Wine:30 Wine Club Selections- November 2016

November 2016 Wine Club Selections Fall has arrived and your November wine selection is perfect for the season! We are thrilled to release the 2015 vintage of our beloved Chardonnay- perfect for your holiday gatherings! Find your club listing below to get a peek at what you can look forward to! Wine:30 Classic Club 2013 Lizzy James Old Vine Zinfandel- Double Gold– 2016 CA State Fair Wine Competition 2015 Chardonnay- new release! Wine:30 Red Only Club 2013 Lizzy James Old Vine Zinfandel- Double Gold- 2016 CA State Fair Wine Competition 2013 Petite Sirah- Gold- 2016 Sunset International Wine Competition, Gold- 2016 Orange County Wine Competition Wine:30 Classic Four Bottle Club 2013 Lizzy James Old Vine Zinfandel- Double Gold- 2016 ... Read More...

November 2016 Wine Club Selections

Fall has arrived and your November wine selection is perfect for the season! We are thrilled to release the 2015 vintage of our beloved Chardonnay- perfect for your holiday gatherings! Find your club listing below to get a peek at what you can look forward to!

Wine:30 Classic Club

  • 2013 Lizzy James Old Vine Zinfandel- Double Gold– 2016 CA State Fair Wine Competition
  • 2015 Chardonnay- new release!

Wine:30 Red Only Club

  • 2013 Lizzy James Old Vine Zinfandel- Double Gold- 2016 CA State Fair Wine Competition
  • 2013 Petite Sirah- Gold- 2016 Sunset International Wine Competition, Gold- 2016 Orange County Wine Competition

Wine:30 Classic Four Bottle Club

  • 2013 Lizzy James Old Vine Zinfandel- Double Gold- 2016 CA State Fair Wine Competition
  • 2015 Chardonnay- new release!
  • 2013 Petite Sirah- Gold- 2016 Sunset International Wine Competition, Gold- 2016 Orange County Wine Competition
  • 2012 Zinfandel

Wine:30 Red Only Four Bottle Club

  • 2013 Lizzy James Old Vine Zinfandel- Double Gold- 2016 CA State Fair Wine Competition
  • 2013 Petite Sirah- Gold- 2016 Sunset International Wine Competition, Gold- 2016 Orange County Wine Competition
  • Lot 15 Patriarch’s Promise- exclusive proprietary blend!
  • 2012 Zinfandel

Wine:30 Classic Case Club

  • 2013 Lizzy James Old Vine Zinfandel (2 btls)- Double Gold- 2016 CA State Fair Wine Competition
  • 2015 Chardonnay (3 btls)- new release!
  • 2015 Dry Rosé (2 btls)
  • Lot 15 Patriarch’s Promise (2 btls)- exclusive proprietary blend!
  • 2012 Zinfandel (2 btls)
  • Lizzy James Old Vine Zinfandel Port

Wine:30 Red Only Case Club

  • 2013 Lizzy James Old Vine Zinfandel (3 btls)- Double Gold- 2016 CA State Fair Wine Competition
  • 2013 Petite Sirah (3 btls)- Gold- 2016 Sunset International Wine Competition, Gold- 2016 Orange County Wine Competition
  • Lot 15 Patriarch’s Promise (2 btls)- exclusive proprietary blend!
  • 2012 Zinfandel (2 btls)
  • Lizzy James Old Vine Zinfandel Port (2 btls)

Wine:30 Chillers Club

  • 2015 Chardonnay (2 btls)- new release!
  • 2015 Dry Rosé (2 btls)

 

Check out other available wines that you can add on to your order here!

These wines are award winners- check it out!

Delectable Dishes Served with our Wines

At Harney Lane, we think food is an important part of the Wine:30 experience – there are few things better than a beautiful wine and food pairing! Luckily, we have got you covered with a selection of our featured wines and their culinary counterparts. Simply click below to download a complimentary recipe card or swing by the winery to pick one up in person, along with your favorite bottle of Harney Lane wine! These unique recipes make a great addition to your holiday wine gifts, and are just as fun to try at home.   2012 Zinfandel – Pair with Brie, Persimmon and Prosciutto Grilled Cheese   2013 Lizzy James Old Vine Zinfandel – Pair ... Read More...

At Harney Lane, we think food is an important part of the Wine:30 experience – there are few things better than a beautiful wine and food pairing! Luckily, we have got you covered with a selection of our featured wines and their culinary counterparts.

Simply click below to download a complimentary recipe card or swing by the winery to pick one up in person, along with your favorite bottle of Harney Lane wine! These unique recipes make a great addition to your holiday wine gifts, and are just as fun to try at home.beef

 

2012 Zinfandel – Pair with Brie, Persimmon and Prosciutto Grilled Cheese

 

2013 Lizzy James Old Vine Zinfandel – Pair with Guinness & Cocoa Beef Stew

 

2014 Chardonnay – Pair with Fall Wild Mushroom Risotto with Fresh Shaved Parmesan

Tell us what you think! Cheers!

NEW Holiday Offerings from Harney Lane

This holiday season, we are offering exclusive gift packages! Harney Lane wines are, hands down, the best way to celebrate! Choose from a variety of options to find that perfect gift. Each selection is packaged in an attractive box and includes a unique recipe pairing and a personalized note from you. Gift memberships to our Wine:30 Club, as well as custom gift orders are also available upon request. Celebration Package: Give the gift of cheers! with a bottle of Harney Lane’s crowd-pleasing 2012 Estate Zinfandel, complimented by two of our exquisite logo glasses. $40 + Shipping. Classic Package:  Two of Harney Lane’s favorites, our 2012 Estate Zinfandel and brand new release 2014 Chardonnay are the perfect introduction to ... Read More...

This holiday season, we are offering exclusive gift packages! Harney Lane wines are, hands down, the best way to celebrate! Choose from a variety of options to find that perfect gift. Each selection is packaged in an attractive box and includes a unique recipe pairing and a personalized note from you.

Gift memberships to our Wine:30 Club, as well as custom gift orders are also available upon request.

Celebration Package:
Give the gift of cheers! with a bottle of Harney Lane’s crowd-pleasing 2012 Estate Zinfandel, complimented by two of our exquisite logo glasses. $40 + Shipping.

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Classic Package:
 Two of Harney Lane’s favorites, our 2012 Estate Zinfandel and brand new release 2014 Chardonnay are the perfect introduction to the classic flavors of Harney Lane’s delicious estate wines. $48 + Shipping.

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Collector’s Package:
A beloved selection of our most sought after wines for the true collector: 2012 Lizzy James Old Vine Zinfandel, sourced from our exceptional 111 year old vineyard, Lot 15 Patriarch’s Promise, a special proprietary blend imagined by Harney Lane Patriarch, George Mettler, and our classic 2012 Estate Zinfandel come together to create a perfectly balanced library of distinctive Lodi wines. $105 + Shipping.

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*Wine:30 Club Discounts apply to all gift packages*

To place a gift order or for inquiries, please contact us at 209.365.1900 or Info@HarneyLane.com. Shipping costs vary based on destination and gift selection – we are happy to provide an estimate upon request!

Don’t forget, we also have a shipping special being offered through December 21- $12 on case shipments within the Contiguous United States. Email us today to place your order Info@HarneyLane.com.

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 to salivate as you peruse the menu… 2013 Dry Rose Canape Parade in the Tasting Room 2011 Zinfandel  Cherry Salad: Slivered Cherries, ... Read More...

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 IMG_5030pairings 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.

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I’ll warn you now, you may start to salivate as you peruse the menu…

2013 Dry Rose

Canape Parade in the Tasting Room

2011 Zinfandel

 Cherry Salad: Slivered Cherries, Zin-Poached Pears, Organic Beets, Castello Bleu, Candied Pecans

NV Primitivo

Braised Lamb Shanks with Rosemary and Thyme Jus, French Green Lentils

2011 Lizzy James Old Vine Zinfandel

Veal Polpette: Porcini Mushrooms, Pancetta and Truffle Sauce, Creamy Polenta

Lizzy James Old Vine Zinfandel Port for dessert!

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Please RSVP today to reserve your spot at this highly anticipated event! $65 public | $50 Wine:30 Club Members | $30 Wine:30 Case Club Members. Space is limited. Payment taken at time of reservation.  209.365.1900 | Brindy@HarneyLane.com.

What’s Happening in the Vineyard…unseasonable winter & the vines

The iconic images of full, lush green vines weighted with beautiful clusters of grapes during the summer and rich burgundy, gold and auburn leaves during the Fall, illustrate the vibrant life cycle of a vineyard. Not to be forgotten, the bare, cold winter season represents an important part of that cycle as well. From a winemaking perspective, each step in the process plays a vital role to the development of grapes. Currently, our vineyards are going through their crucial dormant stage. Dormancy is an important period in any organism’s life cycle. This stage occurs after the vines have experienced adverse conditions. For Lodi, that means freezing temperatures that typically occur in January, and ... Read More...

The iconic images of full, lush green vines weighted with beautiful clusters of grapes during the summer and rich burgundy, gold and auburn leaves during the Fall, illustrate the vibrant life cycle of a vineyard. Not to be forgotten, the bare, cold winter season represents an important part of that cycle as well. From a winemaking perspective, each step in the process plays a vital role to the development of grapes.kyle in vineyard by randy c

Currently, our vineyards are going through their crucial dormant stage. Dormancy is an important period in any organism’s life cycle. This stage occurs after the vines have experienced adverse conditions. For Lodi, that means freezing temperatures that typically occur in January, and this year, December.  Growth and development are temporarily stopped, helping an organism to conserve energy.

With the changing climate and abrupt cease of rainfall during the early winter season, many of our Tasting Room visitors have asked how the lack of moisture will affect our vineyards.  During this dry spell, our vineyard team has been closely monitoring the water content of the soil. Special devices are used to measure the depth of soil saturation from previous rainfall in each of our vineyards, up to four feet deep.   In many local vineyards, we still have between 2-3 feet of saturation below the top layer. In our favor is a vineyards ability to absorb and store energy and nutrients during its more vibrant life cycle allowing the vine to remain healthy during a harsh or moisture lacking winter. Although 2-3 feet depth of soil saturation sounds like an adequate amount of moisture to nourish our vines, without more rain in the foreseeable future, it is likely that light irrigation will begin to mimic what is needed.

Pruning is another important part of our vineyard care this time of year. There is a very strategic and systematic approach involved. Clipping is intended to help balance the vine. Stronger shoots, or spurs, are left alone while others are trimmed to control crop yield for the coming season. Our vineyard team is very careful about the timing of certain vineyards as some varietals are more susceptible to disease. After all, pruning is essentially creating an open wound on the vine, exposing it to harsh elements.

Clearly, California needs the rainy season to descend upon us! But rest assured we will do our best in the vineyard and in the cellar to keep the grapes and wines as great as they’ve always been despite the dry spell!

An update to the update- Lizzy in pictures

A lot can happen in just one weeks time…George checked up on Lizzy last week and documented lots of changes. What a beautiful vineyard this is! Enjoy the pictures. Lizzy James Vineyard New life emerges on 4.16.12. Bright, lively foliage begins to evelop the gnarly vines. 4.23.12. The gnarly silhouettes are taken over.   New life on the vines means a future of new wines! Lizzy James- a sea of gnarly beauties!

A lot can happen in just one weeks time…George checked up on Lizzy last week and documented lots of changes. What a beautiful vineyard this is! Enjoy the pictures.

Lizzy James Vineyard

New life emerges on 4.16.12.

Bright, lively foliage begins to evelop the gnarly vines. 4.23.12.

The gnarly silhouettes are taken over.

 

New life on the vines means a future of new wines!

Lizzy James- a sea of gnarly beauties!

Did you hear? Lizzy has a sister…

Check out this recent blog posted on lodiwine.com all about our beloved Lizzy James! Photo courtesy lodiwine.com Since its inception in 2008, Harney Lane Winery has shot up the proverbial charts of Lodi wine lovers with hit after hit of outstanding Lodi grown wines. A flowery fresh Albariño, a first class barrel fermented style of Chardonnay, a velvet lined leather glove-y Tempranillo, and a cigar blast of a Petite Sirah have all found favor among Harney Lane aficionados; but it is Zinfandel – Lodi’s heritage grape – that still anchors the brand. Which makes sense because the Harney Lane heritage actually dates back to over a century of grape growing by the same family ... Read More...

Check out this recent blog posted on lodiwine.com all about our beloved Lizzy James!

Photo courtesy lodiwine.com

Since its inception in 2008, Harney Lane Winery has shot up the proverbial charts of Lodi wine lovers with hit after hit of outstanding Lodi grown wines.

A flowery fresh Albariño, a first class barrel fermented style of Chardonnay, a velvet lined leather glove-y Tempranillo, and a cigar blast of a Petite Sirah have all found favor among Harney Lane aficionados; but it is Zinfandel – Lodi’s heritage grape – that still anchors the brand.

Which makes sense because the Harney Lane heritage actually dates back to over a century of grape growing by the same family who first planted on the present day winery property just east of the town of Lodi.  A terroir that falls well within the parameters of Lodi’s Mokelumne River AVA, with its ideally deep, porous yet fertile Tokay sandy loam soil and a Delta cooled climate similar in temperatures and seasonal patterns to other proven wine regions such as Napa Valley and Sonoma County.

Harney Lane’s flagship wine is called Lizzy James Zinfandel; named after Lizzy and James, the elementary school age children of proprietors Jorja and Kyle Lerner.  Lizzy and James enjoy the typical lives of kids growing up on a Lodi farm – pruning canes, pulling leaves, driving tractors, loading up grape gondolas, running through the fields kicking up the summer dust with the dogs who are frantically digging for gophers or chasing down those wascally wabbits.  This was Jorja’s early life when her dad, George Mettler, was actively running the ranch, and probably not much different from the life of Henry Schnaidt, George’s grandfather and mentor, who planted the property’s first vines back in 1907.

Today, Kyle is in charge of farming the 60 acres around the winery, plus another 750 acres within the vicinity either owned by the family or leased from other longtime Lodi residents; including what is now known as Lizzy James Vineyard, a venerated 20 acre plot of gnarly, wizened Zinfandel vines, first planted on nearby Alpine Rd. in 1904.

When the Mettler family purchased Lizzy James twelve years ago, according to Lerner, “it was a restoration project… a lot of dead spots, a lot of vines that needed resuscitating, but we nursed it back to health and, since then, it’s produced our most award winning wines.”  Sitting on super sandy, beach-like soil, the Lizzy James vines give miniscule proportions of Zinfandels that are known not so much for sheer intensity or big, rotund proportions often associated with contemporary style Zinfandels, but rather for a svelte, focused, almost pure black cherry/raspberry varietal character that sticks to the palate like burs on summer pants.

“It’s a goofy little vineyard,” adds Lerner, “probably made up of as many as 10 different clones of Zinfandel, largely because of the continuous replanting in the various dead spots over the years” (typical of Lodi’s pre-Prohibition vineyards, not all the vines in Lizzy James are of the same age).Only 365 cases of the 2009 Harney Lane Lizzy James Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel ($33) were produced, and it was given the royal treatment of 100% French oak aging to highlight its flowery raspberry tea infused nose and dense yet fine, zesty, supple length of flavor, weighted evenly from front to back.

There is a segment of wine geeks and sommeliers these days who like to talk about “the question of balance” in a wine, and how many California wines are farmed (or made) incorrectly and thus are not truly expressive of their terroir.  It’s a shame most of them probably haven’t yet discovered Lizzy James, because this is as true an expression of a place (as opposed to a “varietal” profile) as it comes.  It just happens to be made from good ol’ Zinfandel; not Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, or other such things.

photo courtesy lodiwine.com

But wait, as they say, there’s more… now Lizzy James has a sister wine, also 100% from the Lizzy James Vineyard:  the nonvintaged Lizzy James Old Vine Zinfandel “Port Style Wine” ($35/500 ml.) – so-called because, legally, new American made fortified sweet reds are not allowed to be bottled as “Port.”  There is a reason why Portuguese grapes like Touriga and Tinta Cão are favored over grapes like Zinfandel for the making of fortified reds:  their skins are considerably thicker and more deeply pigmented, allowing for easier late season ripening, whereas the thinner skinned, tightly bunched Zinfandel is prone to bunch rot when fall weather turns inclement.

Yet Lerner, and his highly respected consulting winemaker Chad Joseph, have managed to produce a pure and bright sweet fortified red purely out of the Zinfandel grape.  This Lizzy James may not be quite as weighty as traditional Port, but is nevertheless as juicy rich and well balanced in its zesty, silken sweetness as any good “Port style wine.”  Think chocolate coated raspberries fed to you while reclined on satin pillows… any questions?  Just enjoy the taste of Lodi’s heritage!

Thank you Randy, for your great words. We love our Lizzy and sure are glad you do too!

Read the original blog here

February at Harney Lane- Wine:30 Anyone?

There is always something going on in Lodi Wine Country these days! We are a part of some incredible events that take place throughout the region and we host a handful of our own events here at the winery. Why not throw a wine party every now and again? February has some great stuff in store… First up on the calendar is Lodi Wine Country’s Wine & Chocolate Weekend- February 11-12. This is an incredibly busy weekend for us – we love seeing all the new faces in the tasting room. What could be better than the combination of wine and chocolate…right around Valentine’s Day? Not much according to the nearly ... Read More...

There is always something going on in Lodi Wine Country these days! We are a part of some incredible events that take place throughout the region and we host a handful of our own events here at the winery. Why not throw a wine party every now and again? February has some great stuff in store…

First up on the calendar is Lodi Wine Country’s Wine & Chocolate Weekend- February 11-12. This is an incredibly busy weekend for us – we love seeing all the new faces in the tasting room. What could be better than the combination of wine and chocolate…right around Valentine’s Day? Not much according to the nearly 5,000 people that attend each year! We try to do something a little different with the chocolate that we serve to guests… this year we will feature a Chocolate Chili that pairs beautifully with our reds. Also, we will feature Zin infused brownies that are decadent! The guys will most likely be donning pink boas- reason enough to come check it out.

A couple weekends after Wine & Chocolate, we will catch our breath and host our Wine:30 Club Pick Up Party- February 25-26- for all of our wine club members! This release features our two Zins! Our 2009 Lodi Zinfandel and the coveted 2009 Lizzy James Old Vine Zin (Gold Medals keep coming for this one!). We’re all about a good time with friends, family and wine…and that’s what we’ll have plenty of! Our loyal members will get to sample the new wines paired with some awesome bbq sliders. Yum! Juicy meat marinated and slow roasted to perfection, slathered in a zinfandel bbq sauce. Mouth watering? Pair that with Harney Lane Zinfandel… The Campbell Creek Gang will be meandering around the winery property giving folks something to tap their toes to! Our firepit will be roaring and cross our fingers the rain won’t be pouring …just before and after would be fine!

If you’re not a member, what are you waiting for? We’ve got a lot of fun activities in store for the coming year, not to mention the excellent wine! See you soon.