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Patriarch’s Promise- A Family Legacy; A Wine with Purpose

Our Patriarch’s Promise blend has become a Harney Lane staple since the first pour at our inaugural Dinner with the Family in 2012. This proprietary blend has been the center of many conversations and guessing games, as its contents are well known to be a family secret – and we are a tight lipped group! Although we may not be ready to reveal what goes into a bottle of Patriarch’s, we want to take a moment to share the origin story that began with Harney Lane’s beloved patriarch, George Mettler, as well as announce an exciting…

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Winemaking 101- a recap of the latest in our Winemaker’s Series

Winemaking 101, the third installment of our Winemaker’s Series was full of great information. Winemaker Chad Joseph took guests from our lovely Albarino vineyard through the Crush Pad and into our production facility, on an in-depth journey of just what we do at Harney Lane to process grapes and craft our wines. Guests were treated to chilled 2014 Albarino in the beautiful vineyard where Kyle discussed how we have grafted this varietal onto chardonnay vines. The story goes… our matriarch, Kathy has always been a big fan of Albarino (her cat is even named ‘Albi’!),…

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Wine & Cheddar Cheese Pairing

On Sunday, March 30, we welcomed fifty guests to the Winery for a special event featuring Lodi’s Cheese Central. It was our fourth consecutive year working with Cindy and her team, we decided it would be fun to feature the diversity of Cheddar Cheeses paired with our wines. The pairings were a hit! Give them a try at home…    2012 Dry Rose with Black Diamond  Cheddar 2012 Chardonnay with Cotswold Cheddar 2010 Tempranillo with Coastal Mature Cheddar 2011 Lodi Zinfandel with Maple-Smoked Cheddar 2011 Petite Sirah with Barely Buzzed Cheddar That wasn’t it…Guests used…

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Summertime at the Winery

We’ve had a busy summer here at Harney Lane. We’d like to catch you up on all the good times we’ve been having at the winery! In May, we celebrated Lodi’s ZinFest weekend, where we welcomed hundreds of wine lovers to Harney Lane.  We hosted our Wine:30 Club Pick Up Party over Memorial Day Weekend, serving up delicious picnicking treats alongside our chilled 2011 Albarino and the very popular 2009 Petite Sirah. In early June, it was Ladies Night Out, where hundreds of ladies came out for an evening of tasting and shopping in our beautiful wine country…

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What’s Cheese without Wine?

Wine & Cheese… really is there anything better? I think not! Enjoying a good wine and a good cheese can enhance the flavors and complexities of both, however, not all wines and cheeses go together…have no fear… we’ve done the dirty work for you and tasted through all the players, ultimately coming up with an outstanding selection of both wines and cheeses for you to try! Join us on Sunday, March 25 for a fun, informative exploration of the harmony between the right cheese and wine combos. Cindy Della Monica of Lodi’s Cheese Central will…

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