The Hog Island Oyster Company, located near Point Reyes Station, supplies the Bay Area with local farm-raised Manila clams year-round; in other parts of the country, littleneck clams are easier to find. The juices of these small, quick-cooking clams enrich the anise-scented white wine broth here. More Clam Recipes
There are only about 200 acres of vineyards in Marin County, which is about 30 minutes from Berkeley, California, but they produce some very good wines. For this simple seafood pasta, look for a Riesling, which has a crisp minerality that brings out the briny snap of the Manila clams.