The story of Rancho Victoria Vineyard began in 1854 with George and Margarete Greilich, saloon owners from Drytown, the oldest community in Amador County and the county’s first gold discovery site. As the town grew, George decided to move his family to a more peaceful cattle ranch. He purchased an initial 400 acres of Victoria Valley and homesteaded the rest. In those days, it was not unusual to see cowboys (probably George’s seven sons) coming over the rolling hills driving cattle before them. Three generations of Greilich’s worked the ranch, and it remained an active cattle ranch for more than 150 years. Today, cattle still graze the rolling hills while our 120 acre vineyard is the focal part of the property.
In 2011 Jack and Victoria Sweigart became the current owners of this beautiful land after acquiring it from the late William Greer. Today, Jack’s son John manages and farms the vineyard.
Here at Rancho Victoria Vineyard we get a great deal of happiness from sharing our love of grape growing, winemaking and the beauty of our estate with others. Whether you are visiting locally or traveling from afar, we would love for you to visit, explore and experience all that this special place has to offer. We personally invite you to join us in celebrating our handmade wine and the splendor of the Rancho Victoria Vineyard.