May the Season Begin

The sun is shining (for now), the air is thick with pollens and other microgametophytes, the hillsides are still green, vineyards are in flower, tourists have brought their bicycles, baseball season is well underway, and the Warriors continue their winning ways. It must be springtime!

At Taft Street we too have taken everything up a notch. The cellar staff is busy with client bottling while GM Mike Martini is in Chicago working the market. We will pour our wines at Henry Wine Group’s tastings in San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego in mid-month; as well as hosting our President’s Club on its spring release party May 14th.

Then the fun meter goes into high gear as our concert season –A Little Street Music – kicks off with the soulful R & B group Stax  City on Sunday, May 29th. Bring you most comfy chair, pack a picnic, and sip some of West County’s finest wines while enjoying our great local music scene. Eight concerts this year will run through September 4th. And you can charge your electric or hybrid vehicle while you’re here!

Come on by, we’re ready!



Mike Tierney
President, Taft Street Winery

Fish Cakes Taft Street Style

I’m a sucker for fresh fish, and everything is better with bacon. This recipe combines the two, and when washed down with a class of Taft Street Russian River Sauvignon Blanc satisfaction is achieved.


  • 1 pound fresh fish (I like rock cod)
  • 2/3 cup bread crumbs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • A handful of cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices thick bacon
  • Olive oil


  1. Place fish, breadcrumbs, milk, egg, cilantro and salt and pepper in food processor and pulse until well combined.
  2. Form into four patties each about an inch thick.
  3. Partially cook bacon, and wrap each patty with a bacon strip, using a toothpick to fasten.
  4. Heat olive oil in skillet and cook patties until browned, 6 or 7 minutes. Flip and brown other sides (the bacon will be fully cooked now).

Serve with a seasonal salad and enjoy with a glass of Taft Street Sauvignon Blanc.