Food & Drink

Tank18 Opens in SoMa

An urban winery beyond your grapest expectations

tank18 winery!

Our last crack at camping proved city and country mice should sleep separately beneath the same big sky.

But after a visit to Tank18, an urban winery opening this weekend in SoMa, we’re convinced successful collaborations may exist after all.

The boozy brainchild of former tech colleagues Patrick MacCartee and Cheryln Chin, Tank18 gives the hood’s resident wine lovers a new spot to swill.

Industrial yet inviting, the eventworthy space (both StumbleUpon and Twitter have already hosted parties there) has skylights, a reclaimed wood bar, and a gallery of rotating local artwork.

Savor the clean, light finish of a 2011 pinot noir or fall for the vanilla flavor of a 2011 Napa Valley cab. Don’t want to play favorites? Scoop up Tank18’s sampler of four varietals.

Somewhere out there, dreams really do come true.

Tank18, 1345 Howard Street, at Dore Street (415-857-1345 or tank18.com), bottles are $10 and up; cases are $119 and up.

Photo: Courtesy of Tank18

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1345 Howard St
@ Dore St
San Francisco, CA 94103