Tank18’s spacious location; photo via Facebook.
Last year, Grub Street mentioned a new urban winery was coming to SoMa: ~TANK18~. A press release announces that founders Patrick MacCartee and Cheryln Chin will be opening the space on Saturday January 26th. The winery is opening with five wines (a tempranillo, Meritage, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, and pinot noir) that will be poured Thu-Sun 3pm-10pm at the tasting bar. Flights are $15 and come with a cheese sampler (free if you buy six or more bottles); by the glass is $7-$11 and bottles are $25-35 (bottles to go are $13-$24).
The 6,000-square-foot warehouse will host future public events and will also be available for private events. They repurposed a lot of materials, like the wood from the floor that was pulled up and toasted for the bar, and tables and seating are made from wood pallets and crates.
If you come by the opening party on January 26th, be sure to bring your own wine bottle (a clean one, mind you)—you’ll be able to fill it with their 2009 El Dorado Zinfandel for $7.99 and have it corked (or buy a bottle for $2 more). The bottle event runs from 10am-4pm; there will also be food provided by paella king Gerard Nebesky and music. 1345 Howard St. at 10th St.