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Retzlaff Vineyards

1356 S. Livermore Avenue
Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 447-8941

Tasting:   Open Weekdays Noon-2 pm, Weekends Noon-4:30 pm
Tasting fee $3
13th bottle free for 12 bottle price
Tours:
  Tours by Appointment
Amenities:
  All Organic Producer
Price Range:   $16 to $57 per bottle
Established:   1986
Vineyards:   12 Acres
Production:
  3600 cases

Retzlaff Vineyards Description

The owners of Retzlaff Vineyards take pride in their vineyard, their wines and their wonderful winery property. Pull off Livermore Avenue and drive up a narrow dirt road under the shade of two rows of California pepper trees to the cluster of homes and outbuildings that is Retzlaff Vineyards.

The “front yard” is a head-pruned, rocky, all-organic Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard producing their richly textured Family Reserve Cabernet. They grow all their own certified-organic fruit, and make their wines using organic practices. This puts them in a small group of California organic producers, and the only one currently in the Livermore Valley. Their wines see up to four years of aging before they are released, giving the wine taster the unique ability to sample older vintages in their small, quaint tasting room. The winery uses French and American barrels for their aging program.

Between the vineyard and the tasting room are giant old pepper trees surrounding a huge green lawn that is used for events and picnicking. Inside the cozy tasting room is a 12-foot tasting counter made from an old barn door, with four stainless-steel lighting fixtures above it. There is a casual country feel here, with their red-checked tablecloths and old photographs on the wall. Logo clothing, balsamic vinegar, olive oils and other gourmet food items are for sale. They produce Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, a white Bordeaux blend, and a Cabernet Port.

Retzlaff Vineyards Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Kid Friendly
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Cabernet Sauvignon
Chardonnay
Sauvignon Blanc
Merlot
Bordeaux
Tours Available
Picnic Sites
Event Space
Catering
Gift Shop
Wedding Services
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Impressive
Ryan_S, San Luis Obispo
Stopped through here when I was in the area. Great Cab that I found out from the tasting room attendant was all-organic! Definitely will be stopping through at this tasting room again, had a great atmosphere.

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of Winery Advisor LLC.

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