“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

  • Private Tasting with the Winemaker — Feb 20, 2016 2:00pm - Feb 20, 2016 5:00pm
    Carica Wine Club pickup day with complimentary wine tasting for club members is set for Saturday, February 20, at the winery's new location at the edge of San Francisco Bay in Point Richmond, CA.

    Wine lovers are warmly invited to join the Carica Wine Club (it is free to join), and new members are invited to attend the private winemaker's tasting.  For more information, and to download the membership application, click on the "Purchase" tab above.  For more information, please dial 415.902-7514.

    Date:  Saturday, February 20, 2 - 5 p.m.

    Location:  Carica Wines at Riggers Loft, 1325 Canal Blvd., Richmond CA 94804

  • Hospice du Rhone ~~ Opening Tasting — Apr 15, 2016 4:00pm - Apr 15, 2016 7:00pm
  • Hospice du Rhone ~~ Closing Tasting — Apr 16, 2016 4:00pm - Apr 16, 2016 7:00pm
    This amazing celebration of Rhone wines made in California and in France, returns in 2016 (after a couple of years on hiatus).  Carica Wines is excited to be pouring on both Friday and Saturday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Friday's tasting emphasizes vintages from 2011 and earlier.  Saturday's tasting features current releases and possibly even some barrel tastings.  More information, and online ticket sales, are available on the Hospice du Rhone website.  Each afternoon tasting is $122, or both for $222.


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