Wildbrine was started by veterans of the specialty food business who, previous to establishing Wildbrine, developed, manufactured, and sold award-winning hummus, salsas, and cheese spreads. The company was created in 1991 in San Francisco, CA, and outgrew the original facility in 1998.
A unique opportunity presented itself in 2011 when a local non-profit that they support, The Ceres Community Project, decided to halt efforts at making and selling their naturally-fermented sauerkrauts. After having developed this small, locally-popular business, Ceres decided to exit the business and focus their efforts on their primary non-profit mission.
Wildbrine started operations in 2011 with the transfer of the original two recipes and a small retail business from the non-profit Ceres Community Project to Wildbrine. They continue to support the good work of the Ceres Community Project.