Passaggio Wines is proud to announce it is now part of a tasting room in San Francisco. This is just one more step on the wonderful journey I have been on since 2004. The tasting room is such a huge part of building the Passaggio brand. For those who sell on-line only…I have been there. It is not easy. How do you entice others to buy your wines without tasting them? I have poured at events, special tastings, parties, etc. This is not an easy task to do, plus an expensive one, especially to those making small lots of wines. We don’t have much to give away at first. We want to build our brands large enough to sustain us at least to the following harvest so we can make another vintage for you to enjoy. That’s what you call “passion”
For those who don’t know anything about the “Dogpatch” area of San Francisco, it has a rich history. The Dogpatch area was originally part of the Protrero Nuevo and closely tied to “Protrero Hill.” Dogpatch has its own neighborhood association. It shares merchant association, Democratic caucuses and general neighborhood matters with Protrero Hill.
The area was officially designated a historic district of San Francisco in 2002. The name originated mostly because of the packs of dogs that would run that neighborhood and scavenge discarded meats in Butchertown (a slaughterhouse district in BayView) This area survived the earthquake of 1906, therefore making its houses some of the oldest in the city dating from the 1860’s. The earliest immigrants were European factory workers. Over time, this area became more blue-collard and working class until its recent gentrification.
I have come to the part of my journey where I can pour for you in a tasting room so you can enjoy the fruits of my labor (no pun intended). So you can say to your friends and family “Hey, have you tried those Passaggio Wines? I know of a tasting room where you can find them. You are going to love them…”
I hope to see you at the tasting room. You can find me topping barrels, running wine analysis, or just sitting quietly on the beautiful leather sofa in the tasting room area.
You can find DogPatch Wine Works at 2455 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94107.
The hours are: Thursday: 4pm – 8pm
Friday: 4pm – 8pm
Saturday: 12pm – 7pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm