
    May 30, 2016 / 11:59 am

    Sounds like you had a fun time. Loved what you chose to wear. Happy Memorial Day, Tamara.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 31, 2016 / 10:05 am

      Thank you Lenya!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  10. May 30, 2016 / 1:38 pm

    How cool 🙂 And I love your outfit. You look great!

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 31, 2016 / 10:06 am

      Thank you Charlotte, I’m glad you love it!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 31, 2016 / 10:07 am

      Thank you Diana!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 31, 2016 / 10:08 am

      Thank you Paola!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 31, 2016 / 10:09 am

      I’m so glad I’ve found it too! Isn’t SF the prettiest?

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 31, 2016 / 10:09 am

      Thank you Katherine, these sneakers have been such a great find!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 31, 2016 / 10:09 am

      Thank you Inez!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  11. May 30, 2016 / 4:41 pm

    Although I don’t drink, the Urban Winery sounds wonderful and sounds like you had a fun time. Love what you’re wearing.

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 31, 2016 / 10:21 am

      Thank you Ann-Marie!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  12. May 30, 2016 / 6:32 pm

    What a cool place to discover! Sounds like you guys had a great time. I love your denim shorts and your double buckle belt, so cool and chic!
    Have a great week!

    xo, Jackie
    stylemydreams.com

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 31, 2016 / 10:22 am

      We did have great time. I’m glad you like them Jackie. Have great day!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  13. May 30, 2016 / 7:28 pm

    i have yet to try a wine tour when i travel!! it looks so beautiful there!! thanks for sharing these pictures!

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 31, 2016 / 10:24 am

      Even if you don’t like wine you should definitely visit and tour a winery, it’s such a great experience.

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 31, 2016 / 10:25 am

      Thank you Yuka,it did look like a Pinterest dream!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

    • Tamara
      Author
      May 31, 2016 / 10:25 am

      I absolutely did, thank you Steph! Have a wonderful day!

      XoXo,

      Tamara

  14. May 30, 2016 / 9:58 pm

    Such a cool casual look! I love Napa, but yeah it’s a bit far to travel so this downtown winery sounds great !

    xo
    http://style-hue.com/

  15. May 30, 2016 / 11:40 pm

    The interior of the place looks good – something you’ll definitely want to try out!

  16. May 30, 2016 / 11:52 pm

    I love to visit wineries, because it’s always fusion of a great place and an amazing taste. Beautiful photos and your outfit is perfect!

    Daniela

    http://www.smellofjasmine.com/

  17. May 31, 2016 / 2:33 am

    Wow, love the interior! And your outfit is fab!

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  18. May 31, 2016 / 3:57 am

    what a perfect find! i love when we stumble upon places like that! gorgeous!!

  19. May 31, 2016 / 4:26 am

    It’s so true! The best stories are spontaneous! I don’t think I would ever stop at a winery but it is just stunning! Wow! And you look beautiful in denim and white <3

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

  20. May 31, 2016 / 7:13 am

    Gorgeous photos! I’ve heard so many wonderful things about Bluxome Street and have yet to check it out. I love the idea of urban wineries & breweries! My boyfriend loves 2013 Pinots so that sounds right up his alley. Loving the belt, as well! xx

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  21. May 31, 2016 / 7:39 am

    Heaven for a wine lover! Your photos and outfit are beautiful!

    Ela BellaWorld

  22. May 31, 2016 / 8:59 am

    Tamara, you look stunning! Love these pics and SF is one of my fave cities! Can’t wait to be there in July and I’ll be sure to check out this amazing place! Thanks for sharing!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

  23. May 31, 2016 / 10:01 am

    Your outfit is so adorable! <3 Love the pictures.
    Please check out my blog too. That are absolutely stunning photos!

    violaroth.com

  24. sasha
    May 31, 2016 / 10:44 am

    What a fabulous winery! Spontaneity is near and dear to my heart! I love it! Great post girlie 😀
    xoSE
    sashaelizabeth.com

  25. May 31, 2016 / 10:52 am

    You look very beautiful and that outfit is very casual-chic! Wine tastings are a lot of fun, it fascinating to learn more about the history of the wine and how it’s made!

    xo
    http://www.carinavardie.com

  26. May 31, 2016 / 12:59 pm

    This place looks incredible! I love your simple, chic outfit!
    Kierra x Lavishingg

  27. May 31, 2016 / 2:23 pm

    Wow! And I was JUST in SF for the holiday weekend… Will remember for next time!

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  28. May 31, 2016 / 4:38 pm

    Such a lovely post, your outfit is gorgeous! Your blog is lovely too, would love to follow each other.. let me know! x

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  29. Lindsey Elyse
    May 31, 2016 / 6:23 pm

    Looks like an absolute gem! I love the pictures. I’m personally not much of a wine person but I always love the ambiance of wineries!

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

  30. May 31, 2016 / 6:49 pm

    So nice! Once I stumbled upon a little bread bakery. It was such a simple place. They only sold bread not even any drinks and the line up was out the door. The ambiance was really nice it looked like a warehouse made into a bakery. The little things are what matter -Annabel from Beauty At Its Finest

  31. May 31, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    Such a great casual outfit. I like your stacked bracelets too for a bit of colour. It sounds like you had a wonderful time at the winery.

    Away From The Blue Blog

  32. May 31, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    This winery location looks gorgeous and you look just as beautiful as well. I have a similar pair of boho belt and I’m soo obssesed with it. Great look!

    xx
    atsunamatsui.com

  33. May 31, 2016 / 9:40 pm

    I ADORE your outfit, the choker, the sneakers, the white button down…complete perfection!

  34. May 31, 2016 / 11:47 pm

    your outfit is gorgeous! i love the pictures 🙂

  35. June 1, 2016 / 6:49 am

    First, you look gorgeous! And this place is so Instagram worthy! I love how it looks and I would love to try out wines there 🙂

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  36. June 2, 2016 / 8:19 am

    Sucha good find! Excited to check this out soon! xx

  37. June 8, 2016 / 12:32 pm

    This look is perfect. White button downs are so timeless and I love the way you’ve styled this one. This day sounds dreamy…the strolling, the tasting, the dinner on the bay. So lovely, and thanks for sharing it.
    XO,Gina
    http://www.classyeverafterblog.com

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