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Most favorite winery of the whole trip

We were on a tour with the AMAZING Wine Country Journeys and this was our first stop. 3 mom's from... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2018
The best winery of all I visited

The best and most complete winery we visited, the owners showed us all the vineyard, tasted all the... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2018
Marco Tulio A
Turrialba, Costa Rica
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J. Rickards Winery produces award-winning Estate grown wines and features some of the best views in the Alexander Valley. Come on up for an excellent tasting and informative experience. We have 45 acres of sustainably grown vines, including Old Vine...more
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24505 Chianti Rd, Cloverdale, CA 95425-9782
+1 707-758-3441
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Reviewed September 15, 2018

We were on a tour with the AMAZING Wine Country Journeys and this was our first stop. 3 mom's from wyoming who don't know a lot about wine we were a little nervous to embark on this trip but this place was perfect. Not too...More

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Reviewed August 3, 2018

The best and most complete winery we visited, the owners showed us all the vineyard, tasted all the wines in between the explanations, had cheese available, showed us the wine cellar uniquely made. Also best wines I tasted.

Thank Marco Tulio A
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

First stop on our winery tour turned out to be the best! Tasting room was the best of cozy and great view all tied into 1. Molly was an excellent hostess and an expert tour guide. The tour was only upstaged by the wine itself....More

Thank SherwoodParkShrek
Reviewed March 19, 2018

As we approached the winery, Doug opened and greeted us at the door. Warm ambiance, unpretentious and beautifully decorated. We then began our informative tasting of the small batch, handcrafted wines. Next, Doug took us to see the "cave" and wine production area. Lots of...More

Thank Harvey F
Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

So after leaving Award winning Pedroncelli Winery , we were urged to visit JR ( Jim Rickard ) Winery up Chianti Way and we were pleasantly surprised by the knowledge of Doug, tasting room manager. We were given a tour of the caves and had...More

Thank Janet B
Reviewed January 15, 2018

We participated in the Winter WINEland January 13-14, 2018, and we chose this winery as our first check-in point. They warmly greeted us with our glasses with pink and/or black mustache decals attached (owner Jim has a big mustache). The whole weekend we were asked...More

Thank LoveToTravel524
Reviewed January 10, 2018

My husband and I went tasting this last weekend in the pouring rain and this was our 2nd stop. Susan poured our tasting and she was so nice and very fun to talk to. She gave us the rundown of the history of the winery...More

Thank gnaxoxo07
Reviewed November 13, 2017

We visited this beautiful winery in late October this year and it was one of the highlights of the day. They had a couple of larger groups there, but the service was great with the server being very engaged with our group and providing lots...More

Thank charps43
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

J Rickards Winery was a part of our free wine passport during our visit to Guerneville. We enjoyed a very generous tasting list as well as an impromptu visit to the barrel cave and a walk down to the vines for a look at the...More

Thank gbmom_11
Reviewed August 28, 2017

We came here while on a wine bus tour, and it was a great spot to be at:) The wine, grounds, history, and staff made it such an amazing visit. The owner has an amazing story behind him that is worth hearing. We also got...More

Thank Kevin P
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