Gourmet Au Bay

Bodega Bay, California

After seeing Gourmet Au Bay for sale online in the late 2000s, Bob and Sissy Blanchard were blown away by this distinctive pairing: a wine bar with stirring bay vistas. They made an offer on the spot. “How could you pass up something like this?” says Sissy, pointing to a patio that overlooks the harbor. The Blanchards offer what they call Wine Surfing: your choice of three pours from top California labels, the glasses served to you on a mini surfboard. In the early evening, the deck becomes a lively gathering place for locals. “It’s our town square,” says regular Perry Marker. Pop any bottle from the adjoining shop and pay no corkage fee.

Last Reviewed
December 2015


913 State 1
Bodega Bay, CA