Aug 3, 2010

Terroir Natural Wine Bar, SoMa, San Francisco

For those outside of San Francisco, the neighborhood of SoMa (South of Market) has had its dark side very closely attached to its history. Until pretty recently, it was frequent to see on the news bad stories about this area. The same that in a way happened in Mission before, as well as in Brooklyn, NY. The story has been changing. New building developments came to the area, bringing modern architecture and lots of consumers. With them, also has been coming restaurants, bars, wine bars. 

And that's where Terroir Natural Wine Bar was found. Walking down Folsom St in middle of SoMa, with other target place in mind, we found this hidden gem with low light and a casual antique atmosphere (with flower vases on the outside.... what a contrast to the neighborhood). Lots of wine bottles on the walls, trendy antique decoration, the place is very inviting. We decided to give it a try.... it didn't disappoint. 

The wine selection focuses primarily in European, more specifically French and Italian wines and sole focus on natural wines. This means organic and dry farming, indigenous yeast fermentation and no use of chemicals. They also carry an interesting cheese selection from local artisans. 

Service was friendly, but somewhat slow (it might be the French way of living). Prices were higher than average, but if you consider that they are vintage and niche-produced, you can recognize the value. Cheese selection was great and pairings were appropriate too.

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