Are you looking for a little something to spice up your hump-day? Then click no further, Novato is fast becoming the best place to indulge in Wine Wednesday! From upscale dining experiences to local, family owned wineries, here’s our shortlist of five of the best places to stop for a sip:
1. Hilltop 1892: 850 Lamont Ave, Novato, CA 94945
This Novato treasure is known for its delicious food and gorgeous views, along with its extensive list of award-winning California wines. Offering both half-priced bottles and live music in their dining room every Wednesday, this spot is an ideal candidate to boost your midweek moxie. Not looking to drink a bottle? Not a problem! Their Happy Hour runs from 3pm-6pm and offers glasses of delicious local wines for only $6.
2. Trek Winery: 1026 Machin Ave, Novato, CA 94945
Care to flex your creativity while sipping on some Sauvignon? Trek Winery is the place for you! Wednesday nights see this family-owned, local winery either enlivened by live music or enriched by Paint Nite. During Paint Nite, for a fee, one can participate in an artist-led group painting experience while also drinking a glass of one of Trek Winery’s luscious French varietals. Should you wish to simply sip, Trek offers a flight with six of their award winning wines for just $10.
3. Mantra Wines Tasting Room: 881 Grant Ave, Novato, CA 94945
Mantra Wines is a family-owned Novato winery known for their rotating list of delicious, locally grown wines. Featuring red, white, and sparkling wines, this downtown tasting room offers their options by the flight, the glass, and the bottle. Mantra is the ideal choice for anyone looking to truly relax, as their space is furnished with cozy plush couches and provides a menu of delicious, upscale snacks including ahi tuna poke and locally sourced charcuterie and cheese.
4. Boca Pizzeria: 454 Ignacio Blvd, Novato, CA 94949
There are few pairings as perfect as pizza and wine. That’s one of many reasons why Boca Pizzeria has made it onto our list of Novato favorites. On Wednesdays, Boca offers each bottle on their menu at half-price, causing any wine aficionado to quickly check their schedule and cancel all plans. Boca Pizzeria is also home to many heavenly, handcrafted wine-cocktails.
5. Finnegan’s Marin: 877 Grant Ave, Novato, CA 94945
Located in the heart of historic downtown Novato, Finnegan’s Marin is an Irish gastropub with amazing food and a vibrant atmosphere. Offering $5 glasses of wine during their Happy Hour, this restaurant is perfect for anyone hoping to unwind and dine. Looking for some fun to spice up your Wednesday? Liz “The Pickle” Clausen is there every hump-day to host a rousing bout of family bingo. Have a partner who’s not so keen on wine? Bingo night also sees Finnegan’s Marin offering magnificent discounts on all Sierra Nevada products.
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