Renwood Winery

Renwood Winery
12225 Steiner Rd
Plymouth, CA  95669

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Phone: 209.245.6979
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Tasting Room Open Daily 11-6

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Private tastings by appointment, picnic grounds, gourmet deli, wine club benefits and discounts, sustainable winemaking practices, weddings, corporate events


Surrounded by rolling hills in the heart of Amador County, Renwood Winery has long enjoyed an enviable reputation for crafting excellent wines. 2013 marked the winery's 20th anniversary, as well as an exciting new chapter when it invited Joe Shebl to be its new director of winemaking and general manager. 
Well, Joe isn't entirely new. Renwood gave him his very first winery job: a cellar rat for the 1999 harvest. He instantly fell in love with the business and has since pursued a career in winemaking, which included a seven-year stint as Renwood's winemaker. After honing his skills and cultivating his reputation at a few other Shenandoah Valley wineries, Joe was excited to get back to Renwood. ìIt feels like I'm coming back home," he says. 
He started in July and hit the ground running. With big plans for the 2013 harvest, he arranged to start picking grapes in the middle of the night, as practice new to the region. ìWe started picking at three in the morning, the coldest time, to get the wine off on the right foot. Cooler means fresher," Joe says. ìAlso, we no longer crush our fruit. We only de-stem the berries to allow the fruiter, jammier flavors to come through, and eliminate the bitter, harsh seed tannins." In the cellar, Joe is fine-tuning a new barrel aging program using barrels from about 30 cooperages and a variety of forests and toast levels. 
Since Renwood has sister wineries in Argentina, Uruguay, France, and Italy, Joe will be able to expand his winemaking horizons even further. He is working on creating a global winemaking team that will meet at one of the wineries a couple of times a year to learn about different techniques and how they might translate to other wine regions. ìSomeday, we'll all meet in Amador," Joe says. ìI know they'll be impressed with the region,especially with Renwood wines."


Tasting Room: No

Complimentary Tastings: No

Tastings — By Appointment Only: No

Tours: No

Tours — By Appointment Only: No

Private Tours: No

VIP & Educational Experiences: No

Exceptional Views: No

Club Member Lounge: No

Restaurant / Deli: No

Food / Wine Pairings: No

Gift Shop: No

Wedding Facilities: No

Event Facilities: No

Corp. Meetings: No

Guest House on Premises: No

Lawn Games: No

Family Friendly: No

Pet Friendly: No

Family Owned and Operated: No

Wine Cave: No

Art/Architectural Interest: No

Sustainable Practices: No