The East Bay Vintners Alliance (EBVA) is an association representing more than 20 vintners who live and work in what has become known as Urban Wine Country. This region, just minutes from the heart of San Francisco, includes family-owned wineries in Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda and Castro Valley. Producing wine locally in former factories, tanneries and even an airline hangar, these pioneering urban winemakers offer an extraordinary range of varietals from the most popular to the exotic at every price point.
These pioneering local winemakers carry on a tradition of East Bay winemaking that dates back to the 19th century, during the California Gold Rush of 1848.
Because EBVA wineries are located near the major vineyards of Northern and Central California, which produce some of the world’s best grapes, their wines represent fruit sourced from a broad range of vineyards – from Paso Robles in the south to Napa and Sonoma counties in the north.
The EBVA is a true collaboration among the East Bay’s urban wine pioneers. Its members openly share resources, winemaking facilities and their own expertise with their fellow vintners. It is a partnership of many talented individuals, working together for a common goal – to bring great wines to the heart of this amazing urban landscape that we call home.