Napa, meet Amador: Rombauer Vineyards expands in the foothills

THIS SPRING ROMBAUER VINEYARDS, one of Napa Valley’s premier, family owned wineries, completed the purchase of the Renwood Winery facility in Amador County.

The deal epitomizes Amador’s long-time and growing influence in shaping California’s wine business, along with Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles, and Sierra Vintners, among others.

The sale included 20 acres of vineyards, the wine production facility, and the tasting room located at 12225 Steiner Road in Plymouth. The Renwood Winery brand and Renwood Ranch Vineyard are still owned by its existing proprietors and marketed by Pacific Highway Wine & Spirits.

“My dad loved the Sierra Foothills and always envisioned Rombauer crafting more wine from this outstanding grape-growing region,” said KR Rombauer, second-generation proprietor of Rombauer Vineyards.

Rombauer Vineyards has a long, established history in the Sierra Foothills region, with founder Koerner Rombauer farming grapes and making remarkable wines from the region since the mid-1990s.

Rombauer Vineyards owns 148 acres, mostly planted in zinfandel in El Dorado County. The winery also enjoys numerous long-term relationships with growers throughout Amador County.

Rombauer Vineyards owns and farms over 670 acres of vineyards in various California appellations, including Carneros, Atlas Peak, Stags Leap, St. Helena, Calistoga and the Sierra Foothills.

This new acquisition adds 20 acres to their holdings in the foothills and allows Rombauer Vineyards to grow its popular zinfandel, which has a cult-like following across the nation. It also is a coup for Amador Vintners to have a popular Napa winemaker present in the region.

The tasting room at the former Renwood Winery was closed for a brief time as Rombauer Vineyards moved to update the facility. It now has reopened under the Rombauer name in Plymouth.

Guests can enjoy Rombauer wines in the tasting room or on the patio or picnic area. The wine can be paired with cheese, charcuterie, crackers and jams that are available to take home or enjoy on the patio. (Dogs on a leash are welcome on the patio).

For more information and reservations, call 866-280-2582 or visit Rombauer.com.

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