Considering Train started out in San Francisco surrounded by wineries, it shouldn’t be too big of a surprise to learn that Train has come out with their own wine. A couple of years ago the band decided that they wanted to bring San Francisco to the rest of the world and knew the best way to do it is with wine. In collaboration with ACME Wine Movers, a newly formed division of The Wine Group, the band started the Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co., named after their 2009 album which included the hit “Hey, Soul Sister.” Their first bottling was a red named after another hit, “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me).” A second wine, Calling All Angels chardonnay, followed and the latest release is California 37 cabernet sauvignon, named after the band’s newly released album.
The wine is made in the Livermore Valley wine region east of San Francisco and sells for $9.99. Band members visited the winery before finalizing the collaboration and work with the winemaker in approving the final blend. Train’s Save Me, San Francisco wines are available online and have made restaurant lists around the country, including the Hard Rock Cafe chain,. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the wines goes to support Family House, a San Francisco-based nonprofit providing temporary housing to families of seriously ill children.