Taft Street Winery
The story begins on Taft Street in the Rockridge area of Oakland, not far from the University of California at Berkeley. My brother John was an undergraduate at Cal and I was a grad student. We both were cooking part-time in Berkeley restaurants and became intrigued with the developing food and wine scene. We started making wine and John proved his talents early on. He soon made wine not only for himself but for a rapidly growing fan club of family and friends. His efforts during this time earned him the BEST OF SHOW AWARD at the California State Fair – the state’s highest honor for a home winemaker. With a strong sense of place and of family, we continue in the garagistes traditions, producing limited production, handcrafted wines from select California vineyards. We continue to live, work, and have fun in Sonoma County. As family-owned and independently operated, we look forward another 30 exciting years.