Sep
21
9:00 AM09:00

Harvest Hands Event #2

Experience harvest season like never before in this ultimate hands-on event. Following a light breakfast with mimosas, guests head out to the vineyard to learn to harvest fruit. After bringing their harvest back up to the winery, guests sort and crush the grapes they've just picked. Following a delicious catered Mexican lunch with wine pairings, guests learn to bottle wine straight from the barrel and get to take a bottle home as a souvenir of their hard work! Ticket price includes all food, wine, materials, and a souvenir T-shirt. Available only to our Wine Club members. Order tickets here.

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Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

Harvest Hands Event #1

Experience harvest season like never before in this ultimate hands-on event. Following a light breakfast with mimosas, guests head out to the vineyard to learn to harvest fruit. After bringing their harvest back up to the winery, guests sort and crush the grapes they've just picked. Following a delicious catered Mexican lunch with wine pairings, guests learn to bottle wine straight from the barrel and get to take a bottle home as a souvenir of their hard work! Ticket price includes all food, wine, materials, and a souvenir T-shirt. Available only to our Wine Club members. Sorry - sold out this date!

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Aug
24
11:00 AM11:00

Left Bank Alexander Valley

Come explore one of the most beautiful and relaxed areas of Sonoma County: The Left Bank of the Alexander Valley! We’re known for Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and more! From the towns of Geyserville and Cloverdale, northward to the top of this historical appellation, participating wineries will be pouring their best locally grown wines for you to enjoy paired with tasty food bites!

Your $45 ticket includes:
- A souvenir Left Bank wine glass
- $20 in credit toward wine purchases. Combine with 1-day-only sales for the best prices of the year!
- All wine and food served at participating wineries

Only 200 tickets are sold to keep this event relaxed and let participants avoid the crowds. Along with us, other participating Left Bank wineries are Bobdog Wines, Icaria Winery, Kelley & Young Wines, Mercury Wines, Ramazzotti Wines, and guest Dry Creek Valley winery Pedroncelli. Tickets available now - click here!

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Jul
27
11:00 AM11:00

Jug July

By popular demand this has become another annual event for us. We'll be filling up jugs of Zinfandel straight from the barrel for you to take home. Our tribute to the traditional wine from our corner of Sonoma County wouldn't be complete without music, BBQ and other festivities. Food service is from 12 noon to 3 PM. Sorry - sold out!

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Jun
22
to Jun 23

Experience Alexander Valley

A two-day festival of exclusive, hands-on experiences in Alexander Valley. Each experience is limited to 20 guests, from blending seminars with winemakers to ravioli making and bocce in the vineyard. At J. Rickards, savor “A Taste of History” as you sip mimosas during a vineyard walk with Jim, try blending straight from the barrel in our cave, and enjoy a summer lunch on Jim & Eliza’s private deck. This event is sponsored by Alexander Valley Winegrowers. For more information and tickets - click here! Be sure to use code “JR10” to save 10% off your tickets!

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Jun
15
11:00 AM11:00

Open Barn!

Our annual open house celebration is a great opportunity to catch up with the J. Rickards Winery crew and soak up some Alexander Valley sun. We’ll be serving up our smoked pork shoulder taco bar, and have live music, alongside a special summer selection of our wines! Sorry - Sold Out!

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May
11
11:00 AM11:00

Ava Rae Rosé Release Party

Join us as we celebrate the official release of our 2018 Ava Rae Rosé of Grenache, winner of the Best of Show Rosé in the 2019 North Coast Wine Challenge! Rated 98 points, this delicate pink wine with bright berry notes is a summer favorite. Enjoy a complimentary food pairing of Bacon, Date, Arugula & Fontina Pizza. No RSVP required: Just show up!

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Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

April Tax Relief Celebration!

Is your cellar or wine rack looking depleted?  Interested in some fun spring wines to brighten up the season? Look no further than our Tax Relief Celebration!

The Left Bank Wineries will be setting up a progressive “soup kitchen”. We will be serving Zia Tara’s zuppa toscana with focaccia. Kelley & Young Wines will be dishing up Madeline’s chicken tortilla soup with tortilla chips. Mercury Wines will serve crostini toasts with Brad’s classic chicken noodle soup, and Ramazzotti Wines will serve Ramazzotti Family minestrone with French bread.

No RSVP required! Join us and our fellow Left Bank Alexander Valley wineries for featured soup pairings and big wine savings to celebrate the end of another tax season.

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Mar
2
to Mar 3

Barrel Tasting Weekend

Taste new vintages of wines before they are bottled and purchase your favorites of our current releases. The first weekend in March is a great time to experience Spring in the vineyard and discover your new favorite J. Rickards wine! This Wine Road event is offered the first and second weekend in March, however we will only be participating during the first weekend, 11am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. And we'll be previewing the wines for Club Members only on Friday, March 1st from 5-7pm; please RSVP to Lynn.

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Jan
19
to Jan 20

Winter WINELand

Join us at J. Rickards Winery and a number of our neighboring Wine Road wineries to escape the winter blues and enjoy featured wine and food pairings, vertical tastings and more. For tickets, please visit wineroad.com. 11 AM to 4 PM each day; Sunday only event tickets also available.

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Nov
3
to Nov 4

Wine Road Wine & Food Affair

Over 100 wineries in Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys serve up fantastic food and wine pairings over the first weekend in November. We will be pairing our popular Lamb Shank Cassoulet with our 2016 GSM red Rhone-style blend. For tickets, please visit the Wine Road web site. Tickets go on sale September 1.

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Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

"Left Bank of the Alexander Valley" Tasting Event

Join us for the third year of this fun local event that focuses on our own Northern Alexander Valley! Come taste your favorites from J. Rickards and possibly discover some new local spots as well. Only 200 tickets are sold, to keep the crowds light and the vibe relaxed. We're close to a sell-out so order your tickets at the Eventbrite page!

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Jun
9
1:00 PM13:00

North Coast Wine & Food Festival

Come join Jim and Eliza as they pour our 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, awarded the Best of the Best White Wine in the North Coast Wine Challenge this year. The event will include food pairings from top North Bay chefs along with the top Gold and Silver medal wines honored this year. The venue is the stunning SOMO Village in Rohnert Park. For more information and to purchase tickets visit the web site.

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May
19
11:00 AM11:00

Esprit du Rhône

Join J. Rickards Winery and 30 other wineries throughout Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys in this special Wine Road tasting of Rhône style wines. We will be featuring our 2017 Viognier, 2016 Carignane, 2016 Grenache and 2015 Petite Sirah.

11:00 am – 4:00 pm  $40 per person. To purchase tickets, visit the web site.

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May
12
6:00 PM18:00

Olympic Bakery & Deli Winemaker Dinner

Our friends at Olympic Bakery & Deli will be hosting Jim for another wine pairing dinner at their spot just outside Shelton, Washington. This festive evening will feature a stellar lineup of J. Rickards wines alongside very special food pairings. Space is limited and this event always sells out fast! The cost for this delicious and informative evening is $55 per person. You won't find a better deal for such quality. Olympic Bakery will have the pairing wines available for sale as well. To reserve your spot, please contact: Olympic Bakery, 591 E. Pickering Road, Shelton, Washington. Call (360) 426-4566, or email olympicbakeryevents@gmail.com

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Aug
13
12:30 PM12:30

ZAP Simply Summer Celebration

Join Jim and Eliza, along with over thirty other renowned Zinfandel producers, at this annual event in our backyard of Geyserville at Trentadue Winery. Wines will be pouring from 12:30 until 3:30 PM, with food to purchase and winemaker round tables to enhance your knowledge of Zinfandel wines. Contact the ZAP folks for tickets at the website

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Oct
22
5:00 PM17:00

Harvest Dinner at J. Rickards Winery - October 22nd, 2016

Come celebrate the bounty and completion of another harvest on Chianti Mountain as we host a rustic harvest dinner in our wine cave.  Chef Liza Hinman of Spinster Sisters fame will prepare a delicious locally sourced meal, paired with some of our wines from harvests past.  Very limited seating!  Please contact us to reserve your space.

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Aug
20
11:00 AM11:00

“Left Bank of the Alexander Valley” Tasting Event - August 20th, 2016

Come explore one of the most beautiful and relaxed areas of Sonoma County - The Left Bank of the Alexander Valley!  From the town of Geyserville, north to Cloverdale and up to the far reaches of this historical appellation, participating wineries will be opening their doors (and perhaps a few special bottles).  Each winery will include a logo glass with the tasting and the ticket includes $10 worth of wine purchase coupons.  Discover some new favorites and avoid the crowds!  

Participating Wineries:

  • Trione Vineyards & Winery
  • Bobdog Wines/SkyPine Vineyards
  • Pech Merle Winery
  • J. Rickards Winery
  • Mercury Winery
  • Bergeron Wines/Pine Mountain Vineyards

For more information, please visit our Eventbrite page

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