The Mountain Wines of Italy and France with Kermit Lynch

Saturday, June 10
3:30–5:30 pm

Flight of 6 wines for $25
Hors d'oeuvres by
Bartavelle Coffee & Wine Bar
2015 Valle d’Aosta “Petite Arvine,” Château Feuillet
2014 Alto Adige Sylvaner, Manni Nössing
2013 Alto Adige Sauvignon Blanc “Voglar,” Peter Dipoli
2015 Côtes du Jura “Mémée Marie,” François Rousset-Martin
2015 Alsace Pinot Noir, Kuentz-Bas
2014 Savoie Chignin Mondeuse “Vieilles Vignes,” A. & M. Quenard

Rose Tasting with Kermit Lynch and Author Katherine Cole

Saturday, May 27
3:30–5:30 pm
Flight of 6 wines for $25
Snacks by Bartavelle!

2015 Lambrusco Grasparossa di Castelvetro Rosato | Fattoria Moretto

2015 Reuilly Pinot Gris | Domaine de Reuilly

2016 Corbières “Gris de Gris” Rosé | Domaine de Fontsainte

2015 Toscana IGT Rosato| Sesti

2016 Bandol Rosé| Domaine du Gros ʻNoré

NV Vin du Bugey-Cerdon “La Cueille”| Patrick Bottex 

Southwestern France and Bordeaux Tasting with Kermit Lynch


Saturday May 13, 2017

With vigneron Philippe Bernède, winemaker and owner of Clos la Coutale and Château la Grave
Flight of 6 wines for $25
Snacks by Bartavelle!
2016 Graves Blanc, Château Graville-Lacoste
2015 Irouléguy Blanc “Hegoxuri”, Maison Arretxea
2014 Cahors, Clos la Coutale
2014 Cahors, Château la Grave
2013 Irouléguy Rouge “Haitza”, Maison Arretxea
2010 Lussac Saint Émilion, Château de Bellevue

Gold Bakery Cake Pop-up

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Rhubarb is here and then it's gone, just like this cake. 

For one day only, Gold Bakery will be selling dainty slices of its dark poppy cake with roasted rhubarb and rhubarb icing — a delicious pairing with our coffee. Slices will be available until they sell out; or, pre-order a 6" cake ($30) by contacting the bakery. Venmo, Paypal, cash, or card are all accepted upon pick up.

Kermit Lynch's 45th Anniversary Party

Oysters! Sausages! Wine!
Saturday, April 29th, 11a-4p

Our lovely friend and neighbor Kermit Lynch is celebrating its 45th year of business with an afternoon party in the parking lot. Curt Clingman and crew will be grilling oysters and sausages, and we'll be hosting the wine tent, uncorking some beautiful, fun bottles, and toasting another year of Kermit Lynch on the planet.

[Note: we'll be open that day with a small menu of coffee, pastries, and cookies. Come to the party! It will be fun.]


Biodynamic Wine Tasting with Kermit Lynch

So what does “Biodynamic” mean when it comes to wine? Come join us for a tasting of Kermit Lynch wines from Biodynamically-farmed vineyards, as well as an overview of some of the key tenets of Biodynamics and how they relate to wine production. 

March 25, 2017
3:30-5:30 pm
Flight of six wines
Hors d’oeuvres by Bartavelle

NV Clariette de Die Brut – Achard-Vincent
2015 Sylvaner “Les Vieilles Vignes” – Domaine Ostertag
2015 Faustine Blanc – Comte Abbatucci
2015 Pic Saint-Loup Rouge – Château Fontanès
2014 Bourgueil “Nuits d’Ivresse” – Catherine & Pierre Breton
2015 Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge “Les Laurentides” – Domaine Gramenon

Love = Action

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As we all adjust to the current “reality” in the country, we’ve been trying to stay connected and active without losing our bearings. At Bartavelle we are lucky in so many ways—we have a great crew of people who all love each other, and we have a bunch of wonderful humans to connect with every day—that’s right, YOU.
One way to move forward with love and intention is to give back when you can, which we are doing with a monthly action. For the month of February, we’re donating $1 to the ACLU for every Persian Breakfast sold, to help support their fight for justice for all.
Our Persian Breakfast is organic lebneh, creamy French feta, Persian cucumbers, fresh herbs, olive oil, house za’atar and house made fig jam. Served with warm pizza bianca from Acme Bread (OK, poetic license here, but it really works, trust us).
In addition, our sweet crew of baristas and cooks has gotten together and decided to do their own action: Cash tips on weekends in February will be donated to Centro Legal de la Raza. This past weekend people were very generous, and we all feel the love.

Za'atar and Marash Pepper For Home


We now have Marash pepper and our house blend za'atar available for you to take home!

Marash pepper, from Turkey, is one of our favorite things, adding magic pretty much wherever you want to use it. We love it on avocados and eggs, of course, but it's wonderful just about anywhere. $7 for a 3 oz. jar.

Our za'atar is made with dried thyme, sumac, roasted sesame seeds and Maldon salt. It's an important ingredient in our Persian breakfast, and you'll find lots of other uses. Salad dressings, yogurt, meat and fish. Tell us how you use it! $8 for a 4 oz. jar.

Find these on the shelves with the June Taylor Jams!


Stock Your Cellar Tasting with Kermit Lynch

Friday, December 23
3:30-5:30 pm
Flight of six wines
Hors d’oeuvres by Bartavelle

Stop by on Friday for a pre-holiday wine tasting on the patio with Bartavelle snacks and a flight of six Kermit Lynch wines! Enjoy a convivial glass, check out Kermit's "Stock Your Cellar Sale" and start the holiday fun early!

2014 Chablis 1er Cru Vaillons • Domaine Costal
2013 Riesling • Manni Nössing
2014 Marsannay Rouge Les Longeroies • Régis Bouvier
2014 Corbières Rouge “Réserve La Demoiselle” • Domaine de Fontsainte
2013 Chinon Clos du Chêne Vert • Charles Joguet
2011 Barolo Vigna Santa Caterina • Guido Porro

Holiday Pop-up With Gold Bakery and Friends

Thursday, December 22, 2016
4-6p on the patio

Bartavelle goodies for sale:
marash pepper $7
za'atar $8
duck liver mousse in 4 oz. jars, $10 perfect for that host/hostess gift. (There are a few 8 oz. jars, too. $20)
soul food farm new crop olive oil! $20
boxes of mini financiers with apple $20
Bartavelle mugs, totes, and gift cards, too.

Gold Bakery will also be here with its holiday cookies!

glazed gingerbread
salted butter toasted aniseed sable Breton
hazelnut and candied orange and buckwheat crisps
quince jam and streusel rye tartlets
dark chocolate brandied prunes and toasted walnut
cardamom and black pepper leaves with vanilla bean jam

$25 for a dozen — pre-order yours at

Rhone Varietals with Kermit Lynch and Patrick Comiskey

Saturday December 10
3:30p - 5:30p

Join us for a very special tasting and book signing with Patrick Comiskey, Senior Correspondent for Wine and Spirits Magazine. Patrick has authored a book entitled, American Rhône: How Maverick Winemakers Changed the Way Americans Drink, and will be reading excerpts and answering questions while we taste an impressive array of Rhône varietals from France that influenced the American wine makers in his book. Six wines and a parade of snacks!

2015 Saint Péray Blanc • Auguste Clape
2014 Saint-Chinian Blanc • Mas Champart
2014 Corbières Rouge “Réserve La Demoiselle” • Domaine de Fontsainte
2014 Côte-Rôtie • Domaine Faury
2013 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge “Piedlong” • Vignobles Brunier
2011 Bandol Rouge • Domaine de Terrebrune

Bud Friendday: Pop-Up Dinner & Goods Drive For Standing Rock

Do Black Friday differently this year. Join Victory Kitchen for a community dinner and collection drive for folks at Standing Rock.

Come to the Bartavelle Annex, just next door to the cafe. We'll be there collection donations from 12-6 and serving supper 4-6.

We'll be collecting blankets, firewood, propane, nonperishable foods, gift cards, cash (to convert into gift cards), and much more to support the Water Protectors at Standing Rock. Our pal Emmy Acorn will deliver all goods and supplies in December. See the full list of suggested items here.

We'll have a delicious, beautiful, homemade vegetable soup available for a $5-10 suggested donation (profit goes to Standing Rock). Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds. Also, feel free to bring your Thanksgiving leftovers or a potluck dish to share!!!

Beaujolais Nouveau Tasting with Kermit Lynch

Saturday, November 19
3:30-5:30 pm
Flight of six wines from Kermit Lynch
Hors d’oeuvres by us!

Come join us to taste the newly released Beaujolais Nouveau from Domaine Dupeuble! We will sample other wines from the Mâconnais and Beaujolais as well.

2014 Mâcon-Farges “Vieilles Vignes” • Henri Perrusset
2014 Pouilly-Fuissé La Croix”Vieilles Vignes” • Domaine Robert-Denogent
2016 Beaujolais Nouveau • Domaine Dupeuble
2015 Fleurie “Les Moriers” • Domaine Chignard
2015 Morgon • Guy Breton
006 Côte-de-Brouilly • Nicole Chanrion