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Urban Winemaking

At Its Best!

Riggers Loft Wine Company is a collective wine bar, tasting room, working winery and cidery. We are home to principle owners R&B Cellars, as well as Carica Wines, Irish Monkey Cellars, Barrell + Ink, and Far West Cider Company.

This historic building that once played a vital role in building the Liberty and Victory ships of World War II is now a working winery and cidery with a beautiful, comfortable tasting room. It is chic with a gritty urban feel that reflects the building's history and showcases history-in-the-making on San Francisco Bay. 

 

Open Wednesday - Sunday 
Click on Tasting Room Hours for hours of operation.

What You Get

At Riggers Loft you will discover the most extraordinary view of the San Francisco Bay. Sailboats drift by as you sip your wine, engage with friends new and old, and perhaps decide to stay on for the stunning sunset. Here on the very edge of the Bay you may even spot a sea lion or two!

You will also discover outrageously delicious, award-winning wines that are made right here at Riggers Loft from some of the best vineyards in Northern California. Or you can try the beautifully made, artisanal hard cider.

You also can expect to be greeted and served by friendly, attentive and knowledgeable tasting room staff. And don't be surprised to see the winemakers hanging out! They love sharing their wine and their stories, and especially a glass of wine with guests.

Food & Wine Pairing

Experience delicious cuisine from our in-house food truck Street Eats run by chef Paul Skrentny. From a diverse and changing menu you can choose a wide range of foods to share with friends and pair with your wines and ciders.

Or, come to Riggers Loft hungry! Our menu offers many delicious choices for lunch and dinner.

Here is a sample menu:

Sweet Corn Fritters - $6
w/ Cajun maple butter

Bruschetta Trio - $10
tomato, beets, brussels sprouts

Mezza Platter - $10
baba ghanoush, hummus, tzatziki sauce

Smoked Salmon Tostadas - $10
w/ avocado cream

BBQ Tri-Tip Sliders - $10
blueberry BBQ sauce and tots

Falafel or Chicken Pita - $10
w/ hummus, onions, tomato, mixed greens, tzatziki

Chili Pork Taco - $10
cheddar cheese, corn relish, sour cream

Cheese Burger - $10
burger sauce, lettuce, onions and fries

Mushroom Curry in a Coconut Broth - $10
Add chicken $2

 

Events

Book your next event at Riggers Loft!

With the most glorious views of the San Francisco Bay, Riggers Loft is a great place to hold your event, big or small. From private office or birthday parties, to large gala sit-down dinners or weddings, all your needs will be met at very reasonable prices.

Event Manager: Roy Creekmore 510-599-9333

Riggers Loft Events

Live Music

Every Friday and Saturday from 6-9pm features local musicians – from a single jazz pianist or guitarist to duos to quartet and bands. Styles of music run the gamut from jazz, blues, pop and folk, to upbeat Zydeco, as well as Rock covers. It changes all the time, so come and discover your new favorites.


Note: Occasionally the time changes due to private events at Riggers Loft. It's best to check the EVENTS calendar below.

Voluntary $5 Cover Charge Per Person: We are asking folks to particiapte in keeping live music at Riggers Loft. We love providing a space for musicians to perform and sharing it with our customers. But we can't do it alone. Please help us keep live music at Riggers with a $5 cover charge whenever there is live music. Thank you!!!

 

Trivia

Juice Up Your Brain every 1st and 3rd Thursday with Quiz Night!!! Teams form at 6:45pm. The pursuit of pulling trivial facts out of your brain begins at 7:00pm. Our wines definitely help and its always a fun evening!

Open Mic Night

Instrumental & Vocal Jazz & Blues Jam

The last Wednesday of the month. 7-10pm
Open to all Instrumentalists & Vocalists!
All kinds of music is welcome. Classical, jazz, blues, pop...whatever you do, we want you to share it!

So come and join us for a special night of making and sharing music. A fabulous, professional trio will have your back all night!
Performers will rotate throughout the evening, so you should have several chances to perform.

Please be sure to bring 3 copies of your charts, in your key, if possible.

$10 Cover Charge to perform. 
$5 Voluntary Cover Charge for music enthusiasts.

Tasting Room Hours

Wednesdays: 4-8pm 

Thursdays: 4 – 9pm

Fridays: 4-10pm

Saturdays: 1 – 10pm

Sundays: 1 – 6pm

 

Our Partners

R&B CELLARS

Kevin and Barbara Brown of R&B Cellars are passionate about the jazz they play and the wine they make. They are known for creating unique, hand-crafted wines that sing of the terroir and the appellations the grapes hail from; always approachable, always varietally correct, always beautifully balanced, always extraordinary wine at an affordable price tag. With over 100 gold, double-gold and platinum medals, these wines are waiting for you to enjoy them!

Carica Wines

Great intensity, but never at the expense of balance.  Making small batch wines of extraordinary character, Carica Wines has achieved critical acclaim and a devoted following.  Come discover Carica Grenache, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Rhône-style Red Blend, and Sauvignon Blanc.

Irish Monkey

Classic flavors, old-fashioned uncomplicated winemaking, remarkable varietal character, all with finesse and mouth-filling structure. We specialize in both the "Princes" of reds - classic Cabernet Sauvignon, barrel-aged Merlot, rich/dark Syrah and pasta-friendly Sangiovese, and the "Upstarts" - those zesty Zinfandels, assertive Primitivo, deep Tannat and spirited Sauvignon Blanc.  Grapes plus yeasts, manual labor plus long barrel ageing.  Not one like any of the others!

BARREL + INK

In the spirit of creative freedom, each winemaker is paired with an equally iconic artist to break most (all) of the rules. From the label, to the cork, to the wine inside the bottle, every element is crafted to delight.

Far West Cider Co

The Far West Cider Company creates uniquely Californian ciders made exclusively from apples grown on Chinchiolo Family Farms; a fourth generation farm located in rural San Joaquin County, CA.

 

Directions

Take I-580 to Canal / Garrard exit. Turn towards the bay and follow Canal in the Port. Continue on Canal as it winds and winds around the perimeter of the Port. When you can go no further and the bay is in front of you, you have arrived.

Map to Riggers Loft

 

Contact

1325 Canal Boulevard
Richmond, CA 94804
510 233 2065
info@rbcellars.com

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