For five generations, our winery partners have been growing sustainable winegrapes in the Lodi Appellation. They opened a private winery in 2006 because of a strong belief that “great wine starts in the vineyard”.
The winery was the first step into crafting wines made solely from estate vineyards. They have continued to build on their successes as a vineyard management company and expand their state-of-the-art winery to keep up with the demand for their custom winemaking services.
Despite having the latest winemaking technology at their fingertips, our partners stay true to the passionate artistry of classic winemaking techniques.
The Lodi Appellation was approved as an American Viticulture Area (AVA) in 1986. The region leads all California wine districts in the production of the top five premium wine varietals and accounts for 18% of the state’s total winegrape production – more than Napa and Sonoma Counties combined.
Classic Mediterranean. Lodi takes advantage of the gap between the northern and southern coastal ranges surrounding the San Francisco Bay. As the day’s temperature rises, cool breezes drift in from the Delta, keeping the nights cool which is ideal for the development of complexity in finished wines.
Rich mineral soils ranging from Sandy Loam to Clay Loam. All soil-types are well-drained with low to medium fertility allowing the vine to slowly draw water to impart excellent color and intense fruit flavors.