Michael David Makes Big Moves

December 31, 2018

Staple Lodi Winery Launches Politically Correct Label It’s no secret that Michael David is Lodi Wine’s most prolific winery. They’re famous not only for their award-winning wine, but also bold, creative marketing, and inspired labels like Lust and Rage. But with the recent sale of […]

One Bottle at a Time Uncorking Lodi’s Sparkling Wine Scene

December 26, 2018

Festive. Social. Celebratory! This month we are talking about everyone’s favorite drink to raise a glass with—sparkling wine! So, with New Year’s celebrations and Valentine’s Day on the horizon, I’m sharing the scoop on some of Lodi’s tastiest sparkling wines. With bottles ranging from $24 […]

Hawk’s Landing Wine Cellars

December 26, 2018

A Taste of the Golden State at Downtown Lodi’s Newest Tasting Room When Dave and Trish Pechan bought 40 acres of fertile land in Linden, California, it was in the spirit of a century-long tradition of agricultural excellence: Mathias Pechan, who immigrated to the US […]

Meet the Maker: Melissa Robles

November 28, 2018

Weibel Family Winery. How’d you get started? After completing the winemaking certificate program at UC Davis, I worked as a lab tech at a large winery. I held that position for one year before becoming an assistant winemaker—which I did for 5 years before becoming the […]

SJ City Guide

McKenzie Vineyards

November 28, 2018

A Wine of Their Own It’s hard to imagine that an Orthopedic Surgeon would have the time or desire to craft fine wines, but that’s exactly what Thomas McKenzie of McKenzie Vineyards does. With six generations of farmers and winemakers in his family, you could […]

Meet the Maker – Mark Tanner

October 22, 2018

Twisted Barrel Winery How’d you get started? My grandfather made wine in the late 40s, and my father took up winemaking as a hobby 40 years ago. He has taught me so much over the years and still mentors me today. What wines do you […]

Paskett Winery and Vineyards

October 22, 2018

Rare Wines in a Special Space If you believe you’ve discovered all your Lodi appellation favorites, think again! Add this new addition to your stops along the tasting trail. Paskett Winery and Vineyards’ roots run deep with nearly 50 years of winemaking experience, and just […]

Giving the Gift of Wine

October 22, 2018

‘Tis the season for families and friends to gather around the table for feasts of festive food and fine wine. But, if you aren’t the person responsible for hosting Thanksgiving, be sure to bring something along to show your gratitude. What can you bring that […]

Parents Magazine

All in the Family

September 20, 2018

With R-N-R Vineyard’s Growing up in the wine business had a serious impact on Matthew, 27, and Colton, 24, Machado. Their parents, Russell and Rhonda, are best known for providing local wineries with 16 varietals of grapes grown over 1600 acres throughout the Lodi AVA. […]

A Grown-Up’s Guide to Wine & Halloween Candy

September 20, 2018

Over the next month you will be bombarded with Halloween candy. Your kids will bring home bags of skittles, your office will have bowls of snickers bars lying around for weeks and you might even stash a few of your favorites away in a drawer […]

Meet the Maker

August 20, 2018

Heather Pyle-Lucas, The Lucas Winery How’d you get started?  I do not come from an agricultural background, but I fell in love with wine and winemaking while studying for my bachelor’s degree in Zoology at U.C. Davis.  I went on to get a master’s degree […]

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