Citing the devastating effects of the COVID pandemic on their business, Rock Wall Wine Company has announced that they are closing their doors. Founded 14 years ago by noted vintner Kent Rosenblum and his daughter Shauna, the winery and its tasting room were a popular destination within the area of Alameda Point known as Spirits Alley. The attached geodesic dome was an unmistakable feature of the area, playing host to many public and private events. The winery is known for championing old-vine vineyards (some of the vines were more than 100 years old) and has produced many popular wines, notably their range of Zinfandels and sparkling wines.
In a message on their website. Ms Rosenblum said. “The Rock Wall team and I are all grieving the loss of this place that we built and loved so deeply. Change is always hard, and this is the end of an era. My heart is so full of gratitude for the incredible time we have spent together at the winery.”
The tasting room’s last day open to the public will be Sunday, Feb. 27, and February will be the last month of deliveries for their popular wine club. According to the SF Chronicle, the winery will remain in their facilities at Alameda Point, located at 2301 Monarch St., until the end of June.
The website, https://rockwallwines.com, is still taking orders for both drive-thru pickup and UPS ground shipping of their wines. They are offering a 20% discount on purchases while supplies last. Drive-thru pickup will continue through June 5, 2022.
Adam Gillitt is the Publisher of the Alameda Post. Reach him at [email protected].