Are you looking for award-winning affordable wine?

If you are looking for award-winning affordable wine, check out Peirano Estate Vineyards in Lodi, winners of 4 awards at the 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

affordable wine - Peirano Estate Merlot
Double Gold for 2016 Six Clones Merlot
Peirano Estate Vineyard’s Merlot is produced from six different clones of Merlot grown on their estate. This includes two rare French clones and a rare Italian clone as well. They were the first winery to grow and produce wine from these rare Merlot clones.

Price: $16 a bottle
Regular Case Price: $140
Special Tasting Room Case Price Through January 31, 2019: $84 case
An amazing bargain at only $7 a bottle!

Winemaker’s Tasting Notes:
“Aromas of black cherries, red ripe raspberries, strawberry and spice (white pepper), join together in a single sensation of olfactory bliss. The mouth is filled with an array of flavors, including black cherry, strawberry and raspberry with lingering hints of cocoa and toasted oak. Moderate tannins and good acidity leave a pleasing, long lasting finish. Each juicy sip is more comforting than the last always leaving the palate to want more.”

Chardonnay Peirano
Double Gold for 2017 Chardonnay
This estate grown Chardonnay was hand-picked using a dual harvest technique. Half of the grapes are harvested in mid to late August, when the fruit still has firm acids. The other half is picked from 3-4 weeks later, when the grapes are bursting with sugars. Very enjoyable and easy to drink!

Price: $16 a bottle
Regular Case Price: $140
Special Tasting Room Case Price Through January 31, 2019: $84 case
An amazing bargain at only $7 a bottle!

Winemaker’s Tasting Notes:
The vibrant color of this wine immediately catches your attention. The aromas of fresh picked white peaches, ripe melon, and yellow apples instantly fill your senses and are complemented by hints of light vanilla that entices that first sip. The mouth fills with complex flavors of sweet, rich, red and yellow apples, bosch pears, fresh picked peaches and juicy sweet honeydew melons, leaving you breathless. Soft hints of butter and vanilla round out the wine to produce a very seductive, lingering finish.

Peirano Cabernet Sauvignon

Silver for 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
This 100% estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon comes from 50-year-old Lodi vines. The grapes were hand-picked. You can’t help but enjoy the intense fruit flavors of this Cab!

Price: $16 a bottle
Regular Case Price: $140
Special Tasting Room Case Price Through January 31, 2019: $84 case
An amazing bargain at only $7 a bottle!

Winemaker’s Tasting Notes:
The rich, dark color of this wine catches you from the first pour. It exhibits a rich deep burgundy hue with perfect clarity. The aromas are a compendium of zesty black cherries, cola, and toasty cocoa. The first initial sip fills the mouth with sweet anise, black boysenberry, cherry, anise, molasses, and baked blackberry pie, while maintaining absolute dryness and firm, round, yet supple, tannins. This delicious rich, full, mouth filling Cabernet is ready to drink now and will continue to age gracefully for the next 6 to 8 years.”

Peirano Old Vine Zinfandel
Bronze for 2015Old Vine Zinfandel
This old estate grown Zinfandel was grown on vines more than 120 years old. The result? A deliciously intense fruit forward wine!

Price: $16 a bottle
Regular Case Price: $140
Special Tasting Room Case Price Through January 31, 2019: $84 case
Another amazing bargain at only $7 a bottle!

Winemaker’s Tasting Notes:
The initial whiff of this seductive wine produces aromas of bright red cherries, ripe strawberries, spice and toast. On the palate, you swirl this rich dark wine around in your mouth and the initial sensation is that of luscious, juicy, freshly-picked ripe strawberries. The second sip explodes with sweet black cherries and strawberry jam, with moderate tannins and juicy acidity. This rich, mouthfilling Old Vine Zinfandel will pair with ALL foods, from that gourmet burger on the grill, to a nut-crusted seared rare Ahi.

Peirano Estate Vineyards
Peirano Estate Vineyards produces a variety of other wines, including Chardonnay, Muscat, Malbec, and Syrah. The wine tasting room is located north of Lodi at 21831 N. Highway 99 in Acampo, California. They’re open Thursdays through Mondays from 11 AM – 5PM.

The tasting room itself was once the home of the Peirano family. Built in the early 1900s the house was revamped as a tasting room in 1997. This was one of the first wine tasting rooms in Lodi. It retains the charm and coziness of the original house. It’s surrounded by lawn, shade trees, and vineyards. There’s picnic tables for visitors to enjoy.

These affordable wines can be purchased at the tasting room or online at
Peirano Estate Vineyards

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The Lodi Wine Country

Lodi Wineries

There are more than 80 wineries in Lodi. They typically produce high quality wine at prices that are far more reasonable than Napa or Sonoma. Some tasting rooms offer free tastings. Those that do charge keep the price at $15 or less. If you purchase wine, the tasting fee is waived.

Lodi is known for their exceptional Zinfandel wines. However, you will find that they produce a wine variety of both red and white wines. Many of the wineries are small, family owned establishments. You are quite likely to meet the owner or a family member as you taste wine. Visit Lodi soon to enjoy friendly tasting rooms and affordable wines.

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Incredible Venues for a Lodi Wedding

Lodi weddingWill you be planning a Lodi wedding? There are some wonderful wedding sites in the Lodi Wine Country. You’ll find venues that are ideal for a small intimate wedding as well as gorgeous venues that are suited for large wedding.

As we’ve explored this wine region of California, we have found some wedding venues that are ideal for a romantic dream day wedding. Surrounded by vineyards and beautiful gardens these locations are the perfect setting for a dream wedding.

Top Lodi Wedding Venues

Berghold WineryBerghold Vineyards
Address: 17343 N. Cherry Rd., Lodi, CA 95242
Telephone: (209) 333-9291
Capacity: 175
Berghold is a beautiful intimate setting perfect for a romantic wedding. Great food, great wine, and a relaxing ambiance.

Harmony WynelandsHarmony Wynelands
Address: 9291 E. Harney Ln., Lodi, CA 95240
Telephone: (209) 369-4184
Their professional staff will plan the wedding of your dreams.

McConnell Estates
Address: 10686 W. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove, CA 95758
Telephone: (916) 685-5368
Capacity: 200
McConnel Estates offers a variety of wedding packages with only one wedding per day so you can relax and make this your special day without feeling rushed.

Viaggio Winery LodiViaggio Estate & Winery
Address: 100 E. Taddei Rd., Acampo, CA
Telephone: (209) 368-1378
This beautiful estate has an expansive lawn area overlooking the river for views that cannot be beat. It’s a fun place that knows how to plan a party you wont forget!

Wine and Roses - LodiWine & Roses
Address: 2505 W. Turner Rd., Lodi, CA 95242
Telephone: (209) 334-6988
Capacity: 350
Wine and Roses is amazing at creating the romantic ambiance that will make your wedding perfect. They understand that you want things to be perfect and know how to create that flawless, dream wedding of your dreams. The grounds are beautiful, food is fabulous, and the attention to detail is just what you want.

Wedding ToastAfter exploring these Lodi wedding venues, check out romantic wedding sites in other areas of the California wine country:
Napa | Sierra Foothills| Sonoma
Livermore | Temecula
Central Coast|San Diego

Have you attended a Lodi wedding at any of these venues? If so, please take a moment to tell us about your wedding experience. There’s a comment box below.