Alameda County has made it back into the ORANGE Covid Tier! Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Please make your tasting and or picnic reservation on line.
Reservations are required for wine tasting and to enjoy the picnic space Please support the weekend caterers, visit our Events Page for the caterers serving on the weekend. Please no outside food on the weekends. A minimum wine purchase of 1 bottle per every two guests at the picnic tables and picnic barrel tops is required. 2 seating’s to choose from 11:30 – 2 and 2:30 to 5:00. If you wish to stay all day please reserve for both time slots, the minimum wine purchase is required for both sessions.
2021 – COVID SAFETY PROTOCOL AT RETZLAFF VINEYARDS
Help us Help You We are committed to a safe reopening experience for you and appreciate your commitment to keeping us safe as well. A visit to Retzlaff Vineyards may look slightly different these days, but what hasn’t changed are our high standards of hospitality and the quality of our wines!
How we are protecting you
Giving you space: Our tasting room lawn will allow for ample space between tables. Additionally, to allow space for social distancing, only those with an existing reservation or those arriving for curbside pick-up are able to be on the grounds. If you have not made a reservation please call before your visit to see if we are able to accommodate you, we will do our best.
Keeping it clean: Tables and chairs are disinfected with commercial strength disinfectant before and after each reservation. All non-disposable items are sanitized with high heat and commercial cleaning products. Our staff washes and sanitizes their hands before handling clean items.
Masking up: Our staff undergoes pre-shift health screenings and wears masks. They will remove their masks only if 6’ distance can be maintained.
How we ask you to protect us
Respect our space: Please observe our current reservations policy. We have limited the number of visitors to the property to ensure plenty of space to practice social distancing. Parties are limited to 6 or fewer guests. We will meet you at the check in station on the tasting room lawn to confirm your visit. While here, please diligently maintain a 6’ social distancing from anyone not in your immediate party. If you have not yet signed the Covid19 liability waiver you will be asked to sign it before being taken to your table. Please stay home if you are not feeling well.
Children: Children between the ages or 2 – 12 are discouraged at this time. Children between must remain with their adults at all times and are not permitted in the tasting area or in the tasting room. Children may not be left unaccompanied and must be seated with their adults. There are NO kids only tables. Children may not use the restrooms unaccompanied without their adult. Loud and unruly pay is not permitted. Please come with table entertainment for your children, books, coloring supplies, puzzles etc. Children are included in the per person pricing per our occupancy allowance. Children and parents that fail to follow the guidelines will be asked to leave without refund of fees.
Help us keep it clean: Table reservations are limited to 21/2 hours to give us time to disinfect between each seating. We appreciate your cooperation. Please bus your own table. Trash receptacles are conveniently located in the picnic area. You will find hand sanitizer stations have been added to supplement frequent hand washing.
Wear a mask: If you arrive without a mask, one will be provided. You’re required to wear it anytime you aren’t seated at your table enjoying your wine. Any guest failing to maintain social distancing or refusing to wear a mask will be asked to leave.
Be mindful: This is new to all of us. Please treat our staff and fellow guests with patience and kindness. We promise to do the same and will do everything we can to make your visit truly enjoyable.
Picnicking: Please support the caterers. Check our website for the caterer of the weekend, vegetarian options always available. Outside food is not permitted on the weekends only on weekdays.
Minimum wine purchase: Grounds Reservation: The purchase of one bottle for every two quests is required. The minimum applies to the group size. Maximum size 6 persons per table.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. We are looking forward to your visit.
Thanks for your continued support!
Established in 1976
Certified Organic Vineyard since 2006
Retzlaff Vineyards and Estate Winery is a spectacular location. Off the beaten path yet close to town, we are part of of a historic Victorian estate. The large grounds are nestled among ancient pepper trees, beautiful landscaping and sprawling vineyards. It is a place where time slows down. People gather to relax and savor the company of good friends and good wine in a beautiful and peaceful setting.
At Retzlaff we believe exceptional wine comes from exceptional grapes. The vines have been lovingly tended for over 30 years using common sense sustainable practices which eliminate the need for chemical intervention.
No pesticides, no herbicides, no fertilizers, non GMO.
“Our wines reflect the terroir of our vineyard, the age of our vines and the character of the grapes. Our trademark is a long, elegant finish.” Gloria Taylor
Come for a taste and stay for a bottle. Enjoy a picnic under the shade of our majestic 100 year old pepper trees. Relax, make new friends and learn more about our unique wines.
Private functions and tours are also available.