Sean and Rudy Gnekow bought the winery in 1996. Working in other fields of interest. It wasn't until 2001 that Rudy decided to retire from American Stores as Category Manager, move back to California, and enter the wine business. We are currently selling our wine in 31 countries and three countries. We also offer the industry custom crushing, bottling and labeling.


Gnekow Family Winery (pronounced 'nee-ko') was founded on two basic principles: first – handcrafted quality wines that represent exceptional values by applying old and new World winemaking techniques to grapes from our distinctive region, and second – making wines that would be fun and exciting.


The state-of-the-art winery is located in Collegeville, California, about an hour from the Napa Valley, on the rolling hills between San Francisco and Yosemite, not far from Mondavi-Woodbridge. Their Signature Wine, the Campus Oaks 'Old Vine' Zinfandel, is selected selectively from our 80+ year old vineyards and has consistently won Gold Medals every year since it was first harvested in 1997. In 2004, our Honor Series was launched, which includes the graduation of Old Vine Zinfandels to higher award-winning levels.


At Gnekow Family Winery, they are proud of the wines they produce, the region they represent and the people who help them to create "Great Wines at Great Prices." They are committed to producing quality, value-oriented, easy-to-drink and interesting wines while maintaining a friendly professional approach to business.


This is the hidden gem of wine places. The vineyard puts out a great product across the board. Cabernet has fruit flavors which are all smooth to the taste and not overbearing even just a little bit of almond and blackcurrant. Every wine you will taste will be of  top quality. 


Truly, The Gnekow family knows the business very well. The place itself looks legitimate and feels like you are in the Napa Valley without being in the Napa Valley. The Gnekow Family Winery offers a wide variety of wine products from red wines to white wines, from fruity wines to the most elegant and top-quality tasting wines. And what is more interesting and alluring is that you can taste and experience all these in the cheapest way possible. 

This amazing place is located near the following attractions in Manteca, California:

  • Caswell Memorial State Park

  • Wat Dhammararam Buddhist Temple

  • San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge 

  • Stockton Field Aviation Museum

  • Woodward Community Park

  • Shasta Park

  • Manteca Historical Society

  • Lucca Winery

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