Berkeley’s Donkey & Goat wine bash draws hundreds

The patio outside Donkey & Goat on Fourth Street was transformed for its Spring Release party. Photos: Frances Dinkelspiel.

Close to 400 people came to Jared and Tracey Brandt’s Donkey and Goat on Saturday to try the urban winery’s new spring releases and taste food prepared by chefs from Gather restaurant. Visitors got the chance to try Prospector, a wine made from Mourvèdre grapes, a 2008 syrah made from the Fenaughty vineyard in El Dorado County, and many other wines. There was grilled calamari, pig’s head cuts, and other delectables to eat.

Wines for tasting were paired with suggested offerings from the grill.
A chef from Gather works the grill at the wine tasting event.

A crowd was eager to try the food prepared by Gather restaurant.