Wine Tasting and Picnic Reservations

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Entrance path to Retzlaff Vineyards tasting and picnic grounds

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Come enjoy Retzlaff wines by the bottle, by the glass or in one of our tasting experiences. Live music most weekends, details on the Events page

Reservations are required, see our policies below.

Cellar Master Wine Tasting

Gather around a barrel to sample 5 exceptional wines in a 1 hour tasting.   View reservation options.

  • $20 per person*.  $20 is credited back with purchase of every 2 bottles.
  • Club members enjoy a seated table and complementary tastings each quarter.
  • Groups of 6-12 will be placed at adjacent tasting barrels. 
  • Children not permitted in the covered wine tasting area.
  • *Retzlaff Wine club members enjoy a complementary tasting each quarter. Select “Wine Club” on the reservations page.

Tasting Reservations for groups of 13 or more: email events@retzlaffwinery.com.

Premium Wine Tasting

Enjoy an expanded tasting menu with charcuterie or vegetarian humus plate to complement your wines in this 1.5 hour seated tasting experience.   View reservation options.

  • $45 per person
  • Includes 7 wine pours and a meal choice (select meal with your reservation)
  • Children not permitted in the wine tasting area
  • Groups of 6 or more will be charged a 20% gratuity at the conclusion of the tasting

Wine Picnic Reservations

Relax on the lovely Retzlaff grounds with a bottle of wine. Bottle service, stemware, ice buckets and seating at tables or barrel tops are included in your reservation.  Excellent food vendors are on-site most weekends, and we encourage you to purchase from them. Snack items and beverages can also be purchased in the Retzlaff wine shop. View reservation options.

  • Space fee is $5 per person, including children and non-drinkers. Club members enjoy a 50% discount. 
  • 2-1/2 hour reservation includes stemware, bottle service and ice buckets.
  • Purchase of 1 bottle for every 2 persons required.  Bottle purchase quantity based on the count of all attendees.  Wine may be taken home to enjoy later.

Hours

Tasting Room Hours

12:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Friday – Monday
(Or by appointment)

Visiting Policies at Retzlaff Vineyards

We are committed to a safe experience for you and appreciate your commitment to keeping us safe as well. We monitor and follow all State of California and Alameda County guidelines for safe operations, including outdoor experiences with ample space between groups. 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!

Check In with our Hostess on arrival. Enter the winery lawn and look for the Hostess station. Here, we will get you started on your visit with us, per your reservation.

Reservations are required. We understand that things happen spontaneously; we will attempt to accommodate small walk-in groups AFTER we have checked in guests with reservations. We will not be able to take walk-ins of groups with more than 6 persons.

Only 1 person per group in the Wine Shop. Please line up at the door of the Retzlaff wine shop when making a purchase and wait to be called in for your turn by one of our staff. The shop is a charming, cozy place, but we need to accommodate the need for physical distancing at this time.

Food:  Effective July 1, Retzlaff guests may bring their own food (with their own utensils) to enjoy when they visit the winery.  If we have one of our amazing food partners on-site, we encourage guests to purchase from them if possible. The Retzlaff shop also has snack items for sale.

Help us keep it clean: Table reservations are limited to 2 1/2 hours to give us time to clean between each seating. With all food consumed on the property, please clean up and discard all leftover food, plates, utensils, etc. when finished.  Garbage and recycling bins are located along the winery lawn in several places. This reduces potential exposure to germs and keeps the property nice for other guests.  

Be mindful: Please treat everyone with patience and kindness. We are all in this together.  We promise to do the same and will do everything we can to make your visit truly enjoyable.

Giving you space:  Our tasting room lawn will allow for ample space between tables.  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 cleaned are after each reservation. All non-disposable items are sanitized with commercial cleaning products. Our staff washes and sanitizes their hands before handling clean items.

How we ask you to protect us:

Respect our space: Please observe our current reservations policy. While here, please diligently maintain distance from anyone not in your immediate party, and dispose of your trash and recyclables in the many bins located on the grounds. Please stay home if you are not feeling well.

Children:  Children must always remain with their adults 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. We do not allow kids-only tables. Children may not use the restrooms unaccompanied without their adult. Loud and unruly play is not permitted. Please come with table-top entertainment for your children. Children are included in the per person pricing per our occupancy allowance and are counted in the minimum purchase.

Pets: Well behaved, leashed and non-barking dogs are permitted. No more than 2 dogs per group per table. Please pick up after your pet. Bring a water bowl and water for your dog. Do not allow children or strangers to pet your dog. Please no bones.

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