Your family and friends give you roots, but wine can give you wings. Rootstock Wine Bar in Los Gatos, California offers a little bit of both.
According to Wikipedia, “A rootstock is part of a plant, often an underground part, from which new above-ground growth can be produced.” Rootstock Wine Bar seems to have a similar technique when it comes to attracting customers. You might stop by just to check out the wine bar’s cozy digs and to imbibe in a single glass of wine and then end up hooked as a regular. If you really enjoy what you’re sipping, Rootstock’s wine connoisseurs offer a wine club membership that gives you access to a number of fantastic local wineries like Bottle Jack Winery out of Santa Cruz. The three different membership tiers offer you various options for monthly and quarterly wine shipments.
At the average wine bar you’re bound to find the usual varietals like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Merlot by the glass. What I loved about Rootstock Wine Bar was that I had an opportunity to indulge in a French Châteauneuf du Pape without committing to a full bottle.
You don’t have to be an aspiring wine snob to hob nob at Rootstock Wine Bar. Rootstock also has a great selection of unique beers on tap and some fun brews like North Coast Brewing Company’s Brother Thelonious and Brouwerij Bosteels Tripel Karmeliet available by the bottle. Grub wise Rootstock offers a seasonal menu of cheese and charcuterie boards as well as other small plate dishes, flatbreads, empanadas, sandwiches and salads.
Rootstock’s happy hour menu is offered Monday through Friday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm and you can snag $1.00 oysters every Friday and Saturday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. Every Tuesday from 4:00pm to 8:00pm Rootstock offers 50 bottles of wine at 50 percent off of its regular menu price. With a fun ambiance, great specials and summer just around the corner, there’s a fair chance that Rootstock Wine Bar’s beautiful outdoor patio is calling your name.
Rootstock Wine Bar
217 North Santa Cruz Avenue
Los Gatos, California
Hours: Monday Through Wednesday 3:00pm to 9:00pm, Thursday 3:00pm to 11:00pm, Friday and Saturday 11:30am to Midnight, Sunday 11:30am to 9:00pm
Phone: (408) 354-7668
Pricing (All in U.S. Dollars or USD): Wines by the Glass $10.00 to $30.00, Wine Flights $23.00 to $40.00, Bottled Beers $6.00 to $10.00, Small Plates $5.00 to $22.00, Empanadas $8.00, Salads $10.00 to $16.00, Flatbreads $14.00 to $16.00, Bruschetta $10.00 to $20.00, Sandwiches $13.00 to $16.00, Cheeses $6.00, Charcuterie $7.00, Cheese and Charcuterie $35.00 to $80.00