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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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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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2021 Roussanne - 14.8% alc, 53 cases produced

French in character, emphasizing an oily palate with lemon and honeysuckle aromas.

$22 / bottle

Bronze Medal - 2023 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

2022 Torrontes Riojano - 13.1% alc, 55 cases produced

A northern Spanish white grape which we sourced from Galt (within the Lodi appellation).  Related to Malvasia, this wine falls between Muscat and Sauvignon Blanc aromatically. 

$22 / bottle




2022 Grenache Rose - 13.7% alc, 64 cases produced

Our first rose.  Made like a red wine- fermented on the skins until pressing and barrel aged for 10 months.  No residual sugar.  Displays kiwi and watermelon with a soft, food-friendly finish. 

$22 / 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.

$28 / bottle

Silver Medal - 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competitio

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

A blend of 40% Wegat Zin, 20% Mohr-Fry Zin, and 40% 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

Silver Medal - 2022 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

2019 Malbec  - 12.0% alc, 75 cases produced

Bright red fruit and fresh red meat with a spicy cinnamon component, offering an acidic structure which will pair well with a variety of continental foods.

$28 / bottle

2019 Graciano  - 13.1% alc, 57 cases produced

This dark wine offers pancetta, smoky oak, and graham cracker aromatics.  It is well-structured and will reward aging.

$28 / bottle

Silver Medal - 2023 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

2019 Teroldego  - 14.1% alc, 57 cases produced

A saturated, inky color introduces this deep wine featuring brownies, brown sugar, baking spices, and French oak hints.  On the palate, dense, fat tannins, yet balanced overall.

$28 / bottle

Silver Medal - 2023 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

2021 Pinotage  - 14.8% alc, 50 cases produced

Goes back and forth whether it emphasizes its Pinot Noir or Rhone parentages.  Light-bodied and easy drinking.

$28 / bottle

Gold Medal - 2023 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

2021 Tempranillo  - 14.6% alc, 75 cases produced

Our second Tempranillo, from a different vineyard source than the 2017 vintage (still within the Lodi appellation).  Aromatics of fennel resemble marinara-covered Italian sausage, with a fleshy palate.

$28 / bottle

2021 Cabernet Sauvignon 15.3% alc, 39 cases produced

The first Cabernet Sauvignon we have produced.  Youthful aromatics of cranberry, spearmint, and muted French oak give way to barely resolving tannins and baby fat.  Supported on a balanced palate, this young Cabernet can age 5-10 years.

$28 / bottle

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

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