STEVE & Jill of MATTHIASSON wine
Jun
3
5:00 pm17:00

STEVE & Jill of MATTHIASSON wine

  • Local Cellar

Winemaking for the husband and wife team of Steve & Jill is a natural extension of farming, and most of their grapes come from the seven vineyards that they farm in Napa and Sonoma. They love to explore classical expressions of different varieties, some well-known like Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon, and some rare like Ribolla Gialla or Refosco Dal Peduncula Rosso. In all cases they try to respect the purity of the variety and the individuality of the site. Their wines are refreshing, complement food, and are moderate in alcohol. By using their site-specific farming methods to grow intense fruit, coupled with careful restraint in the cellar, they strive to produce wine that is full flavored but impeccably balanced.

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

Nicole of Idlewild
Jun
4
4:00 pm16:00

Nicole of Idlewild

  • Local Cellar

Idlewild has a relatively concise aim within a broad context: to produce wines of exceptional balance and beauty. It is a journey to pursue Italy’s Piedmont in the elevated hills of Mendocino County, and to find the sides of these varieties that are intriguing, delicious, and haunting. Each wine is unique and treated as such, though the common thread is balancing depth and seriousness with vibrancy and joy. Emphasis is on the vineyard followed by minimalist winemaking techniques. While not dogmatic in practice, an honest and sustainable approach is fundamental in making wines of purity.

Tasting is free and available anytime from 4:00 - 6:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

 Drew of Trail Marker
Jun
10
5:00 pm17:00

Drew of Trail Marker

  • Local Cellar

Drew is a purist who likes wines that are well-balanced and have a “certain something” about them that defies description. Over the years Drew has created wines for many well respected wineries but after he married Emily, she convinced him it was time they create their own wine. No mortgage. No kids. Let’s do it! Trail Marker was born. Drew entered the wine world attending UCSB, living near Santa Barbara’s wine country. While pursuing a masters degree at Cal State LA, Drew worked at Colorado Wine Company. There he met Kent Humphrey of Eric Kent Wines. Kent encouraged Drew to head north to work a harvest. From there, Drew was off and running. He worked at Copain, DuMol, Kosta Brown and Wither Hills and becoming the winemaker for Tuck Beckstoffer Wines. In 2013, Drew became the head winemaker for R2 Wine/Roessler Cellars, where he still consults.

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

CHAD OF MÉTHODE SAUVAGE
Jun
11
4:00 pm16:00

CHAD OF MÉTHODE SAUVAGE

  • Local Cellar

Chad has come close to cult like status, and those who have tasted what he's made will want to become members. His line of Cab Francs display various levels of density and juiciness, and his Chenin is so bright and refreshing it'll make you a believer.

Tasting is free and available anytime from 4:00 - 6:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

Josh of Hoxie Spritzer
Jun
24
5:00 pm17:00

Josh of Hoxie Spritzer

  • Local Cellar

Chef Josh concocted these blends while cooking in NYC & LA, they made it out of the kitchen and the public demanded more, Hoxie was born. Clean, refreshing and bright, come see why NYT calls them '...completely delicious'. We know you've been loving Hoxie's collaboration with Field Recordings; Foxie, so come try his others!

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

Mike of Oakland Spirits Company
Jul
2
4:00 pm16:00

Mike of Oakland Spirits Company

  • Local Cellar

As sommelier/owner of Maverick Restaurant and a general wine mutineer, Mike Pierce has taken a deep dive into both obscure and classic food and wine pairings. He has received public attention for his—seemingly sophomoric but secretly intellectual— unconventional food and wine pairings from the SF Chron., Food & Wine, Globe & Mail, and Huffington Post. Do you know the perfect wine to compliment Cool Ranch Doritos or the red Skittle? He does. Now he is co-founder and chief evangelist for Oakland Spirits Company. Launched six months ago, OsCo is turning the craft spirit world upside-down and around by not only distilling things most people wouldn't think to but then bottling and selling them. We make booze of our time. Come taste some of OsCo remarkable brandies and gins!

Tasting is free and available anytime from 4:00 - 6:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

Daniel of Hatton Daniel's wines
Jul
15
5:00 pm17:00

Daniel of Hatton Daniel's wines

  • Local Cellar

On the road to professorial life, Dan detoured to his passion for wine and his dream of winemaking.  After time wineshops and cellars, in 2009, Hatten Daniel's was born. Dedicated to picking grapes early with acidity and energy and to winemaking with no additions, this is the real deal. 

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.


 John of SF Mead Co
May
28
4:00 pm16:00

John of SF Mead Co

  • Local Cellar

Mead is honey (in this case, local honey), diluted, and fermented into wine.  John will explain how SF Mead Co ferments it dry, with the sweet nose of honey with the sensibility of wine. And he'll discuss how SF Mead Co experiments; fermenting with apple cider and aging in bourbon barrels with phenomenal results.  Come, learn, and taste.

Tasting is free and available anytime from 4:00 - 6:00.  Must be at least 21 years old. 

Carissa with Golden State & Devoto Ciders
May
27
5:00 pm17:00

Carissa with Golden State & Devoto Ciders

  • Local Cellar

Using 100% fresh-pressed West Coast-grown fruit and making only the tastiest of hard ciders by letting the fruit speak for itself. Carissa will pour from both the 3 flagship Devoto verities, as well as the modern classic in a can; Golden State "Mighty Dry" and the more recently released dry hopped Golden State "Mighty Hops" and Gingergrass Cider!

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

SHANNON OF BURKE WINE
May
21
4:00 pm16:00

SHANNON OF BURKE WINE

  • Local Cellar

Representing Field Recordings, L'Union Sacre & Neighborhood Vineyards, Alloy, Wonderwall wines, Shannon is no stranger to delicious wines. She'll be pouring from these selections and may include one of Andrew Jones's inventive ciders to boot!

Tasting is free and available anytime from 4:00 - 6:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

Bret with Verbena
May
20
5:00 pm17:00

Bret with Verbena

  • Local Cellar

Brett has been a San Francisco bartender for over 5 years in some of the city’s most classic watering holes. His favorite past-time included going to Farmer’s Markets, picking up fruit at its peak and infusing them with the countless spirits behind his bar. Before I knew it, his back-bar and kitchen were filled with mason jars full of my infusions. The feedback became increasingly positive so he decided to bottle his experiments and Verbena Beverage Company was born. Verbena beverages are seasonal infusions made with fresh local produce and quality botanicals. They steep them directly into our premium grape brandy to extract all of their outstanding sugars, natural oils and robust flavor profiles.

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

Matthew with Forlorn Hope wines
May
13
5:00 pm17:00

Matthew with Forlorn Hope wines

  • Local Cellar

For Matthew Rorick, winemaker of Forlorn Hope, winemaking revolves around stories. He says that within each glass can be found a tale that tells of season and soil, of history and vision, of careful planning and pure chance. At his grandfather's table, where the elder Rorick's love of sharing a bottle, a meal, and good conversation inspired his career in winemaking. After receiving his degree in Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis, he worked on a diverse number of winemaking projects including collaborations with wineries in New Zealand, South Africa, and Chile, as well as with Peter Michael Winery, Chasseur, and Miura Vineyards in California, among others. The broad array of different winemaking and grape growing techniques and philosophies he encountered provided a unique practical counterpoint to the theory he learned at University and flavor of his current direction in the winery. The Forlorn Hope wines were born to connect the thread between California's boundless viticultural potential and its diverse viticultural history. In addition to the vines on his family farm, he works with a handful of growers across the north of the state whose plantings might otherwise be misfits: the uncommon sites and varieties that pay tribute to California's eclectic and often unexpected viticultural heritage.

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

Craig with Modern Times
May
7
4:00 pm16:00

Craig with Modern Times

  • Local Cellar

From far away San Diego, Modern Times brews up some of the most delicious and unique beer in our great state.  Come and taste a mix of year-round and seasonal beers with Craig.

Tasting is free and available anytime from 4:00 - 6:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

Xavier of L'Union Sacre wines
May
6
5:00 pm17:00

Xavier of L'Union Sacre wines

  • Local Cellar

Made by two friends from different continents, L'UNION SACRE is a homage to beauty's strange odds.  The worn heirloom knife, the unhewn gem, the gap-tooth smile that breaks new wonder. These are not wines of triumph, genius or gilt perfection these are wines for the un-televised tables that unite the very heart of  the world. Join us as Xavier and Philip pour their summer appropriate Fraulein Riesling, their Belle du Nuit Gewurtraminer and their light and juicy Squire Pinot Noir!

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

Katie with Golden Bear Bitters
Apr
23
4:00 pm16:00

Katie with Golden Bear Bitters

  • Local Cellar

 California native Katie Shea founded Golden Bear Bitters in 2016. Katie grew up in the Salinas Valley surrounded by the 'pastures of heaven', as Steinbeck referred to them, in a home her parents built and named 'Casa de Osos', house of bears. Cultivating her early interest in plants, native habitats and farming, she pursued an agriculture degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, which led to a career in organic farming, herbal remedies, and the international food and beverage industry. Golden Bear Bitters unique recipes are refined to express the terroir of the California coast. Golden Bear Bitters highlight seasonal and wildcrafted flavors of the California coast. Drinking with one's environment is as important as eating with it. Bitters and tonics have been used for hundreds of years to nourish and refresh the body and spirit. Using local fruit and wild foraged botanicals from the California coast, our products allow you to make drinks with the seasons, with the environment, for your health and enjoyment. 

Tasting is free and available anytime from 4:00 - 6:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

Kelly from Sonoma County Distilling Company
Apr
22
5:00 pm17:00

Kelly from Sonoma County Distilling Company

  • Local Cellar

Grain to Glass is the focus at Sonoma County Distilling Company – every level of the production is handled in-house including the mashing and fermentation of grains, direct-fired copper alembic pot distillation and American oak barrel aging. Join us as Kelly pours some of their classic products such as West of Kentucky Bourbon #1 & #2 and the super delicious Limited Edition version of 2nd Chance Wheat Whiskey. Truly Californian as they shift all of their grain to locally sourced organic grain! You can really taste the care & creativity.

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

Deb with Half Moon Bay Distillery
Apr
15
5:00 pm17:00

Deb with Half Moon Bay Distillery

  • Local Cellar

Join us as Deb pours Half Moon Bay Distillery's Purissima Vodka, distilled from 100% grain, this unusual vodka is crafted from wheat with just a touch of malted barley. which gives it its exceptionally smooth and silky “mouthfeel”, and Harvard Avenue Gin with classic juniper notes, complex citrus flavors and warm spice components, bottled at full "bar strength"!

asting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

Wolfgang of Revel Wine
Apr
9
5:00 pm17:00

Wolfgang of Revel Wine

  • Local Cellar

The guy that turns us on to the wines we turn YOU on to will be here pouring form a verity of our the must haves of the spring line up! Join us as somm Wolfgang pours Caraccioli sparkling rosé, Broc's juicy and light Coucou Cabernet Franc, Lo-Fi Chenin new vintage, Folk Machine's mostly Tocai Friulano "White Light" and Forlorn Hope's zesty Alvarelhao!

Tasting is free and available anytime from 4:00 - 6:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

KARA with 101 & TROY CIDERS
Apr
8
5:00 pm17:00

KARA with 101 & TROY CIDERS

  • Local Cellar

Representing both Troy Hard Ciders as well as 101 Hard Ciders, Kara will pour a truly dynamic and wide range. Where 101's are raw, naturally sparkling, wild fermented, unfiltered, unpasturized and thus probiotic, they are all apple all the time, but with little twists like the Black Dog w/activated charcoal, or the popular fave Cactus Red w/cactus pear & Thai basil! The Troy's all have the unique added California fruit of pineapple quince to the apple making a unique flavor to this also wild fermented with the distinction of a slight oakiness from it's 9 month barrel aging. And some other new surprises!

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

Nicole of Ser Wines
Apr
2
4:00 pm16:00

Nicole of Ser Wines

  • Local Cellar

Nicole has been student of wine since her undergrad days--not dorm-room, box-wine drinking, rather a degree in enology and viticulture.  From there, to more studies and eventually an incredible tenure at Bonny Doon before recently striking out for a label of her own.  Come meet Nicole and taste her unique and delicious wine.

Tasting is free and available anytime from 4:00 - 6:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

Stephen From Sierra Nevada Brewery
Apr
1
5:00 pm17:00

Stephen From Sierra Nevada Brewery

  • Local Cellar

Sierra Nevada Brewery set out with a simple goal: brew the beers that they wanted to drink. They started small, with a homebrew shop in the early 1970s in Chico, CA. In the process, they changed the beer world forever. Decades later, they’re still at it, come check out some of the new line, such as Tropical Torpedo, Sidecar, this year's Summerfest & Beer Camp & Bigfoot Barley, as well as revisit the classic Pale Ale with the knowledgeable Stephen!

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

 

Greg and Allen of Magnolia Brewery
Mar
26
4:00 pm16:00

Greg and Allen of Magnolia Brewery

  • Local Cellar

We're stoked to have Magnolia Brewing pour and show off their new can line of their flagship  Kalifornia Kölsch and Proving Ground IPAs! Join us as we taste these two refreshing San Francisco stalwarts in a land where newbies pop up every week, and find out why Magnolia is here to stay.

Tasting is free and available anytime from 4:00 - 6:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

KIVELSTADT CELLARS WITH ALEX
Mar
25
5:00 pm17:00

KIVELSTADT CELLARS WITH ALEX

  • Local Cellar

Get over here and meet and drink with Alex, with our neighbor, friend, and assistant winemaker of Kivelstadt Cellars.   He is pouring new release whites and estate reds.  It's going to be great.

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

Krisztina with Spirit Works
Mar
19
4:00 pm16:00

Krisztina with Spirit Works

  • Local Cellar

Founded in 2012, this Sebastopol-based, husband and wife operation produces super fine grain-to-glass spirits, including several gins and the newly-released whiskey (with 100% California grains). Come sip with us.

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old. 

Earl Brown of Wright & Brown whiskeys
Mar
18
5:00 pm17:00

Earl Brown of Wright & Brown whiskeys

  • Local Cellar

Earl Wright & Charlie Brown focus on traditional methods to create an exciting new California whiskey that will stand in the heard. At the heart of their process is a classical American made artisan copper whiskey still which we use to handcraft each small batch. By seeking out the most flavorful non-GMO malted grains they carry out every step of the whiskey making process in house, from milling the grain to mashing, fermenting, distilling, barrel-aging and bottling.

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

 

Jake & Noriko w/Coastal Sake
Mar
12
4:00 pm16:00

Jake & Noriko w/Coastal Sake

  • Local Cellar

Coastal Sake is all about creating accessible sake. They believe the best way to experience sake is to drink it close to the source. That’s why they brew in the heart of San Francisco. It is their belief that the tastiest sake is the freshest sake and just like food, the fresher the better. (Brew local/drink local.) They specialize in Junmai sake which means we use only water, rice, koji and yeast. All natural and nothing added to create the best NAMAZAKE outside of Japan. Namazake (or nama, for short) means it is live, unpasteurized sake.

Tasting is free and available anytime from 4:00 - 6:00.  Must be at least 21 years old. 

Mason form Fort Point
Mar
11
5:00 pm17:00

Mason form Fort Point

  • Local Cellar

Brewed in the Presidio with Presidio well water, these might just be the most local beers.  And they're awesome: classic in reference, craft brewed, and totally modern.  

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old. 

Carly of Heidrun Meadery
Mar
5
4:00 pm16:00

Carly of Heidrun Meadery

  • Local Cellar

From their beautiful farm and meadery in Pt Reyes Station, Carly will pour their single-varietal honey, dry, bubbly, and  delicious sparkling meads.  Inhale the flower fragrances and imbibe the crisp and clean honey wine.

Tasting is free and available anytime from 4:00 - 6:00.  Must be at least 21 years old. 

Kurtis from Birdview Distillery
Mar
4
5:00 pm17:00

Kurtis from Birdview Distillery

  • Local Cellar

Birdview Distillery was founded by two brothers, Scott and Kurtis Major on the concept of weaving together four distinct traits. Simplicity, Tradition, Quality, and Differentiation. They began as children in their grandfather’s Southern California backyard, surrounded by an endless abundance of wild fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers.  They would harvest these at random and stuff them into an old beer keg with some water.  After some time in the sun, the liquid would ferment.  At the time, they thought we were concocting “magic potions”.  We did not realize that this was their first step to a more systematic exploration of the history and techniques of fermentation and eventually, distillation. In 2008, they focused on the idea of capturing the sense and spirit of the California coastal terrain where they grew up. With this in mind El Castor was born. A new regional spirit that would represent not only California but the whole West Coast.  They began by hand-harvesting the bright crimson, intensely prickly fruit of the wild beavertail cactus and refining it into a hand-crafted spirit, using ancient distilling apparatus and self developed techniques. Their spirits are uniquely Californian, and represent the west coast spirit. 

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

7 Stills & Critter Bitters w/Clint & Julia
Feb
26
4:00 pm16:00

7 Stills & Critter Bitters w/Clint & Julia

  • Local Cellar

A full on showcase of those vital cocktail ingredients that are seldom discussed, Critter Bitters and 7 Stills colab and put on full display what these delicious droppers can do in a mixed drink.

Tasting is free and available anytime from 4:00 - 6:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

 

KOBZA WINES WITH RYAN AND NATALIE
Feb
25
5:00 pm17:00

KOBZA WINES WITH RYAN AND NATALIE

  • Local Cellar

In 2014, Ryan and Natalie Kobza set out to make  lively, fun, and spirited wines, made with ardor and in earnest, from varietals that excited them.  The grapes come from small, family-owned vineyards that maintain their unique identity, with minimalist winemaking from grape to bottle.

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

Bryan with Harrington wines
Feb
19
4:00 pm16:00

Bryan with Harrington wines

  • Local Cellar

Winemaker Bryan Harrington will pour tastes of his current releases, and share stories from statewide vineyards and from his Bayview winery.  

Tasting is free and available anytime from 4:00 - 6:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

Sean from Venus Spirits
Feb
18
5:00 pm17:00

Sean from Venus Spirits

  • Local Cellar

A longtime home-brewer, bigtime dreamer, and new and incredible talent in Northern California distilling, Sean is full-on dedicated to local and organic ingredients, nifty packaging, and a delicious product (We like to think we've found a kindred spirit).  

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.

Phillip with Highlawn Wines
Feb
12
4:00 pm16:00

Phillip with Highlawn Wines

  • Local Cellar

Highlawn Wine Company is a wine project from Philip Cuadra.  All wines are made in San Francisco, CA. Come taste his current 4; Rorick Vineyard Albariño, Amador County Roussanne, Theopolis Vineyard Petite Sirah, and Halcón Vineyard Syrah on our first, regular Sunday tasting (note starting and ending an hour earlier, because; Sunday. :) )

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old. 

 

Noriko with Sequoia Sake
Feb
11
5:00 pm17:00

Noriko with Sequoia Sake

  • Local Cellar

Sequoia Sake is all about creating fresh, live and accessible sake. They believe the best way to experience sake is to drink it close to the source. That’s why they brew in the heart of San Francisco. It is their belief that the tastiest sake is the freshest sake and just like food, the fresher the better. (Brew local/drink local.) They specialize in Junmai sake which means we use only water, rice, koji and yeast. All natural and nothing added to create the best NAMAZAKE outside of Japan. Namazake (or nama, for short) means it is live, unpasteurized sake.

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old. 

Rhustaller Beer with JE
Feb
4
5:00 pm17:00

Rhustaller Beer with JE

  • Back Room at Local Cellar

JE founded Rhustaller to partner with great farmers to grow great hops and barley from which to make superlative beer.  With a winning formula, Rhustaller is a pioneering success.  

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old. 

Patrick & Susan of Bilaro Amaro
Jan
28
5:00 pm17:00

Patrick & Susan of Bilaro Amaro

  • Local Cellar

Bilaro is a dream realized by husband and wife team Patrick Bickford and Susan LaRossa. Patrick and Susan met and fell in love while working in the fast-paced wine business, in restaurants in New York City in the early aughts. While wine was the centerpiece, amaro was always in the background. Later settling in Sebastopol, they began recipe testing and developing a plan for their own amaro. Living so close to some of the best vineyards in California helped convince them to use premium grape spirit as their base, rather than the usual grain spirit base of most amari.  A mutual friend introduced them to Travis Smith of Spiritsmith, who became their distiller. Join Patrick & Susan for a real jewel of an amaro.

Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00.  Must be at least 21 years old.