Great wine starts in the vineyard. This philosophy, coupled with our focus on sustainability, and experience with our vineyards guide our viticulture decisions within the Lodi and Clarksburg Appellations. With every vintage being unique, we know that dedicating attention to each block delivers the best winegrapes each year.
Named for the River that flows from the Sierra Nevada mountain range through the AVA, the Mokelumne River AVA is one of Lodi’s cooler climates. This, coupled with its optimal soil attributes, proves to be an ideal location to grow both white and red varietals.
With a hilly terrain, Clements Hills AVA has rolling hillsides that create a diversity of microclimates and soils. This terrior is well suited to red varietals, but classic French white varietals also do well.
Located on the Sacramento River in the heart of the Delta, the Clarksburg AVA comprises of land boasting fertile soils at or below sea level and a unique climate that has cool mornings and temperatures that quickly cool in the evenings after a warm afternoon. This terroir is perfect for varietals that thrive in cooler climates.
Located in the center of the Lodi AVA, the Jahant AVA is geographically the smallest of Lodi’s seven AVAs. It sits on highly dissected river terraces and old floodplain deposits. The classic Mediterranean climate receives cold air drainage and entrapment within our vineyards, ideal for growing a balanced vine and a variety of winegrapes.
Our family has been growing the classic French and Italian varietals for four generations, but we are constantly evolving our farming techniques to include the lesser known varieties that thrive in regions with similar attributes to ours.
Each region and neighboring vineyards vary in soil type. Knowing the nutrient mix directs amendments to balance the soil, guides in rootstock and clonal selection, and influences our irrigation decisions, all with the goal to grow a healthy vine.