Browsing all posts tagged with Tag: Winery.

Diving into the Zin on the flight!

June 8th, 2017 | No Comments

Lodi Vintners has some great Zinfandels on their menu. A sexy Napa Zin and two old vine Zins from Lodi allowing a fantastic side by side.

Enjoying Lodi Vintners

May 26th, 2017 | No Comments

Getting started with my first tasting at Lodi Vintners with a yummy rosé and rubbing my hands with anticipation of the tasting to come.

First Visit to Lodi Vintners

May 20th, 2017 | No Comments

My first stop was Lodi Vintners. This property has a long history of making lots of wine. I haven't visited since the last winery, Cycles Gladiator, closed up shop and headed back to their roots in the Central Coast.

2017 ZinEx Pt 4

April 3rd, 2017 | No Comments

2017 Zinfandel Experience ZinEx Episode 4! Finished up my fantastic tasting at Ballentine Vineyards. That's great juice! Love what they are doing in St. Helena, CA. Always a great time on my tasting adventures at the ZinExperience on San Francisco's Pier 27.

Ridge Vineyards • Healdsburg, Sonoma

July 17th, 2016 | No Comments

It was a wonderful, not too balmy, summer afternoon, when I finally made it back to Ridge Vineyards. I first visited Ridge while attending the ZAP Simply Summer Celebration in 2014.  The event was held in their beautiful vineyard so I never got a chance to visit their tasting room nor taste any of their […]

Acquiesce Vineyards • Lodi, CA

September 11th, 2015 | No Comments

Acquiesce Vineyards • Lodi, CA In my wine adventures, I strive to visit as many new wineries as possible. I think I’ve become a bit compulsive. However, I must admit that I have come to appreciate revisiting wineries more and more. (Never thought I would admit that.) On return visits, you see, hear and feel […]

Red Lily Vineyards • Southern, OR

August 21st, 2015 | No Comments

Red Lily Vineyards • Southern, OR Oregon has become an absolute wine destination. Willamette Valley has led this charge with a consistent track record for pumping our great Pinots. However, just North of the California border, in the shadow of Mount Shasta, lie the towns of Ashland and Medford. These two small towns are surrounded […]

Putah Creek Winery

April 14th, 2015 | No Comments

Putah Creek Winery Davis, California is a small college town just west of Sacramento on the way to San Francisco. University of California, Davis is one of the lesser known of California’s big universities. That is unless you are in the wine biz and fully understand the scope of their Viticulture program. For those of you that don’t, […]

Outpost Winery

July 19th, 2014 | No Comments

Outpost Winery • (Howell Mtn) Angwin, CA I was lucky enough to visit Outpost Winery in May of 2014.  It’s in Angwin, CA which is in the heart of Howell Mountain. (Definitely my favorite part of Napa Valley especially when the red juice is being poured.) Howell Mountain overlooks the Northern end of the Napa […]

Ripken Winery • Lodi, CA

May 5th, 2014 | No Comments

Ripken Winery • Lodi, CA Ripken Vineyards and Winery is truly what Lodi Wine is all about. Ripken is a family winery full of eclectic spirit, homespun brands and a pioneering spirit. Ripken is a great representation of what Lodi Wine is all about. When I popped in to visit on a Friday earlier this year, […]