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Terroir Natural Wine Merchant and Bar/SOMA

Pros: Natural wines from traditional old-world producers in France, Italy and other wine-enthused countries
Cons: May prompt spontaneous booking of flights to Europe
Best For: Sharing cheese plates, charcuterie and wine that tastes like the land it was grown on

The natural wine movement was begun by Frenchman Jules Chauvet (1907-1989). What is natural wine? When traditional old-world producers implement organic and dry farming techniques using indigenous yeast fermentation and no added chemicals, the result is a wine that is representative of the soil, climate and growing conditions of a particular vineyard. At Terroir, let your tasting guides transport you to Umbria or Beaujolais. The music is sweet and the room has personality. Bring a bottle home and make a reservation for one of their Natural Wine Week's three course dinners paired with the good stuff. Check website for dates.
Terroir Natural WIne Merchant and Bar
Terroir Natural WIne Merchant and Bar
1116 Folsom St. (tween 7th & 8th)
San Francisco, 94103
415.558-9946
Moderately Expensive
Hours: Mon-Thurs noon-midnight, Fri & Sat noon-2am, Sunday noon-7pm

www.terroirsf.com