It started as a dream -- to make great authentic Italian wines in San Francisco. In working with the Treasure Island Museum researching the history of the island, we uncovered a Damage Control Wet Trainer which was commonly referred to as the USS Buttercup. This “submarine like” building was the inspiration for Sottomarino, which means “submarine” in Italian.

In keeping with the history, the historic building and it's markings where kept intact to create one of the most unique wine tasting rooms -- forming Sottomarino Winery.