Sharing The Stories Of West Coast Wines with Chris Wanner


Sharing The Stories Of West Coast Wines with Chris Wanner

Chris Wanner is the owner & wine director of West Coast Wine + Cheese with locations in San Francisco & Mill Valley, California.

Before opening their doors in the Cow Hollow neighborhood of San Francisco, Chris spent 15 years in wine and spirits sales in the Bay Area, working mostly with wineries in California, Oregon or Washington. He met a number of winemakers and proprietors who shared his passion for wine and for being good stewards of the land. These relationships reinforced Chris’ belief that wines from the West Coast are just as good, if not better, than wines from anywhere else in the world.

Back at home in San Francisco, Chris noticed the lack of support for West Coast wineries on many wine lists. Despite the high quality wines produced in the area, most local places were (and still are) pouring imported wines. So, along with wife Lindsey, he decided to do something about it.

Four years, and four Wine Spectator 'Award of Excellence' honors later, West Coast Wine • Cheese continues to showcase regional wines by serving up premium experiences in a relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere, now in two locations; their original San Francisco spot & the new lounge in Mill Valley.

In this episode we mention... 
West Coast Wine + Cheese
David Bruce Winery
Ian Brand
Martha Stoumen
Wine Spectator Top 100 2018
Bedrock The Bedrock Heritage Sonoma Valley
Booker Oublié Paso Robles 2014
Zotovich Vineyards

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