Calave - Bittered Sling and Vine
To keep everyone safe:
  • Practice social distancing
  • No more than 6 people per table
  • everyone must be present to be seated
  • Masks are required

We have adopted a NO tipping establishment 20% Service Charge added to bill. Our staff is fully compensated by their salary. Thank you for participating in professional pay for professional work.

CALAVE, "WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME"

Located in the heart of Palo Alto’s California Avenue Business District, Calave is a wine bar appropriate for just about any occasion. It has both a contemporary and vintage feel, where you can enjoy wines found both locally and globally, craft cocktails, craft beers with a variety of delicious bar bites to keep you satisfied.

MAYFIELD BREWRY (CIRCA 1868-1920) STOOD ON THE CORNER OF LINCOLN & 2ND, NOW CALIFORNIA & BIRCH

Once the home of the Mayfield Brewery, Calave’s site has an interesting history. Before becoming incorporated into Palo Alto in 1904, California Avenue was part of the rowdy, pre-prohibition town of Mayfield. Calave’s aesthetic celebrates the spirit of the former owner’s rich, pre-prohibition past.

THE PARTNERS OF CALAVE

In 2015, Dave, Lori, Becky and James set out to create a neighborhood bar with a focus on elevating the wine bar experience. Cultivating relationships with their patrons is central to their vision. Their hard work and creativity resulted in a unique establishment where locals and out of town visitors can unwind with the best wine, craft beers and tasty food, all served in an inviting atmosphere without pretense.

WINE LIST

Wine & Beer List subject to change without notice and it often does

Happy Hour 4–6 PM everyday. $2 off Cocktails, Beer, Wine by the glass and select Bar Bites (marked by HH)

Glass Bottle

Bubbles

NV Prosecco, San Martino “Undici”, Treviso, Italy $12

NV Brut Reserve, J Lassalle "Cachet Or" 1er Cru, Champagne, France $23

NV Brut Rose, M. Bonnamy, Loire Valley, France $12

Glass Bottle

Whites

2018 Rose' de Aurore, Domaine de la Fouquette, Cotes de Provence $13

2019 Albariño, Casa Monte Pio "Morra O Conto", Rias Baixas, Galicia, Spain $13

2018 Pinot Grigio DOC, Kris, Veneto, Italy $12

2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Domaine Auchere, Sancerre, Loire Valley, France $15

2018 Riesling, Weingut Dr. Fischer “Steinbock”, Mosel, Germany $13

2016 Gewurztraminer, Thomas Fogarty Winery, Monterey County $12

2017 Chardonnay, Vignoble Angst, Chablis, France $17

2017 Chardonnay, Austerity Wines, Arroyo Seco, Monterey County $13

2017 Chardonnay, Long Meadow Ranch “Farmstead”, Napa Valley $15

2016 Chardonnay, Three Sticks Wines, Durell Vineyard, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County $79

Glass Bottle

Reds

2018 Pinot Noir, King Estate Winery “Inscription”, Willamette Valley, Oregon $15

2018 Pinot Noir, The Calling Wine, Monterey County, California $16

2018 Pinot Noir, “Calave”, Central Coast $12

2016 Pinot Noir, Trombetta Family Wines, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County $85

2015 Chianti Classico , Castello Di Gabbiano "Riserva", Tuscany, Italy $12

2016 Chateauneuf-Du-Pape, M. Chapoutier "La Bernardine", Rhone, France $137

2015 Tempranillo, Bodega Mas Que Vinos "Ercavio", Castilla y Leon, Spain $13

2010 Tempranillo, Viña Ardanza “Reserva”, Selección Especial, Rioja, Spain $75

2014 Barlolo DOCG, Francesco Rinaldi & Figli "Brunate", Piedmont, Italy $145

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, "Calave", Lodi $12

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, White Hall Lane Rassi, Sonoma Valley $18

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Kieu Hoang Winery, Napa Valley $20

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Gibbs Vineyards, “Reserve”, St. Helena, Napa Valley $90

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Caymus Vineyards, Napa Valley 1L $140

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Cass Winery, Paso Robles $82

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Hedges Family Estate, Red Mountain, Washington State $102

2014 Bordeaux, Chateau de Marchesseau, Lalande de Pomerol, Bordeaux, France $18

2016 Red Blend, Vinovalie "Terre Metissee", Vin de France $14

2017 Red Blend, Daou Vineyards "Bodyguard", Paso Robles $80

2015 Priorat DOQ, Bodegas y Viñedos Cal Grau “La Petite Agnes”, Priorat, Spain $15

2016 Zinfandel, Taft Street Winery, Amador County $13

2016 Syrah, Barruol Lynch "La Boisselee", Cote Rotie. Rhone, France $140

Glass Bottle

Dessert Wines

2014 Sauternes, La Fleur d'Or, France $13

2014 Fortified Malbec, Familia Zuccardi "Malamado", Mendoza,Argentina $9

WINE FLIGHTS

Bubbles

NV Brut Rose | M. Bonnamy, Loire Valley, France

NV Prosecco | San Martino “Undici”, Treviso, Italy

NV Brut Reserve | J. Lassalle "Cachet Or" 1er Cru, Champagne, France

$24

The Rounds

2017 Chardonnay | Vignoble Angst, Chablis, France

2017 Chardonnay | Austerity Wines, Arroyo Seco, Monterey County

2017 Chardonnay | Long Meadow Ranch “Farmstead”, Napa Valley

$23

Savage White

2019 Albariño | Casa Monte Pio "Morra O Conto", Rias Baixas, Galicia, Spain

2018 Pinot Grigio DOC | Kris, Veneto, Italy

2016 Gewurztraminer | Thomas Fogarty Winery, Monterey County

$18

Pinot Divino

2018 Pinot Noir | “Calave”, Central Coast

2018 Pinot Noir | King Estate Winery “Inscription”, Willamette Valley, Oregon

2018 Pinot Noir | The Calling Wine, Monterey County, California

$25

Call Me a Cab

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon | "Calave" Lodi

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon | Rassi, Whitehall Lane Winery, Sonoma Valley

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon | Kieu Hoang Winery, Napa Valley

$26

European Vacation

2018 Dolcetto d' Alba DOC | Francesco Rinaldi & Figli "Roussot", Piedmont, Italy

2015 Priorat DOQ | Bodegas y Viñedos Cal Grau “La Petite Agnes”, Priorat, Spain

2014 Bordeaux | Chateau de Marchesseau, Lalande de Pomerol, Bordeaux, France

$29

SIGNATURE COCKTAILS

The Keeper

Wheatley Vodka, Aperol, Honey Syrup, Lemon Juice, Sparkling Wine

$14

House Negroni

Fords Gin, Campari, Espresso Bean Soaked House Vermouth

$15

House Old Fashion

Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Rittenhouse Rye Whisky, Laphroaig 10Yr. Scotch, Demarara Syrup, Angostura and Peach Bitters

$16

Calave Paloma

Arete Blanco Tequila, Aperol, Lime and Grapefruit Juice, Rosemary Simple Syrup

$16

The Don

Myer’s Dark Rum, Grapefruit Liqueur, Honey Syrup, Lime Juice, Angostura Bitters

$16

CLASSIC COCKTAILS

Martini

Whiskey Sour

Sazerac

Negroni

Old Fashioned

Aperol Spritz

SPIRITS

Vodka

Hangar One
Hangar One, Alameda, CA
$14

Tito’s
Austin, TX
$14

Wheatley
Frankfort, KY
$12

Gin

Ginny’s
CA
$14

McQueen and the Violet Fog
Brazil
$14

Fords
London, UK
$12

St. George Terroir
Alameda, CA
$12

Rum

Diplomatico "Planas"
Venezuela
$12

Diplomatico "Reserva Exclusiva"
Venezuela
$16

Myers’s Original Dark
Jamaica
$12

Tequila

Arete "Blanco"
Mexico
$12

Siete Leguas "Blanco"
Mexico
$14

Siete Leguas "Reposado"
Mexico
$16

Siete Leguas "Añejo"
Mexico
$18

Mandala "Blanco"
Mexico
$14

Mandala " Extra Añejo"
Mexico
$42

Clase Azul "Reposado"
Mexico
$30

BOURBON

Booker’s
Clermont, KY
$18

Buffalo Trace
Frankfort, KY
$12

Colonel E. H. Taylor Jr. Barrel Proof
Frankfort, KY
$35

Colorado Gold
Colorado Springs, CO
$16

Cotton Hollow 4Yr
TX
$18

Eagle Rare
Frankfort, KY
$14

McKenna Henry 10 Yr
Bardstown, KY
$14

Old Rip Van Winkle 10Yr
Frankfort, KY
$55

Weller Special Reserve
Frankfort, KY
$18

Weller 12 Yr
Frankfort, KY
$22

Weller Full Proof
Frankfort, KY
$40

Van Winkle Special Reserve 12Yr
Frankfort, KY
$65

RYE

Colorado Gold
Colorado Springs, CO
$14

Cotton Hollow 4Yr
IN
$18

High West Rendezvous
Park City, UT
$20

Old Forester
Louisville, KY
$12

Pikesville
Bardstown, KY
$15

Rittenhouse
Bardstown, KY
$12

Sazerac
Frankfort, KY
$14

Whistle Pig 10Yr
VT
$20

Whistle Pig 12Yr
VT
$30

Whistle Pig 15Yr
VT
$50

SINGLE MALT

10th Street
CA
$16

Akashi
Japan
$14

Amrut
India
$16

Glenfiddich 12Yr
Scotland
$18

Kaiyo 7Yr
Japan
$16

Laphroaig 10Yr
Scotland
$16

Macallan 12Yr
Scotland
$20

Macallan 18Yr
Scotland
$55

Signatory UnChillfiltered Collection Glenlivet 2006
Scotland
$30

Single Cask Nation Ledaig 13Yr
Scotland
$40

Single Cask Nation Glenburgie 20Yr
Scotland
$50

The Balvenie 12Yr Double Wood
Scotland
$17

The Balvenie 14Yr Caribbean Cask
Scotland
$25

The Karayoshi 12 Yr
Japan
$29

The Matsui
The
$25

Beer/Non-Alcoholic List

Craft Beer On Tap

Kolsch 4.5%ABV
Palo Alto Brewing Company
$8

British Style Pale Ale, 5.5% ABV
Palo Alto Brewing Company
$9

IPA 6.5% ABV
Revision Brewing Company
$9

Hefeweizen 5.3% ABV
Silva Brewing Company
$9

Flight of Draft Beers (5 oz. pours) $12

Craft Beer By Bottle

Pizza Port Brewing Co. "kook" DIPA 8.5% 16oz
San Diego, California
$8

Modern Times Beer "Black House" Coffee Roasty Stout 5.8% 16oz
Healdsburg, California
$9

Omission Brewing Co. IPA 6.7% (Gluten Free)
Portland, Oregon
$6

2 Towns Cider-House, Apple Cider 6% (Gluten Free)
Corvallis, Oregon
$7

Sangria

Calave’s Finest Housemade Red Sangria $9

Calave’s Finest Housemade White Sangria $9

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Clausthaler non-alcoholic beer
Germany
$6

Soft Drinks: Coke | Diet Coke | Sprite $3

Sparkling Water: S. Pellegrino $3 | Small $6 | Large

Orange Juice $3

BAR BITES

Menu subject to change without notice and it often does

Happy Hour 4–6 PM everyday. $2 off wine & cocktails and spirits, beer by the glass and select Bar Bites (marked HH)
We have adopted a NO tipping establishment 20% Service Charge added to bill. Our staff is fully compensated by their salary. Thank you for participating in professional pay for professional work.

Lite Bites

MEDITERRANEAN OLIVES HH

Marinated & infused with our house spices

$7

TRUFFLE OIL POPCORN HH

Freshly popped popcorn with a hint of truffle oil & sea salt

$9

DEVILED EGGS HH

House made deviled eggs, whipped yolk with sweet dill, mustard and dusted with smoked paprika

$9 (4 PCS) $18 (8 PCS)

CHORIZO CON QUESO DIP HH

Blend of white cheddar and pepper jack melted cheeses with our Spanish style chorizo & pico de gallo.

$15

BRUSCHETTA HH

Locally baked French bread, Roma tomatoes, red onions, garlic & basil, topped with parmesan cheese, sea salt and a balsamic reduction

$9 (4 PCS) $18 (8 PCS)

BAKED SPINACH AND ARTICHOKE DIP HH

Blend of marinated artichoke hearts, fresh spinach, creme fraiche & mediterranean herb.

$14

CROSTINI HH

Ricotta cheese & roasted bell peppers over a basil pesto spread | Cherry tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella, on toasted fresh French bread | Smoked salmon, red onion & cream cheese

$15

SMOKED SALMON PINWHEELS HH

Freshly sliced cucumbers topped with smoked salmon, red onion & cream cheese, finished with fresh dill, olive oil & capers

$15

2 CHEESE, CHEESE PLATE HH

Select any 2 cheeses from our cheese flights to create your own cheese plate | Served with honey, dried/fresh fruit & locally baked French bread

$17

MEZZE PLATE HH

House made hummus, with olive oil & cracked pepper, feta cheese, dolma, house olive medley, sliced cucumbers served with warm pita slices

$17

CHEESE FLIGHTS

WEST SIDE STORY

Original blue, Point Reyes, CA
Tangy, creamy, semi-soft, cow’s milk

Humboldt Fog, Cypress Grove, CA
Soft, floral, citrus, goat’s milk

Wagon Wheel, Cowgirl Creamery, CA
Rich, buttery, rosey-hued rind, firm, cow’s milk

$20

THE EUROS’

Robiola di Bosco, Valtaleggio, Italy
Taleggio style, Earthy, fruity, soft, cow’s milk

L’Amuse Signature Gouda, Beemster, Holland
Creamy, notes of hazelnut and caramel, complex, hard, cow’s milk

Manchego Pasamontes, Rogers Collection, Spain
Earthy, grassy, hard, sheep’s milk

$19

CHEF’S CHOICE

Barnburner, Crown Finish Cave & Grafton Village Cheese Company, NY
Hard, lightly smoked comfort, cheddar-style that is familiar and yet new, cow’s milk.

Grazin’ Girl, Valley Ford Cheese, CA
Gorgonzola style, buttery, creamy, cow’s milk

Lamb Chopper, Cypress Grove, Holland
Hard, hints of citrus, savory, sheep’s milk

$22

CHARCUTERIE PLATE

Served with French bread, stone mustard, jam, & dried fruits

Soppressata | Prosciutto | Chorizo |
Mild Coppa | Cooked Salami Rosa

$22

CHEESE & CHARCUTERIE COMBOS

West Side Cheese Flight+Charcuterie Plate

$42

The Euros’ Cheese Flight+Charcuterie Plate

$41

Chef’s Choice Cheese Flight+Charcuterie Plate

$44

FLATBREADS

PESTO, SPINACH & CHICKEN

A crispy flatbread with homemade pesto, fresh spinach tomatoes & grilled chicken, melted feta, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese, sprinkled with chili flakes

$16

BURRATA & PROSCIUTTO

A crispy flatbread drizzled with olive oil & a balsamic reduction, melted burrata, prosciutto & arugula

$15

MOZZARELLA & PEPPERONI

A crispy flatbread topped with pepperoni, red onions, artichoke, red chili flakes, melted mozzarella & drizzled with olive oil

$17

ENTREES

TRI-TIP STEAK 8 oz

Marinated 8oz tri-tip steak, sous vide prepared to perfection, topped with a chimichurri sauce & served with a house salad

$17

CHICKEN PARMESAN

Free range marinated chicken breast, sous vide prepared, topped with house made marinara sauce, provolone and parmesan cheese, served with a house salad

$18

CHILEAN SEABASS

NEW Chilean Seabass sous vide prepared, topped with a lemon butter caper sauce, served with fresh vegetables OR a house salad.

$19

SWEETS

Creme Brulée

LUXURIOUS! Custard base topped with a layer of caramelized sugar

$13

Bread Pudding

HOME MADE! Topped with vanilla ice cream

$11

Valrhona Chocolate Lava Cake

DECADENT! Served with vanilla bean ice cream

$12

SWEET WINES

2014 La Fleur d`Or Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc

Sauternes, France

$13

2014 Famiglia Zuccardi Malbec Malamado

Mendoza, Argentina

$9

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Hours

Wednesday - 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday - 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday - 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Temporary closed Mondays Tuesdays

HAPPY HOUR 4-6 p.m. everyday

Only 21 years and older permitted.

We are no longer taking reservations at this time. We are a first come first serve basis until further notice. Maximum of 6 people per table.

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(650) 521-0443

calavewinebar@gmail.com