June 4, 2020

Hi everyone, I hope every one of your are healthy and doing well in these challenging times.

First off, we bottled seven new wines on April 16.  They are all Lodi appellation, and all except the white wine are from Lodi Rules Certified Green winegrapes.  We have 2019 Gr...

October 5, 2019

We brought our last grapes of the 2019 vintage in today. I don't consider harvest over until everything is pressed, but as of today, they are all crushed.  Today we crushed Teroldego, and like all the other red grapes this vintage, are Lodi appellation and Certified Gr...

September 15, 2019

We've brought half our grapes in for this harvest.  Last week, we started with Grenache Blanc.  This is the first white we've made since the Viognier in the 2015 harvest.  We whole cluster pressed one ton.

And yesterday, we brought in our first red grapes of t...

August 21, 2019

Bob Highfill from the Stockton Record visited us last Sunday to check out our new 2017 vintage wines.  He wrote an article for the Stockton Record and recorded a 43 minute From the Vine podcast.  We mostly talk about making the 2017 wines, but we also talked about Will...

May 8, 2019

Yesterday, May 7 we bottled all of our 2017 wines.  The final totals are:

74 cases Montepulciano

34 cases Peloursin

50 cases Sangiovese

49 cases Tempranillo

24 cases Teroldego

All are from Lodi Rules Certified Green winegrapes.  They'll need to rest a bit to recover from bot...

January 13, 2019

It's a very important day for us as our new winery takes shape.  We entered our very first wine competition, the SF Chronicle with some 6800 wines submitted for judging.  And on Friday at 4:30 the results were published - we medaled for each of the three wines we submi...

October 13, 2018

We brought our last grapes of the 2018 harvest in today.  Lodi appellation Certified Sustainable Primitivo.  We bought these from Gregg Lewis of Lewis Vineyards, and I'm happy to be bringing his grapes in again - all of our 2014 grapes (our first vintage) were grown by...

September 30, 2018

 We've had a busy couple of days at Drava.  We got our second and third lots for this year's harvest - Syrah from Arbor Vineyards and Petite Sirah from Mohr-Fry Ranches.  Both are Certified Sustainable winegrapes.  I've given them a few days of cold soak and later toda...

September 25, 2018

Due to some very cool weather in early to mid-August, we have a bit of a break.  We've pressed off both Zins and the Syrah should be ready to harvest any day now.  I'm happy that our new press is working great!  It only takes about 3 hours to press one ton, and our pre...

September 12, 2018

Second lot of grapes in this week, and it's our second Zinfandel lot, this from the esteemed Mohr-Fry Ranches.  Like the Maley Vineyard Monday, these grapes are Lodi Rules Certified Sustainable.

The Maley Zin is in western Lodi, while the Mohr-Fry is more central.  Thes...

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