Following up on a tip from a client, we stopped by the Bluxome Street Winery in SoMa recently. The client had suggested that the winery would be a good site for a party. Since we were in the neighborhood, picking up some wines for another client at K&L wines on Fourth Street, we walked around the corner to check out Bluxome Street Winery.
The client was right. Bluxome Street Winery works very well as an event site. It is one of dozens of urban wineries springing up in San Francisco and the East Bay. It has the gritty charm of a real working winery, combined with an open and spacious feeling. It’s a good story to tell as well. There were dozens, some say hundreds, of wineries in San Francisco around the turn of the 20th century. Most were based in SoMa, know then as South of the Slot, named after the cable car tracks that ran on Market Street in those days.
Bluxome produces about 3000 cases a year, with an emphasis on balanced and elegant Pinot Noir. The winemaker, Webster Marquez, has an excellent track record. He is co-owner and co-founder of Anthill Farms Winery and the winemaker for C. Donatiello Winery, both in Healdsburg in the Russian River Valley.
So you’ve got the space covered, you’ve got the wines covered. You can throw a party or have your wedding in wine country without ever leaving the city.
We will be catering an event there soon and will update with more details. In the meantime, you can contact them directly at www.bluxomewinery.com, phone 415.543.5353. The tasting room is open every day except Monday from noon to 7 pm if you want to check it out and taste the lovely wines.
Ann Walker Catering can help you choose the right site for your event. We have catered in most of the major event centers in the Bay Area and can offer detailed site maps and the upside and downside of the sites.Site selection is only one of the many services we offer. We are a one-stop catering service.