Ficklin Vineyards

209-674-4598 30246 Avenue 7½
Madera, CA 93637
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Ficklin Vineyards is primarily a family operation with Peter Ficklin guiding the family's third generation in the production of its highly regarded California port-style wines. Peter once described his duties at the winery with the following comment: "I'm the president, the winemaker and the chief bottle washer as well." The decision to keep the operation small is an important one, as each step receives the personal attention of the family. His appointment as president in 1991 followed the retirement of his mother, Jean Ficklin. As winemaker at Ficklin Vineyards, a position he was promoted to upon the retirement of his father David Ficklin in 1983, Peter has revived the vintage port program. In over 50 years of Ficklin's history, only eight vintage ports have been released, the most recent being the 1991 Vintage Port, that was released in 2002. From every vintage bottling, Peter holds at least 100 cases for additional cellaring and re-release at a later date. Peter received his Bachelor of Science degree Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • Merlot

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  • Ficklin Colheita Tawny Port 1998

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    Tasted in 2012- Throwing sediment- Orange brown color- Massive size, very sweet, caramel and orange peel, super rich, long finish. Almost too much of a good thing. My rating - 93 Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko


  • Yes, I have a bottle of wine that is probably 40 to 50 years old at least. Is it worth anything? I have an Uncle that brought it down to Mississippi and we just held on to it. Waiting for your reply..

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  • Ficklin Vineyards Chocolate Passport NV

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    Wine review by Cogrady


  • As far as I'm concerned, there is no better way to end the day than reading a good book while sipping a glass of good port. Here's the challenge: port's not cheap. The very best port I've had was a Taylor Fladgate 20 Year Old Tawny Port. I loved its complexity, but at nearly $50 a bottle, that's an occasional indulgence at best. I tried some Fon... Read More

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  • Ficklin Vineyards Port Blend Madera Port 1991

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    Wine review by njkrut


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