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Elly Hartshorn of Neighborhood Vineyards

  • Local Cellar 2801 23rd Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)

In 2010 Elly was living in France and working at small vineyards and creameries when she first stumbled upon Paris' vineyard, Clos Montmartre. She was so taken by the concept that when she found herself back in California she began plotting a similar project for San Francisco, researching the city's long forgotten original plantings, before working with a community farm to plant America's first urban vineyard in 2013 -- a 1/2 acre plot of Pinot Noir. Although the vines are young, she's been working with a team of viticulturists, winemakers, and friends to put together small-lot wines to get the project in people's minds, hands and glasses. Her hope is that this simple project will blossom to one of large scope - encompassing farming, community building, cultural identity, progressive urban usage, and yes, wine. In the meantime, her current wines, mostly fruit from the Central Coast, move so fast that we have trouble keeping them on the shelves, come and taste why, or, if you know, come and meet Elly and hear all about her process.


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

Earlier Event: September 10
Xavier and Philip of Union Sacre wines
Later Event: September 24
Alex with Kivelstadt wines