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Borra Vineyards

1301 E. Armstrong Road
Lodi, CA 95242
(209) 368-2446

Tasting:   Open daily 12 to 5 pm
Tasting fee $5
10% case discount
  Tours by Appointment
Price Range:   $16 to $20 per bottle
Established:   1975
Vineyards:   230 acres
  4000 cases

Borra Vineyards Description

Borra Vineyards traces its Lodi roots back three generations, with family winemaking going back even farther to the small town of Carrú, Italy. Stephen Borra has been making wine since 1967 in the tradition of his Italian grandparents - rich, robust wines using fruit cultivated from their own vineyards.

Their two Lodi vineyards provide Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Syrah, Viognier and Barbera grapes that the winery uses for their big luscious wines. A specialty of Borra Vineyards is their proprietary blended “Fusion” wines. The red is a blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, with a little Zinfandel and Merlot added, while the white is made of Roussanne, Chardonnay, Viognier and a little Marsanne. The Carrú Vineyard Ranch is the eldest of the two vineyards, and has been in the family for over 100 years.

Just outside the 1930-era tasting room (the former ranch vinegar shed) is a great example of a 100+ year-old grapevine, which now provides more shade than fruit. Inside the cement-floor tasting room is a nice selection of wine accessories displayed in a cozy atmosphere where they pour their handmade estate wines. Picnic tables are provided on their lawn and under the grape arbor. 

Borra Vineyards Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Kid Friendly
Family Run
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Tours Available
Picnic Sites
Gift Shop
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Borra Vineyards Reviews

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Wonderful testing experience
mikesq, Marshfield
Lodi was a terrific experience. Very small winery, personal service, terrific wines. One of the best Barberas I have ever tasted - even better than Barbera from Italy. Modest wine tasting fee included a free, fine quality wine glass. It is worth going to Lodi just to taste their wine.

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Nice Place
James, Sacramento
Nice spot out in the country with a very homey tasting room. We really liked the Cab and the Zin. Fruit forward and some oak make for a fine dinner wine.

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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