Patriarch’s Promise- A Family Legacy; A Wine with Purpose

Our Patriarch’s Promise blend has become a Harney Lane staple since the first pour at our inaugural Dinner with the Family in 2012. This proprietary blend has been the center of many conversations and guessing games, as its contents are well known to be a family secret – and we are a tight lipped group! Although we may not be ready to reveal what goes into a bottle of Patriarch’s, we want to take a moment to share the origin story that began with Harney Lane’s beloved patriarch, George Mettler, as well as announce an exciting new chapter for this unique wine. As a very special, limited feature on our wine list, ... Read More...

Patriarchs on patio

Our Patriarch’s Promise blend has become a Harney Lane staple since the first pour at our inaugural Dinner with the Family in 2012. This proprietary blend has been the center of many conversations and guessing games, as its contents are well known to be a family secret – and we are a tight lipped group! Although we may not be ready to reveal what goes into a bottle of Patriarch’s, we want to take a moment to share the origin story that began with Harney Lane’s beloved patriarch, George Mettler, as well as announce an exciting new chapter for this unique wine.

As a very special, limited feature on our wine list, it is always a lucky day when our Patriarch’s Promise is open for tasting. For those who have had the opportunity to sample it, you know that it is unlike any of our other wines – distinct, full-bodied and flavorful, with rich notes of anise, blackberry and spices. This wine is very near and dear to our matriarch Kathy’s heart, so we love to hear the story as she tells it…

“We have some fruit on the ranch that is considered old-fashioned. Something we haven’t used here in the winery yet. George remembered in his grandfather’s day this particular grape being used as a blending grape and he thought they made really nice wines with it. So, he started bugging Kyle and Chad to make a blend for Harney Lane using this grape. They weren’t real excited about the idea in the beginning…being the stubborn German that George was, he kept at them and, finally, Chad started working on it. Three years later, Chad came up with a blend that George thought was really worth pursuing. George was thrilled and so proud that Chad came around and decided to play with the fruit to make this fantastic wine.”

Although George was only able to indulge in our very first lot of Patriarch’s Promise, we believe that it met (and perhaps exceeded) his expectations. As a final and fitting touch, his daughter and winery co-owner Jorja deliberated over the perfect name, finally settling upon “Patriarch’s Promise” because, in her words, “he had promised that this would make and be a great wine just as he had remembered it to be.” What a tribute!

George by RandyAs many may know, we lost George to cancer in 2013. His legacy certainly lives on through his family, his farm and the winery they worked to create together. In honor of George, as well as many of our winery friends, family and community members who have been affected by this disease, it is our pleasure to announce that we will be donating 10% of sales from every bottle of Patriarch’s Promise to the American Cancer Society. We are proud to support this excellent cause and know that George’s memory will live on through each bottle of Patriarch’s enjoyed!

We feel that one of the best reviews our Patriarch’s Promise has received from lodiwine.com really says it all: “Patriarch’s Promise is a direct reflection of the man for whom home, love, laughter, family (and just below that, farming and fly fishing) loomed largest.”

Patriarch’s Promise is available to purchase in the Tasting Room (open daily 11am-5pm), online here or by giving us a call 209.365.1900. If you’d like to directly support the American Cancer Society in the fight against cancer, you can do that here. Thank you for your loyal support!

Click here for some of our favorite recipes to pair with this delicious wine!

August 2016 Wine:30 Club Selections

We have some exciting wines to share with you for your Wine:30 Release! Not only is it time for our Club Exclusive Lot 16 Primitivo, but we are thrilled to release our very first Harney Lane Cabernet Sauvignon to case club and red-only four bottle members! Find the club you belong to below to see what you can look forward to. **To assure that we see your special requests, please do not leave notes in the comments section below. Email WineClub@HarneyLane.com.** Wine:30 Classic Club Lot 16 Primitivo- New release! Club Exclusive! 2013 Lodi Zinfandel- Gold Medal, Sunset Magazine Intl Wine Competition & 4 Star Gold Award, 2016 Orange County Wine Competition Wine:30 Red Only Club Lot ... Read More...

We have some exciting wines to share with you for your Wine:30 Release! Not only is it time for our Club Exclusive Lot 16 Primitivo, but we are thrilled to release our very first Harney Lane Cabernet Sauvignon to case club and red-only four bottle members! Find the club you belong to below to see what you can look forward to.

**To assure that we see your special requests, please do not leave notes in the comments section below. Email WineClub@HarneyLane.com.**

Wine:30 Classic Club

  • Lot 16 Primitivo- New release! Club Exclusive!
  • 2013 Lodi Zinfandel- Gold Medal, Sunset Magazine Intl Wine Competition & 4 Star Gold Award, 2016 Orange County Wine Competition

Wine:30 Red Only Club

  • Lot 16 Primitivo- New release! Club Exclusive!
  • 2013 Lodi Zinfandel- Gold Medal, Sunset Magazine Intl Wine Competition & 4 Star Gold Award, 2016 Orange County Wine Competition

Wine:30 Classic 4 Bottle Club

  • Lot 16 Primitivo- New release! Club Exclusive! (2 btls)
  • 2013 Lodi Zinfandel- Gold Medal, Sunset Magazine Intl Wine Competition & 4 Star Gold Award, 2016 Orange County Wine Competition
  • 2014 Chardonnay- Silver Medal, 2016 SF Chronicle Wine Competition

Wine:30 Red Only 4 Bottle Club

  • Lot 16 Primitivo- New release! Club Exclusive! (2 btls)
  • 2013 Lodi Zinfandel- Gold Medal, Sunset Magazine Intl Wine Competition & 4 Star Gold Award, 2016 Orange County Wine Competition
  • 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon- First time to release this varietal!!!

Wine:30 Classic Case Club

  • Lot 16 Primitivo- New release! Club Exclusive! (2 btls)
  • 2013 Lodi Zinfandel- Gold Medal, Sunset Magazine Intl Wine Competition & 4 Star Gold Award, 2016 Orange County Wine Competition (2 btls)
  • 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon- First time to release this varietal!!! (2 btls)
  • 2014 Zinfandel, Scottsdale Vineyard- New wine!!
  • 2010 Tempranillo- Special Library release
  • 2014 Chardonnay- Silver Medal, 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (2 btls)
  • 2015 Dry Rosé- perfect summertime sipper (2 btls)

Wine:30 Red Only Case Club

  • Lot 16 Primitivo- New release! Club Exclusive! (3 btls)
  • 2013 Lodi Zinfandel- Gold Medal, Sunset Magazine Intl Wine Competition & 4 Star Gold Award, 2016 Orange County Wine Competition (3 btls)
  • 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon- First time to release this varietal!!! (3 btls)
  • 2014 Zinfandel, Scottsdale Vineyard- New wine!! (2 btls)
  • 2010 Tempranillo- Special Library Release

Wine:30 Chillers Club

  • 2014 Chardonnay- Silver Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  • 2012 Chardonnay- Special Library Release
  • 2015 Dry Rosé- perfect summertime sipper
  • 2015 Albariño- Gold, Best of Class, 2016 Dan Berger Intl Wine Competition

**As a reminder, please do not leave notes in the comments section below.**

Wines are ready for pick up if you are a will call member.  Shipping orders will process September 12th.  

2016 Awards are coming in…

The 2016 wine competition season is well underway and we’ve been receiving some impressive accolades that we are thrilled to share with you! 2015 Albariño GOLD | BEST OF CLASS- 2016 Dan Berger International Wine Competition SILVER – 2016 CA State Fair Wine Competition SILVER – 2016 LA International Wine Competition SILVER – 2016 International Women’s Wine Competition BRONZE – 2016 Sunset Magazine Wine Competition 2013 Zinfandel GOLD – 2016 Sunset Magazine Wine Competition GOLD – 2016 CA State Fair Wine Competition GOLD | 4 STAR – 2016 Orange County Wine Competition SILVER – 2016 LA International Wine Competition SILVER – 2016 Alameda County Wine Competition Zin Challenge SILVER – 2016 SF Chronicle Wine Competition BRONZE – 2016 Texsom Wine Competition 2013 Lizzy ... Read More...

The 2016 wine competition season is well underway and we’ve been receiving some impressive accolades that we are thrilled to share with you!

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GOLD | BEST OF CLASS- 2016 Dan Berger International Wine Competition
SILVER – 2016 CA State Fair Wine Competition
SILVER – 2016 LA International Wine Competition
SILVER – 2016 International Women’s Wine Competition
BRONZE – 2016 Sunset Magazine Wine Competition

2013 Zinfandel
GOLD – 2016 Sunset Magazine Wine Competition
GOLD – 2016 CA State Fair Wine Competition
GOLD | 4 STAR – 2016 Orange County Wine Competition
SILVER – 2016 LA International Wine Competition
SILVER – 2016 Alameda County Wine Competition Zin Challenge
SILVER – 2016 SF Chronicle Wine Competition
BRONZE – 2016 Texsom Wine Competition

2013 Lizzy James Old Vine Zinfandel
DOUBLE GOLD | BEST OF CLASS OF REGION – 2016 CA State Fair Wine Competition
GOLD – 2016 Alameda County Wine Competition Zin Challenge
GOLD – 2016 SF Chronicle Wine Competition
SILVER – 2016 Dan Berger International Wine Competition
SILVER – 2016 Sunset Magazine Wine Competition
SILVER – 2016 SF International Wine Competition

2013 Tempranillo
DOUBLE GOLD | BEST OF CLASS | BEST TEMPRANILLO – 2016 SF International Wine Competition
GOLD – 2016 Dan Berger Wine Competition
SILVER – 2016 SF Chronicle Competition
SILVER – 2016 Texsom Wine Competition
SILVER – 2016 LA International Wine Competition
SILVER – 2016 International Women’s Wine Competition
SILVER – 2016 CA State Fair Wine Competition

2013 Petite Sirah
GOLD – 2016 SF Chronicle Wine Competition
GOLD – 2016 Orange County Wine Competition
SILVER – 2016 Sunset Magazine Wine Competition
BRONZE – 2016 CA State Fair Wine Competition

2015 Dry Rosé
BRONZE – 2016 CA State Fair Wine Competition

LOT 15 Primitivo
SILVER – 2016 Alameda County Wine Competition Zin Challenge

2014 Chardonnay
SILVER – 2016 SF Chronicle Competition
SILVER – 2016 Sunset Magazine Wine Competition
SILVER – 2016 Orange County Wine Competition
BRONZE – 2016 CA State Fair Wine Competition

Want to try some of our award winners??? Order today and we’ll ship them out to you. Better yet, stop in a sample before you buy. We would love to share our winners with you!

Quick Seafood Paella to pair with Albariño or Tempranillo

A traditional Spanish dish, paella is a versatile, one-stop meal that can be as complex or as simple as you’d like it to be! Filled with any variety of seafood, meat or vegetables you desire, the seafood-based recipe below is easy to customize and simple to prepare. Meat lovers can easily substitute the lobster water for chicken broth. Paella’s delicious blend of savory ingredients comes together with a lovely touch of saffron, pairing perfectly with either of Harney Lane’s exceptional Spanish varietal wines. Our beloved Albariño and Tempranillo are a match made in heaven! Ingredients: 3 tbsp. olive oil Water 1 large yellow onion, chopped 2 cups Spanish or arborio rice, soaked in water for ... Read More...

A traditional Spanish dish, paella is a versatile, one-stop meal that can be as complex or as simple as you’d like it to be! Filled with any variety of seafood, meat or vegetables you desire, the seafood-based recipe below is easy to customize and simple to prepare. Meat lovers can easily substitute the lobster water for chicken broth. Paella’s delicious blend of savory ingredients comes together with a lovely touch of saffron, pairing perfectly with either of Harney Lane’s exceptional Spanish varietal wines. Our beloved Albariño and Tempranillo are a match made in heaven!paella

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • Water
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cups Spanish or arborio rice, soaked in water for 15 minutes then drained
  • 6 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 large pinches of saffron threads soaked in ½ cup water
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 large tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 6 oz. French green beans
  • 1 lb. prawns, large shrimp or your choice of seafood, peeled and deveined (mussels, clams and other shellfish can also be used)
  • 4 small lobster tails
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

Directions:

In a large pot, boil 3 cups of water. Add the lobster tails and let boil briefly, 1-2 minutes, until pink. Turn off heat. Remove the lobster tails. Do not discard the lobster cooking water. When lobster has cooled, remove the shell and cut meat into large chunks.

In a large, deep pan, warm the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chopped onion. Sauté onion for 2 minutes, then add rice and cook for 3 additional minutes, stirring regularly. Add the chopped garlic and the lobster cooking water. Stir in the saffron along with its soaking liquid, paprika, cayenne pepper, pepper flakes, and salt. Stir in the chopped tomatoes and green beans. Bring it all to a boil and let the liquid reduce slightly, then cover and cook on low heat for 20 minutes.

Uncover and spread the shrimp or shellfish over the rice, gently pushing it into the rice. Add a small amount water if rice seems dry, in order to steam. At this point, you can taste the rice and add more salt to taste, if needed. Cover and cook another 10-15 minutes until the shrimp turns pink. Finally, add the cooked lobster chunks. When the lobster is warmed through, turn heat off. Garnish with parsley.

Serve paella hot, alongside Harney Lane’s Tempranillo or Albariño. A relaxing patio and Spanish tapas are optional, but strongly recommended!

We have only a few cases of 2014 Albariño left- it has aged beautifully in the bottle and is simply delicious right now. Order yours today!

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!

2015 Holiday Artisan Series lineup…

December 5 | 1pm-4pm- Burniston Farms Organic Artisanal Caramels- Our friends and loyal Wine:30 Club Members, Jeff and Mark of Burniston Farms will be here to debut their handmade organic caramels. Smooth, delicious and covered in chocolate! Sold in two and nine packs. December 12 | 1pm-4pm- Kathy’s Gourmet Kandy- Kathy will join us to feature her locally made toffee, the perfect hostess gift this holiday season. Sold in half and full pound packages. Freshly made, delicious and addicting! December 19 | 1pm-4pm- Grace of Macaronage & Confections, Lodi’s newest sweet spot, will feature her delicious French style macarons. Paired specifically with our wines for a perfect treat!  

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December 5 | 1pm-4pm- Burniston Farms Organic Artisanal Caramels- Our friends and loyal Wine:30 Club Members, Jeff and Mark of Burniston Farms will be here to debut their handmade organic caramels. Smooth, delicious and covered in chocolate! Sold in two and nine packs.

burniston logo

December 12 | 1pm-4pm- Kathy’s Gourmet Kandy- Kathy will join us to feature her locally made toffee, the perfect hostess gift this holiday season. Sold in half and full pound packages. Freshly made, delicious and addicting!

toffee

December 19 | 1pm-4pm- Grace of Macaronage & Confections, Lodi’s newest sweet spot, will feature her delicious French style macarons. Paired specifically with our wines for a perfect treat!

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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

Petite Sirah and Lamb Chop Loins Oh My!

From Brindy’s Kitchen…. Rain or shine, you can always find me preparing and grilling my favorite meats well into Fall and Winter! On the top of my list is Lamb. Shanks, chops or roasted whole, I can never get enough of the rich flavor Lamb provides…if you’re feeling adventurous, try this delicious recipe and pair it with our Harney Lane Petite Sirah for a memorable winter meal! Grilled Rosemary Lamb Chop Loins with Cranberry and Peppered Apple Relish 1/3 cup olive oil 1/3 cup fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped 12 Lamb loin chops 4 tablespoons sea salt 4 tablespoons fresh ground black pepper Cranberry and peppered apple relish ¾ cup dried cranberries ¾ cup apple juice, heated 3 granny smith apples, ... Read More...

From Brindy’s Kitchen….

Rain or shine, you can always find me preparing and grilling my favorite meats well into Fall and Winter! On the top of my list is Lamb. Shanks, chops or roasted whole, I can never get enough of the rich flavor Lamb provides…if you’re feeling adventurous, try this delicious recipe and pair it with our Harney Lane Petite Sirah for a memorable winter meal!
Grilled Rosemary Lamb Chop Loins with Cranberry and Peppered Apple Relish
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped
12 Lamb loin chopslambchop
4 tablespoons sea salt
4 tablespoons fresh ground black pepper
Cranberry and peppered apple relish
¾ cup dried cranberries
¾ cup apple juice, heated
3 granny smith apples, medium chopped
¾ cup fresh or frozen cranberries
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon coarse ground black pepper
1 tablespoon brown sugar
½ teaspoon salt
Method ~ Combine olive oil and rosemary. Dip chops in the mixture and make sure they are well coated. Cover and refrigerate for one hour.
For relish, combine all ingredients. Relish can also be made a day ahead to allow flavors to blend.
Grill chops to desired degree of cooked.
Roasted Brussels Sprout Salad with fresh Orange, Pomegranate, Ginger & Shallots
I’ve recently discovered what has become a favored side dish in my house…..roasting Brussels sprouts and adding winter fruits like orange and pomegranate can make anybody love this seasonal vegetable!
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
¼ cup olive oil
1 lb Brussels sprouts, halved along the stem
1 teaspoon kosher salt
¼ cup sherry vinegar
1 cup chopped shallots (about 4-6 shallots)
1 ½ teaspoons whole grain mustard
¼ bunch fresh thyme leaves removed and chopped
1 ½ teaspoons honey
*additional ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 cup canned garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1 orange, zested and flesh cut into small pieces
1 pomegranate, seeds removed and set aside
½ red onion sliced very thin
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 oz. feta
Method ~ pre heat the oven to 350 degrees. Toss the Brussels sprouts in olive oil and roast in preheated oven in a cast iron pan. Cook until Brussels sprouts have browned, or for about 20 minutes. Transfer sprouts to a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. In another bowl, mix salt, vinegar, shallots, mustard, thyme, honey, and olive oil. Pour mixture into the same sauté pan used to roast Brussels sprouts and bring to a simmer. Add garbanzo beans and simmer for an additional 2 minutes then remove from heat. Add orange zest & cut orange pieces, pomegranate seeds and pepper to the sprouts. Pour the warm sherry mixture over the Brussels sprouts and transfer to a serving bowl and top with feta.

Cheers!

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!

Summer Grilling….from Brindy’s Kitchen

Brindy, Harney Lane’s Wine Club Manager The wonderful weather we have been having this year has inspired me to get outdoors and enjoy evenings around the BBQ with wonderful wine, friends and new seasonal tried and true recipes! The Pepper n’ Spice Chicken is a perfect dish for your  Summer get together. Easy, great served warm or cool and sure to please a crowd! The hint of spice pairs wonderfully with our crisp, fruit-forward 2013 Albarino while also standing up to the more rich and structured 2010 Tempranillo.   Pepper ‘n’ Spice Chicken 4-5 quarter cut chicken thighs (you can also use your refrigerated leftover grilled chicken pieces) 2 T toasted sesame oil Fragrant Asian rub 4 ... Read More...
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Brindy, Harney Lane’s Wine Club Manager

The wonderful weather we have been having this year has inspired me to get outdoors and enjoy evenings around the BBQ with wonderful wine, friends and new seasonal tried and true recipes! The Pepper n’ Spice Chicken is a perfect dish for your  Summer get together. Easy, great served warm or cool and sure to please a crowd! The hint of spice pairs wonderfully with our crisp, fruit-forward 2013 Albarino while also standing up to the more rich and structured 2010 Tempranillo.

 

Pepper ‘n’ Spice Chicken

4-5 quarter cut chicken thighs (you can also use your refrigerated leftover grilled chicken pieces)

2 T toasted sesame oil

Fragrant Asian rub

4 whole star anise

1 t Szechuan peppercorns

1 t fennel seeds

1 cinnamon stick, broken

6 cloves

2 garlic cloves finely chopped (I like to add one or two more)

Grated zest of two unwaxed limes

1 t salt

Pepper ‘n’ spice dipping sauce

6 large red chilis, seeded and chopped

4 garlic cloves, chopped

1 t peeled and grated fresh ginger

1 t sea salt

½ c rice wine vinegar (more if needed)

½ c sugar

Fragrant Asian rub…Toast the whole spices in a dry skillet over low to medium heat for 1-2 minutes or until golden. A good indicator is when they become very aromatic. Remove from the pan, set aside and let cool. Transfer to small food processor or spice grinder and crush into a coarse powder. Add the spices to another bowl and add lime zest, garlic, and salt. Mix well. Set aside to infuse.

Pepper ‘n’ Spice dipping sauce…put the chilis, garlic, ginger and salt into a food processor and blend to coarse paste. Transfer to a saucepan, add vinegar and sugar, bring to a boil and simmer gently partially covered for 5 minutes or until the mixture becomes a thin syrup. I like to add a bit more vinegar. Remove from heat and let cool.

Prepare the chicken…Place chicken into a dish and add the rub and sesame oil working into the chicken pieces. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours but return to room temperature before grilling.

Preheat your grill and cook chicken over medium hot coals for 15-20 minutes turning after 10 minutes. If using leftover pieces of cold pre-grilled chicken, you can warm on BBQ without drying out for half the grill time. Squeeze with a bit of lime juice if desired and serve with Pepper ‘n’ Spice dipping sauce.

This recipe serves roughly 4.