Retzlaff Vineyards, Livermore

3.9
#5 of 12 in Wineries in Livermore
Established in July of 1986 by Robert and Gloria Retzlaff Taylor, Retzlaff Vineyards was the very first certified organic vineyard in the state of California. Located on 14 acres of prime alluvial soil in the Livermore Valley, the family owned and operated estate winery produces fabulous award winning Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvingon Blanc wines.
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  • A well laid out garden entrance and picnic area takes you to an old fashioned Winery shop. Inside you are met by the one and only Michel Lafort a French man who knows all about his Wine . The atmosphe...  more »
  • Went to several events at Retzlaff Winery in 2017. Overall their red wines are ok, don't bother with their whites. The venue is nice, close to downtown, shady with picnic tables and some kid games. Th...  more »
  • What a fine time we had here. With smiling personable staff and their great stories of the wine and the company, it's easy to consider going back for more sampling and purchasing what we all thought w...  more »
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  • The winery is cozy and welcoming inside, and with a large and well maintained outside area, also good for parties. The wines are few and aged with a very defined and intense character.
  • Venue was great. Fantastic live music. Open, outdoor space to sit and share a bottle. No membership required. Can't speak for all of the wines. Did not try them all. Enjoyed the Blush on a sunny November day. Kid friendly as well.
  • Outstanding small winery. Best Port! Friendly folks in inviting surroundings. Organically grown grapes, too.
  • The winery is cute and small, mostly lots of outdoor space. The wine itself is nothing special. Everyone in our party was not impressed. I have been here twice so I have no intentions to revisit. There are many other wineries in the area so I would say to skip this one.
  • Incredible 2016 Sauvignon Blanc! If you like Reds to the point of only keeping a White on hand for guests, buy a few of these! Beautiful balance, rich flavors, fine for Appetizers AND will follow through to, say, a mild Chicken entre. NOT one of those "sipping" wines.
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