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Wine Tasting Rooms in San Francisco

10 Best in the SF City Limits

Everyone has heard of the tasting rooms all over Napa Valley and Sonoma County. But did you know that there are several wonderful tasting rooms in San Francisco?

While Northern California Wine Country is a must-see for any wine lover, you can skip the drive and just venture out to the tasting rooms all over SF. You will find a few of them in Fisherman's Wharf, and many are also popping up further south in SF's SOMA and Dogpatch districts. In addition, you will find half a dozen places to taste on Treasure Island.

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The difference between these tasting rooms and wine bars is that you taste their locally produced artisanal wines. Some also offer tastings from other popular Napa and Sonoma Valley wineries. Since many also have their production facilities on site, you can call ahead to request a tour of their winemaking areas.

Keep reading to learn more about my 10 favorite wine tasting rooms in San Francisco.

1. Bluxome Street Winery

Address: 53 Bluxome Street
District: SOMA
Hours: Most Tuesdays - Sundays 1pm - 8pm (check their site for special hours and closures due to events)

The grapes used to create the wonderful wines at Bluxome Street Winery are sourced from the cooler areas within Sonoma County. This winery focuses on Pinot Noir, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay. They then craft their wines right in their facility in SF's SOMA district. Stop by to grab a seat and enjoy a sampling of their tasty wines.

2. Dogpatch Wineworks

Address: 2455 Third Street
District: Dogpatch
Hours: Sundays 12pm - 6pm

Dogpatch Wineworks is a small winery in this newly reinvigorated district south of AT&T Park. You can sample their private label wines as well as wines from their commercial producers. They rotate their wines frequently, so there is always something new to taste.

3. Tank18

Address: 1345 Howard Street
District: SOMA
Hours: Thursdays & Fridays 4pm - 10pm, Saturdays & Sundays 2pm - 8pm

The tasting room for Tank18 is in the same building as their wine production facility in San Francisco's SOMA district. In the tasting room, you can sample a flight of four wines, which you can also pair with a nice cheese plate. Tank18 produces a variety of wines including Chardonnay, Syrah, Pinot Noir, and Zinfandel. They also produce wine from a few lesser known varieties such as Tempranillo, Pinot Blanc, and Petite Sirah.

4. A.P. VIN

Address: 622 Treat Avenue
District: Mission District
Hours: Saturdays & Sundays 12pm - 6pm

A.P. VIN is a very small winery located in the Mission District. They are open just a few hours each week when they invite the public to stop by for a taste. It's such a hidden gem that many of the locals have not even heard about it yet.

5. Wattle Creek Tasting Room

Address: Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point St.
District: Fisherman's Wharf
Hours: Mondays - Saturdays 11am - 9pm, Sundays 11am - 7pm

You will find the Wattle Creek Tasting Room in Ghirardelli Square in Fisherman's Wharf. This popular winery features Sonoma County wines from their Cloverdale location. Sample their popular reds, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Shiraz, and their flavorful whites, including Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc.

Insider's Secret: If you love wine tasting seminars, you will find two places in the city that offer low-key education sessions each week. K&L Wines offers sessions every Thursday night and Saturday afternoon. Golden Gate Wine Cellars also offers tasting sessions every Saturday. Click here to find out more about the Thursday night and Saturday wine tasting sessions.

6. Winery Collective

Address: 485 Jefferson Street (between the Argonaut Hotel and the Cannery)
District: Fisherman's Wharf
Hours: Daily 12pm - 9pm

The Winery Collective is a muti-winery tasting room featuring wines from almost two dozen boutique wineries from all over California. In their tasting room, you can sample a variety of wines by choosing one of their popular flights. Each flight includes 4 to 5 wines from a variety of producers. The flight menu changes often, so you will always have something new to try.

7. Sutton Cellars

Address: 601 22nd Street
District: Dogpatch
Hours: Thursdays & Fridays 5pm - 8pm; Saturdays & Sundays 12pm - 5pm

Another very small winery in San Francisco is Sutton Cellars. This winery has been producing wine in SF since 1996. The owner gathers amazing grapes from local vineyards and makes his wines right in this facility. You can order their wine sampler of four wines, enjoy a full glass, or even buy a bottle to drink on site.

8. The Winery

Address: 30 Avenue G
District: Treasure Island
Hours: Saturdays & Sundays 12pm - 5pm

The Winery SF crafts their wines in their San Francisco winemaking facility. They source their grapes from top Napa Valley and Sonoma County vineyards. You will find several familiar varieties here including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc.

9. Treasure Island Wines

Address: 995 Ninth Street Bldg 201
District: Treasure Island
Hours: Saturdays & Sundays 1pm - 5pm

While you are on Treasure Island, make sure you also stop at Treasure Island Wines. This was the first urban winery to open in San Francisco. They also rent space to other small artisanal wineries, so when you taste here, you have the chance to choose from up to 40 unique wines. Their selection ranges from Alexander Valley and Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons to Chardonnays from Carneros.

10. Fat Grape Winery

Address: 1080 Avenue M (at 13th Street)
District: Treasure Island
Hours: Thursdays - Sundays 11am - 6pm

The final stop on Treasure Island is Fat Grape Winery. They offer free tastings of their high quality, low quantity red wines. They also do not add sulfites to their wines. It's a small place, but worth a stop if you make the trip over to Treasure Island.

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