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Tank 18, a New Urban Winery, Takes Shape in SoMa

The rafters at Tank 18 ... demolition in the interior just began.

The rafters at Tank 18 ... demolition in the interior just began.Photo: Courtesy of Tank 18

S.F. saw a pair of new urban wineries pop up last year, Bluxome Street Winery (53 Bluxome Street), and Dogpatch WineWorks (2455 Third Street), and this year will bring another: Tank 18 (1345 Howard Street). It's a full-production urban winery with fermentation tanks in the rear and a tasting bar open to the public at the street-facing side — the production facility actually backs up to Dore Alley, with the address 18 Dore, thus the name. "We're really excited," says budding winemaker Patrick MacCartee. "This has been a dream of mine, and it's taking shape pretty quickly." MacCartee, who's worked in product management for a software company for a number of years, is in the process of converting the former warehouse and retail space.

Though details are still being ironed out, MacCartee says there will be a food component to Tank 18 as well, and we remain intrigued about that. The Facebook tagline is "A place of discovery and community for culinary adventure."

Stay tuned for further details in the coming weeks and months. They are aiming for a fall debut.

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