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. For more than 40 years, we have been working with local growers to create thoughtful, crowd-pleasing wines for any occasion.

Family owned & operated since 1979.

About Us

California Garagistes

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.

From a backyard Berkeley garage to a former apple processing plant in Sebastopol, California, Taft Street Winery strives to produce authentic and crowd-pleasing wines without pretense by discovering, partnering, and working with exceptional growers in our Sonoma County backyard and beyond.

Join us

Open for Tastings & Picnics

We would love to have you visit! We are open Friday-Sunday. Reservations available, drop-ins welcome.*

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, bocce court, beautiful outdoor patio space, and warm hospitality.

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

*For other days or for large size group visits (6+ persons), please email or call for availability.

[email protected] 707-823-2049


96 Point Pinot Noirs!

Our winemaker Melissa Kuhn and her team have received many recent accolades. We are thrilled to share these handcrafted small production wines with you. Enjoy them before they are gone.

2019 5537 Vineyard Pinot Noir
96 Points, Best of Class, Double Gold – 2022 Women’s International Wine Competition
91 Points – Jeb Dunnick 
90 Points -2022 Orange County Fair Wine Competition
91 Points – Prince of Pinot

2019 Zachary Hills Vineyard Pinot Noir
96 Points, Best of Class, Double Gold – 2022 North Coast Wine Challenge
91 Points – Jeb Dunnick
92 Points – Prince of Pinot

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