exceptional wines. unconventional spirit.

The folks at Taft Street Winery have always been utterly unconcerned with convention. Renegades from the beginning, two brothers and a friend started making wine in a garage on Taft Street in Oakland in 1979.  For more than 40 years, we’ve created exceptional, unfussy wines with great Sonoma County fruit, a small and dedicated team, and a winery we made in an old apple processing barn.

Family owned & operated since 1979.

By Friends.
For Friends.

Crafted in the spirit of friendship with the belief that celebrating who’s around the table is as important as what you pour, our crowd-pleasing, small production Russian River Valley wines offer all the quality, without any pretension.

Like the “garagistes” in Bordeaux who made outstanding wines in their garages rather than in grand estates, we’ve carried on a tradition of creativity and excellence in a down-to-earth locale for more than 40 years.