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Revolution Moves Up in the World


Posted on January 3

Photos by Roy Wilcox

Revolution Wines has gone uptown—literally. Founded in 2004 in a garage and housed since 2007 in a ramshackle old building at P and 21st streets, Sacramento’s first urban winery recently moved into roomy new quarters at S and 29th. The 4,500-square-foot space has a crush pad, tank farm and cellar for wine production and storage, plus a large tasting room/bistro serving a small-plates menu at lunch and dinner. There’s also a bar where you can taste Revolution’s wines. The look is industrial chic, with lots of concrete, steel and reclaimed wood. But don’t worry: Revolution still has its old scrappy vibe. (It’s next door to a tattoo parlor.) “We did a lot of the work ourselves,” says Gina Genshlea, who owns Revolution with her husband, Joe, and winemaker Craig Haarmeyer.