Carica Wines

WELCOME TO THE NEW OFFICIAL CARICA WINES PAGE! Critically-acclaimed, single-vineyard wines. Hand-crafted from premium California wine grapes.

The name Carica is inspired by the ancient fig trees (botanical name Ficus carica) that flourish amid the premiere hillside vineyards of Northern California. Our label also features a leaf from the fig tree. Together the grapevine and fig tree symbolize peace and prosperity. Beginning in 2010, Carica Wines’ winemaker and founding owner, Charlie Dollbaum, has taken over every aspect of the winery. Charlie has been Carica Wines’ “hands on” winemaker from the beginning. He monitors the grapes all summer, checking ripeness and sugar content obsessively as harvest time nears. He is in the field before sunrise when crews hand-harvest the grape clusters. Then he performs every step of the winemaking process, from crush through fermentation, choosing the kinds of barrels for each varietal, and designing the specific aging program for each wine. When the time comes to bottle a particular vintage, Charlie is there.

WELCOME TO THE NEW OFFICIAL CARICA WINES PAGE! Critically-acclaimed, single-vineyard wines. Hand-crafted from premium California wine grapes.

Mission: Making wine of extraordinary character from small lots of premium grapes.

Fundraising for Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano

Fundraising for Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano

Live-streamed music marathon at Riggers Loft today! Donate to Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano! Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano

Virtual winetasting, May 17, 2020

Winemaker Charlie Dollbaum shares 5 wines, including 2 new releases. Tips for food pairing, too. Please let us know what you think--we're listening.

[05/18/20]   Enjoy a virtual wine tasting with Carica winemaker Charlie Dollbaum!

This translucent, low-alcohol red wine is the latest release. Harkening to the Beaujolais wines of France, it's called "Mourvedre Nouveau 2019".

[04/11/20]   Tasting Room is temporarily closed.

Wine w/ your guacamole & chips? Absolutely--try these: Sauvignon Blanc (crisp and bright) or Grenache aka Garnacha (spicy).

Riggers Loft Wine Company

TRIVIA!! Flight of the Osprey
In conjunction with Riggers Loft's pairing up with the Golden Gate Audubon Society, the "Flight of the Osprey" series continues this Thursday night. You could just say that this TRIVIA night is for the birds.

Trivial fun starts at 7:00pm, but be an early bird and enjoy the wine, cider, and our gorgeous view a little longer than everybody else. Order dinner from The Eating too....Hmmmm, I wonder if there'll be fried worms....

TWEET about Rigger's Loft Trivia (or share this post on Facebook) and get a bonus point for your team!

Bragging rights -- these were no April fools:
1st Place; Studio54
2nd Place: No Crying in Baseball
3rd Place: Trivial Pantsuit

Mated Ospreys ‘Rosie’ And ‘Richmond’ Reunite In Nest At Richmond Shipyard A pair of the Bay Area's most popular sea birds, 'Rosie' and 'Richmond' are back together again.

BIG NIGHT for CINEMA You can spend it at Riggers Loft.
Free viewing party! Buy your favorite wines & ciders, plus special menu from Chef John's "The Eating".

Gotta a plan for New Year’s Eve? Done!

Come and ring in the New Year with us!
Tickets are $20.18 and are available in the tasting room.
Or click the link:
Included in the ticket price: Lite Bites, Champagne Toast at Midnight, Balloon Drop, DJ "Two" for great tunes and karaoke! And the fabulous SF fireworks!
Wines & Cider available for purchase.

Riggers Loft Wine Company

Time to discover #RichmondCA

What's trending? Richmond, California!
Check out this great article in 7X7 Magazine.

3 Days Only. Taste with the winemaker on Saturday, 1 to 5 PM--No charge with Bottle purchase. Bring your gift list for stress-free shopping.

Enjoying the Carica Wine Club tasting.

Celebrating #GrenacheDay all weekend--Sept. 21-22-23--$2 off your 1st glass of Carica Rosé (Grenache/Mourvèdre) or Carica Rhone-style Red (GSM) at Riggers Loft Wine Company on the edge of San Francisco Bay.

Spur-of-the-Moment ROSÉ Release Party. Sunday, Aug. 5, 2 to 5 PM at Riggers Loft, 1325 Canal Blvd, Point Richmond CA.
Taste with the winemakers. Special pricing! 2017 Rosé of Grenache & Mourvèdre: Pale, dry, delicious!

Have you heard about the Rosie Rally at Richmond's WWII Homefront National Historical Park? Saturday, Aug. 11.
Afterwards, discover nearby Riggers Loft for wine & cider. Show your wristband for Happy Hour pricing ($2 off a glass of wine or cider) all day.

Start celebrating Independence Day early! See Richmond’s fireworks on Tuesday 3 July.

Celebrating great Richmond-made libations and foods on Sunday May 20 at gorgeous Bay-front winery. Get early-bird ticket pricing through 4/30.

Pair flying in and jostling 20 secs

Osprey watch at Pt. Richmond: 2 eggs laid!
Live stream

Rosé with Bubbles. Just sayin’ . . .

Riggers Loft Wine Company

Thursday Trivia at Riggers Loft...It's happenin'!!
Stats: Our last trivia champions were Stable Geniuses; they won a growler fill from Far West Cider Co.
They also won Round 3 and have selected "That's So Punny" for tomorrow night's Trivia.

Honorable Mention:
2nd Place: Tide Pod Oreos
3rd Place: Aloha

Best in Class 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
But even more important: What do YOU think?

Here's what the back label says, "A rich and velvety single-vineyard wine, with an earthy aroma and lush flavors of blackberry, plums, and currants. "

All is calm for a Solstice Sunset on SF Bay from Riggers Loft in Richmond (Thanks, Paul!).
Still looking for a few great gifts? 2- & 3-bottle gift packs of Carica Wines with free gift box come to mind. Open til 9PM Friday & Saturday, til 4PM on Sunday.

Reward Yourself for Doing Good.
“Happy Hour” pricing ($2 off) for your first glass of wine or cider when you bring in a food donation.

The wineries at Riggers Loft are collecting for the
Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano.

What to donate: Canned goods, dry goods, e.g.
Peanut Butter, Canned Tuna & Chicken; Vegetables, tomatoes, fruit; Soups, beans, lentils.
Get rewarded now through December 17

Getting the Holiday Party Started: Sart at Riggers Loft on Saturday Dec. 2.

Friday night July 21: Winemaker plans to hang out at the Tasting Room at Riggers Loft. Food truck's there, too. Should be a fine summer evening on the edge of SF Bay.

Drinking Pink this weekend for national Rosé Day: head to Riggers Loft at Point Richmond for 2 delightfully dry ones. Carica Rosé with Bubbles and R&B Roulade en Rosé.

New Release. 2016 Rosé with bubbles is ready. Of course it is dry and bright. Try a glass at the Tasting Room at Riggers Loft.

Good for Richmond! The first-ever "Taste of Richmond" featuring the innovative makers of food and wine/beer/cider takes place this Saturday on the waterfront.

2016 Rose was hand-bottled today, just 42 cases' worth. Bright and dry. Near future release.

While enjoying a birthday party, friends snapped this photo at our Tasting Room at Riggers Loft. Edge of San Francisco Bay in Richmond's historic Shipyards District.

Red for International Women's Day

Recommendation: Pour some 'Siren' Rhone-style Red Blend.

Regular hours have resumed at our shared Tasting Room at Riggers Loft on SF Bay in Richmond's Shipyards District. Thurs.Jan.5 is Trivia Night, live music this Fri. night, and Sun. Jan.8 is Oyster Sunday: Reserve your spot now ($10 for 2 oysters plus a glass of wine to go with).

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Virtual winetasting, May 17, 2020
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