Oak Ridge Winery
Oak Ridge Winery, located at 6100 E. Hwy 12, Lodi, CA 95240, was founded in 1934 as a winemaking cooperative of local growers.
During the last 8 years a historic landmark has been transformed into a state-of-the-industry winery.
Lodi is ideally situated between the Sierra Nevada foothills and the San Francisco Bay. Warm days and cool evening breezes (marine influences) create a uniquely Mediterranean climate perfectly suited to cultivating California’s top varietals- Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel. While all these grapes thrive here, Zinfandel is a singular phenomenon. Old vines, some over 120 years old, gnarled and sculpted by time, yield small amounts of fruit to create a wine that is the ultimate expression of the terroir.
Located 60 kilometers north of Strasbourg, Cave de Cléebourg’s vineyards cover almost 200 hectares of the Nothern Vosges Mountains in the Alsace region of France. Wine production was introduced into the Cléebourg area by Dominican monks from neighboring Wissembourg as early as the 9th century A.D. Except for the phylloxera outbreak that swept through Europe in late 1800s and the devastation caused by retreating armies in the last days of World War II, wine production has continued to this day. Founded in May 1946, the Cave de Cléebourg cooperative now has almost 190 members with vineyards that surround the villages of Cléebourg, Oberhoffen, Rott, Steinseltz and Riedseltz.
Arizona Stronghold Vineyards was formed to put Arizona on the fine wine map. While small bastions of artistry have made a few waves with wine aficionados, Arizona still remains a vinous backwater in the minds of the wine world. Despite this, there is a distinct hunger in Arizona for indigenous wines. The potential to make great wine has always existed in the Southwest, yet the talent and willingness to invest here had yet to fully blossom until recently. We believe the soils and climate at our vineyards stand up to the finest in the world. Growing fine wines in Arizona is all about elevation. There is a perfect “Mediterranean Band” in the mid Arizona elevations between the heat of Phoenix and the cold of Flagstaff. This is where we farm. We also feel strongly that our wines express, first and foremost, Arizona, and secondarily the grapes and hands of the vignerons involved. Read more here…
Cain Vineyard & Winery is cradled in a spectacular bowl overlooking the Napa Valley from the crest of the Spring Mountain District. We are dedicated to the creation of three Cabernet blends, each drawn from its own unique vineyard sources, each with its own distinctive signature: Cain Cuvée, Cain Concept, and Cain Five. Read more here…
Karen Culler started her winemaking career as a child, making homemade wine with her father and grandfather in Ohio. Her job was to destem the clusters of grapes by hand. Many vintages later she moved to Seattle. Bored with her job in a marine biology lab, she decided to build on her extensive Ohio winemaking experience by going to work for Columbia Cellars Winery in Seattle. Read more here…
When Jeff Cohn was the winemaker at Rosenblum Cellars, annually he crafted more than 70 different wines. Today, at his Oakland-based warehouse winery, the irrepressible vintner now limits himself to a mere 21 bottlings, focusing on Rhône varietals. Cohn’s longtime relationships with some of California’s top growers and vineyards enable him to source some of the state’s finest fruit, including Rockpile in Sonoma County, Fess Parker in Santa Barbara County and Stagecoach in Napa. Read more here…