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Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Winery ― on Treasure Island? Taste for Yourself This Saturday

Posted By on Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 5:11 PM

Winery tour may include dog. - TREASURE ISLAND WINES
  • Treasure Island Wines
  • Winery tour may include dog.
Treasure Island may sound like the most unlikely place for a winery, but the more you think about it, the location makes sense: cheap warehouse space, bay-cooled climate, easy access to vineyards and drinkers.

One of the island's few urban wineries, VIE, sells its wines through Winery Collective, a collective tasting room near Fisherman's Wharf. Warehouse mate Treasure Island Wines, owned by brothers Paul and James Mirowski, has built its brand on the island location; the winery's logo is crossed pirate swords (get it?).

Treasure Island Wines' tasting room is open most weekend afternoons

from 1 to 5 p.m. This Saturday, the Mirowskis are staging a grander

tasting event, pouring seven or so varietals (the grapes are grown

elsewhere, FYI) and pairing their wines with food from nigh-neighbor Monica Hobbs Catering,

which is in the process of renovating the Nimitz Mansion on Yerba Buena

Island. If you find yourself taken with the

romance of pressing grapes on the old naval base, Treasure Island

Wines offers custom crush and winemaking services to startup wineries.

Treasure Island Local Flavor Tasting
Date: Saturday, March 20, noon-5 p.m.

Location: 995 Ninth St. (at Avenue I), Treasure Island

Tickets: $15 if purchased ahead, $20 at the door

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