"From above, the rippled fog layer laps against the shores of the foothills like a voluminous cotton ocean." — Eric Cheng
Cavallo Point's Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning wine list is comprised of over 2,200 selections from 25 countries, with vintages dating back to 1922. Like many of the world’s great wines, our list is created to reflect a sense of place. Cavallo Point sits at the gateway to California’s venerable North Coast, home to some of the world’s most renowned wine-growing regions. Our list celebrates the history of wine in California, and presents a vision of where it is going. From the state’s legendary wineries that laid the foundation, and the cult wines driving the mystique, to the small production, artisanal producers who are pushing the envelope of quality, we strive to tell the true story of wine in California.
Proprietor Eric Flanagan came to the wine business from a love of wine. He started in 1999 with the purchase of 40 acres on the side of Bennett Mountain and expanded in 2011 with the purchase of their Russian River Valley site. Flanagan is now producing wines from several of the top vineyards in Sonoma County under their vineyard designate program. Winemaker Cabell Coursey joined Flanagan Vineyards as Winemaker in 2014 after spending time in Oregon's Willamette Valley and Christchurch, New Zealand, where earned degrees in Enology and Viticulture from Lincoln University. Working together, Flanagan Vineyards is becoming known for making great wines from the best vineyards in Sonoma County.Here at Cavallo Point, we're proud to support our good friends at Flanagan Wines. The foundation of our collection is based on small, family owned wineries producing top quality wines, and using sustainable farming practices. Flanagan is currently in the process of having all of its vineyards certified as sustainable by the California Sustainable Winegrowers Alliance, which we think is pretty awesome! We're currently featuring Flanagan's 2013 Russian River Chardonnay, 2013 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, 2009 and 2012 Bennett Valley Syrah, and '05, '06, '08, and 2010 Bennett Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Stop by soon to check out one of these amazing bottles. Cheers!
Wine Director Jamie Harding
Jamie Harding is a long-time resident of the Bay Area with extensive ties to its wine and food trade. Named Cavallo Point’s Wine Director in summer 2013, Jamie was previously Sommelier at the lodge for several years. In this role, he helped guests make informed selections from the wine list, educated staff on various aspects of wine and proper service, and assisted in purchasing and managing Cavallo Point's 12,000-bottle wine cellar.
Before joining the Cavallo Point team, Jamie was manager and wine buyer at Vivande Porta Via, a popular San Francisco eatery, and a wine sales representative for Indy Wines Distribution. He began his career in food and wine as a bartender for several years at the Hawthorne Lane and Two restaurants. Jamie received a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Francisco State University.
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Murray Circle at Cavallo Point – the Lodge at the Golden Gate
601 Murray Circle | Fort Baker | Sausalito, California 94965
Phone: 415.339.4750 | online reservations