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Prima Materia Vineyard & Winery, Oakland, CA

Prima Materia Vineyard & Winery

4.9
4.9
23 Reviews
$30 and under
Winery

Visit Prima Materia Vineyard and Winery for an exploration of unique award-winning wines in an urban outdoor setting in the Temescal neighborhood of Oakland. Prima Materia specializes in growing and hand-crafting wines from unique grapes such as Sangiovese, Aglianico, Barbara, Refosco, and many others while sharing their histories in California and Italy. Glasses and tasting flights are available, as are cheese plates. The tasting fee of $28 for 6 wines is refunded with any 2-bottle purchase.

Please note that all of our seating is outdoors, and our small space only allows for a couple tables with umbrellas, so please dress accordingly, and let us know if you have any special seating needs.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Winery, Italian, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (510) 920-0327

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Winemaker: Pietro Buttitta

  • Neighborhood

    Oakland

  • Cross street

    Telegraph Ave.

  • Parking details

    Spots available in neighborhood

  • Additional

    Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Choose any 6 for $12 (Tasting fee is waived with a 2-bottle purchase). 10% off any 6 bottles, 15% off any 12. 6oz. glass of any wine below - $12. $10 corkage for bottles opened here - free for wine club

Featured Drink

  • Zinfandel "Bianco" (Crisp Rosé)

    • Bottle$24.00
  • Chardonnay or Off-Dry Muscat

    • Bottle$20.00
  • Rosé (Blend of 4 Grapes)

    • Bottle$20.00
  • Sangiovese

    • Bottle$28.00
  • Negroamaro (Round Puglian-Red)

    • Bottle$28.00
  • Cabernet Franc

    • Bottle$30.00
  • Barbera

    • Bottle$28.00
  • Refosco

    • Bottle$35.00
  • Aglianico

    • Bottle$30.00

Cheese and Chorizo Plate

  • Cheese and Chorizo Plate$18.00

    Last updated: February 1, 2022

    What 23 people are saying

    Overall ratings and reviews

    Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

    4.9
    4.9 based on all time ratings
    • 4.5Food
    • 4.9Service
    • 4.6Ambience
    • 4.7Value

    NoiseModerate

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    1. S

      Shadowz

      San Francisco

      11 reviews

      4.0

      11 reviews

      Dined on July 11, 2021

      overall4food4service5ambience4

      We came to taste some wine and share some pleasant time with friends before a dinner reservation. Prima has a nice set-up where you can do a tasting of 6 of the wines they are pouring for $20. A cheese and chorizo plate to accompany costs $18 and was pretty good. Nice to have the cheeses to go with the wine. Their wine varietals are pretty unique and generally well executed. Price point of the wine is reasonable and a good value. Overall (TLDR): low key, enjoyable experience. I'd come back again to enjoy some pleasant wine tasting close to home. The good: interesting varietals at a good price. Our server was very nice. The menu explains the varietals nicely so that you knew what to expect from wines you've probably not heard of before. Saves a lot of questions. the bad: nothing The mediocre: I guess you could call the ambiance around where we were seated as nothing terribly special, but it didn't detract from the wine tasting either.

    2. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      Los Angeles

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on April 18, 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      I took my husband and in-laws for wine tasting to celebrate his 30th birthday. The service was wonderful! All of the wines were delicious. I highly recommend the cheese plate. The roasted almonds were amazing. There’s a little back area that’s perfect for taking pictures. I will definitely be going back.

    3. OL

      OaklandLvr

      San Francisco

      4 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      4 reviews

      Dined on April 17, 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Love this place. Amazing wines at quite reasonable prices. We will going back again and again.

    4. JC

      JC510

      San Francisco

      5 reviews

      5.0

      5 reviews

      Dined on March 20, 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      First off, the wine is special. It was amazing how Pietro, the winemaker, could capture the heritage of the Italian varietals while also getting the best of Lake County's terroir to complement. The alley is simple and quaint and easy to sit and savor the variety. It's a great place for a great conversation about work or something more intimate, if you'd like. In vino veritas, and in Prima Materia a perfect place to learn that lesson.

    5. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      San Francisco

      10 reviews

      vip
      4.0

      10 reviews

      Dined on March 13, 2021

      overall4food4service5ambience4

      Is a very nice tasting room with very good accompaniments. Unfortunately, the weather was very cold and the ally was very windy, but overall great experience. We will be back later in the spring and summer.

    6. AH

      AHAH

      San Francisco

      27 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      27 reviews

      Dined on March 6, 2021

      overall5food3service4ambience4

      Amazing red wines!! I highly recommend to anyone who wants to try something new.

    7. LB

      LBoy

      San Francisco

      3 reviews

      5.0

      3 reviews

      Dined on February 15, 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Great wines for a great price. Loved the outdoor seating in the ally way.

    8. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      San Francisco

      3 reviews

      5.0

      3 reviews

      Dined on February 13, 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Loved it! True hidden gem in Temescal Alley and the wines are outstanding!

    9. P

      Prabath

      San Francisco

      5 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      5 reviews

      Dined on January 31, 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Great urban winery specializing in Italian varietals! Very friendly staff too.

    10. KH

      KimmiH

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on January 30, 2021

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Small and personable outdoor tasting. Wines were delicious and paired well with a cheeseboard. Just an FYI due to Covid the cheeseboard came in a box which didn’t bother me because it was yummy and we didn’t get the usual wine education/history that usually takes place with tastings. A pamphlet with great explanations of the wines was given. Great local spot that I will be visiting again soon.

    11. AO

      AdrianaO

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on October 24, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Amazing spot. Great wine. Knowledgeable staff 🥰😊

    12. OT

      OpenTable Diner

      San Francisco

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on October 24, 2020

      overall5food4service5ambience5

      Super cute spot that is perfect for a quick weekend date or a group of friends. The servers were all very attentive and knowledgeable without making anyone feel dumb (which can sometimes happen at wine spots). The cheese plate was delicious. I will definitely be back!

    13. EN

      ElaineN

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on October 18, 2020

      overall5food4service5ambience4

      Our host was really helpful and tried to make the best of the outdoor seating situation. He made sure that my family and I were taken care of and covered from the sun. This place was not what I expected but definitely won me over. Would come back!!

    14. FJ

      FranickaJ

      San Francisco

      2 reviews

      5.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on September 26, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Very chill atmosphere. I was very Impressed. They 2 guys there were very pleasant & very knowledgeable of the wine. Service was excellent.

    15. p

      punknhayed

      San Francisco

      9 reviews

      5.0

      9 reviews

      Dined on September 5, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      The wines here are fabulous and the staff knowledgeable, cordial and professional. If you like good wines, you MUST check this out! Great variety and fair prices. I went when a pop up caterer was there so food has several options but I believe regularly they have one offering - a chorizo and cheese platter - which I have not ordered. The care and concern they have with producing great wines likely applies to their food as well.

    16. S

      Sara

      San Francisco

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on August 29, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Nice Italian varietals and enjoyed tasting in the alley. Very cute setup. Lovely staff.

    17. JW

      JessieW

      San Francisco

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on August 16, 2020

      overall5food4service5ambience4

      This was our first venture into safely distance dining on site since SIP. We enjoyed sipping wine safely distanced. We tasted 10 wines, especially enjoyed the roses on a warm day and enjoyed the charcuterie plate--a smokey chorizo, 3 cheeses, and some compote style fruits. Everything paired well with tasting (well except the Chardonnay and the bleu, but sometimes Chardonnays and me don't pair well together anyway. We had a relaxing time and enjoyed picking up 6 bottles. Great service, great vibe, great wine.

    18. b

      bouldchap

      San Francisco

      2 reviews

      vip
      5.0

      2 reviews

      Dined on August 15, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Terrific staff and owner. Always a peaceful, delightful, informative and tasty visit

    19. KF

      KimF

      San Francisco

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on August 9, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      Delicious and interesting locally made wines with an Italian background, and a lovely spot of Temescal Alley. I highly recommend.

    20. S

      Serena

      San Francisco

      4 reviews

      5.0

      4 reviews

      Dined on August 9, 2020

      overall5food4service5ambience5

      Adorable place, great wine, fun. Parking was no issue

    21. A

      Andy

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on August 1, 2020

      overall5food3service5ambience5

      I love this place. Great daytime date spot on the weekend.

    22. JR

      JoRo

      San Francisco

      1 review

      5.0

      1 review

      Dined on July 19, 2020

      overall5food5service5ambience5

      We tasted a flight, didn't actually eat food but Open Table required a rating on food. We didn't know anything about this winery before tasting and showed up on a whim, so had no idea what to expect. The wine was surprisingly good and interesting, great service, sweet little patio. Fun to discover!

    23. LR

      LeslieR

      San Francisco

      20 reviews

      vip
      4.0

      20 reviews

      Dined on July 18, 2020

      overall4food3service5ambience3

      Prima Materia is a lovely little oasis off of Telegraph Ave. Drinking their delicious wine on our first outing in the Covid era was a treat.

    Safety precautions

    • Cleaning & sanitizing

      • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
      • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
      • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
      • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
      • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
      • Contactless payment available
    • Physical distancing

      • Limited number of seated diners
      • Distancing maintained in common areas
      • Extra space between tables
    • Protective equipment

      • Waitstaff wear masks
      • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
    • Screening

      • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

    FAQs

    You can order delivery directly from Prima Materia Vineyard & Winery using the Order Online button. Prima Materia Vineyard & Winery also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 920-0327.

    Prima Materia Vineyard & Winery is rated 4.9 stars by 23 OpenTable diners.

    Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

    Make a reservation

    2 people

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    Google Map for Prima Materia Vineyard & Winery

    482 49th St Ste B Oakland, CA 94609-2170

    Additional information

    • Cross street

      Telegraph Ave.

    • Neighborhood

      Oakland

    • Hours of operation

      Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–6:00 pm

    • Cuisines

      Winery, Italian, Wine Bar

    • Dining style

      Casual Dining

    • Dress code

      Casual Dress

    • Parking details

      Spots available in neighborhood

    • Payment options

      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

    • Executive chef

      Winemaker: Pietro Buttitta

    • Additional

      Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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