Located in California’s Shenandoah Valley, Jeff Runquist produces balanced wines that can be enjoyed in their youth, but will also age and become more complex with time. Our wines share a theme of fresh fruit reflective of the varietal flavors inherent in the grape; rich full flavors and smooth elegant tannins.
Our tasting room is open for tasting, seven days a week, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Reservations are encouraged but not required. Walk-ins are welcome.
GETTING TO OUR TASTING ROOM
» Travel east on Jackson Highway (Highway 16) to Highway 49
» Travel North on Highway 49 into the town of Plymouth
» Turn right onto Shenandoah Road (Hwy 16)
» Continue another 2 1/2 miles to the tasting room on your right
Reservations are encouraged, but not required. Walk-ins are welcome.
If you are going to be late, please reach out and we will do our best to hold your spot.
Yes! Well-behaved dogs are welcome. We ask that your dog be under your control at all times. Water bowls and dog treats will be provided.
If you have additional questions about wine tasting at Jeff Runquist Wines, please email [email protected] or call (209) 245-6282
ABOUT JEFF RUNQUIST WINES AND OUR TASTING ROOM
Jeff Runquist Wines is a small producer of single vineyard designated red table wines from throughout California. The winery and tasting room are located in the heart of the Sierra Foothills, in Amador County’s Shenandoah Valley. After eighteen years of producing wines for others, Jeff Runquist launched his own label with the 1995 vintage of the “Z” Zinfandel from the Massoni Ranch in Amador County’s Shenandoah Valley. In the fall of 2006, Jeff purchased a five acre parcel in Amador County’s Shenandoah Valley. There, he constructed a small winery and tasting room that opened in May of 2008. In the spring of 2010, a larger production-oriented facility was erected adjacent to the tasting room, and a second facility was completed in 2013. They are now able to crush the entire vintage on site.
All of Jeff’s wines share a similar theme of fresh fruit reflective of the varietal flavors inherent in the grapes. Jeff believes that like pitching is to baseball, grape growing is to wine-making; the team will go only as far as the grapes will take them. Jeff has selected his grapes from vineyards that provide rich, full flavors without loads of astringent tannins. “We work very hard to produce balanced wines. Wines that will age and become more complex with time, but wines that can be enjoyed in their youth as well.”