November 1, 2013 – San Francisco, CA – This November marks the ten-year anniversary of Hog Island Oyster Bar in San Francisco’s Ferry Building Marketplace and the five-year anniversary of Hog Island Oyster Bar in Napa’s Oxbow Public Market. To celebrate, November 4 – 10, both oyster bars will be offering a bottle of, limited-release, first vintage Hog Island Oyster Wine paired with a dozen Hog Island Sweetwater oysters for $30.
Founded in 1983, Hog Island Oyster Co., in Marshall, CA, has been growing the Bay Area’s freshest oysters and shellfish in Tomales Bay for 30 years.
With a vision of bringing seafood lovers a ‘bay-to-bar’ experience, the oyster farm opened their first Hog Island Oyster Bar in San Francisco in November 2003. They were one of the first tenants of the newly renovated, historic San Francisco Ferry Building. Five years later, in November 2008, the company opened their second namesake oyster bar in Napa’s Oxbow Public Market. The focus in Napa was to bring the same ‘fresh from the bay’ seafood and flavors to California’s premier wine country.
“Creating a farm-to-plate oyster experience has always been our dream for Hog Island Oyster Co.,” say co-owners John Finger and Terry Sawyer. “Seeing people get blown away by food that we grow and prepare is so much fun. Thirty years in and we’re still having a blast.”
To honor a year of milestone anniversaries, Hog Island partnered with longtime friends and vintners, the Nivens Family, to produce their first vintage of Hog Island Oyster Wine, estate grown and bottled by Paragon Vineyards in Edna Valley. Hog Island Oyster Wine is a unique Grüner Veltliner-Albarnio blend crafted by French winemaker Christian Roguenant. The wine’s bright citrus notes and clean palate perfectly compliment oysters on the half shell.
For a limited time, November 4-10, Hog Island Oyster Bars in San Francisco and Napa will be offering a Bottle of Hog Island Oyster Wine and a dozen Hog Island Sweetwater oysters for $30. Ten percent proceeds from all sales of Hog Island Oyster Wine are donated to Tomales Bay Watershed Council.