A Little Street Music 2016

A Little Street Music is back for a fifth season with another incredible West Sonoma County summer line-up. Join us the second and last Sundays of the month, starting in May. The events are free, the tasting room opens at 11am with music from 3-6 PM. Bring your favorite lawn chair and be sure to pack a picnic. We’ll have bottles and wines available by the glass; please no outside alcoholic beverages. Enjoy the summer, Taft Street style.

New Press, New Harvest

August 18. 2015, one day before the start of the 2015 harvest. Out with the old, in with the new.  The above video was an 8am – 2pm time lapse replacing a 25+ year old press with a brand new 10-ton Diemme Velvet 80. Good thing everything went smoothly, harvest started the following day.

David Luning @ Taft Street Sunday July 27!

“A Little Street Music Continues!” We’re excited to welcome David Luning, Sunday July 27, from 3-6pm. Check out David Luning’s newest video – Whiskey Bottle  

Lazyman – July 13, 2014

On July 13, we welcome Lazyman, formally the Steve Pile Band. Lazyman is a Northern California rock band influenced by delta blues, “good” country music, African rhythms and tasty jams. These flavors wrap Steve Pile’s original tunes like bacon around a fig. As Steve Pile Band, they have been playing around the Bay Area for 5 years, as well as with other bands like Tiny Television and Fog Dub.

A Little Street Music 2013

Enjoyed last year’s summer music series? We’re back for a second season and excited about five great acts the last Sunday of each month, starting in May.  This summer’s acts include The Pulsators, It’s a Beautiful Day, Twang Ditty, Bottleshock, and The Sorrentinos. The events are free. The Tasting Room opens at 11am, with music from 3pm to 6pm. All our Tasting Room exclusives are available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Bring a picnic and enjoy the summer – Taft Street style. May 26 –  The Pulsators. Rooted in the fertile musical soil of the Sonoma County Wine Country the Pulsators are a five piece band that plays its own brand of music. With a get-up-and-dance kind of orchestration, their music has been defined as a spicy blend of driving blues, New Orleans-funky R&B, rock steady reggae and rock-and-roll. Their music supports an ever-growing legion of faithful fans who keep coming back for more. The Pulsators have been voted a Sonoma County fan-favorite four times in reader’s choice polls given by The Press Democrat. June 30 – It’s a Beautiful Day Acoustic featuring David LaFlame. Famous for their song “White Bird”, a melancholy ballad that stood out not only for its memorable vocal melody and “seize the day” message, but also for front man David Laflamme’s slow-burning violin solo. Multiple albums were laced with classic cuts such as “Hot Summer Day”, “Bombay Calling,” “Girl With No Eyes”, “Wasted Union Blues”, “Time Is”, “Dolphins”, “Misery Loves Company”, and many more you’ll remember. Today the band performs the music of It’s A Beautiful Day along with newer material, moving effortlessly from an almost folksy sound to ethereal jazz to psychedelic to straight on rock & roll performing selections from three new CDs and over seven of their previous albums. July 28 – Twang DittyFormed in the summer of 2007 in Sonoma County, Twang Ditty went on to win the local Colgate Country Showdown just a few weeks after they began playing together.  The band strives to pay loving tribute to the traditional country music of the 50s-70s, a time when pure, heartfelt vocals and sparkling guitar licks topped the charts.  From tearful ballads to honkytonk to rockabilly; covering Nashville to Bakersfield and everything in between including the famous “outlaws,” you can expect to hear familiar (and not so familiar) songs of legends like Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, and Waylon Jennings, as well as favorites from country queens Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette…just to name a few. August 25 – Bottleshock. Bottle Shock produces an original sound best described as toe tappin’ music for the mind, body and soul. With a style firmly based in American roots music the band has its own little sound going on. Come have a look and a listen; it won’t take long for you to become SHOCKED! September 29 – The SorrentinosClassic rock ‘n’ roll with a modern twist, The Sorentinos is a band with a late sixties-era feel, accessible to the hipster kid from the in-crowd and his retired hippie parents too. With singer-songwriter Danny Sorentino and his crew of musicians in California and lead guitarist Steve Lee in London, the Bay Area based group has established itself as a sonic force on both sides of the Atlantic.    

Paul Young Joins Taft Street Winery as Director of Sales

Taft Street Winery is very happy to announce the addition of Paul Young to the Taft Street family. He comes to Taft Street with 23 years of experience as Director of Sales and Marketing for Heck Estates and Kenwood Vineyards. “Paul is a true professional who understands the needs of distributors and the demands of brand management,” said Mike Tierney, President of Taft Street Winery. “Taft Street is fortunate to have just celebrated its thirty years in the wine business with the same core group that started in the garage. With the addition of Paul to the team that includes winemaker Evelyn White, we are very excited for the continued success in this industry.”

Harvest Photos!

The time is now! The 2012 Taft Street harvest begins today, and so far, everything looks amazing. Here’s a few early photos with more to come!