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Jessie's Grove Winery

1973 Turner Road
Lodi, CA 95242

Tasting:   Open daily 12 to 5pm
$5 tasting fee with free glass
10% case discount
  Tours by Appointment
  Summer concerts
Price Range:   $18 to $42 per bottle
Established:   1998
Vineyards:   320 acres
  20,000 cases
VIP Tasting:   Yes
Winery Dog:   Torty (tortoise)

Jessie's Grove Winery Description

Jessie’s Grove Winery enjoys a Mediterranean climate with warm days, cool nights, and a soft bay delta breeze. Jessie’s Grove Winery’s history is significant not only to the Lodi area, but to California’s heritage as well.

Jessie’s father, Joseph, came to the Lodi area in the 1860’s in search of land “where the oak trees grew the tallest.” He settled in the heart of the Lodi appellation on a 320 acre ranch. Jessie, a natural environmentalist of the 1800’s, inherited her father’s respect for nature and his love for the priceless oak trees on the family’s ranch. She set aside a 32-acre oak-covered parcel and rejected all opportunities to develop the grove. The oak grove, ranch, and winery have been named in honor of Jessie.

Except for the addition of modern stainless steel tanks, the winery authentically preserves the feel of the ranch in the 1800’s. The tasting room is housed inside a rustic yet clean and comfortable barn with concrete floors accented with oriental rugs. The walls bear old photographs from the old days of the ranch.

The vines flourish in the rich soil, and some of the original Zinfandel vines planted by Jessie in the 1890’s are still harvested for wine. Additionally they produce Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Chardonnay, Carignane and a number of blends including the racy Earth Zin & Fire offering.

The winery and ranch continue to be a family operation, from the caring of the ancient vineyards to hosting of the annual Groovin’ in the Grove summer
Rhythm and Blues concert series.

There is a small self guided museum on the property with tours available on Sundays.


Jessie's Grove Winery Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Kid Friendly
Off the Beaten Path
Family Run
Historic Features
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Dog Friendly
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Picnic Sites
Gift Shop
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Ernie's 50th
cnierva, Sacramento
Very busy place when we went & loud. Staff were friendly...we were served by the winemakers wife. Many reds to choose from but nothing that really stood out for me.

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wineguy53, acampo
what a great piece of calif history not to mention great wines. The people are down to earth, passionate about their grapes and wines. I especially like the zin from the old vines, 121 yrs old, wow. Don't miss this place.

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UVALUNA, Portland
Visiting Jessie's Grove will give you a glimpse into the old California winemaking industry. They are a no-hype, down-to-Earth winery - making outstanding wines. They are definitely not selling themselves as a county kitsch boutique winery with inflated prices. You get a sense that they are humbly proud of their wines. It is not everyday that you get to taste wines from 100+ Y.O. vines, or do you find that the wines are perfectly balanced across the board. For the amount of fruit concentration, I was amazed at the acid balance in all of the wines; although the use of oak was predominant, the fruit was strong enough to match it, and the two elevated each other. These were the highlights from my visit, broken down into slightly pedantic winemaker format: (96) Jessie's Grove Fancy Quest 2006 $24.50 A very dark red/black wine. The nose was clean (faultless) with medium intensity. Upon first smelling this wine one gets a whiff of creaminess, then the jammy fruit comes in, then there is a savoury note. Together the nose is extremely rich. All of these aromas make it a highly complex nose. The acid and tannins were perfectly balanced. This was a full-bodied wine, with an abundance of finely grained tannin. The palate had a peppery quality that exhibited medium length. * A very yummy wine. It could easily go for twice the price in Napa. (93) Jessie's Grove Westwind 2006 63-119 Y.O. Vines $32.00 A very Dark red wine with purple hues. This wine had an enormous NOSE! It was a highly intense wine, with abundant berry, moss, Cedar Wood, and tobacco aromas. Surprisingly, there seemed to be qual parts of each. Absolutely overwhelming, and powerful, with great Complexity. Once again the acid and tannin balance was perfect. The wine was full bodied, with persistent silty tannins, concentrated fruit, and a mocha Oak finish. * This is a HUGE wine. It is not subtle in any regard, and shows you everything is has got up front, and somehow it is still captivating and intriguing. This is what I consider a: Marilyn Monroe Wine: Glamorous, not too much finesse or class, but fun, fun, fun, if you are in the mood. (95) Jessie's Grove Carignane. 2005 117 Y.O. Vines A dark red/plum colored wine. The nose was faultless with medium intensity. The primary fruit aroma was of Blackberry, the age added to the complexity, thus achieving medium Complexity. The Palate was perfectly acid and tannins balanced. Where the tannins were big and chewy, with a medium-long. Finish * Different and wonderful.

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