Grape(s): Zinfandel, Petite Syrah, Barbera, Primitivo
Localization: Lodi, California, USA
Tasting Notes: This blend of Zinfandel, Petite Syrah, Barbera, and Primitivo creates layers of complexity with flavors of dark fruits and vanilla spice. It is rich in flavors but the medium body, the balanced aromas, and the acidity give a smooth and persistent finish.
Notes: All 4 of these Varieties were handpicked and destemmed to the tank. They were inoculated separately to ferment. Upon completion of primary and secondary fermentation, the varieties were combined and aged in 28% new French and American Oak for 10 months before being bottled.
The Domain: Oak Farm Vineyards is a family-owned and operated estate winery located in Lodi CA.
The property was originally home to William DeVries and his wife Cornelia Crowe, which William acquired in 1860. At the time, the area was called "Elkhorn Township". DeVries was a wheat farmer, raised cattle, and even became Justice of the Peace. The beautiful colonial-style home was built by William in 1876. The property has been largely renovated with great attention to its’ heritage. The ranch was known throughout the San Joaquin Valley as one of the most magnificent and beautiful pieces of property within the state. DeVries was an enthusiastic lover of trees, particularly of oaks, and on the home ranch, he never allowed a tree to be cut unless it was a menace. Today, many of the property’s enormous oaks still stand, along with the DeVries family burial plot.
The Panella family arrived in the region in 1936 and began an agricultural journey that ultimately culminated with the purchase of Oak Farm in 2004. As a third-generation California farmer, Dan reveled in undertaking the task of replanting the property’s 60 acres of vineyards in 2012 to fulfill the vast potential of Lodi. Dan leads a talented team to build a diverse portfolio of wines made from estate fruit, made up of 14 different grape varieties as well as selectively sourced grapes.
Today, Oak Farm Vineyards offers a wine tasting experience that is without equal in the Lodi appellation. Our tasting room sits amid a 70-acre oasis of lush vines and majestic century-old oaks. The property also hosts out-of-town travelers at Annadan suites, our beautiful vacation rental located within walking distance of the tasting room. The tasting room is open 7-days a week by reservation.