Donkey and Goat

510-868-9174 1340 5th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
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A Donkey and Goat is a wife & husband owned and operated winery located in Berkeley California. Tracey and Jared Brandt are the "donkey and goat" behind these sustainable farmed and artfully produced wines that are distinctive, soulful and truly represent the earth from which they come.

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  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Palomino

    History of the grape: Palomino is split into three types: Palomino Fino, Palomino de Jerez and Palomino Basto. All of...

  • Mourvèdre

    History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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  • Richard - That is correct, I see now that you were stating $42 per bottle for the overall cost.  I agree, after looking at the website, that figure seems high but still it's wrong that their trust was violated and their loss was substantial.You statement as to their accounting for their losses before the final solution occurred was lax at best i... Read More

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  • Okay, something weird was going on with our Internet connection here.  Glad you got the link.I checked my math.  The total loss at the time was alleged to be $70,490.  The number of bottles was 1,644.  That's $42 a bottle.  You were only looking at what was recovered from the car, not what the overall allegation was, I think.    Read More

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  • I got the following article when I clicked on the "Here" is the '  By Frances DinkelspielBERKELEYSIDE:  On Tuesday, two former employees of one of Berkeley’s most respected wineries, Donkey & Goat, will face charges in court that they embezzled 1,644 bottles of fine wine worth $70,490.Zachary Gomber and Morgan Hall have been charged with embezzl... Read More

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  • Rckr, not sure what you linked to, as the original article no longer appears on SFGate. I believe that the whole thing will wind up more like a petty theft, mostly the product of the couple taking a few bottles home without entering them into the pull list.  Lots of small wineries are poorly run as businesses, and this one seems to be a candidat... Read More

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  • Ricjard - "Police recovered 33 bottles from her car, worth $1,320, and another seven bottles from under Gomber’s bed "The math has me confused 33 bottles @ $40 per = $1320 .  Let's say the other 7 cost $20 = $140 for a total of $1460.  Where does the $42 figure come from or am I missing part of the post?The guy is a schlep for what he did regard... Read More

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  • So to get back to the original subject of the post, I've been in court recently when this case came back on calendar.  Turns out that the winery also went after their tasting room manager/part time bookkeeper, who is represented by an attorney of my acquaintance.  The winery owners decided, based on their "inventory," that she was somehow in on ... Read More

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  • As I mentioned in various posts, I had a good time helping some friends plan their wedding wines recently. I was trying to be sensitive to price for the most part, but it came as little surprise that the wines pushing $30 outperformed the other two at around $15, however have to say the Dog Point Sauv Blanc was plenty serviceable for that price!... Read More

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  • Fox, the Schram Mirabelle is up there with the worst wines I've tasted! Would not buy another but would sip again if poured just to confirm if it was a bad bottle or not.It is a good time to plan these things out, and sounds like you had a great experience. People coming up to you years later is definitely a feather in your cap, hoping for a sim... Read More

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  • Had a fun tasting matchup, another in the series of helping a young couple pick out their wedding wines. Schramsberg was my first thought, but I think they may have balked at the price (our local has a great deal @ $27), so we went ahead and set up a tasting along with a Roederer Estate, which sells closer to the $20 level.Started out with the R... Read More

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  • The $42 valuation makes sense to throw out there to start, but wholesale or cost of production (or I between) would most likely be the final price they use, no doubt. Knowing the wines, there's nothing they produce that gets near $40 wholesale. Read More

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