Fall is the BEST time to visit Lodi wineries. Harvest is over, the weather has finally gotten crisp, and the fireplaces roar at almost every winery in town. Post-harvest is such a great time to indulge (and rest) after a busy season and we take full advantage! Here’s a short list of a just a few wineries we love to visit any time of year.
Harney Lane is an easy favorite of most locals. The laid back atmosphere and gorgeous grounds make for a truly relaxing wine-tasting adventure. The winery is known for its Tempranillo and Primitivo varieties, but you really can’t go wrong!
Klinker Brick Winery boasts 6 Generations and over 100 years of grape-growing. In 1995, after parting ways with Gallo, the winemaking bug bit the Felton family and they haven’t looked back since! They specialize in Old Vines and produce a consistently bold wine that really showcases the grapes in a way only an old-time grape grower can do.
OAK FARM VINEYARDS.
The facilities at Oak Farm may have modern sparkle, but this winery hosts some lovely local history. The old house on the property was built in the 1876 by Williams DeVries, who was a prominent farmer and Justice of the Peace in San Joaquin County. The farm was known throughout the Valley as “one of the most magnificent and beautiful pieces of property within the state” and I would argue that it remains true! The winery itself is contemporary but cozy and the wine is absolutely incredible.
The Paskett family winery is one of the newer artisanal growers in Lodi, but they’re not exactly new to the industry. This year marks their 48th year of winemaking for their private label and the 7th harvest year for Paskett Winery, though they opened their doors around this time last year. The Paskett family has poured a lot of love into the land and a lot of wine into my glass! You can find many interesting and different varietals here than at other wineries, which is why I love Paskett!
Every year, Harvest teaches us to appreciate and enjoy what we have. It’s convenient that it all wraps up right before Thanksgiving, so we always have something to be thankful for, whether it’s our husbands returning from the fields or all the wine they bring home or both! This year, I hope it’s just as easy for you to be thankful for all the blessings the year has brought. Happy Holidays!
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