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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, Barrel + 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 and a stunning, panoramic view of the San Francisco skyline and beyond. 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

Pairing wine with food is half the fun of drinking wine. We have several food trucks that come to Riggers Loft, with a variety of flavors and styles of cuisine. Discover your favorite food and wine pairing! Feel free to call us to find out who is scheduled to be here on the day you plan to visit.




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, trios, quartets and larger bands. Styles of music run the gamut from jazz, blues, pop and folk, to upbeat Zydeco, as well as Rock covers.

The music styles change all the time, so come and discover your new favorites!

Live music can also be heard most Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Check out the schedule under "Events."

Voluntary $5 Cover Charge Per Person: We are asking folks to participate 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!!!



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 to lubricate your brain cells and its always a fun evening!

Open Mic Night

Instrumental & Vocal Jazz & Blues Jam

The fourth 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: 5-8pm 

Thursdays: 4 – 9pm

Fridays: 4-10pm

Saturdays: 1 – 10pm

Sundays: 1 – 6pm


A round robin of food trucks provide wine-pairing plates and meals during regular tasting room hours.


Our Partners


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!

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.


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



1325 Canal Boulevard
Richmond, CA 94804
510 233 2065

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