September 11, 2018

Hello wine lovers.  We start a new vintage.  Like last year, it's very nice to be harvesting in cool weather.  It's nice to have cool fruit when we pick up the freshly hand-harvest grapes in the morning, and crushing them outside is cool also. 

This vinta...

June 24, 2018

Hello folks!  I did a formal review of my 2017 red wines in barrel, as I want to do my blending soon.  Please see my notes below.

May 29, 2018

Hope everyone is having a great Memorial Day. 

We joined the Lodi Chamber of Commerce and they'll be throwing us a ribbon cutting ceremony!  We hope to see all our friends.  We'll get one of those nice Raley's catering spreads.

The ceremony itself will be this Frida...

November 22, 2017

Hi folks we hope you are enjoying the cool weather and spending time with your loved ones.  We will be open Wednesday 11/22, closed Thanksgiving, then back open Friday through the rest of the weekend as usual.  We hope to see you Small Business Saturday!

October 14, 2017

Like many of you we are very saddened to see the sudden destruction happen in the Napa and Sonoma wine countries.  I've been visiting wineries of both counties since I was an undergrad at UCDavis and am a big fan of their wonderful wines, and have had so many wonderful...

October 6, 2017

We are the newest winery in Lodi and probably the smallest so when we crush 2 tons in a day it's a big day for us!  Today we crushed one ton of Tempranillo from Silva Vineyards, a half ton of Teroldego and a half ton of Peloursin from Ripken Vineyards.

It's well into Oc...

October 2, 2017

Greetings from Lodi!  Thought I'd give an update now that we've done some winemaking.  Harvest started for us in early September with one last heat wave but since then the temperature has alternated between being seasonal to below average.  For the grape varieties that...

September 16, 2017

Yesterday on September 14 our 2017 harvest started with one ton of Certified Sustainable Sangiovese grapes from Arbor Vineyards.  This has been an interesting post-veraison period where we've had many above 100 degree days.  When it gets this hot the vines often 'shut...

August 16, 2017

Bob Highfill from the Stockton Record was kind enough to stop by and try our 2015 reds for the fist time from bottle.  He wrote an article that can be found here:

http://www.recordnet.com/sports/20170815/from-vine-variety-is-spice-of-life-at-drava-wines

Being the first t...

July 29, 2017

We have some exciting news!  Things are coming along at the fledgling Drava Wines.

First we are working on starting our wine club.  We've had lots of people sign our guest book and soon we'll send out an email to you all.  If you haven't signed our guest book but are in...

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