“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                                                                                                                              Visit the new Tasting Room on the edge of San Francisco Bay

Regular Hours:    Thursday & Friday, 4:00 to 9:00 PM

Saturday, 12 Noon to 9:00 PM

Sunday, 12 Noon to 6:00 PM

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

By car from the East Bay or from Marin, take Highway I-580 towards Point Richmond, and take Exit 8 at Canal Blvd/Garrard Blvd.  Head west on Canal Blvd (towards the Bay), following marker signs to Shipyard #3 and the SS Red Oak Victory, a restored WWII ship.  The 2.5 mile drive on Canal Blvd takes you under the “Point Potrero” sign, alongside some dry docks at the water’s edge, and finally up to the historic red “Whirley Crane”.  Parking is abundant alongside the building.  The adjacent Bay Trail beckons you to ride your bike or walk along the Bay.


Upcoming events

  • Private Winemaker's Tasting for Wine Club Members & Friends — Nov 5, 2016 2:00pm - Nov 5, 2016 5:00pm
    For members of the Carica Wine Club, and their friends, we are delighted to host a complimentary private tasting with Winemaker Charlie Dollbaum at our Tasting Room located on Richmond's scenic waterfront in the historic shipyards district.  Find the festivities at the Riggers Loft, 1325 Canal Blvd., Richmond, CA 94804

    Join the Carica Wine Club now to receive an invitation to this complimentary wine tasting.

  • Holiday Open House at Riggers Loft — Dec 3, 2016 1:00pm - Dec 3, 2016 5:00pm

    Join us for a festive afternoon of merry-making!

    Come, because there'll be great wine, cider, food, and live music.

    Come, because Carica Wines will be joined by Far West Cider, R&B Cellars and Irish Monkey Cellars to pour tastings for you.

    Come, because you'll have the opportunity to select perfect wine gifts for family and friends.  Stock up for your own holiday festivities and replenish your personal stash.  Riggers Loft is making it easy, with beautiful gift packages, and shipping is available.  There’s a gift waiting for you, too—a logo wine glass to remember the event.

    Tickets ($45) are available online and at the Tasting Room at Riggers Loft.

    • Saturday, December 3 | 1:00 to 5:00 PM

    • Riggers Loft | 1325 Canal Blvd | Richmond, CA 94804

    On the edge of San Francisco Bay in Richmond’s historic Shipyards District, at the end of Canal Boulevard


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