Best Places For Wine Lover In San Francisco, California

Extensive Wine Selection at Wine Bars |© Greg Pye/Flickr
Extensive Wine Selection at Wine Bars |© Greg Pye/Flickr
Photo of Kelsey Theriault
9 February 2017

Napa and Sonoma have reputations for being the premier destinations for wine tasting in California, but you don’t have to leave San Francisco in order to taste some of the Bay Area’s most delicious wines. Here are the best spots for every wine lover.

Dogpatch WineWorks

Winery, Concert Hall, Building
This winery in the Dogpatch neighborhood sources its grapes from the wine region in the Bay Area and makes its wines on site. Dogpatch Wineworks has a tasting room that is open on Sundays from noon to 6pm. They are constantly rotating their wines, so there is always something new to try. If you really love wine, go to Dogpatch WineWorks to create your own wine; producing it from beginning to end.

The Winery SF

The Winery SF
The Winery SF | © Maria Ly/Flickr
The Winery SFs tasting room is full of delicious boutique wines. The Winery SF sources its grapes from Napa and Sonoma and has winemakers produce the wine varieties. Their vision is to create wine using sustainable farming and wine production, making their wines some of the best in the city.

Bluxome Street Winery

Bluxome Street Winery
Bluxome Street Winery | © Eugene Kim/Flickr
The SOMA district in San Francisco is one of the oldest locations for winemakers in the region, though many sites were destroyed in the 1906 earthquake. Luckily, the Bluxome Street Winery remains and continues to craft excellent wine in SF. Stop by for wine tastings Tuesday through Sunday 1pm to 8pm and enjoy a glass of wine; watching how the winemakers work.

District (SoMa)

Wine Bar, Bar, Charcuterie, Pub Grub, $$$
Stop by District and try one of their many wines from a seemingly endless wine list. The bartenders are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful, so let them help you choose the perfect wine. Enjoy a cheese platter to pair with your drinks and relax in their laid-back environment. District is the perfect place to join friends for happy hour and sample some of the best California wines.

Blush! Wine Bar (Castro)

Bar, Wine Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
Blush Wine Bar
Blush Wine Bar | © torbakhopper/Flickr
After enjoying the sites of the Castro district, stop by Blush!to sample wines from their extensive menu, including 120 wines by the bottle. Their expert chef prepares flavorful dishes to pair perfectly with your wine selections. Additionally, they feature live music on many nights (check their website for dates) and art from local artists covers the walls. Go to Blush! if you want to enjoy delicious wine in a cozy setting.

The Hidden Vine (Financial District)

Wine Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
Stock in Trade Indoor Bocce Ball Court
Stock in Trade Indoor Bocce Ball Court | © Courtesy of Stock in Trade
The Hidden Vine has been voted one of the top wine bars in America by multiple publications, and for good reason. Their wine list is one of the most extensive in the city and their food pairings are to die for. The ambiance is warm and cozy, highlighted by the fireplaces and comfortable chairs. Stop by for a glass of wine, good food, and a wonderful atmosphere to catch up with friends. If you are really feeling adventurous, play bocce on their outdoor patio after 5pm.

Robberbaron (Pacific Heights)

Bar, Wine Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
Robberbaron | Courtesy of Robberbaron
Not your typical Polk Street bar, Robberbaron is a laidback wine bar that is perfect for winding down after a long week of work with your friends. Their wine list is not as long as many other places, but they focus on selecting only the finest, most organic wines available. They have food pairings for their wines and an attentive staff ready to make knowledgeable recommendations. If that is not enough, all of their cocktails are Game Of Thrones themed.

Yield Wine Bar (Potrero Hill)

Bar, Wine Bar, Pub Grub, $$$
Serpentine | © David Spencer/Flickr
Yield is a classic wine bar with good happy hour deals during the week. Stop by to relax after work or catch up with friends. Knowledgeable servers and an extensive wine list make for a fantastic wine tasting experience at Yield. Come by on Tuesday nights for trivia while enjoying your glass of wine.

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