STOMP out Cancer | October 4

We are so excited to announce our 5th annual STOMP Out Cancer fundraiser, hosted in conjunction with Relay for Life team The Greyhounds on Sunday, October 4th from 12-4 pm. We lost our beloved Patriarch, George Mettler, to cancer in 2013. Since then, STOMP has taken on a special significance for our family and all of those who have been affected by the loss of a loved one or a personal battle with cancer. STOMP is a fun, family-friendly event where guests have the chance to take part in a traditional grape stomp, while supporting a great cause! We look forward to a lively afternoon of grape stomping, live music, incredible raffle and auction ... Read More...

We are so excited to announce our 5th annual STOMP Out Cancer fundraiser, hosted in conjunction with Relay for Life team The Greyhounds on Sunday, October 4th from 12-4 pm. We lost our beloved Patriarch, George Mettler, to cancer in 2013. Since then, STOMP has taken on a special significance for our family and all of those who have been affected by the loss of a loved one or a personal battle with cancer.

STOMP is a fun, family-friendly event where guests have the chance to take part in a traditional grape stomp, while supporting a great cause! We look forward to a lively afternoon of grape stomping, live music, incredible raffle and auction prizes, food and desserts for purchase, along with Harney Lane’s own award-winning wines! Join your friends, family and neighbors as we band together in the fight against cancer.

When: Sunday, October 4th, 12 – 4 pm

Where: Harney Lane Winery crush pad, 9010 E. Harney Lane, Lodi

Cost: Free to attend, $20 to participate in the grape stomp

RSVP: Walk-ins welcome! However, guests are encouraged to RSVP in advance if they plan to stomp grapes, since availability is limited. Info@HarneyLane.com or 209.365.1900.

What to expect:

  • Stompers should plan to get dirty! We recommend you dress accordingly.
  • We also recommend comfortable shoes, such as flip-flops.
  • All ages are welcome to stomp, but children under 5 should be accompanied by an adult.
  • Stompers will need to check-in on arrival. The grape stomp operates on a first-come first-served basis. Each stomp lasts approximately 60 seconds per person.
  • Raffle and auction prizes will be available for purchase throughout the event. Cash, credit/debit cards and checks are all accepted!
  • Our Tasting Room will be open regular hours during the event (11 am – 5 pm).
  • Food and wine will be available for purchase on site.

RSVP anytime by calling 209-365-1900 or emailing us!

Proceeds from STOMP Out Cancer will go to support the American Cancer Society. We are now accepting donations and sponsorships – please consider supporting the cause! For more information about how to get involved please contact athena@harneylane.com.

We are so grateful for our event sponsors and supporters!NEWSponsor Thanks Sign _ 2015

Double Gold Level- American Ag Credit

Gold Level- Acampo Machine Works, Mobile Wine Line, Bowman & Co.

Silver Level- Big Valley TractorBig W Sales, Devencenzi Ag Pest Management & Research, Roland Construction, Valley Vineyard & Orchard Supply

We STOMPED!

Our 4th annual STOMP out Cancer event was held on Sunday, October 5. It was a beautiful, warm afternoon during our Indian Summer… actually over 90 degrees out! Nothing a little grape stomping action couldn’t help!  We had one hundred stompers crushing grapes throughout the day! Snap Jackson and the Knock on Wood Players kept the energy up with their fiddle playing, banjo picking bluegrass tunes. Our well loved wines were served by the glass and bottle… the Velvet Creamery served up delicious ice creams (perfect for the warm day!) and our Cheese & Salami platters were prepared for those who worked up an appetite. We had a fantastic raffle with close to ... Read More...

Our 4th annual STOMP out Cancer event was held on Sunday, October 5. It was a beautiful, warm afternoon during our Indian Summer… actually over 90 degrees out! Nothing a little grape stomping action couldn’t help! 

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We had one hundred stompers crushing grapes throughout the day! Snap Jackson and the Knock on Wood Players kept the energy up with their fiddle playing, banjo picking bluegrass tunes. Our well loved wines were served by the glass and bottle… the Velvet Creamery served up delicious ice creams (perfect for the warm day!) and our Cheese & Salami platters were prepared for those who worked up an appetite.

We had a fantastic raffle with close to thirty different items ranging from “Dining around Town” basket of gift certificates to a variety of local eateries to Golf Lessons and Equipment. Our Silent Auction was amazing as well. Included were an 8’ kayak donated by Headwaters Kayak Shop,

Kyle & Morgana spa package at the beautiful Wine & Roses, some amazing tools from the Home Depot, a photography package from Leonard Photography, a Kubota tractor rental from Big Valley Tractor, a foursome of golf at Greenhorn Creek and a Dream Shopping package from merchants at Lincoln Center.

We are thrilled to announce that this year’s event generated over $12,000 for the American Cancer Society! This is a tremendous success, and a significant increase over donations from year’s prior.  A huge thanks and cheers goes out to our generous event sponsors: American Ag Credit, Big Valley Tractor, DeVencenzi Ag Pest Management, Mobile Wine Line, Inc., Bowman & Company LLC, Delta Tree Farm, Inc. and Roland Construction.

The celebration started with KMAX’s Good Day Sacramento coming out and anchor Morgan Ragan competing against Kyle on live TV! That wasn’t Kyle’s only turn in the barrel, later in the day he competed against last year’s stomping champion Rocky Suess, dear friend of our late George Mettler. Rocky, again, beat Kyle!

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Thanks also to our donors that made the raffle and silent auction a huge success! Along the Way Education Shop, Artesian Natural Foods, Avenue Grill,  Baskin Robbins, Bokisch Vineyards & Winery, Bud’s Seafood, Cellar Door, Cord & Allison Ozment, Dennis Wells, Don Beal, Evan’s Wine Barrel Furniture, Fiori’s Butcher Shoppe, Fiscalini Cheese Company, Gary Long Jewelers, Greenhorn Creek Golf Course, The Headwaters Kayak Shop, Heritage Oak Winery, Home Depot- Manteca, Jeremy Wine Company, King Tsin, 

natKlinker Brick Winery, Kym’s Organic Spa, Leonard Photography, Lincoln Center, LoCA- The Wines of Lodi CA, Market Tavern, Mettler Family Vineyards, Micke Grove Zoo & Golf Links, Pure Form Training, Remedy Boutique,  Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Scooters, Spa 56, Stage 2 Performance Attire, The Stockton Thunder, Subway- Lodi, Theodora Boutique, Wine & Roses Hotel.Restaurant.Spa, Woodbridge Winery, Zin Bistro, Zuesters Apparel.

There is still time to be a part of this great cause…through the end of October,  we are accepting donations that will go directly to the charity. The commemorative STOMP out Cancer wine glasses are also available for $10 donation. Please consider this important cause!

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 these cheeses to create amazing Grilled Cheese sandwiches to enjoy after the pairing. Our three favorites were: Black Diamond Cheddar with Pt. Reyes Bleu ... Read More...

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

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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

cindychadThat wasn’t it…Guests used these cheeses to create amazing Grilled Cheese sandwiches to enjoy after the pairing. Our three favorites were:

Black Diamond Cheddar with Pt. Reyes Bleu Cheese, Bacon, Roma Tomato Chili Jam, Arugula on Sourdough

Cotswold Cheddar with Roast Beef, Grilled Red Onion, Sautéed Mushrooms, Herbed Butter on Baguette

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Coastal Mature Cheddar with Corn, Pepperazzi Peppers, Cilantro, Green Onion, Flour Tortilla

Enjoy! Watch our Events page for more Wine Pairing Events and check out what Cindy has coming up on her site.

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!

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 this nifty little invention into the tasting room last summer and had a hard time keeping them ... Read More...

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 this nifty little invention into the tasting room last summer and had a hard time keeping them in stock. They’re awesome. It’s your bottle’s own little ice pack that conveniently fits right inside the bottle!

Chances are, you’ll be outside enjoying your own personal Wine:30, so you’ll need a good, go-to, shatterproof vessel. Enter the govino ‘go anywhere’ glass! These things are fantastic! They appear to be a nice little stemless glass, however they are made of a food-safe, BPA free, polymer, which reflects the wines qualities much like crystal, believe it or not!

We are also recommending our little Harney Lane cheese boards. Perfect for a poolside nosh or to stow in your picnic basket. At $9.95 each, they’re a steal.

Stop in Thursday – Monday 12-5pm for a cool down in the cool tasting room or in the shade of our hundred plus year old Deodora Pine forest.