Wine Tasting Rooms in San Francisco: 6 Best in the SF City Limits

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by Jill Loeffler  •

Updated: April 23, 2024

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 around 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.

Sampling some white wines in a tasting room in San Francisco

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 6 favorite wine tasting rooms in San Francisco.

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1. Winery Collective

Address: 485 Jefferson Street (between the Argonaut Hotel and the Cannery)

District: Fisherman's Wharf

Hours: Sunday - Friday 1 pm - 8 pm, Saturday 12 pm - 9 pm

The Winery Collective is a multi-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.

Their constantly updated menu consists of four wine flights starting at $25. Each flight includes 5 wines from a variety of producers, which you will taste with a professional guide. The flight menu changes often, so you will always have something new to try.

After the flight, you can order a glass or a bottle to continue enjoying the wines they have to offer.

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2. Eco Terreno Urban Tasting Room

Address: 140 Columbus Avenue

District: North Beach

Hours: Thursday - Friday 4 pm - 9 pm, Saturday 3 pm - 9 pm; daily happy hour 4 pm - 6 pm

Eco Terreno wines are 100 percent estate grown in Alexander Valley, produced with organic-regenerative agriculture and by one of the first openly gay winemakers in the US. 

They are dedicated to sustainability and passionate about the wine they make. The tasting flights start at $25. You can also taste by the glass along with delicious pairings of small bites or a cheese and charcuterie board.

3. Chateau Montelena SF Tasting Room

Address: 335 Powell Street

District: Union Square

Hours: Daily, 1 pm - 8 pm

Chateau Montelena is a gorgeous estate in Calistoga at the top of Napa Valley.

The quiet, exclusive, and luxurious ambience of the vineyards is transmitted through the elegant tasting room in the lobby of the historic Westin St. Francis Hotel in downtown San Francisco.

4. JAX Tasting Room

Address: 326 Brannan Street

District: SoMa

Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 4 pm - 8 pm

Enjoy tasting delicious wines in an intimate setting that includes a quirky indoor space as well as an outdoor patio complete with a fire pit.

The fun and simple atmosphere in the heart of one of San Francisco's most burgeoning districts reflects JAX's philosophy of "setting the agenda for modern Napa Valley."

5. Treasure Island Wines

Address: 995 Ninth Street, Bldg 201

District: Treasure Island

Hours: Saturday - Sunday, 1 pm - 5 pm (advanced reservation recommended)

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.

6. JCB Tasting Salon at the Ritz-Carlton

Address: 600 Stockton Street 

District: Financial District

Hours: Sunday, Monday and Thursday, 2 pm - 7 pm; Friday - Saturday, 2 pm - 8 pm

The JCB Tasting Salon is located inside the downtown Ritz-Carlton Hotel. From the over-the-top artwork, chandeliers, and velvet curtains, it's clear that Jean-Charles Boisset is not only a producer of wines but a designer of fragrances and jewelry. 

The wines on offer here are from the JCB collection from Sonoma, Napa, and France. It's a small but luxurious lounge, perfect for a date night or an intimate celebration. 

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