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Great winery!

We have been members for over 5 years. They consistently make great wines. Have fun club parties... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cloverdale, California
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Only Vineyard open in early to mid-January

After placing phone calls to nine different vineyards in order to get a tasting, and a tour, we... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2019
Buena Vista, Virginia
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J. Rickards Winery produces award-winning Estate grown wines and features some of the best views in the Alexander Valley. Come on up for an excellent tasting and informative experience. We have 45 acres of sustainably grown vines, including Old Vine...more
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24505 Chianti Rd, Cloverdale, CA 95425-9782
+1 707-758-3441
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This may be a little off the beaten path but life is about the journey and this journey is picturesque at every turn. The incredible story of J. Richards and his winery is a heartwarming and inspirational story of rebirth and determination, which our taste...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank zeilerprod
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been members for over 5 years. They consistently make great wines. Have fun club parties. The owners and staff are very fiendly and the winery has a wonderful tasting room, wine cave and views!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank haroldm396
Reviewed 16 January 2019

After placing phone calls to nine different vineyards in order to get a tasting, and a tour, we were directed to the J. Rickards Winery. ( I understand that this is a VERY slow time for the vineyards.) Kristina met us with smiles and open...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 607SusanS607
Reviewed 7 January 2019

Our server, Jay was excellent even taking us on a brief tour to see the production facilities including tanks. We even able to do a barrel tasting. The wines were all excellent. We appreciated the unusual wines including Carignane, bBarbera, Malbec.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cynthia P
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We were on a tour with the AMAZING Wine Country Journeys and this was our first stop. 3 mom's from wyoming who don't know a lot about wine we were a little nervous to embark on this trip but this place was perfect. Not too...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank flyfish307
Reviewed 4 August 2018

The best and most complete winery we visited, the owners showed us all the vineyard, tasted all the wines in between the explanations, had cheese available, showed us the wine cellar uniquely made. Also best wines I tasted.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marco Tulio A
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

First stop on our winery tour turned out to be the best! Tasting room was the best of cozy and great view all tied into 1. Molly was an excellent hostess and an expert tour guide. The tour was only upstaged by the wine itself....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank SherwoodParkShrek
Reviewed 20 March 2018

As we approached the winery, Doug opened and greeted us at the door. Warm ambiance, unpretentious and beautifully decorated. We then began our informative tasting of the small batch, handcrafted wines. Next, Doug took us to see the "cave" and wine production area. Lots of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Harvey F
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

So after leaving Award winning Pedroncelli Winery , we were urged to visit JR ( Jim Rickard ) Winery up Chianti Way and we were pleasantly surprised by the knowledge of Doug, tasting room manager. We were given a tour of the caves and had...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Janet B
Reviewed 16 January 2018

We participated in the Winter WINEland January 13-14, 2018, and we chose this winery as our first check-in point. They warmly greeted us with our glasses with pink and/or black mustache decals attached (owner Jim has a big mustache). The whole weekend we were asked...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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