“As the consolidation of larger wineries continues, small wineries dedicated to hand crafting single-vineyard wines become harder to find. We hope to offer you wines worthy your search -- wines that capture a unique sense of place and time.”

—Charlie Dollbaum, winemaker
Carica Wines

Welcome to Carica Wines!

  • Critically-acclaimed, single-vineyard wines. Hand-crafted from premium California grapes.

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Since its founding in 2005, Carica Wines has been making wine of extraordinary character from small lots of premium grapes. With a focus on single-vineyard designated winegrape varieties, Carica produces Petite Sirah, Syrah, Grenache, and Sauvignon Blanc.  Carica also makes a proprietary, Rhone-style red wine, blending Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre.  A Rosé is also included in Carica’s portfolio.  Because Carica is very much a “hands on” winery, production is extremely limited.

The winemaking philosophy at Carica Wines is to create the highest quality wine whose characteristics reflect a sense of time and place.  Great intensity is a hallmark of these wines, but never at the expense of the critical balance among fruit, acid, and tannins.

You are warmly invited to enjoy Carica wines and to share them with your friends.


Tasting Carica Wines in the San Francisco Bay Area

To taste the current releases from Carica Wines, please contact the winery to make an appointment.  

Dial 415.902-7514

Upcoming events

  • Rhone Rangers Tasting, San Francisco Bay Area — Mar 28, 2015 1:00pm - Mar 28, 2015 6:00pm
    Enjoy a special tasting afternoon when Carica Wines joins more than 80 wineries offering tastes of over 300 wines in celebration of American Rhone wines.  These wines are made from grape varietals traditionally grown in France's Rhone River valley, including Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, and Petite Sirah.  Meet the winemaker, too.  Food will be available for purchase from food trucks.

    ●Date:  Saturday, March 28

    ●Location:  Craneway Pavillion at Point Richmond, 1414 Harbour Way S., Richmond, CA 94804

    Contact the winery at carica@caricawines.com  to obtain a discount code to save $15/ticket.  Using this code will reduce the advance purchase ticket price for VIP tickets (with entry at 1 PM) from $110 to $95 and General Admission tickets (with entry at 3 PM) from $75 to $60.

    For more information, including Ferry Service, complimentary BART shuttle, and to buy tickets, go to www.rhonerangers.org.


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