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Macchia Wines

Macchia Wines In Italian, “Macchia” means “the spot”. In Lockeford, Macchia Winery has been earning a reputation as a spot where discriminating vino buffs can find small lots of high-quality vintages -- at some very reasonable prices. It is a tried-and-true strategy for making exceptional wines that Tim Holdener says is at the heart of his winemaking philosophy. Well aware of the potential for quality that was long ignored by many winemakers outside the Lodi area; the Holdeners make a variety of different Zinfandels, each sporting its own distinctive qualities. “For what you’re getting, this is really a tremendous value,” said Sacramento’s Jerry Baker, a recent first-time visitor to Macchia who said he was highly impressed with the value embodied by the winery’s offerings. “This Zin would cost $75 if it was made in the Russian River Valley,” said Baker, hold up one of his purchases, a Linsteadt Vineyard Zinfandel ($26). The passion has been drawing growing crowds to Macchia. Commonly attracting as many as 100 visitors on a typical weekend, according to Lani Holdener, adding the winery has been working to streamline its checkout process, particularly at large tasting events. Aficionados of Macchia’s offerings can join the winery’s “Club Red” to receive deep discounts on quarterly shipments, reorders, case shipments and anything in the tasting room. Members also get the opportunity of purchasing Library and Award Winning wines which can be found nowhere else.

From Bay Area: take 580 to 205 North, to I-5 North, take Hwy 4 to 99 North in Stockton, take Waterloo Exit (Hwy 88 East), proceed ~14 miles into Lockeford, turn left on Locke Road, 1/2 mile on left is the Vino Piazza. From Napa: take Hwy. 12 East, into Lodi where it turns into Kettleman Lane. Continue on Kettleman to Hwy 88, turn left. Proceed ~4 miles into Lockeford, turn left on Locke Road, 1/2 mile on the left is the Vino Piazza. From Sacramento: take I-99 South to Peltier Road East, turn right on Elliott Road and proceed ~2.5 miles into Lockeford, at Hwy. 88. Turn right on 88 and right on Locke Road. 1/2 mile on the left is the Vino Piazza.

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12470 Locke Road, Lockeford, CA, US, 95237 Email:
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Fax: 209-369-0145
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  Barbera ''Gracious''
Sierra Foothills. From these award-winning vineyards, comes a classic example of what the Sierra Foothills can produce. An extremely food friendly wine, especially with pasta!
  Petite Sirah ''Bodacious'
California. One look at the deep violet hues warns the drinker to get ready for something very powerful. The rich berry flavors and firm tannin structure are sure to leave a lasting impression on your taste buds!
  Zinfandel ''Luxurious''
Lodi Old Vine, Rous Vineyard. Being one of the older vineyards in the area, it consistently produces a wine with a classic expression of what Lodi has to offer. The up-front fruit characteristics are framed with subtle hints Bing cherries and violets. The mix of new French and American Oak add a lingering vanilla finish.


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