Sip of the Sierras

Sip of the Sierras premier tasting in Cedar Grove, Kings Canyon National Park, featured Riffelhof Vineyards wines. Tasting along the Kings River is quite spectacular.

Turkey Testicle Festival

Dunlap’s annual Turkey Testicle Festival was held on October 12th, 2019. Riffelhof Vineyards is happy to support local events in our community. This one is always a lot of fun….and unusual!!

Wine, Walk, & Weinfest

Wine, Walk, & Weinfest
On October 11th, Riffelhof Vineyards hosted “Wine, Walk, & Weinfest”, our third dinner in appreciation of wine club members and loyal supporters. Once again, professional Chef Jack returned to our kitchen and crafted a stunning authentic German dining experience. Luxurious flights of Riffelhof Wine delighted the crowd, but the crowning jewel was our the latest release of our very popular Saphire Rosé, developed from locally-sourced organic pomegranate juice. Fruit and vegetables straight from the Riffelhof orchards championed each course. But the evening’s stunning surprise was the release of a pair of Great Horned Owls, successfully rehabilitated at Critter Creek in Squaw Valley. Tom Riffel was honored to launch the grand birds and the crowd cheered as they soared away over the Riffelhof Ranch pond. 
To all who attended, we thank you for your support and we look forward to hosting you again. Please check out our website for additional pictures from our recent events.

Wine & Growlers

Wine & Growlers Flyer for June 1st

Project Survival’s Cat Haven Wine & Growlers event was held this year on June 1st, 2019. Usually held in February and July, weather adjusted their schedule to this date. Riffelhof Vineyards has participated in the last three Wine & Growlers event. We always enjoy meeting Cat Haven supporters, and making new friends.

Wine, Walk, & Wildflowers

Riffelhof Vineyard’s Wine, Walk, & Wildflowers event was held on May 17th, 2019, between two storms! Yes, even that late in the year, there were many, many wildflowers to be found. Our hills were still green, while the lower edge of Squaw Valley was turning colors towards their summer hues.

Christmas Boutiques and Craft Faires

Dunlap Community Club Craft Fair and Central Sierra Chamber of Commerce Boutique

We managed to attend both the Christmas Boutique at the Central Sierra Chamber of Commerce and the Christmas Craft Faire at the Dunlap Community Club. Thank you to all those who stopped by to see us and wish us well. We introduced several new gift basket styles adding to our already popular wines. Of course, the pecans and walnuts were enjoyed by all.

Orionids Wine Walk & Watch Party

Riffelhof Vineyards hosted a Orionids Wine, Walk, and Watch Party on Friday, 19 October 2018 in appreciation of our wine club members. A dinner was prepared by Mountain Top Chef champion, Chef Jack, and included crustless mini quiches with bacon and asparagus with a vegetarian stuffed mushroom. For the entree we served butternut squash soup with caramelized onions and apples with the option of a bacon crumbled garnish. In addition a mixed green salad was served with pickled red onions and sliced strawberry. The star of the meal was roasted chicken with white wine sauce, or a vegetarian roasted butternut squash, either of which was served with a cauliflower mash. Topping off the meal dessert of creme brulee with apples and reduced red wine sauce was served.

Rocktoberfest 2018

The first annual Rocktoberfest was held at the legendary Pinehurst Lodge with live music and BBQ. Several vendors proffered their wares along side artisan wine and craft beer tasting. Nearly all ended up dancing by the pool.

Patriots Day Fundraiser For MVFD Company 65
9/11 2018

We were grateful to be able to present this event in conjunction with Twins Valley Restaurant in support of our MVFD Company 65 first responders. Money raised will go towards new equipment for the crew.

Summer Wine & Growlers at Project Survival's Cat Haven July 2018

We had a great time meeting new people who enjoyed our two new wine releases featuring Savannah’s Pride and Exotic Pause.

Mountain Top Chef Festival Awards Dinner 2018

Turkey Testicle Festival 2018

We had a fun time pairing Riffelhof wines with the main attraction of the day !!

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Mother's Day Brunch May 13, 2018

Mothers Day at Twin Valleys Restaurant

Riffelhof Vineyards wines were available at Twin Valleys Restaurant for brunch. Wines were meticulously paired with the special Mother's Day brunch menu prepared and served that day. Wines presented included our White Oak white wine blend, Red Ruby--a red wine blend--, our Jack Horner Plum wine, and Elderberry wine.

Rally Point Dinner March 19, 2018

Rally Point Dinner a Benefit for Veterans Affairs

The Rally Point Dinner at the Twin Valleys Restaurant in Dunlap, CA, was a success. We were able to make a difference by donating a portion of our proceeds to the Fresno Veterans Administration. This event gave us an opportunity to launch our Courage Red Wine Blend, which became an instant hit.

Winter Wine & Growlers February 2018

Wine & Growlers: Project Survival's Cat Haven

February 2018: We are invited to pour at the Project Survival’s Cat Haven. Photo Credits

Wine & Growlers

February 2018
Project Survival’s Cat Haven
We had so much fun pouring wine and meeting new people at this event!  The large game cats were amazing. Check out the article written by Dean & Mindy
about the event.