Truckee River Winery


The tasting room offers wine tasting, tapas, and artisan deli items year round. In the winter, come and enjoy our cozy fireplace and high sierra curling courts. Our barrel room is nicely decorated and cozy with a second fireplace and board games. In the summer, come enjoy our bocce courts, horse shoe pits, barbeques, croquet, and other outdoor games. We also have a great selection of gift and retail items and the facility is available for parties and special events.

Location Description

Truckee River Winery is located just 20 minutes from the majestic Lake Tahoe, minutes away from Northstar, Squaw Valley and downtown Truckee.


  • Making wine in Truckee for 25 years!

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Russ Jones was born in Yosemite National Park, where he spent most of his childhood, until his family moved to Squaw Valley. Russ learned how to ski in Yosemite, but he learned how to race in Squaw. He spent his high school career racing and loving the snow. He and his wife met on the high school race team, where Russ dominated the field. He graduated from UC Davis with a degree in Enology and Viticulture (winemaking and grape growing). He and his wife traveled through Oregon, Washington and Paso Robles after graduation, where he worked at several wineries and perfected the Pinot Noir process. They then moved back to Truckee to start a family, and that is when he decided to make his own wine, using the natural ideal temperatures and humidity of Tahoe to make the wine distinctively unique. His artistic and analytical mind ensures that the science and art in winemaking is used to its potential, and with this perfect blending of art and science, Truckee River Winery's wines have exceptional flavors and aromas.

The Team

Truckee River Winery has a small, but tight knit staff.

Katy Jones- Winemaker's daughter and General manager. She is an avid skier and is a Truckee native.
Favorite varietal: 2009 Garys' Vineyard Pinot Noir.

Aiste Nichols-Tasting Room Associate. She has a passionate and knowledgeable interest in wines that shows in her tastings. Favorite varietal: 2008 Old Vine Zinfandel

Adam Locke-Tasting Room Associate. He assists in the wine making. Favorite varietal: 2010 Gary's Vineyard Pinot Noir

Tiffany Cato- Tasting Room Associate. She moved here from Livermore wine country and is now with us. Favorite Varietal: 2012 Old Vine Zinfandel

Estate Vineyards / AVA

Truckee River Winery is now growing our own vines on the beautiful Truckee River.

We had our first bud break on June 20th, 2012! A little later than the foothills, but amazing nonetheless. The bud break was followed by 3 days of frost though. On June 23rd temperatures were around 28 degrees Fahrenheit, on June 24th temperatures rose to 30 degrees and on the 25th they stayed at 30 degrees. The vines survived the frost and are looking quite healthy.

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Mon - Sun: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm


11467 Brockway Road
Truckee, California 96161
United States

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