All photos (7)Retzlaff Vineyards
Retzlaff Vineyards
Retzlaff Vineyards

Retzlaff Vineyards

7.54 reviews
Outdoors, Winery
Popular with:
  • 9.8
    Business Travelers
  • 9.8
    Family Travelers
  • 7.4
    Trendsters
  • 6.0
    Foodies
Write Review
Bookmark
1356 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore, CA
(925) 447-8941
Edit info

Member Reviews(4)

Reviews
7.5/10
Pretty good
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Most Helpful
Show Local reviews
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Retzlaff winery is one of the oldest in Livermore Valley. It’s unpretentious, small tasting room, with nice grounds is probably an example how wineries mostly looked like before all the hype about California wineries. We had great wine tasting session – thanks to the hosts, especially Michel who kept everyone entertained, and who could describe any activity (a trip to Europe or a trip to Costco) as fun. Some wines that we tasted weren’t that great, but they have a very tasty port (even though we are not into sweet wines) - could not resist and got a bottle of port, despite the fact that we didn’t have any room left in our suitcase.

Recommended for:Foodies
Helpful1
Report

Tucked away behind Concannon is the tiny Rentzlaff Winery. It's quaint - the tasting room is in a large shed - and the wine is good. It very much depends on who you have pouring for you as to how many tastings you'll get and how good your experience here is. Outside there are loads of picnic tables to use and enjoy food and their wine at.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsLuxury Travelers
Helpful
Report
Local from Pleasant Hill, California, USA
First to Review

Gayle and I had never been to the Livermore Wine Country before, and yesterday we drove down to the Valley to check it out. There are apparently 53 Wineries around these parts, and as luck would have it our first stop was Retzlaff Vineyards.

The property is compact and we enjoyed walking through the pleasantly shaded park on our way to their modest tasting room. We were thinking how pleasant this place would be for a picnic or a Wedding. The associated farm property was pretty cool too.

The tasting fee is $5 each, which is kind of like a co-pay to keep out the free drunks. However, for us cheap drinkers, this is still one heckofa deal. We even got to the point where we asked our friendly hosts to be a bit less generous with their pours. Gayle and I had a lot of fun, especially talking about travel, the particulars of their wines, and the Valley. And that's often an easier and more relaxed conversation to have when the Winery is small and intimate.

Except for Noah's Blend, all of the the wines are organic. Gayle particularly enjoyed the Cabernet/Merlot blend, while I declared their Port to be the Best of Show. We left with a few bottles to take home and a promise to ourselves that we would return.

Recommended for:Business TravelersFamily TravelersTrendsters
Helpful3
Report
San Jose, California, USA

Michel is HILarIOUS! He dictates recipes on the spot, too. The wines are good -- a little older, a little more sophisticated...a little pricier. The tasting room looks like a ranch home and the bar is really small (but cozy); it's fine, since it seems only a small, steady crowd trickles in and out as though on schedule.

Helpful1
Report
Retzlaff Vineyards

Show Nearby Places

Loading...
37.673677-121.750272
Courtyard by Marriott Pleasanton
Courtyard by Marriott Pleasanton
7.33 reviews
Distance: 8.44 mi
Sheraton Pleasanton Hotel
Sheraton Pleasanton Hotel
6.73 reviews
Distance: 9.99 mi
Holiday Inn Express Livermore
Holiday Inn Express Livermore
7.02 reviews
Distance: 4.23 mi
View all
Page Mill Winery
Page Mill Winery
8.02 reviews
Outdoors, Other, Winery
Distance: 0.37 mi
Nob Hill Shopping Center
Nob Hill Shopping Center
10.01 review
Shopping, Shopping Center
Distance: 0.49 mi
Wente Vineyards
Wente Vineyards
9.016 reviews
Winery
Distance: 1.53 mi
First Street Ale House
First Street Ale House
8.513 reviews
Bars, Clubs and Nightlife, Brewery
Distance: 1.12 mi
View all
Sushi Zone
Sushi Zone
10.01 review
Japanese, Sushi
Distance: 0.49 mi
Terra Mia Italian Restaurant
Terra Mia Italian Restaurant
6.01 review
$$$$
Italian
Distance: 0.45 mi
Emil Villas California Barbecue
Emil Villas California Barbecue
8.01 review
$$$$
Barbecue, Breakfast & Brunch
Distance: 0.42 mi
Sauced BBQ & Spirits
Sauced BBQ & Spirits
8.36 reviews
$$$$
Southern / Soul, Barbecue, Bar
Distance: 1.15 mi
View all
Report this place