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Alameda's Rock Wall Winery - An Oasis on the Island

Rock Wall Winery in Alameda
Alameda has a winery?  Who knew?!  Rock Wall Winery is housed in the remains of an old military installation at the far end of the island. It's a popular spot with local families because of ample play space outside.  I visited with my little niece and nephew durimg a recent visit to the San Francisco Bay Area.
Rock Wall Winery - Alameda
We saw down with a glass of wine (at least the adults did...the kids settled for water...).  Rock Wall Winery features a 'food truck' serving gourmet burgers and more.  Yum! 
Hamburgers and Wine at Rock Wall Winery
We enjoyed in-your-face views of San Francisco across an expanse of concrete with weeds poking through.
Views of San Francisco from Rock Wall Winery
Apparently, this area is a nesting ground for the endangered Lesser Tern.  That explains why the winery hasn't expanded right onto the Bay.  Good on them for respecting this conservation effort.
No Trespassing at Rock Wal Winery - Lesser Tern Nesting Sign
We even had time for a tour of the winery which is always a treat.  The barrel room doubles as a function hall and the different racks of wine can be re-arranged to suit different event configurations.  Very cool.

SIDEWALK SAFARI SPOTLIGHT: What's the best way to get to Alameda from San Francisco? If the weather is nice, take the ferry to Alameda and enjoy some amazing views of the San Francisco skyline and Bay Bridge on the way.

Barrel Room at Rock Wall Winery
For a sunny day out in Alameda, definitely give Rock Wall Winery a go.  See you there on my next trip!

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Alameda's Rock Wall Winery - An Oasis on the Island
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