by Marie K. on
This is a fantastic art gallery. I am so impressed with the large space and the lounge area in the back. Tonight, I went to attend an art show, and the venue was great. The bartenders were super friendly, and the staff kept the place very clean, picking up empty glasses and bottles. I believe the owner is a lady named Brooke, and she has been running this gallery for a little over a year. Congratulations to her, and I hope that she has many years of continued success.
by Kaleigh Grimstead on
I cannot for the life of me understand the review by Michael S. regarding the Central Coast event. This event has been going on yearly since Heritage opened four years ago. Last year was the first time it had to be moved indoors due to rain. Let me tell you what they gave you for $40. Robert Hall, Alma Rosa, Maddalena, Taz, Foxen, Summerland, Au Bon Climat, San Simeon, Martin Weyrich, Zaca Mesa, Eberle and Whitcraft were all represented with at least 2 or 3 wines and some offering 4 or more. The tasting went from 2 till 6 PM. The glassware used was Riedel, not the 'free' tasting glasses you get at a winery. In the hall where the pourings were taking place were a couple of cheese and cracker spreads. In the dining hall they served your choice of barbequed tri-tip beef and/or grilled chicken, pinquinto beans and salsa, along with Santa Barbara (?) salad. ALL for $40!!! Some of the wines were not that spectacular, but for those familiar with Central Coast wines you could go straight for the Whitcraft, Au Bon Climat, Alma Rosa or Foxen which were offering some of their estate wines (costing up to $50 a bottle for some of them). ALL for $40!!! What a bargain and even proceeds from the event went to the American Red Cross charity. So again, I do not understand the previous review. This event was a winner. That said, the wine bar itself offers numerous wines by the glass, flights and you can select any bottle in the retail section of the shop and open it at the bar for ZERO corkage. A $12 bottle in the store is $12 if you sit there and enjoy it with 3 friends. Basically, $3 a glass. Or you can open up a $100 Bordeaux. The selection is very good. Recently, they paired up with a local caterer, Elements Kitchen, to offer cheese plates, Charcuterie and savory small dishes like Tak Dal, Coq au Vin and Osso Buco. Perfect wine fare and very reasonably priced. I highly recommend this place for causal socializing. Very friendly crowd there.