by Hugh J. Donagher, III
Sommelier Jennifer Ayre and her husband, Brent Harrison, Savvy’s owners, are local residents who have been involved with Mountain View Schools and local youth soccer for a number of years. They are excited to be bringing their very successful business model home to Old Mountain View.
Savvy Cellar will occupy the space in the train station at 750 West Evelyn, on the corner of Castro Street, featuring wines that have been rated 90 points or higher, retailing at $39 or less. The accompanying wine bar allows consumers to try before they buy, or just enjoy a glass of wine or two with friends—indoors or on the 900-square foot outdoor patio.
With 25 wines by the glass, and seven interesting flights available, as well as a light sampling menu of artisan cheeses, made-to-order flatbreads, charcuterie and more, Savvy Cellar will be an ideal place to pass a few hours with friends. Imagine a lovely summer evening, a table outdoors, a bottle of wine and some cheese with friends while people watching on Castro Street! How very European! Wine bar selections change monthly.
Two wine clubs—reds only, and red and white—feature sommelier-selected wines from California and around the world every month. Club members receive 10% off all purchases, 50% off tastings, and discounts on private event rentals.
Unique to the Mountain View location will be an Organic Wine Sunday special, to coincide with the Farmers Market. Each week will feature two or three specially selected and priced organic wines.
Savvy Cellar in Redwood City is a favorite spot for date night with my partner Brian. We’ve been members of the wine club there for about a year now and frequently spend a Saturday night or a Sunday afternoon chatting it up with the regulars and the staff. We’re very much looking forward to living within “stumbling distance” of the new location—no designated driver required!
Offering a warm and inviting atmosphere with knowledgeable, attentive staff to help you select your wines, Savvy Cellar will be a great place to hang out after work (before or after the train ride!) and a fun pre- or post-dinner stop, complementing our great downtown restaurants.
Savvy Cellar will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 am to 9 p.m.. While they will be closed on Mondays, they are opening their doors for our Spring Mixer on Monday, May 17th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.. Come join us and check out this brand new hot spot in Old Mountain View!