Welcome To Rubidoux

Vineyard and tasting room situated in the Sierra Foothills of Amador County serving guests fine wines and providing a peaceful escape.

About Us

Welcome To Rubidoux Ridge Vineyard

Enjoy our spectacular views and sunsets of the surrounding Sierra Foothill ridges to the Sacremento Valley. 

5 Acres of Vineyard, 5 Varieties of Grapes

We have been farming our vineyard and developing our land for the last 10 years and know what it takes to produce good fruit for wine. Let us share with you!

Between our uniquely crafted wine selection and our beautiful vineyard grounds, you’re sure to enjoy a break from city life. 

We agree with A.D. Posey – everyday that we farm, we must “take a deep breath. Inhale peace. Exhale happiness.”

We bought the 75 acres of land that Rubidoux Ridge Vineyard is situated on after my father passed away. The name Rubidoux came from the founder of St. Joseph, Missouri, where my father met my mother during WWII. The Rubidoux Hotel in St. Joe had a treasure chest for children that ate all their chicken pot pie.

Forever this place stuck with me.

John & Marianne Rittenhouse


Marianne Rittenhouse, Owner

John Rittenhouse, Owner + Winemaker

Rosie, Resident Vineyard Dog

Our Mission

To share the joy and inspiration of each season of farming our small vineyard with wine enthusiasts.

Our Vision

To go full circle and offer a tranquil place to serve the fruits of our labor, from farm to glass!

Our Awards

Amador County Fair awarded us:
Sangiovese 2020 a Gold
Vermentino 2021 a Silver
Barbera 2020 a Silver

Why Visit Us

A Tranquil Space To Serve You The Fruits Of Our Labors

Our land is what defines us from the valley floor wineries. Our 2100-foot elevation produces some of the best ripened flavored grapes. If you are wanting to get away from the big city congestion and commune with nature, relax, and sip our wine, our location will meet those needs.

Spectacular Views
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“Success is not final. Failure is not fatal: it is courage to continue that counts.”

-Winston Churchill

Our Work

Our Wine Making Process

We farm and harvest our grapes with the upmost care, carefully crafting them into our delicious wines. With tremendous pride, we love to share what the fruits of our labors have produced with you. 


Farm Quality Grapes

Our elevated vineyard produces some of the best flavored ripened grapes, standing out from those produced on the valley floor.

Harvesting The Grapes

We harvest our grapes at their peak ripeness so that their flavor notes are most poignant in the wine they produce.


Crushing & Pressing

We crush and press our grapes using industry leading equipment, allowing for proper separation of juice and skin.



The magic process that turns juice to wine! Using yeast, the grape juice ferments and in a few steps, you have wine.


We transfer our wine from barrel to barrel to remove the sediments that settled during fermentation.


Aging & Bottling

This step varies depending on the wine, but it's the final step before you get to pour it into your glass and enjoy!

Our News

Latest News & Updates

Check back here to find out about our latest news updates and event announcements.

Barbera Day 2022

Rubidoux Ridge Vineyard National Barbera Day, Saturday September 10, 2022 Our Barbera grapes July 25, 2022 before Veraison

Wedding Venue

Spring is here! Everything is blooming. Love is in the air. Come see our new venue. We are