Meet our winemaker
Tod is usually at the winery from 7-10PM on Friday evenings. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know your local winemaker - learning the intricacies of making our wonderful wines, from vine to glass. Stop by today and say hello!
Tasting Room Hours
Friday: 3:00 - 10:00PM
Saturday: 1:00 - 7:00PM
Sunday: 1:00 - 6:00PM
We are pet-friendly and 21+ only.
We are closed on all federal holidays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Host your next event at Building 43 Winery
We are committed to doing everything possible to make it an enjoyable, comfortable, and relaxing experience for everyone.
Staffing: Three dedicated Building 43 Winery employees will be available during your event. Should you require additional staff, please let us know.
Fee: The rental fee for the entire space, indoors and outdoors, is $1300. This is broken down as follows:
- $500 facility fee to cover labor and clean-up. This is payable as a deposit upon reservation of the space.
- $800 in wine, priced at the bottle cost minus a 20% discount. This is payable immediately prior to the commencement of your event. Any residual wine credit will be given to you as wine at the end of the evening. There will be no cash refunds.
Timing: The entire space would be available for a 4 hour period. This includes a 30-minute set-up immediately prior to the start of the event and a 30-minute breakdown immediately after the event ends. Should your event extend beyond this time-frame, you will be charged $150 per hour at no less than 30-minute increments up to 12:00 AM. From 12:00 AM-3:00 AM, you will be charged $250 per hour. From 3:00 AM and thereafter you will be charged $350 per hour.
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Share your love for Building 43 Winery!
“This is a great place to take your out of town friends - it's off the beaten tourist path, has great wines, a fun atmosphere and friendly, knowledgeable staff. A large space with a 1940's decor motif, and on busy nights there will be a food truck nearby. There are also some other spots (brewery and distillery) nearby within walking distance. Their wines are well crafted and it's fun to try something local to the East Bay.” - Jerry P. (Oakland, CA)
“We had a private event at Building 43 to celebrate my 50th birthday and it was great! Meredith was so helpful and kind. She worked with us and our caterer to ensure a fun time for all. The wines were great and the space was perfect for our party. Everyone had a great time and commented on how much they liked the wines. Smooth, complex, and lots of character. My favorite is the Bomber Red #3. Husband loves their merlot.” - Baby J. (San Leandro, CA)
“My wife and I have been several times and really enjoyed ourselves. We had a chance to talk to one of the co-owners, Meredith Coghlan, while we were there and she treated us very well. It's always fun to hear the founding stories for wineries. I hope we have a chance to meet Tod the winemaker at some point.” - Marvin H. (Alameda, CA)
“If you prefer a more personalized, boutique feel in a tasting room with well made thoughtful wines then this is your place in Alameda!” - Malaika R. (San Leandro, CA)
“Building 43 Winery was my first Spirits Alley experience, and a memorable one. My friends and I came here on a Friday night since Building 43 was one of the only businesses open later than 8pm. I was pleasantly surprised by the laid-back atmosphere, compete with super comfy seats and cozy blankets. While ordering our bottle of Petite Syrah, we were greeted by the very hospitable owner who personally introduced himself to each of us and happily answered any of our questions.” - Cali G. (Concord, CA)
Limited Private Barrel Tastings
Each year, thirty lucky guests will get a chance to attend a private barrel tasting with winemaker Tod Hickman. Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to RSVP.