Memo from City Manager to City Council Regarding pproving a Lease and Authorizing the City Manager to Negotiate and Execute Documents Necessary to Implement the Terms of a Lease with Steeltown Winery LLC, September 16, 2014


Steeltown Winery LLC (Steeltown) opened its first tasting room in Antioch, CA in May 2013, but has been making wine for over four years. In 2010, based on their shared knowledge of business and enthusiasm for wine managing member, Meredith Coghlan and winemaker, Tod Hickman, decided to pursue a partnership as winery owners. Both owners have military backgrounds, which drew them to Alameda Point. Building 43 Winery, as they will rebrand the company, will be an artisan winery and tasting room, located in the urban setting of Alameda Point. It will be located across the street from Rock Wall Winery consistent with other adjacent wine and spirit uses, and the adaptive reuse and long-term vision for Alameda Point.