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Esters Wine Shop & Bar


Please join us for our weekly Sunday Wine Tastings! Come learn about new regions, taste some of your old favorites and stock up on wine for your upcoming dinner party. Our tastings are casual – drop by anytime in the three-hour window and our staff will guide you through the wines at your own pace. Also, check out the calendar below with all the upcoming events we have, from Wine on a Dime to Guest Sommelier Nights to Workshops and more!

What's Upcoming At Esters

Holiday Wreath Making Class

2-4 p.m.

In what’s become an Esters holiday tradition, our favorite, local florist Krystal Chang is teaching us how to make lush winter wreaths. Gather out on the heated patio over some sparkling wine, while Krystal guides us in color, texture and creating movement, using fragrant evergreens, pinecones and seedpods to create stunning natural wreaths.  Plus, you can also craft bits of holiday swag for gift wrapping and place settings!

Spots are limited, so CLICK HERE to buy tickets and reserve your spot.

Sunday Tasting – Wines of the Rhône Valley

3-6 p.m.

Are you a Rhône Ranger or are the Holidays keeping you close to home?  If you’re a fan of Syrah, Grenache or wines from Châteauneauf-du-Pape, tag along for a little tasting adventure through the Rhône Valley.  It’s not exactly a trip to France, but at least there’s plenty of wine!

The Lineup Includes:

  • Domaine La Manarine Côtes du Rhône Blanc, Rhône 2018
  • Yves Cuilleron Marsanne, Collines Rhodaniennes, Rhône 2018
  • Eric Texier Saint-Julien-en-Saint Alban Rouge, Rhône 2015
  • Domaine Bois de Boursan Bois du Boursin Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône 2016
  • François Villard ‘Reflet’, Saint-Joseph, Rhône 2012

Ten Cent Tasting – Austrian Wine!

5-7 p.m.

Our friend Alexandra Tugurian from Skurnik Wine & Spirits is joining us to share a splash of her go-to Austrian wine from Nikolaihof Wine Estate (one of the oldest wine estates in the country). A certified biodynamic winery, Nikolaihof is known for light, refreshing Riesling, Grüner Veltliner and even Chardonnay. You’ll surely find a delicious new wine to pour for the holiday season!



Holiday Mart & Wine Tasting

1-5 p.m.

Instead of our usual Sunday Tasting, we’re extending the hours and inviting all female artisans for our first-ever Holiday Mart. We’re pouring wine from our friends at Paper Planes Wines (also women-owned), with local artists selling jewelry, cards, art, wreaths, kids’ clothes, home goods and more! You can also grab an Esters custom holiday gift box.

Featured Artists Include:


For $25, you’ll get a wine flight and 10% off wines in the line-up, entry to the Holiday Mart, a bit of cheese for snacking, and an Esters canvas wine tote for shopping.

You can purchase your ticket onsite, so come on by!

Wine Club Pick-Up Party

7-8 p.m.

Meet other Esters Wine Club members to pick up your wine (if it’s not being shipped) and enjoy a couple special bottles opened up that night, along with some cheese. Co-Owner Kathryn Coker and the Esters team will share the stories behind this month’s featured winemakers, so you’re armed with a little more knowledge before popping open those bottles!  Plus, get 10% off any retail that night.

If you’re not a member, join! We have three different levels to accommodate your budget and taste, whether you’re a Savvy Sipper, Adventurer or Collector!

Ten Cent Tasting – Red from Southern Italy!

5-7 p.m.

We’re hosting our friend Adam Davidow from Oliver McCrum Wines to share a splash of Grifalco, a small-production red wine from Southern Italy. If you’re looking for a fruity red with notes of fragrant plants (think juniper, thyme, rosemary and lavender), you’ll want to give this tasting a try!

Christmas Eve – Closing Early, Retail Only

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

We’re also offering a free coffee/espresso drink and mini Christmas cookies with every purchase of wine!

Thursday, December 26 – Open At Night

Open at 5 p.m.

If you’re tired of all that holiday cooking, join us for a splash of wine and bite to eat!

Sunday Tasting – Bubbles!

3-6 p.m.

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, so sample some of our favorite bubbly for the occasion and stock up on bottles to toast 2020!

New Year’s Eve – Vintage Flights & Midnight Toast

Looking for a chill place to celebrate without committing to a ticketed event? Ring in the New Year with us!

We’re going through our cellar and sharing some really special wines via $45 vintage flights, featuring three wines from different decades and paired with light bites. With any food, drink and retail purchase, we’re also offering a free splash of bubbles at midnight.

Don’t forget to capture your final moments of the decade in our Photo Booth, which we’re sharing with our sister, Cassia!


New Year’s Day – We’re Open For Brunch & Closing Early

11 a.m.-4 p.m.

What better way to welcome a new decade, than a boozy brunch with friends and family? We’ll bring you back to life with Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s, alongside waffles and frittatas, all afternoon long.




1314 Seventh Street
Santa Monica, CA

Phone 310.899.6900


Mon - Thu 12pm - 11pm
Fri 12pm - 12am
Sat 10am - 12am
Sun 10am - 10pm