Hog Island SweetwaterTomales Bay, California Map it!Rack-and-bag oysters raised in the ultra-briny waters of Tomales Bay.Avg. rating 5 Make a favorite32Species: PacificCultivation: Rack-and-bagSalinity: BrinySize: AverageRegion: California 4 RatingsSubmit a Rating James on December 15, 2016 at 4:42 am Rating 5 Beloved by locals and an amazement to tourists. The Hog Island Sweetwater, is at the pinnacle of what West Coast oysters have to offer. It has a beautiful texture and a great balance of sweet and salty characteristics. Not liking this oyster means you don’t like oysters. Capt.Bivalve on September 14, 2016 at 11:16 am Rating 5 I enjoyed a lovely dozen one morning last summer. Salty and scallop sweet is a great profile. I would add creamy sweet full flavored. They are the best from the West. The staff was super proud and friendly. Great venue also! Carter on June 28, 2015 at 4:33 pm Rating 5 Salty and sweet, an appealing shell striping, pronounced cup, and easy-to-use hinge for shucking. First-time shuckers can gain confidence with Hog Island’s Sweetwaters. I enjoyed these at the Marshall, CA farm/restaurant on the shore of Tomales Bay. A lasting brine finish, then a wash of stout beer. Ahh. I recommended a drizzling of the ‘hog wash‘ mignonette if you like to cut the salt and bring out more sweetness, mild cucumber. Great salt! Rowan Jacobsen on March 18, 2015 at 9:15 am Rating 4.5 The definitive California oyster, always marine-salty and scallop-sweet. Beautiful, too. Submit a Rating Cancel replyPlease login to submit a rating, or register here.