Garage Crafted

Like the renegade bordeaux winemakers known as Garagistes Taft Street began in a garage rather than a grand chateau, stressing quality without pretense.

From a backyard Berkeley garage to a former apple processing plant in Sebastopol, California, the family at Taft Street is proud to craft limited production, crowd pleasing wines from select Sonoma County vineyards.

About Us

Family owned & operated since 1979

The term “garagistes” originated in Bordeaux in the 1980s and refers to innovative winemakers who produce exceptional wines in their garages rather than in grand chateaux. Since 1979, we have carried on the garagistes tradition of creativity and excellence in a down-to-earth locale.


Let the Taft Street family take the work out of company and personal gifting with personalized wine gifts to fit every client, friend, and budget.

Enjoy Taft Street at Home

Shop online and enjoy $5 flat rate shipping and 10% savings on all orders of six bottles of more. Winery curbside pickup is also available.

Join us

Open for tastings!

We would love to have you visit. We are open for outdoor tastings, picnics and bocce Friday-Sunday. Please make an online reservation or give us a call at 707-823-2049. Drop-ins welcome when space is available. Our winery is located at 2030 Barlow Lane in Sebastopol, Sonoma County, just three miles northwest of downtown.

Curated tasting flights are just $15, complimentary for our club members. We also offer wine by the glass and bottle, and invite you to picnic at no additional charge. Kick back and relax while you enjoy our award winning Russian River Valley wines, beautiful outdoor patio space, and friendly knowledgeable team.

Families with children and well behaved dogs welcome! Everyone deserves a little wine country break these days. We look forward to seeing you!


High Marks for Taft Street Pinot Noir

Our 2018 Garagistes Russian River Valley Pinot Noir was awarded a Gold Medal at the 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, while also receiving a 92 point score from the well known Pinot Noir reviewer Rusty Gaffney, aka The Prince of Pinot. Right alongside, our 2018 Skikos Single Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir received a 94 point score.

“These are the best Pinot Noir releases from this winery I have ever tasted and represent outstanding value.” — The Prince of Pinot

Our limited production wines are both available online and at the tasting room. The ’18 Garagistes Pinot Noir has sold out and a small number of cases of the ’18 Skikos Vineyard Pinot Noir remain. We are delighted to share them with you, and invite you to read the full Skikos Vineyard Pinot Noir review here.

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