As part of the effort to fight the spread of the Covid-19 virus, our tasting room is closed to the public indefinitely.  To arrange a wine club pick-up or order wine to be picked up, shipped, or if possible delivered, please email william@dravawines.com or call (209) 400-5009

In California, but with Štajerska inspiration

Drava Wines in Lodi, California brings together the diverse winegrowing capabilities of the Lodi appellation with the spirit and sensibilities of the Slovene wine region of Štajerska, home to the world's oldest noble grape vine.

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Contact Us

Location

Hours

Phone

Email

Thursday - Monday

11 am - 5 pm

Office Line

209-400-5009

William Carson

william@dravawines.com

Recent News

Russ Winston of the Modesto Bee stops by

April 10, 2019

Two weekends ago, Russ Winston from the Modesto Bee dropped by for a tasting.  Here are his impressions.

Stockton Record reviews Drava's new 2015 Reds

August 16, 2017

Stockton Record's wine writer Bob Highfill stops by to speak with Steve and William and give his thoughts about our wine philosophy and what he thinks about our recently released 2015 Reds.

Good Day Sacramento back for William's Slovenian adventure

November 02, 2016

Good Day Sacramento was back to talk to William about Maribor bringing him over to be the guest of honor for the cutting of the old vine and receiving a special bottle of wine.

Guest of Honor at Maribor Wine Festival

October 07, 2016

William Carson was recently invited as the Guest of Honor to the Maribor Wine Festival, in Maribor, Slovenia.

Featured on Good Day Sacramento

October 01, 2016

We were recently honored by a visit from Good Day Sacramento. During the segment, we focused on the unique heritage that we cherish and put into each bottle of wine. Check out the segment in the link below!

Stockton Record publishes story

November 02, 2016

Bob Highfill with the Stockton Record visited us to find out about our roots in Maribor.  This story ran October 11 2016.

Drava Wines in Lodi News Sentinel

September 01, 2016

The Lodi News Sentinel followed up with William about his recent trip to Slovenia in an article published October 13 2016.

Wine blogger Randy Caparoso visits Drava Wines

November 03, 2016

Wine blogger Randy Caparoso visited us.  Check out his thoughts and tasting notes!  Published September 22 2016.

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Our Wines

2019 Grenache Blanc11.6% alc, 50 cases produced

Reminiscent of Fumé Blanc wines popularized in the 1990's, with citrus, grassy, and French oak influences. Low alcohol and high acidity make this an excellent summer sipper.

$19 / bottle

 

2015 Viognier 15.3% alc, 121 cases produced

Also barrel fermented and 100% malolactic with a lesser time in contact with lees. Rich tropical fruit and very ripe with viscosity.

$19 / bottle

 

2014 Petit Verdot14.4% alc, 106 cases produced

This lesser-known Bordeaux varietal is well-structured with mineral and tannic components and will age well.  Spices and freshly crushed grapes are revealed with decanting or aeration.

$26 / bottle

 

2015 Grenache - 15.0% alc, 100 cases produced

Medium-bodied and easy drinking.  Fresh crushed grapes, cranberries, and violets greet the nose while up-front light dusty tannins and low acidity finish this wine.

Silver Medal - 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

$26 / bottle

2017 Tempranillo – 13.6% alc, 50 cases produced

Medium violet in color.  This Spanish red features a spicy nose with graham cracker, raw meat, and copper penny.  Low acidity with moderate, tensile tannins.

$26 / bottle

2017 Sangiovese – 14.8% alc, 50 cases produced

This Tuscan varietal has a nose of rhubarb and sandalwood incense followed with an acidic backbone supporting sweet fruit mid-palate and Tuscan-like moderate tannins.

$26 / bottle

2017 Montepulciano – 13.9% alc, 75 cases produced

A varietal from the southern Italian region of Abruzzo.  Dark pigmentation, a chocolate mousse, cinnamon, and French oak nose, finishing on dusty tannins and a full body.

$26 / bottle

2017 Teroldego – 13.1% alc, 25 cases produced

Although the lowest in alcohol of the 2017s, this is the biggest wine.  Dark ruby color, this wine is reminiscent of a Rutherford Cabernet, with mint/eucalyptus and brownie notes.  On the palate, massive tannins, raspberry compote flavor, long aftertaste.  Intense but balanced.

$26 / bottle

2018 Primitivo – 15.3% alc, 25 cases produced

Genetically a clone of Zinfandel grown in the Clements hills.  Shows textbook Zin characteristics of fruit preserves and grilled meat.  Will match well with the grill and burgers.

$26 / bottle

2018 Syrah15.9% alc, 56 cases produced

Dark and very ripe but still dry.  Candied fruit and ample tannins.  Another good barbeque wine.

$26 / bottle

2018 Petite Sirah15.1% alc, 25 cases produced

What California PS is all about - black and inky in appearance, varietal aromatics of licorice, allspice, and fresh asphalt.  Tannic attack and low acidity.

$26 / bottle

2018 Mohr-Fry Ranches Old Vine Zinfandel16.4% alc, 50 cases produced

From a vineyard on Lodi's south side planted in 1945, this Zin offers high-toned, brambly aromatics accentuated with subtle French oak.  Ripe and intense flavors include meat and cocoa with up-front tannins.

$26 / bottle

2018 Wegat Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel15.4% alc, 25 cases produced

From a vineyard on Lodi's west side planted in 1958.  Ethereal and layered with hints of cloudberry, coffee, and vanilla followed by ample viscous tannins and a long aftertaste.

$26 / bottle

2015 Maribor Reserve Red Wine 15.3% alc, 125 cases produced

A blend of 42% Syrah, 42% Mourvedre, and 16% Grenache.  Dark in color and character, layered aromatics of anise, chocolate, truffles, ink, and crushed raspberries are reminiscent of a Barossa Valley GSM.  An aggressive palate features full tannins and a chewy, remarkably long aftertaste.

Bronze Medal - 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

$34 / bottle

2018 Maribor Reserve Red Wine 15.3% alc, 50 cases produced

A blend of 40% Wegat Zin, 20% Mohr-Fry Zin, and 20% Petite Sirah.  Truly a wine different than a sum of its parts.  Hedonistic aromatics include puréed blackberry, gamey meats, and French oak notes.  Juicy and extracted with round, front-to-back tannins, this wine finishes fleshy and impeccably balanced.

$34 / bottle

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A 10% discount will be applied to case (12 bottle) purchases.

 

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209-400-5009 1378 E Turner Rd Suite D Lodi CA 95240

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