Meet Jeff Runquist, Winemaker

What first struck me when I met Jeff Runquist was his quiet, focused intensity. And then that glint of wry humor peeks out and you realize you are in for a memorable time, be it dinner under the arbor with his gracious wife, Margie, or a tasting in his Amador tasting room.

Jeff brings that same concentration and humanity to his winemaking, and you can taste it: Complex flavors that dance with each other, leading to the next, never overstepping, and finally ending with a smile on your face.

Jeff Runquist’s route to being a premier Amador winemaker is also reminiscent of a dance; twirling and moving through the paces of his career, ending up back where it all started.

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