Ripken Vineyards & Winery

Contact: Susan Ripken

Contact: Vice President

Address: 14300 N DeVries Road

City: Lodi

State: CA

Zip: 95242

Phone: 209-367-9463

Fax: 209-339-9333

Membership: Small

Date Joined: May 01, 2010


Web Site: Ripken Vineyards & Winery

Comments: Ripken Vineyards & Winery appeals to adventuresome wine drinkers with mostly non-traditional varieties producing extraordinary flavored wines. We consider ourselves an artisan "barnista" winery that is uniquely different, electric, eclectic, quirky, esoteric, even wacky, but never boring or weird. Our motto is, "No Boring Wines!" We make wines of conviction!

We produce very small lots of different wines mostly under 100 cases, using classic techniques such as gentle crushing, barrel fermenting white wines, selecting yeasts, hand punchdown, less stirring, long barrel aging, gently crushing, and bottle aging.

We are Lodi's 60th winery. We crushed our first vintage in 2003 but we are not new to wine grape growing being third generation growers since 1950. In addition, we grow our own rootstock and have collected different wine varietal clones and selections for forty years. The whole family is involved.

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