This Friday, March 10, start your weekend in Richmond on the Bay and kick back to the tunes of the Tauber/Browning Band at Rigger’s Loft Wine Co. Happy Hour begins at 4pm and the music will get down at 5:30 until 8:30pm.

Joining Jeff Tauber on sax and Craig Browning on keyboard is special guest, master drummer and Blues singer, Frank Samuels, who has played with Blues greats such as Joe Turner and Etta James and local legends Beverly Stovall and Faye Carol.

At Rigger’s Loft tasting room, you can taste R&B Cellars and Carica wines as well as Far West cider.  They offer flights of cider, with also one of the ciders included in the  Tasting Room’s suggested wine flights each week. Street Eats, their in-house food truck offers tasty cuisine prepared by chef Paul Skrentny. With a diverse and changing menu such as Sweet Corn Fritters, Smoked Salmon Tostadas, Falafel or Chicken Pita, a great Cheeseburger and more, you can choose a variety of foods to share with your friends and pair with wines and ciders.

Though the space at 1325 Canal has had a rebirth, this East Bay urban wine movement, Riggers Loft Wine Co., is continuing the Old World wine making philosophy where you can walk in and taste wine among the winemakers, their families and barrels. You are not glassed off from the production process, as is so common today on the various wine country tours. R&B Cellars owner Kevin compares it to an artist colony. “People can come here and perfect their art, their craft. There’s lots of diversity here. And a lot of fun. It has become a destination.”

Come for the wine and music and stay for the view and sunset. This view is the beginning