R&B Cellars at Riggers Loft Wine Company

The Bay Area's waterfront wine tasting experience offering 4 wineries, one cider maker and frequent music performances.
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Winery Category: East Bay Wineries

  • Winery Description

    Wine Tasting with a “front row” view of the San Francisco Bay!

    Imagine discovering a wine that sang to you with astonishing harmonies; a wine that was not just a beverage, it was an experience. That is wine by R&B Cellars. Artistically handcrafted by winemakers and musicians Kevin and Barbara Brown, R&B Cellars’ wines are created with the same passion that the Browns bring to their music and with the same goal: to delight you with something extraordinary. Each wine has its own musical name and a beautiful, musical painting on the label. Our wines go beyond taste to provide a sensational experience in every glass!

    R&B Cellars sources fruit from some of the finest vineyards in Northern California. Once picked, the fruit is immediately brought to Riggers Loft where the winemakers work their magic, infusing their winemaking with love, passion, attention to detail and the sound of music.

    Riggers Loft Wine Company

    Riggers Loft is R&B Cellars’ winery and tasting room in Point Richmond, CA. It sits right on the edge of the San Francisco Bay with the most impressive views of the San Francisco skyline and the entire Bay. With the desire to create an “artist’s colony” of winemakers, Kevin & Barbara decided to invite some of their winemaker friends when they started Riggers Loft. It is now home to four wineries and one cider-maker, all who produce at Riggers Loft and are a part of the tasting room.

    Riggers Loft Tasting Room / Wine Bar

    With the most extraordinary views of the Bay, Riggers Loft has become a popular place to meet up with friends, to line up a flight and do some wine or cider exploring, to sit and relax with a favorite glass of vino, dine on some gourmet food truck cuisine from Street Eats, (the food truck is open whenever the tasting room is open) or listen to some stellar live music that is offered up every Friday and Saturday evenings. Other favorite recurring events are Oyster Sundays, Thursday Trivia Nights and Open Mic Night. There’s always something going on at Riggers Loft. And folks are encouraged to relax and wine-down! Dogs are welcome too. (As long as they are behaved and on leash.)

    So, come and discover your new favorite place for award-winning wine & cider, and for gathering and relaxing with friends.

    Riggers Loft Events

    Riggers Loft can be booked for events. From small birthday parties, business gatherings, to large gala sit-down dinners, weddings and receptions, Riggers Loft offers an unusual and extraordinary venue for events. For pricing and information, email us at info@rbcellars.com

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    Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Drew Harrison of The Sun Kings in Concert @ Riggers Loft Wine Company | Richmond | CA
    6:30 pm
    Come and hear the fabulous Drew Harrison of The Sun Kings, singing Beatles songs. Drew is the John Lennon in the group. Just close your eyes and you will think the ghost of John Lennon has come to Riggers Loft!!About Drew Harrison:Singer-songwriter Drew Harrison is one of those rare recording artists with the ability to translate life into song. His passionate, honest, and intense style resonates in the vein of Bono, Ritchie Havens and John Lennon. He leads a very successful band, The Sun Kings, in the San Francisco Bay Area and currently performs over 100 shows a yearboth solo and with his band. Drew’s solo performances and his ‘In the Spirit of Lennon’ shows have yielded much praise.As a solo artist he has performed in Europe, South America, and in the States he’s been invited to open for such artists as Richard Thompson, Lyle Lovett, and Steve Miller to name a few. Drew’s abilities as a multi talented performer have earned him fans throughout the world and his critically acclaimed solo release, Go it Alone, has enjoyed robust success. $5 Cover Charge created by © Syndical.com
    Tauber/Browning Band @ Riggers Loft Wine Company
    Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Tauber/Browning Band @ Riggers Loft Wine Company | Richmond | CA
    6:00 pm
    Come see Craig Browning play jazz on the Hammond Organ as few can. And listen to Jeff Tauber play the classics, from Gershwin to Porter, on Tenor and Soprano Saxes. “We’ve been playing as an Organ/Sax based combo since 2016. There are no other Hammond Organ/Saxophone based jazz bands playing gigs in the Bay area anymore (if you’ve ever tried to move a 400 pound Hammond organ from gig to gig, you know why). Craig and I play the “Great American Songbook”, the way roving jazz bands, with station-wagons stuffed with Hammond organs and Leslie speakers, used to, as they crossed the U.S. in the 40s and 50s. Come celebrate with us…the magic of organ/sax jazz music of that bygone era.”Riggers Loft – an amazing jazz venue, situated on the Bay, with wonderful food, wine, cider and views to die for.Suggested Music Cover Charge: $5created by © Syndical.com
    RPM Jazz Trio @ Riggers Loft Wine Company
    Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    RPM Jazz Trio @ Riggers Loft Wine Company | Richmond | CA
    6:00 pm
    The RPM3 Jazz trio is devoted to personalized renditions of jazz classics, standards from the Great American Songbook, and Brazilian gems. The members are Bay Area jazz stalwarts and the band is highly swinging and guaranteed to warm the proceedings. About RPM Jazz Trio:Jazz guitarist/arranger/composer Tony Corman is a proponent of M3 guitar, a symmetrical system of tuning introduced in 1964 by jazz guitarist Ralph Patt. The M3 system opens the door to a set of beautiful sonorities that are unavailable or impractical with conventional tuning, and Tony exploits this system to reinvent and enrich both classic favorites by Ellington and Gershwin as well as hidden jazz and bossa-nova jewels. For more information, check out Tony on the Web: www.tonycorman.comBassist Karl Hartmann is a freelance bassist/cellist in the SF Bay Area. He has recorded and performed with many jazz legends such as Louie Belson, Clark Terry, Michael Wolff, Bob Mintzer, Phill Woods, Bobby Hutcherson, Tom Harrell, Wayne Wallace, Bob Brookmeyer, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Gerald Wilson, Anthony Wilson and many others as well as local jazz heavyweights. Karl also performs across the jazz spectrum, from Gypsy/Swing to Latin to Avant Garde. In addition, he also performs and records classical, rock, folk and musical theater.Drummer Gerry Kennett is an active performer on the scene and a dedicated private instructor. Gerry also sings and plays harmonica, and has appeared with Jules Broussard, the Rat Pack Revue, JetBlacq, GroovaNova, and numerous other bands.Suggested Cover Charge: $5Your contribution helps to keep live music alive and well at Riggers Loft. created by © Syndical.com
    Masquers Playhouse at Riggers Loft @ Riggers Loft Wine Company
    Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Masquers Playhouse at Riggers Loft @ Riggers Loft Wine Company | Richmond | CA
    2:00 pm
    Masquers Playhouse and Riggers Loft present a matinee performance of The Last Romance, featuring Linda Ellinwood, Bruce Kaplan and Loralee Windsor.A man takes a different path on his daily walk and finds a second chance at love and happiness in this light-hearted romantic comedy.$20. Reservations encouraged. Pay at door. Cash only.Reservations: 510-232-4031 or 510-232-3888 masquersreservations@gmail.com created by © Syndical.com
    Trivia Night! @ Riggers Loft Wine Company
    Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Trivia Night! @ Riggers Loft Wine Company | Richmond | CA
    7:00 pm
    Come on out for some mind-bending trivia at Riggers Loft.Teams form around 6:30pm. The fun starts at 7pm with your favorite trivia host Kathy Lund!Teams are made up of one to six people.Enjoy Street Eats Food Truck, wine & cider, and much merriment.Note: Good to come a little early to get your Street Eats and wine so you’re ready to pull trivial facts out of your brain by 7PM. The third round topic will be posted in the weekly newsletter.Sign up at info@rbcellars.com created by © Syndical.com
    Denise Kidder, Jazz Singer @ Riggers Loft Wine Company
    Mar 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Denise Kidder, Jazz Singer @ Riggers Loft Wine Company | Richmond | CA
    6:00 pm
    Enjoy Denise Kidder’s swinging jazz and world music at Riggers Loft. Known for her clear, beautiful sound and intelligent lyrics, she has been called “a singer’s singer.” Bob Kenmotsu, a veteran tenor sax player, is a native-born Californian who graduated from San Jose State University. He played professionally for many years in New York as a member of the Jack McDuff Brown Band. He has recorded with Billy Hart, Ira Coleman, Pat Martino, Bill Stewart and Marc Johnson. He has toured internationally, and his latest recording is Reunion. A graduate of Willam Paterson University’s elite jazz program, Jeffrey Burr has garnered critical acclaim for his unique approach to playing jazz guitar. He has performed on both coasts and toured Japan with legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Rufus Reid, Donald Bailey, and Adam Nussbaum. He is also a Senior Music Analyst for Pandora.com’s Music Genome Project. His latest recording is “Bright Blue.” Fantastic views, delicious food from Paul’s Street Eats food truck and a welcoming atmosphere make for a fun night out. Wear layers as it is in a warehouse setting. $5 Please help us keep live music at Riggers Loft alive and well! Suggested Cover Charge: $5 created by © Syndical.com
    Craig Williams & The Bonafides @ Riggers Loft Wine Company
    Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Craig Williams & The Bonafides @ Riggers Loft Wine Company | Richmond | CA
    6:00 pm
    The Bonfides: Inspired by the great New Orleans pianists and the music and vibe of Treme, the Bonafides keep the spirit and music of Longhair, Booker, Rebbenack, and Cleary alive. With some soulful saxophone and vocals, all you need is some humidity, a beignet, and a “go cup” and it might just feel like The City of Dreams right here in the Bay . Street Eats Food Truck, fantastic wines & cider… Make it an evening.$5 Voluntary Cover ChargeYour contribution helps us keep live music alive and well at Riggers Loft.created by © Syndical.com
    Paint Nite @ Riggers Loft @ Riggers Loft Wine Company
    Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Paint Nite @ Riggers Loft @ Riggers Loft Wine Company | Richmond | CA
    7:00 pm
    Paint Nite is back!!! You’ve been asking for it, so we’ve brought it back!Come sip wine or cider, get some food from our Street Eats food truck, grab a paint bruch and allow yourself to be guided through the painting of this fabulous cityscape. It is called “Harvest Moon in the City.”Tickets are only $27. We’ve got a special code for you that gives you 40% off the $45 price.The code is: Riggers40.The link to tickets will be up tomorrow.created by © Syndical.com
    Andre Thierry’s Roots Rhythm & Wine @ Riggers Loft Wine Company
    May 12 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Andre Thierry's Roots Rhythm & Wine @ Riggers Loft Wine Company | Richmond | CA
    4:00 pm
    ANDRE THIERRY ROOTS, RHYTHM & WINE Benefitting The Conscious Kitchen Organization The ROOTS, RHYTHM & WINE event is Connecting4Cause with The Riggers Loft Wine Company, home to R&B Cellars in Richmond, California.An unforgettable dance party with GRAMMY Nominated ANDRE THIERRY and his band celebrating generations, showcasing traditional and enriched, NEW sounds of music evolving from French Creole, Zydeco and Accordion Soul. A powerful show featuring guest artists performing with Andre Thierry’s accordion finesse, breaking genre molds with his homegrown, signature music style. www.AndreThierry.comRiggers Loft is an urban winery adjacent to the Bay in the historic Kaiser Ship Yard and offers 35+ award winning wines and 7 award winning ciders made on site by the resident experts including R&B Cellars, Carica Wine, Irish Monkey Cellars, Barrel + Ink Wines and Far West Cider Company. – Meet Wine Makers – A guided tasting and educational expeience. – Wine PairingFOOD PURVEYORS:Indulge and savor local purveyors featuring a “Taste of Creole” selling traditional delicious Southern French Creole dishes and desserts, mouthwatering BBQ, Seafood, Caribbean and Spanish flavors paired with a variety of wines.EVENT BENEFICIARY:Andre Thierry’s Special Event is in support of nourishing our children and Connecting4Cause with Judy Shils, Founder and Executive Director of The Conscious Kitchen Organization, who’s mission is; work to improve the health, well-being, and life outcomes for youth and communities by shifting the paradigm around food service and cultivating a local ecological food system in and around our schools. www.consciouskitchen.orgDONATION:A portion of the event ticket proceeds will be donated to The Conscious Kitchen Organization to help support expansion into the West Contra Costa United School District.TICKETS:4:00 – 10:00PM: Reserved Seat $1005:00 – 10:00PM: General Admission $30What does my RESERVED seat ticket include?A reserved table seat, “Taste of Creole” food ticket for your favorite food purveyor, 2 vouchers for R&B wine pairing, a wine tasting glass.GROUP PACKAGE AVAILABLE:Get together with an intimate experience! We offer a special Group Package with event reserved indoor tables experiencing a “Taste of Creole” paired with R&B Cellars Wine.Contact:Events@AndreThierry.com About Riggers Loft:Riggers Loft Wine Company is a working winery hosting 4 independent wineries and a cidermaker. The newly restored building in Richmond’s historic Shipyards District features a Wine + Cider Bar offering 35+ wines and 7 ciders. The waterfront location on the edge of San Francisco Bay also includes a Tasting Bar, Patio, and Event Space with panoramic views. The award-winning brands include R&B Cellars, Irish Monkey Cellars, Barrel + Ink, Carica Wines, and Far West Cider Company.Meals and snacks are available. Live Music Fridays and Saturdays, and often on Sunday afternoons. Open Wednesday through Sunday. Visit www.riggersloftwine.com or call 510.234-8477created by © Syndical.com
    Taste of Richmond 2018 @ Riggers Loft Wine Company
    May 20 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Taste of Richmond 2018 @ Riggers Loft Wine Company | Richmond | CA
    2:00 pm
    Indulge your taste buds to a fabulous day of tasting!! Taste of Richmond returns to Riggers Loft for year 2 of this scrumptious event!Yes, it’s a tasting of Richmond’s wineries, breweries, cideries, and restaurants and food purveyors…all under one roof: Riggers Loft!With lively music all afternoon, come make your taste buds dance with joy!Tickets are: 1/$15 or 2/$25 before May 1st.$20 per person after May 1st.Click here to get your tickets.created by © Syndical.com