Rock Wall Wine Company
North Coast AVA
Every wine has received terrific press and high competition scores
Any winery advertising a really excellent view of San Francisco had better refer to the Rock Wall Wine Company located across San Francisco Bay in Alameda. Housed in a pair of ancient airplane hangars (the site was formerly the Alameda Naval Air Station), the new winery is the latest wine project of the prestigious Rosenblum family, former owners of Rosenblum Cellars (of Zinfandel and Rhone varietal fame) and also located in Alameda.
When Rosenblum Cellars was sold in February 2008, it was a gigantic 250,000-case entity. Owner Kent Rosemblum decided to start again on a much smaller scale and joined forces with his daughter Shauna to establish the Rock Wall Wine Company, a small family winery committed to limited production winemaking with grapes sourced from all over California. He brings over 35 years of winemaking experience to this new venture, and Shauna literally grew up in the cellar, working and learning all the facets of a winemaking business from an early age. When Rock Wall Wine Company opened in 2008, Shauna was caught up in the enthusiasm of the new project and worked every job possible around the new family winery. Today, she stands as the head winemaker and face of the company while her father works as CEO. Together, they are an unstoppable winemaking duo and their Rock Wall Wine Company has more than just a few awards to show for it.
The name Rock Wall, by the way, refers to the defensive perimeter wall built during World War II in the San Francisco Bay to protect the base from Japanese air to sea torpedoes. This wall is visible from the Alameda winery facility and has become a popular fishing location for local anglers looking for striped bass.
Since Rock Wall Wine Company’s first release in 2009, Kent and Shauna’s wines have garnered terrific press and high competition scores, making the relatively new winery one of the gems of Northern California’s boutique industry. We are thrilled to introduce this winery that’s all about having fun, while making the best wines from the best California regions and sharing the experience with others. Cheers!