San Francisco Bay

The history of winemaking in the city of San Francisco dates back before the Great Fire of 1906, when several wineries operated in what is now the SoMa (South of Market) portion of downtown. Today, a new chapter is being written by winemakers who source their grapes from Napa, Sonoma, Lake County, and beyond. Located in industrial warehouses and airplane hangars from downtown to Oakland and Alameda, the wineries of San Francisco offer exceptional wines and a relaxed urban vibe.


Featured Wineries

Domenico Winery & Vineyards

Founded by self-taught, award-winning winemaker Dominick Chirichillo and his wife Gloria, Domenico Winery & Vineyards embraces the Italian heritage and the tradition of family winemaking.

Hannah Nicole Vineyards

Set in the lush green pastures of eastern Contra Costa County, Hannah Nicole Vineyards is a picturesque destination for wine lovers and a dream-come-true for founders Neil and Glenda Cohn.

R & B Cellars

From its very first note, San Francisco Bay's R & B Cellars has delivered premium wines infused with the musical passion of its owners, Barbara and Kevin Brown.

Rock Wall Wine Company

Boasting stunning views of the San Francisco skyline from its location in a converted 40,000-square-foot airport hangar, Rock Wall Wine Company offers an exciting way to discover distinctive California wines

Rosenblum Cellars

For more than 25 years, Rosenblum Cellars has been a hit with Zinfandel lovers. Founded by Kent Rosenblum, it is now one of California’s top producers of Zinfandel and Rhône style wines.

Notable Wineries

Engelmann Cellars

With 71 medals and three Outstanding Winery awards in its first seven years, Owner Bret Engelmann is proving that California’s largest grape-growing area can also be one of its best.

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Ledgewood Creek Winery & Vineyards

The Ledgewood Creek portfolio currently features estate-grown and bottled Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Merlot, Syrah, and Grenache.

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Tamayo Family Vineyards

Located just a little more than an hour east of downtown San Francisco, Tamayo Family Vineyards was founded with Jeff and Sara Tamayo’s love of wine and belief in the miraculous soils of the emerging Contra Costa region.

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Featured Accommodations

Executive Hotel Vintage Court

Executive Hotel Vintage Court's stylish yet cozy lobby, complete with a wood-burning fireplace, to its 106 rooms, each named for a nearby Napa or Sonoma Valley winery, the unique and historic boutique hotel exudes wine country charm.

Galleria Park Hotel

Stylish, friendly, and situated in an unbeatable location within blocks of Union Square and Chinatown in San Francisco, Galleria Park provides an ideal urban oasis for the business-minded and pleasure seeker alike.

The Serrano Hotel

Perfectly positioned in the Theater District of San Francisco, just steps from Union Square, Serrano Hotel gives guests an ideal vantage point as they explore the city. 

The Scarlet Huntington

Perched posh Nob Hill with captivating views of the San Francisco Bay and downtown skyline, The Scarlet Huntington is a tranquil retreat in the heart of one of the world’s most vivacious cities.

Palace Hotel

An icon in San Francisco, the Palace Hotel seamlessly merges historic grandeur with modern technology and innovation. The hotel’s architecture showcases original Austrian crystal chandeliers, Italian marble, and intricately worked stained glass.

Omni San Francisco Hotel

On the corner of Montgomery and California Streets in downtown San Francisco, the Omni San Francisco Hotel provides guests with a splendid blend of tradition and elegance for all the needs of today’s sophisticated traveler.

Featured Businesses

We Olive San Francisco

Dedicated to informing and delighting guests with the benefits and deliciousness of California olive oil, We Olive offers an unforgettable olive oil experience.

Featured Destinations

Contra Costa County

Just an hour east of downtown San Francisco, a sleeping giant has awakened to the delight of wine tourists eager to discover someplace “new”.

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