Are you a wine collector in San Francisco with a growing collection? If you are, you probably have a tough time finding places for your wine. The kitchen is full, your closest is full, and it’s unlikely you have room for a wine cellar in your home. That is why the best San Francisco wine storage solution is to keep your wine at a wine storage facility in Marin.
Using an offsite wine storage facility eases the burden of maintenance for a wine cellar. Another benefit is that you get to avoid the upfront and ongoing costs of a wine cellar while not committing to a long-term plan if you plan to leave San Francisco like everyone seems to be as of recent.
Those are just some of the reasons why keeping your wine at an offsite location may be the solution for you. Next, I will walk you through the day of someone that stores their wine across the Golden Gate Bridge and what it’s like to pick up their wine.
Leaving San Francisco
First, you’ll need to get in the car. We are going to go on an adventure. Go ahead and bring a traveling partner as well. If you’re lucky to have your wine just across the bridge at Wine Storage Sausalito it’s only a few minutes to get to the facility and we have 24/7 access for customers, so a weekend pickup is no problem.
Heading Out from the Wine Storage Facility
After a quick stop by Wine Storage Sausalito or any facility further north, it’s time to get on the road. Today’s tour takes us out to Pt. Reyes along Highway 1. Drive along Hwy 1 to get up and down the Marin coast, winding by Muir Beach, through Stinson Beach, Bolinas, and West Marin. Finally, you’ll reach the little town of Pt. Reyes Station at the base of Tomales Bay.
Activities in Point Reyes
First, I would recommend first visiting Point Reyes Vineyards just north of the town for a tasting. These days, they are taking appointments and walk-ins. Although, walk-ins are only recommended for a small group (3 or less). They are dog-friendly and only open Thursday-Sunday during the winter. After tasting their wine and getting a bit relaxed it is time to load up for a picnic. Head to Palace Market located in the heart of Pt. Reyes Station and dive into their massive selection of local cheeses. To complement the cheese, grab crackers and salami of choice as well.
Enjoying Your Stored Wine
After stopping by Palace Market, head up north along the west side of Tomales Bay to Heart’s Desire Beach. There’s a small fee get into the beach parking but the view and picnic area is worth it. There is a secluded beach with warm water and plenty of tables to enjoy the bottle you grabbed from Wine Storage Sausalito, the local cheese from Palace Market, and anything else to eat or drink.
Extra Stop, Oysters
Finally, the day may be running but if there is time head up to Hog Island Oyster along the east side of Tomales Bay. Yes, this is the same Hog Island Oyster that’s in the Ferry Building and this is the first location. It makes the oysters that much sweeter. Hopefully, you’re not too full from your picnic and can handle a few light oysters.
After a long day exploring West Marin you get to enjoy a smooth drive along Highway 1 again. If you’ve timed this correctly, the sun will be setting as you drive down the coast. Once you make it through Mill Valley, you can even make one more stop by Wine Storage Sausalito to grab another bottle for that night or the next day. You won’t need to worry about us staying open. Customers at Wine Storage Sausalito have 24/7 access through our pin code system.
Overall, I could not imagine a better day. Visiting Wine Storage Sausalito is just another reason to get out of the city, spend time in Marin, and a great solution for San Francisco wine storage. This day trip would work great for anyone living in San Francisco, the Marina, the Presidio, and southern parts of Marin: Sausalito, Mill Valley, Tiburon, Belvedere, Corte Madera, Larkspur, and San Rafael. Contact Wine Storage Sausalito directly to learn more.