“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

  • Mill Valley Wine, Beer & Gourmet Food Tasting — Jun 5, 2016 1:00pm - Jun 5, 2016 4:00pm
    Amid the redwoods surrounding Mill Valley's charming downtown square, one of the best summer wine tasting festivals returns for the 35th time on Sunday, June 5 from 1 to 4 p.m.  Carica Wines joins a throng of premier wine producers--lots to discover--not to mention beer and tasting food samples.  Tickets benefiting local causes are $50.
  • Rhone Rangers in San Francisco — Jun 11, 2016 1:30pm - Jun 11, 2016 5:30pm
    You can taste wines from over 60 makers of Rhone style wines, including Carica Wines, when the Rhone Rangers return to San Francisco.  The VIP Grand Tasting ($75) starts at 1:30 p.m., with General Admission ($55) starting at 2:30, until 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 11.  More information about the related events on Friday, June 10 and on Saturday, June 11 is available at www.RhoneRangers.org.


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