Berghold Vineyards

February 11, 2020 | By Glenda Cunningham

The Berghold Family has been growing winegrapes in Lodi since 1986. Today, the estate is an assemblage of three contiguous vineyards totaling 85 acres of Syrah, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Zinfandel. The family has been selling winegrapes to a number of fine wineries, including some based in Napa and Sonoma counties. Berghold Vineyards  is an architecturally unique […]

St. Amant Winery

July 9, 2019 | By freshmint

St. Amant’s estate vineyard is a 43 acre vineyard nestled in the Jackson Valley at the western edge of Amador County. This distinct vineyard site, takes advantage of 500 acres of neighboring irrigated pasture and five lakes that surround the region. The resulting moderate temperatures are further cooled by nighttime air spilling down the Sierras […]

Scotto Cellars

July 9, 2019 | By freshmint

Scotto Cellars is a 5th generation family owned and managed wine company who treats team members not only as collaborators but as family members that are encouraged to think creatively with a can-do attitude. Everyone at Scotto Cellars is an innovator who learns more while we listen than when we talk but doesn’t shy away […]

Oak Ridge Winery

July 9, 2019 | By freshmint

Oak Ridge Winery is the oldest operating winery in Lodi, California, built in 1934. It is owned by the Maggio, Reynolds and Dondero families, and produces estate wines under several separate wine labels. The winery itself was once a winemaking cooperative, which the Maggio and Reynolds families purchased in 2002. They had a vision that […]

Oak Farm Vineyards

July 9, 2019 | By freshmint

The winery location has deep roots and is one of the oldest properties in the Central Valley.  Founded in 1864, Oak Farm Vineyards is now a retreat where new traditions begin. They are about family, having old friends, joining in, making new circles of friends and gatherings together.  The fertile ground here is for, not […]

Michael-David Winery

July 9, 2019 | By freshmint

“Michael” and “David” are Michael and David Phillips, brothers whose family has farmed fruits and vegetables in the Lodi region since the 1850s, cultivating wine grapes for nearly a century. Michael and David constitute the 5th generation of grape-growers in the Phillips family, with the 6th generation now joining the family business. Today Michael David […]

Mettler Family Vineyards

July 9, 2019 | By freshmint

The Mettler family have been farming wine grapes in the Lodi Appellation since the late 1800s. As one of Lodi’s oldest farming families, they take a lot of pride in farming their vineyards both organically and sustainably. Integrity for the land along with responsible farming practices ensures that their wine grapes are of the highest […]

McCay Cellars

July 9, 2019 | By freshmint

McCay Cellars has a simple goal: to make wine with a sense of presence and character that expresses the trueness of the vineyard. Michael McCay and his family have farmed in the Lodi AVA for 25 years. Michael McCay’s journey of making/producing wine began in 1994 with a small batch from the TruLux Vineyard, the […]

Maitre de Chai

July 9, 2019 | By freshmint

Maître de Chai translates to cellar master, or the person responsible for the development and aging of wine. By extension, the humble cellar master is the person responsible for the management of the winery. Established in 2012, Maître de Chai is the personal project of Marty Winters and Alex Pitts. Together they look to make wines of high […]


July 8, 2019 | By freshmint

In Italian, “Macchia” means “the spot”.  In the Lodi area, Macchia Winery has been earning a reputation as a spot where discriminating vino buffs can find small lots of high-quality vintages — at some very reasonable prices. The family-owned and operated winery started in the Lodi Appellation in 2001. Winemaking technology has improved dramatically in […]

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