|TKC Vineyards is nestled in the heart of the quiet Amador County wine country, renowned for some of the best kept secret-great reds!|
Owners Harold and Monica Nuffer started in the winemaking business like many others in the industry they loved wine!
Harold would create homemade reds when he was based in China Lake in the early 70's-yes, he was a rocket scientist. In 1981, they built TKC and made the first for sell batch of Zinfandel, while still keeping his day job and commuting 460 miles one way each month to work at the winery—vacation they called it.
His skills as an engineer only helped excel his winemaking ability; attention to detail, a bit of science, a passion for quality is what makes TKC wines a unique and a great wine for any occasion. The TKC Story
We started out making homemade wine for a few years and after some schooling on the subject, we wanted to start a winery and decided to look for some property where we could get the kind of grapes we wanted. Then after searching, Harold, Monica, and family, came to the Amador region in 1978, to purchase property for future retirement with the intent to possibly develop a winery. This led to our small winery being named after our daughters Tierre, Karina, and Courtnay which we now know as TKC Vineyards.