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