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Gourmet au Bay

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913 Coast Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
+1 707-875-9875
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Description: Gourmet au Bay is Sonoma Coasts' only waterside wine bar. Wine selections...
Gourmet au Bay is Sonoma Coasts' only waterside wine bar. Wine selections are local, small production and award-winning. Try Wine Surfing(R) on the deck and watch sea lions, seals and a variety of birds playing in the harbor. We serve cheese and cracker plates daily. From time to time we have a caterer set up an outdoor kitchen and serve light dinners. On the first Friday of each month, we serve $1 oysters on the half shell starting at 4pm till they are gone. Our wine selection changes regularly. The three criteria we use to select our wines are 1) under 1000 case production 2) 90 points or better and 3) gold award winning. All the wines are from California (with a couple of exceptions). Gourmet au Bay has been in the business of wine tasting and "Surfing" since 1995. We look forward to seeing you on the deck!
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Lovely location!

If you're looking for a spot to stop for wine tasting with a view, this is it! Overlooking Bodega Bay, affordable at $9.00 for a flight of three generous pours, Gourmet au Bay fits the bill! Knowledgeable owners about their wines and friendly and relaxed to share stories with guests. A great place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2013
Joyce L
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Weaverville, North Carolina
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Weaverville, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

If you're looking for a spot to stop for wine tasting with a view, this is it! Overlooking Bodega Bay, affordable at $9.00 for a flight of three generous pours, Gourmet au Bay fits the bill! Knowledgeable owners about their wines and friendly and relaxed to share stories with guests. A great place to watch the sunset or for us,... More 

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Sonoma County
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Small shack of a place with the most gorgeous view overlooking Bodega Bay. Nice, affordable tastings, either by the glass or a flight of three for under $10. Good wines from small boutique'ish wineries. We went mid-week on a gloriously warm and sunny day in the middle of winter and had the deck to ourselves. Exquisite. Nothing overly fancy or... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

My mother and I stopped here on Christmas Eve. We were staying up the road and wanted a beverage with a view. They had one beer on tap--Lagunitas IPA--and a cava, red, and white wine by the glass. They also have some nice bottles of wine available for purchase. If you want a snack, they have cheese, but there's no... More 

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Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stopped in here for a glass of wine on a recent visit to the area. It is a cute little place and the owners were so generous in terms of sharing there knowledge of the wines and their business. We sat outside and enjoyed a flight of three wines and a plate of Brie. It is a great place... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

It doesn't look like much from the road, but it is a very nice place inside. Very reasonable prices and a nice patio to sit on and enjoy some wine surfing.

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Woodstock, Georgia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Our trip to Sonoma wine country wouldn't be complete without another stop at Gourmet au Bay! Bob And Sissy are great hosts and the fun is to sip on a flight of red or whites sitting on the small back deck looking out over the bay watching sea lions play just a 100 yards or so in front of you!... More 

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Sissy B, Owner at Gourmet au Bay, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review!! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Atlanta, GA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

I absolutely love this little wine shop in Bodega Bay. The owners are so nice, accommodating and very knowledgeable about what they do! The wine selection is terrific, and they'll ship it home for you! I highly recommend you stop into this wonderful store if you're in Bodega Bay and need a great bottle of wine (or a cute knick-knack... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

The wine surfboard is unique and allows tasting of various wines. The views are fantastic and the owners make you feel like family! Take the time to stop by! The wine tasting is just part of the experience. There is a great gift store also!

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New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

Nice spot to round out the day with a glass of wine and a nice cheese plate. They have a great deck where you can sit, enjoy your wine and watch the seals.

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Oak Forest, Illinois
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73 reviews 73 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

We found out about this cute gourmet gift / wine tasting store from the front desk staff at the Bodega Bay Lodge. We enjoyed a very reasonable priced wine tasting with three very generous pours of either red or white wine, which you had the option to enjoy on the deck overlooking Bodega Bay. Wine was very good and we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 913 Coast Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Bodega Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 707-875-9875

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Gourmet au Bay is Sonoma Coasts' only waterside wine bar. Wine selections are local, small production and award-winning. Try Wine Surfing(R) on the deck and watch sea lions, seals and a variety of birds playing in the harbor. We serve cheese and cracker plates daily. From time to time we have a caterer set up an outdoor kitchen and serve light dinners. On the first Friday of each month, we serve $1 oysters on the half shell starting at 4pm till they are gone. Our wine selection changes regularly. The three criteria we use to select our wines are 1) under 1000 case production 2) 90 points or better and 3) gold award winning. All the wines are from California (with a couple of exceptions). Gourmet au Bay has been in the business of wine tasting and "Surfing" since 1995. We look forward to seeing you on the deck!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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