Calave - Bittered Sling and Vine
INSIDE & OUTSIDE DINING
  • inside and outdoor dining (masks required)
  • outdoor tents with heaters
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We are a no tipping establishment. 20% service charge will be added to your bill to ensure a better living wage to our staff.

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.
We are a no tipping establishment. 20% service charge will be added to your bill to ensure a better living wage to our staff.

Glass Bottle

Bubbles

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

NV Brut , Donson “Recolte Blanche”, Champagne, France $18

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 Pinot Grigio DOC, Cantina de Pra, Veneto, Italy $12

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

2020 Riesling, Lafken Wines, San Antonio, Leida, Chile $14

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, Saintsbury, Carneros $16

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

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

2011 Tempranillo, Viña Herminia “Reserva”, Rioja, Spain $14

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

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

2018 Malbec, Domaine Busquet “Reserve”, Tupungato, Mendoza, Argentina $12

2012 Tempranillo, Viña Ardanza “Reserva”, Selección Especial, Rioja, Spain $75

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

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, "Calave", Paso Robles $12

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, J. Richards Winery, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County $17

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Beaucanon Estate, 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

2017 Red Blend, Two Squared by Alpha Omega, Napa Valley, California $89

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

2007 Bordeaux, Chateau Martet “Riserve de Famille”, Saints-Foy, Bordeaux, France $20

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 | Donson “Recolte Blanche”, 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

2018 Rose' de Aurore | Domaine de la Fouquette, Cotes de Provence

2019 Pinot Grigio DOC | Cantina de Pra, Veneto, Italy

2020 Riesling | Lafken Wines, San Antonio, Leida, Chile

$18

Pinot Divino

2018 Pinot Noir | “Calave”, Central Coast

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

2018 Pinot Noir | Saintsbury, Carneros

$25

Call Me a Cab

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon | "Calave" Paso Robles

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon | J. Richards Winery, Alexander Valley, Sonoma County

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon | Beaucanon Estate, Napa Valley

$26

European Vacation

2015 Chianti Classico DOCG | Castello Di Gabbiano "Riserva", Tuscany, Italy

2011 Tempranillo | Viña Herminia “Reserva”, Rioja, Spain

2007 Bordeaux | Chateau de Martet, Saints-Foy, Bordeaux, France

$29

SIGNATURE COCKTAILS

The Keeper

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

$14

Opening Statement

Fords Gin, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, Kina L'Aero d'Or Liqueur, Lemon Juice

$15

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

Mezcal Mule

El Silencio Mezcal, Honey-Ginger Syrup, Lime Juice and Ginger Beer.

$15

CLASSIC COCKTAILS

Sazerac

Negroni

Old Fashioned

Aprerol Spritz

Martini

SPIRITS

Vodka

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

Hendricks
Scotland
$14

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

El Silencio "Espadin" Mezcal
Mexico
$14

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
Japan
$25

Beer/Non-Alcoholic List

Craft Beer On Tap

“Ice” Pilsner 4.8%ABV
Modern Times Brewing Company
$8

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

“Star Cloud” HazyIPA 6.8% ABV
Modern Times Brewing Company
$9

Belgian Style White Ale 4.8ABV
Unibroue, "Blanche de Chambly"
$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

Palo Alto Brewing Co. "Hopy Ending" Pale Ale 5.5%
Palo Alto, California
$7

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

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.

We are a no tipping establishment. 20% service charge will be added to your bill to ensure a better living wage to our staff.

Lite Bites

HH MEDITERRANEAN OLIVES

Marinated & infused with our house spices

$7

HH TRUFFLE OIL POPCORN

Our famous made to order popcorn with a hint of truffle oil & sea salt

$9

HH CHORIZO CON QUESO DIP

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

$15

HH DEVILED EGGS

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

 

$9 (4 pc) $18 (8 pc)

HH BRUSCHETTA

Roma tomatoes, red onions, garlic and basil topped with parmesan, sea salt and drizzled with balsamic reduction.

$15

$9 (4 pc) $18 (8 pc)

HH SMOKED SALMON PINWHEELS

Smoked salmon, red onion with a cream cheese spread sprinkled with fresh dill, olive oil and capers on top of sliced cucumbers.

$15

HH 2 CHEESE, CHEESE PLATE

Curate your own cheese plate.  Select any 2 cheeses from our cheese flights.  Accompanied with honey and  dried fruits served with sliced french bread

$17

HH BAKED SPINACH AND ARTICHOKE DIP

Marinated artichoke hears, fresh spinach, creme fraiche and mediterranean hers served with sliced french bread

$15

MEZZE PLATE

House made hummus drizzled with olive oil and topped with cracked pepper. Accompanied with feta cheese, dolma, olives & sliced cucumbers. Served with warm pita slices.

$17

CHEESE FLIGHTS

WEST SIDE STORY

Original Blue – Point Reyes, California
Tangy, creamy, semi-soft, cow’s milk

Humboldt Fog  – Cypress Grove, California 

Soft, floral, citrus, goats milk

Hop Along –  Cowgirl Creamer, California

Hard, springy texture, w/ notes of brioche, yogurt, roasted nuts, cows milk

 

 

$20

THE EUROS'

L’amuse Signature Gouda,  Holland

Hard, roasted hazelnut and burnt caramel flavor,  cows,  milk

Robiola di Bosco – Lombardia, Italy

Soft, pungent, finishes with a hint of fruit and touch of salt, cows milk

Manchego Pasamontes –  Castilla La Mancha, Spain

Hard, Notes of tangerine, pepper, and lanolin, sheep’s milk

 

 

$19

CHEFS CHOICE

Barnburner – Grafton Village Cheese, Vermont

Hard, dense, fudgy & sharp, lightly smoked, cheddar-style, cow’s milk

Président Brie – France

Soft, creamy, w/ a mild taste and snow-white, edible rind, cow’s milk

Lamb Chopper – Cypress Grove Chevre, California

Hard, sweet, buttery, caramels & nutty undertones, sheep’s milk

$22

CHARCUTERIE PLATE

Soppressata | Prosciutto | Mild Coppa | Salami Rosa (cooked) | Chorizo

$22

CHEESE & CHARCUTERIE PLATES

West Side Cheese Flight + Charcuterie Plate

$42

The Euros' Cheese Flight + Charcuterie Plate

$41

Chefs Choice Cheese Flight + Charcuterie Plate

$44

FLATBREADS

CHICKEN, PESTO AND SPINACH

A crispy flatbread with house made pesto spread topped with spinach, tomatoes, melted feta, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses sprinkled with red chili flakes.

$16

PROSCIUTTO AND BURRATA

A crispy flatbread topped with prosciutto, arugula melted burrata drizzled with olive oil and balsamic reduction.

$15

PEPPERONI AND MOZZARELLA

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

$17

ENTREES

TRI-TIP STEAK

6 ounce sirloin steak cooked to perfection using the SOUSE VIDE method. Sliced then drizzled with our  house made chimichurri sauce accompanied with a mixed green salad

$18

CHILEAN SEA BASS

Fresh chilean Sea Bass filet. Cooked to perfection using  SOUSE VIDE method. Drizzled with house made lemon butter caper sauce served over asparagus and accompanied with a green salad

$19

CHICKEN PARMESAN

Free range marinated chicken breast topped with house made marinara sauce, provolone and parmesan cheeses accompanied with a mixed green salad

$18

SWEETS

Valrhona Chocolate Lava Cake

DECADENT! Served with vanilla bean ice cream

$12

Crème Brûlée

THE CLASSIC!! Served with fresh fruit

$13

Bread Pudding

The Perfect Dessert!! Made in house served with vanilla bean ice cream

$11

Cheese Cake

A slice of HEAVEN!!Topped with a fruity strawberry jam.

$10

Churros

Sugary GOODNESS!! Accompanied with vanilla ice cream, caramel dipping sauce topped with fresh strawberries.

$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 not taking reservations at this time. We are a first come first serve basis until further notice. Maximum of 6 people per table.

Not allowed at this time per Santa Clara County Health Department

eGift Cards

Gift cards are currently sold at our location. We will soon have gift cards sold online.

Contact Us

(650) 521-0443

calavewinebar@gmail.com