Come enjoy Retzlaff wines in one of our wine tasting experiences, or by the bottle in a wine picnic, details are below.
Free live music most weekends. Performers and details are on the Calendar page.
Reservations are required, see our details below.
Cellar Master Wine Tasting
Gather around a barrel table to sample 5 exceptional wines in a 1-hour tasting. View reservation options.
- $25 per person. $25 is credited back with purchase of 2 bottles.
- Retzlaff Wine club members enjoy a complementary tasting each quarter for member and 3 guests. Join the wine club now, then reserve your reservation under “Wine Club” on the reservations page.
- Tasting barrels accommodate 4 persons comfortably. Groups of 5-12 will be placed at adjacent tasting barrels.
- Sorry, but children and food are not permitted in the wine tasting area.
Tasting reservations for groups of 13 or more: please email email@example.com.
Premium Wine Tasting
Enjoy an expanded tasting menu with a charcuterie or vegetarian hummus plate to compliment your wines in this 90-minute seated tasting experience. View reservation options.
- $50 per person
- Includes a wide selection of our fine wines, starting with our Sparkling and ending with our famous Port, and includes a meal choice (select your meal with your reservation)
- Children are not permitted in the wine tasting area
- Groups of 4 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 barrels are included in your 2-hour picnic.
- Space fee is $5 per person, including non-drinkers.
- Club members enjoy free picnic space for up to 3 guests. $5 per person for 5 or more.
- 2-hour reservation includes stemware, bottle service, and ice buckets, with free live music most weekends.
- 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.
Outside food is not allowed on most Saturdays and Sundays when we have a caterer on-site.
Check our calendar and note if the day you plan to visit has a caterer.
Most Saturdays & Sundays we have excellent food available for purchase from Tasteful Catering and Events, including vegan and vegetarian options. Snack items and beverages can also be purchased in the Retzlaff wine shop. View reservation options.
Event & Picnic reservations for groups of 13 or more: please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 people.
Purchasing Wine: The shop is a charming, cozy place, but small. 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.
Food: on Monday and Friday, Retzlaff guests may bring their own food (with their own utensils) to enjoy when they visit the winery.
On weekends (Saturday and Sunday), we have an amazing food partner selling food on-site, so we do not allow outside food. The Retzlaff shop also has snack items, sodas, and juices for sale.
Help us keep it clean: Table reservations are limited to 2-hours to give us time to prep between each seating. With all food consumed on the property, please clean up and discard your garbage and empty wine bottles before your leave, including leftover food, plates, utensils, etc. Garbage and recycling bins are located on the winery grounds in several places. This reduces everyone’s 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. Please 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 tented tasting area or in the wine shop. 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 picnic pricing per our occupancy allowance.
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.