Like good ballpark goers, we started with all the classic foods, like the famous Crazy Crab'z, the legendary Gilroy Garlic Fries, and of couse, a hot dog. But then it was time to move onto drinks. Sure, most people at the park were drinking beer. Or perhaps Bloody Marys or Margaritas. We started that way too. And Emil even unfortunately got the champagne at the Crazy Crab'z stand. But then we moved up in the world, to Vintage 58.
Vintage 58 looks a bit out of place, as it is a wine bar. With pretty good wine. At the ballpark. Yes, welcome to San Francisco.
|Emil happily awaiting some bubbles!|
|Sparkling Mulderbosch rosé, Giant's Mumm. $14.50 each.|
The price was shocking. While almost everything else at the park seemed ridiculously over-priced, these were reasonable at $14.50 each. I'm pretty sure the champagne Emil got at Crazy Crab'z was more ($16?), and this as much better.
The still wines were offered in two sizes, single or double. They were also totally reasonable, $10.25 for a single, $20 for a double. I wish I had photos of the double glasses, as they were very serious glasses of wine! Given that people were paying $9 for a bottle of beer, these prices were incredible.
For reds, I tried both the Quattro Mani Barbera and the Trivento Malbec. Both were full bodied, and decent, although I liked the Malbec more. I also had a Sauvignon Blanc, but I didn't catch the name of the maker. It was my favorite of the wines I tried.
Vintage 58 was a big hit with our group. Decent wine, reasonable prices, and certainly where we'd return if we go back to the park!