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We got our STOMP on!

We STOMPed out Cancer last Sunday, October 4th. For the 5th year in a row, our family, staff and The Greyhounds Relay for Life Team worked tirelessly to put together a great day of fundraising, wine, food and grape stomping goodness for all to enjoy! Approximately 100 people jumped into the barrels and STOMPed throughout the day. Our friends Snap Jackson and the Knock on Wood Players kept the energy up with their bluegrassy feel-good tunes. KCRA 3’s Tamara Berg joined us to emcee the event and even climbed into a barrel. Our raffle, the…

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Zinfandel 5 Ways…a memorable food and wine pairing

Our “house chef”, as we like to refer to him…Chef Warren Ito is pulling out all the stops and preparing some amazing food and wine pairings for our upcoming event-  ‘Zinfandel 5 Ways: Harney Lane wines paired perfectly with Chef Warren’s Culinary Creations’. This event is designed to showcase our lineup of ‘Zinfandel’ wines in celebration of Lodi’s 10th anniversary ZinFest Wine Festival which will be May 17 at Lodi Lake Park. Zinfandel 5 Ways will take place on Thursday, May 15 at 6pm at our winery. ~ I’ll warn you now, you may start…

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Our Summertime Essentials

The kids are out of school and summer is officially here in Lodi! To get you prepared for the pool parties, al fresco dinners on the patio and all of the traditional summer to-dos your calendar is packed with, we’ve put together a list of our “Harney Lane Summertime Essentials.” At the top of the list -our two ‘poolside’ wines- the newly released 2012 Albarino and 2012 Dry Rose. Both wines are best served chilled… perfect for the warm summer days heading our way! To keep your wines chilled, we recommend the Corkcicle. We brought…

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What Do You Taste?

I think that one of the most intriguing things about wine is not the wine itself but people’s reaction to it.  And I think the range of wines available is just about as wide as the range of palates you find.  This has been a new experience for me as I stand on the other side of the bar or the table at a wine event and listen to people describe the wines.  I have had everthing from the simple…”that’s good” to ….a description of multiple aromas and flavors …..to a full description of how the wine would…

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Spring’s Arrived!

The landscape is quickly changing both in the vineyards and on the winery grounds.  Tender shoots are pushing out at what seems like a rapid rate.  It’s one of the prettiest times of years……green grass in the rows and green tips on the vines.  The winery grounds are also starting to really shape up.  Things are really starting to fill in and the flowers are starting to bloom.  In fact, the iris along the driveway are just about to be in full bloom.  This is really going to be quite a greeting to visitors for the…

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