Hog Island SweetwaterTomales Bay, California MapOyster bars nearbyRack-and-bag oysters raised in the ultra-briny waters of Tomales Bay.Avg. rating 5 Love0Species: 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. Log in to Reply 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! Log in to Reply 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! Log in to Reply 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. Log in to Reply Submit a Rating Cancel replySign up now to post your rating, or login here.