Located in Historic Alameda Point
Reader's Choice Top Ten Tasting Rooms in the US - 2017
Building 43 Winery specializes in handcrafted, sustainable, small-batch varietals from the Sierra Foothills. Our tasting room is a refurbished historic Naval Aviation EOD Locker adorned with custom metal works, wine barrels, and military memorabilia. Sip wine from the comfort of our tasting room or mosey outside to our garden patio – complete with fireplace and steps away from stunning panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay skyline.
We are pet-friendly & 21+
We love children as much as anyone (we actually have quite a few between the two of us!) – however, due to our small size and our close proximity to a busy road, we ask that you enjoy your visit without your children (infants and small children kept in strollers are welcome).
A History of Alameda Point
Delicious wines in a comfortable light industrial space
Alameda Point – site of Alameda’s historic Naval shipyard and air station – is comprised of 852 acres of prime real estate, boasting stunning panoramic views of San Francisco. Natural open space and expansive parklands include more than eight miles of the San Francisco Bay Trail, pedestrian paths, wildlife refuges, and of course, the stunning Alameda shoreline. We are a quick drive from historic downtown district, charming Victorian-era homes, and many local restaurants and cafes.
Alameda is home to major computer software, energy efficiency, healthcare/biotech, maritime industrial, and food and beverage companies.
- Discover eclectic antiques at Alameda Point Antiques Faire
- Windsurf and kiteboard at Crown Memorial State Beach
- Golf at Chuck Corica Complex
- Get active at our neighborhood parks
- Explore Alameda’s historic Carnegie Library
- Enjoy the local culture – summer concerts, live music, farmers markets, Friday night arts walk, and more
Visit Building 43 Winery
Building 43 Winery is located in historic “Spirits Alley” – an eclectic collection of tasting rooms, distilleries, and specialty beverage companies on Monarch Street. We are just a few minutes’ walk from stunning panoramic views of San Francisco Bay and easy access to the greater East Bay.
- 6.7 miles from Oakland International Airport
- AC Transit, BART, and SF Bay Ferry accessible
Blast from the Past
Building 43 Winery is steps away from the historic Point Alameda waterfront, charming Victorian homes, and year-round recreation options.
Our Vines - The Sierra Foothills AVA
Crafted with care, from vine to glass
The Sierra Foothills AVA is comprised of 2.6 million acres spread across eight counties: Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Mariposa, Nevada, Placer, Tuolumne, and Yuba. The first wine grapes were planted during the gold rush and it was formally recognized by as a distinct appellation on November 18, 1987.
Our Winemaker - Tod Hickman
While working and living in Sonoma County, Tod pursued passion for wine-making; utilizing every opportunity to learn and intern in the winemaking business. In 2002 Tod purchased property in the Sierra Foothills and a few years later moved his family onto what has since become an estate winery with an on-site tasting room.
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A Timeline of Alameda’s History
From sleepy seaside town to bustling industrial center