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.  

Summertime at the Winery

We’ve had a busy summer here at Harney Lane. We’d like to catch you up on all the good times we’ve been having at the winery! In May, we celebrated Lodi’s ZinFest weekend, where we welcomed hundreds of wine lovers to Harney Lane.  We hosted our Wine:30 Club Pick Up Party over Memorial Day Weekend, serving up delicious picnicking treats alongside our chilled 2011 Albarino and the very popular 2009 Petite Sirah. In early June, it was Ladies Night Out, where hundreds of ladies came out for an evening of tasting and shopping in our beautiful wine country gift shop. Early August was once again time for a great Wine:30 party- this time ... Read More...

We’ve had a busy summer here at Harney Lane. We’d like to catch you up on all the good times we’ve been having at the winery! In May, we celebrated Lodi’s ZinFest weekend, where we welcomed hundreds of wine lovers to Harney Lane.  We hosted our Wine:30 Club Pick Up Party over Memorial Day Weekend, serving up delicious picnicking treats alongside our chilled 2011 Albarino and the very popular 2009 Petite Sirah. In early June, it was Ladies Night Out, where hundreds of ladies came out for an evening of tasting and shopping in our beautiful wine country gift shop. Early August was once again time for a great Wine:30 party- this time we treated folks to a Gourmet Popcorn Bar! Guests loved creating their own concoctions, including popcorn tossed with bacon, blue cheese, parsley and Fiori’s seasoning! With the popcorn, members were enjoyed our 2009 Lodi Zinfandel and the exclusive-to-members, Primitivo! The very next weekend, we hosted our annual Crush Pad Jam. This year, we featured Miss Lonely Hearts Band, which the crowd absolutely loved! Guests enjoyed wine-by-the-glass, wood fired pizzas by Guantonio’s and live music all night.
Please enjoy these photographic memories of our fantastic summer. Want to join the fun? Become a Wine:30’er today! You’re clearly missing out if you haven’t joined us yet!!

Join us for our upcoming activities this fall, including our Tasting Room’s 3rd anniversary September 14-16 as well as our 2nd annual STOMP out Cancer grape stomp on Sunday, September 23. In the meantime, LIKE us on Facebook for all the latest and greatest events, photos, specials and more!

Merry Christmas!!

Most of us have our Christmas Traditions, don’t we?  In our family, many of our traditions are centered around our Christmas trees.  As long as I can remember, we have traveled as a family….sometimes a few of us and sometimes many….to cut our own Christmas tree. Since I was a small girl and my parents remodeled their home, they have been putting up an 17 to 18 foot tree every year which is not easy to find on a tree lot!  Another tradition in our family…. exchanging ornaments.  Usually its something that reminds us of the person or the year gone by.  When I got married to Kyle and moved out of the house ... Read More...

Most of us have our Christmas Traditions, don’t we?  In our family, many of our traditions are centered around our Christmas trees.  As long as I can remember, we have traveled as a family….sometimes a few of us and sometimes many….to cut our own Christmas tree. Since I was a small girl and my parents remodeled their home, they have been putting up an 17 to 18 foot tree every year which is not easy to find on a tree lot!  Another tradition in our family…. exchanging ornaments.  Usually its something that reminds us of the person or the year gone by.  When I got married to Kyle and moved out of the house my mother boxed up all the ornaments I had collected over the years.  I had so many, in fact, that it filled our first Christmas tree.  In response, I , of course, started buying ornaments for Kyle and now for our kids (after all…it was OUR tree) so soon one tree was not enough.  Now our home is graced every year with 2 trees.  Maybe one would be enough if I had room for an 18 foot tree.

Kyle typically thinks all this is a little bit of craziness (Although I don’t remember saying it was reasonable).  This year, however, he surprised me and came home with the ornament pictured above for me!!  He said he picked it because Santa was sitting back relaxing on the moon and that’s what he wished me……a little relaxation!  And that is the biggest thing I wish for all of you this Christmas and into 2012!!  We hope you are all able to stop and relax a little bit! Enjoy your time with family and friends!  Share a few wine:thirties!  Just pause and enjoy!!  That’s really the best tradition to have anyway, isn’t it???  Special times and great memories!!!

We at Harney Lane wish you all a very Merry Christmas AND we wish you health, happiness and time to relax and enjoy in 2012!!!!   CHEERS!!!!

~Jorja, Kyle, George, Kathy, Kirsten(Lizzy), Ian (James), Ranger & Max too!!

p.s.  The fire will most likely be roaring this winter when we’re open if you need to pause and enjoy a wine:thirty with family and friends!!

 

What Do You Taste?

I think that one of the most intriguing things about wine is not the wine itself but people’s reaction to it.  And I think the range of wines available is just about as wide as the range of palates you find.  This has been a new experience for me as I stand on the other side of the bar or the table at a wine event and listen to people describe the wines.  I have had everthing from the simple…”that’s good” to ….a description of multiple aromas and flavors …..to a full description of how the wine would pair with a particular dish that they create on the spot as the taste the ... Read More...

I think that one of the most intriguing things about wine is not the wine itself but people’s reaction to it.  And I think the range of wines available is just about as wide as the range of palates you find.  This has been a new experience for me as I stand on the other side of the bar or the table at a wine event and listen to people describe the wines.  I have had everthing from the simple…”that’s good” to ….a description of multiple aromas and flavors …..to a full description of how the wine would pair with a particular dish that they create on the spot as the taste the wine and pair the flavors in their head with their culinary expertise.  One of the most interesting experiences happened just recently at the REAF benefit in San Francisco.  One of the dancers from the show came to taste at the after party.  He very definately described the wine but interestingly enough didn’t really use any words.  Instead he used movement, his method of expression.  I guess it’s really not surprising that we all use our own methods to describe wine or anything else for that matter, but I still find it interesting. 

Even writers and wine experts taste their own unique things in a wine because as much as the wine is the same, everyone’s palate is unique to them.  Just revisit with me some of whats been said about our 2008 Old Vine Zinfandel just in the last month……”Oodles and Poodles of thick, sumptuous, black velvet canvassed flavors suggesting luxury chocolate with swirls of vanilla”….”fresh blackberry pie cooling next to some homemade fudge”….  “campfire in the bottle”…..”berrylicious”…….”leaves you screaming for S’mores”.    I’m not great at pinpointing and describing but I very definately know what I like and don’t.  Whatever it is you taste in it….all that really matters is if you like it and the flavors you find in it, not whether you can describe them or not.   And judging from the sales of our newest Old Vine Zinfandel, so far, most of you LIKE IT!