Stepping into the Weibel Tasting room in downtown Lodi feels a bit like stepping into old Hollywood in the wine country. Cases displaying vintage glassware and glam seating areas mix with wine décor to create a welcoming lounge space, just right for tasting. Think fun, think out of the box, and now you're ready to taste at Weibel—especially if you enjoy sweeter sparkling wines.
The Weibel's have a history of making wine for generations. The family lines trace back to Switzerland from the 16th century. Jumping ahead to 1948, the family owned 100 acres of Stanford property and planted wine grape cuttings from France. In '52, their local wine was on the market.
Now, Weibel wines are made from grapes grown in Mendocino and Lodi. In a nod to the quality of the local land, the Lodi grapes are chosen for the depth of flavor the variations in the soil impart to the wines. These wines display the Archgate label, in honor of Lodi's town arch.
Weibel offers reds and white still wines, but their real stand-outs are their sparkling wines. I've never seen such a variety of flavors offered. Almond, peach, pomegranate, pinacolada, raspberry, citron...Unflavored sparkling wines are available, but the fruit essenced, sweeter sparkling wines are a favorite with many customers.
...If you're taking wine Field Trips in the Lodi-Delta area, I'd recommend trying Jeremy Wine Co, and M2's terrific wines.
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