TKC Vineyards

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Appellation: Shenandoah Valley, California Viticultural Area
Location: 11001 Valley Dr
Plymouth, California 95669
Phone: (888)627-2356
Winemaker: Harrold Nuffer
Tasting Room: Small
Days/Hours: Sat 11:00 to 5:00, Sun 1:00 to 5:00
Parking: Small
Picnic Facilities: N/A
Red Wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvedre, Zinfandel, Port
White Wines: N/A
Production: 1500 cases


The Winery

Harold and Monica Nuffer purchased the Amador County property in 1978. The vineyards and a winery followed soon after and were finished in 1981. The winery name is the first initial of each of their daughter’s first names. The tasting room and winery is a small building with lovely local views of oaks and vineyards.

The Vineyards

The winery purchases Cabernet Sauvignon from Nevada County and their Zinfandel from an Amador County vineyard. TKC grows its own Mourvedre, Syrah and Pinot Noir at the estate.

The Wines

The Nuffers make an unusual port from Syrah and Pinot Noir, as well as an Amador County Zin, and a foothill Cabernet Sauvignon. All wines are hand crafted and aged 2 years in small oak barrels.

The Winemaker

Harold Nuffer was a rocket scientist who found he had a love for making wine, and made homemade reds for years prior to creating TKC in 1981. At the time, he was still working in the China Lake facility, located in the southeastern California desert and commuting to Amador County to run the winery.  

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