Is there such a thing as “Zinfandel Grand Crus” in California?

Room set for ZAP's annual Flights! tasting Is there such a thing as “Grand Crus” rankings of California wines? No, there isn’t, and for good reason: the California wine industry is continuously discovering “new” vineyards of undeniably wonderful quality and interest. We’re not like places in France, where they carry…

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Lodi Grape Festival

Swirl, sniff and sip an oversized glass of grapes at the grandiose wine celebration that is the Lodi Grape Festival. The four-day vino extravaganza features over 50 wineries serving up samples of their best-selling wines, dozens of vendors selling bottles of their signature varietals and new-to-market creations, live performances from…

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Rancho Victoria Vineyard

Our scenic private estate is located at the base of Amador County’s famed Shenandoah wine region.  Panoramic Views, Rolling Hills & Majestic Oaks surround 120 acres of Gold Country Vineyards.   The post Rancho Victoria Vineyard appeared first on Amador Vintners Association. This article was shared via RSS by the awesome…

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Beyond Super Bowl 50: why you should be in Lodi!

San Francisco's Alexandra Fondren (here, at Lodi ZinFest) shares her favorite things to do in Lodi wine country Attention Super Bowl 50 visitors: where is the place to be this weekend or following the Big Day?  Why, in California wine country, of course. Not just any part of California; even…

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24 Brix Wines

As a family-owned winery we are committed to natural wine growing and sustainability. The vineyards are farmed without artificial fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. We follow natural wine making methods and gentle harvest practices minimizing the bruising, bringing only the finest fruit to the winery.  We harvest at or close to…

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Mettler Family Vineyards Painting Party

From artist Brandon Simpson, add some pink flamingos to your décor. We give you “A little Pink in the Drink” for all you animal lovers out there. Hosted at Mettler Family Vineyards. Enjoy the relaxing ambiance, beautiful scenery and the delicious wine! The post Mettler Family Vineyards Painting Party appeared…

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Lodi wine and chocolate – seduction at first sight

Cacao pods in the raw (before turned into culinary sexiness) For the past four vintages the official co-sponsor of our Lodi Wine & Chocolate celebration – in 2016, taking place this Saturday and Sunday, February 13-14 – has been BRIX Chocolate (commercial message: it is not too late to get your passes…

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Mendocino’s Party for the Planet

Celebrate Earth Day, Mendocino County style at our annual 10 day Festival featuring food and wine tastings, olive oil sampling, dog hikes, bee classes, educational events and river and ocean clean ups from the redwoods to the coast. The post Mendocino’s Party for the Planet appeared first on California Wines.…

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Italian Harvest Tour

Experience the 2013 harvest with this hands-on winery adventure. Begin the day with a mimosa overlooking Alexander Valley. Afterwards, pick grapes as the morning mist rises over the vineyard for brix sampling, test barrel and tank samples. Punch down grapes in our open-top fermentors and sample fermenting juice. Complete your…

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