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Michael David Winery

4580 West Highway 12
Lodi, CA 95242
209-368-7384
vintage@michaeldavidwinery.com

Tasting:   10-5 daily
$5, Reserve tasting, $10 Friday - Sunday only.
10% off cases of 12 bottles or more
Amenities:
  Cafe serving breakfast and lunch 7 days. Monday-Thursday 7:30-2pm, Friday-Sunday 7:30-3
Price Range:   $9-$59 per bottle
Established:   1984
Vineyards:   800 acres

Michael David Winery Description

The Phillips family has been farming since our Great Great Grandfather Andrew Harshner and his wife Lucille homesteaded 160 acres near the town of Lodi, following the Civil War in the 1860′s. The region’s natural affinity for grape growing quickly became evident, and by the turn of the century (the last one), twenty-five percent of California’s grape acreage was in Lodi. A generation later saw the demise of many pioneering wineries in the state.

Originally devoted to vegetables, the Phillips’ farms evolved to include many different fruits, including fifteen different wine varietals that were shipped throughout the country during Prohibition with instructions on “how not to have the grapes turn into wine”. Thereby, Prohibition was good for Lodi growers, with families everywhere keeping up the tradition of wine with meals by ordering these grapes and “juice” to be bottled at home.

Michael David Winery Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Kid Friendly
Family Run
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Cabernet Sauvignon
Syrah
Zinfandel
Estate Grown Wines
Sustainable Ag. practices
Blends
Petite Sirah
Viognier
Chardonnay
Sauvignon Blanc
Rhone
Food Available
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Michael David Winery Reviews

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Value
Wine Quality
Overall Impressions
Nice, but commercial
mikesq, MArshfield
Nice wines. The tasting room does not have the personal comfortable feel of a family winery, it is more like the major wineries in Napa. The 2009 Bare Ranch Sparkling wine was very dry with a nice finish. The Suavignon Blanc had a distinct pleasant citrus flavor. The 2010 Earthquake Zin was had pronounced tannins and a great finish.

Staff Knowledge & Friendliness
Amenities, Comfort & Cleanliness
Value
Wine Quality
Overall Impressions
Rich family history
Tannin Taster,
Great cafe on the property and the winemakers have a rich family history. Enjoyed listening over a glass of their Petite Sirah.

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