Dogpatch Wine Works

Meet the Winemaker

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Meet the Winemaker – yep that’s me!!

I am looking forward to this event at Dogpatch Wine Works tasting room. I hope you join me and share a glass of Passaggio Wine on April 18th from 5-8pm. 2455 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94107.

Come and hear my story of how I got started in the wine industry and where I plan to take the Passaggio brand…

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San Francisco Tasting Room – DogPatch & Passaggio

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DogPatch Tasting Room

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


Cynthia Cosco

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Salute to Harvest 2012

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We waited with antipication…we did all our quirky routines…and it seemed that Mother Nature was on our side for harvest 2012.  The fruit that came in the winery was exceptional.  The fermentations smelled awesome and tasted wonderful.  This was truly a stellar year for vineyard owners, vineyard managers, and wine makers.

Someone asked me on twitter if this was the harvest of the century.  I would have to say “yes…this is the harvest of the century.”  I predict you will be tasting some stellar wines   from this harvest.

Passaggio Wines will be adding to its line up this year so keep an eye out for the following wines: Unoaked Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé, Pinot Noir, and Merlot.  You can join the Passaggio Passionistas Wine Club and have these wines shipped to you throughout the year.

Click on the photo for the Passaggio Harvest 2012 video…enjoy


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A Stainless Christmas In July

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Is that all stainless…?  I get that question a lot about my wines.  Passaggio Unoaked Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Rosé are all fermented and aged in stainless tanks.  They do not go through malolactic fermentation which gives these wines a nice crispness that pairs well with food.  I also love to ferment the wines in different vessels, with different yeasts. They are left on the lees and stirred often.  I feel this adds a nice complexity to the wines.  The wines are then blended and cold/heat stabilized.

I was very excited to unwrap my new stainless drums and my new stainless tank.  It felt like Christmas in July.  If you would like a tour and tasting of Passaggio Wines just send an email to – it’s a pretty cool place – check it out Dogpatch Wine Works

Hope to see you there!

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