“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, Los Angeles — Sep 9, 2014 7:00pm - Sep 9, 2014 9:00pm
    Carica Wines and 50 more wineries come together for the                                                                                                                           2014 RHONE RANGERS LOS ANGELES WINETASTING

    The Rhone Rangers ride into Los Angeles on Tuesday, September 9, with over 50 wineries pouring their American-grown Rhone wines. Join us for an intimate evening of tasting and talking with the winemakers, and hear the latest harvest stories. Choose from over 200 wines to taste for an enchanted evening at Vibiana, 214 S Main St, Los Angeles.

    For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit www.rhonerangers.org .

  • Los Gatos Wine Walk — Sep 20, 2014 1:30pm - Sep 20, 2014 5:30pm
    Stroll through charming downtown Los Gatos, meet local merchants and restaurateurs, and taste Carica Wines and other local wines on Saturday afternoon, September 9.  Early bird tickets ($45 through Aug. 15) and general admission ($50) are available online.


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