May 28, 2017

 On Wednesday May 4 we bottled our 2015 red wines.  These are Rhone varietials - a Mourvedre (104 cases), a Grenache (102 cases) and the Maribor blend (125 cases).  This year's Maribor wine is 42% Syrah, 42% Mourvedre, and 16% Grenache.

I posted tasting n...

March 13, 2017

I'd love to thank everyone involved for the opportunity on March 7th to give a presentation to Club Slovenia in San Francisco.  It was a wonderful evening with wonderful people.  The Club's members are people in Northern California with Slovene heritage or a general in...

January 11, 2017

We are excited to be part of our first Lodi wine event which is the Lodi Wine & Chocolate Weekend on February 11 and 12!  We have teamed up with Mrs. Kay's Sweet Treats in Elk Grove to pair with our wines.  We hope to see all our friends!

Here's the release for the even...

December 4, 2016

Pictured are three Bordeaux bottles in front of a map of Vvardenfell.  Earlier this week I had the chance to evaluate our Bordeaux varietal wines at the Lodi Wine Visitor Center.  My focus was to determine the drinking window of these young wines.

2014 Cabernet Fra...

November 17, 2016

Last night (Wednesday November 15) the Lodi Winegrape Commission (LWC) celebrated their 25th anniversary with a social event at Hutchins Street Square.

Stuart Spencer put together a retrospective video showing how 25 years ago, Lodi winegrape growers knew they had a spe...

November 6, 2016

As mentioned before, I'd like to make entirely different wines each year, working with different growers across the Lodi appellation.  We brought in three two-ton winegrape lots in 2015, and here's the status of them.

Going with a Rhone theme in 2015, we took Grenache g...

November 2, 2016

Growing up in suburban Denver, I was always more concerned with the score of the Broncos game than I was with wine or winemaking.  However, after graduating from Vanderbilt University in Nashville and subsequently living in Europe and Morocco for about 14 years, I gain...

November 2, 2016

We don't have a section about the owners so I'll make a blog post about myself.

I've lived in Lodi for around 17 years but grew up in suburban Denver.  I first attended Colorado State University majoring in Agronomy before transferring to University of California Davis...

November 2, 2016

I've been asked a number of times what our specialty wine is.  I thought this would be a good topic for a blog post.

Lodi has tens of thousands of acres planted to winegrapes and we have an incredible diversity of varieties grown.  I'd like to go the opposite of special...

November 2, 2016

Our old one was home-made and we don't know much about site coding and design so we got some much needed help.  We'd like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Ryan Otten who did the redesign.  Thanks so much Ryan!

William and I look forward to sharing thoughts (pertinen...

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