Tasting Room and Patio

Our winery's tasting room and patio are located in the heart of the Sierra Foothills, in Amador County’s Shenandoah Valley.

GENERAL INFORMATION


Our tasting patio is open for tasting by reservations only, seven days a week, from 11:00am to 5:00pm (last tasting at 4:00pm). Please note that we will be open only to Club Members on the weekends of September 2020.

As with every small business that is reopening their doors, there are a few changes, all designed to keep you and our staff safe. The most noticeable change you will encounter upon your visit is our reservation system. In order to provide distance between visitors, we need to manage our limited floor-space. This reservation system is designed to help us do that.

MAKE A RESERVATION

We are also taking a number of other precautions that are listed HERE. Per state guidelines we can accommodate groups up to 6 people.

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CLUB MEMBERS


“R” September Wine Club Weekend has been extended to 3 weekends! Our tasting patio will only be open to club members and their guests for Saturdays and Sundays in September. Here are the dates for September Wine Club Release: 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th.

“R” September Wine Club Weekends are now fully booked!

Directions

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

Tasting Room FAQs

Do I need a reservation for purchases or wine club pick-ups?

Reservations are NOT required for Wine Club pick-ups and purchases. Pick-ups and purchases will be available 7 days a week between 11am-5pm.

How many people can you accommodate per reservation?

Under the state’s guidelines for reopening our tasting room, we can only accommodate groups of 6 or less.

When is your last tasting?

Our last tasting is at 4pm.

Can I show up late to my reservation?

We’ll try to do our best to fit you in, but we only hold reservations for 5 minutes after their start times and then we have to fit other guests in.

Are you dog friendly?

We love dogs! However, only animals that satisfy ADA requirements are allowed in the tasting room.

Can I bring a picnic?

Yes! We have several patio tables that are available to enjoy a picnic overlooking the vineyards and winery. Per health guidelines all outside food is not allowed in our tasting room.

Can I bring outside alcohol to drink in your tasting room or patio?

ABC laws only allows on-premise consumption of wine we sell. Why bring sand to the beach when we got all your wine needs here!

Are kids welcome?

Kids are welcome as long as they stay with their party at all times. We offer non-fermented grape juice boxes with their parent’s permission.

I'm in the industry, do I get a discount on wine?

We love meeting other people who work in the wine industry! There’s nothing better than talking shop. Here’s our Industry Discount Policy.

Jeff Runquist Wines INDUSTRY DISCOUNT POLICY

• Jeff Runquist Wines provides discounts only to employees and owners of other tasting rooms.
• Jeff Runquist Wines provides an industry discount that is reciprocal up to 30%.
• A business card and I.D. OR a copy of a recent payroll stub is required to receive the discount.
• Only the employee or owner of the tasting room is eligible for the discount. Sorry but your friends don’t get a discount.

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.”

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