Oso Libre Winery & Ranch us a biytuque winery producing acclaimed red blends and single varietal wines.
Late Harvest Zinfandel
Late Harvest Zinfandel
In 1999, this family bonded their winery called Vino Con Brio, meaning “Wine with Passion” in Italian. Matzin was their other label for their Old Vine Zinfandel Wines. Vino Con Brio specialized in Rhone, Italian and out of the ordinary varietals, such as Pinotage, that are so well-suited to Lodi's climate.
Vino Con Brio is now closed.
The Matson Family has retired and the property is now owned by Mettler Family Vineyards.
Tobin James is not your traditional estate with vineyards, but definitely a fun winery to visit and often the place to stop by many that are escaping the heat of the Central Valley. If you are even slightly intemidated about not knowing enough about your wines, this come here, they will put you at ease! The staff really wants to talk about things other than tannins, oak, and other terms so common in wine articles. If you are a serious about your wine, Jobin James, Lance and Claire Silver the owners are completely passionate about the wines they make. But if you are a grape-nut like me who would like to have fun while tasting great wines without being judged by condescending staff members - Tobin James Cellars. - this is the place to be!*
Daily - 10:00AM to 6:00PM
The vineyard was planted in 1995 by Steve Arnold, with the help of his wife Debbie, and children Joey & Michelle. For years special attention has been given to producing grapes of the highest quality. Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot were the varietals chosen for their suitability to the valley's soils and climate. In 2007 the Arnold family expanded ever so slightly by adding 1/2 an acre of Viognier to their 32 acre vineyard.
Boitano Family Wines is operated by four generations of family. The Boitano family started growing Sangiovese grapes in their Mokelumne Hill vineyard in 1999. The six generation mother lode family comes together annually to prune in early spring and harvest in fall.
This was also a fabulous winery to taste at. They let us picnic in their beautiful courtyard, complete with bocce court, and supplied us with complementary glasses of wine to enjoy while we ate. The employees were chatty, knowledgeable, and not at all pushy.
"As a family we explore new opportunities, nurture those that can make a difference, and pass along knowledge gained from one generation to the next."
Located approximately 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean, the vineyard estate is blessed with cooling coastal breezes that produce exceptional grapes. Located in the smallest American Viticulture Area (AVA) in the state, Orfila wines have put San Diego on the international wine map.Orfila Vineyards & Winery is an award-winning boutique winery nestled in the pristine San Pasqual Valley agricultural preserve, approximately 30 minutes north of San Diego, just 5 minutes off the I-15, on the way to the Wild Animal Park.
Beautiful vineyard and land. Frey produces organic and biodynamic wines- and is the oldest organic winery in the country. The Frey family, 10 out of 12 children run the vineyard and live on the 90 acres.
The wine was tasty. I haven't had a lot of organic wines but I liked the organic Zin and biodynamic Petite Syrah.
The first row of vines were barely in the ground when the neighbors began lining up to lean on their shovels and scoff.
Grapes in Anderson Valley? Nobody could make it work, they insisted. The naysayers grew so vocal that Dr. Donald Edmeades dragged some old redwood planks out from behind the barn, found some red paint, and christened his vineyard with a sign out on Highway 128: "Edmeades' Folly." "When we first planted up there, people said we were nuts," said Deron Edmeades, son of the Pasadena cardiologist who founded the winery and vineyards. Nearly four decades later, nobody is laughing at Anderson Valley wines.