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Van Ruiten Family Winery Video Tour

Van Ruiten Family Winery

340 W. Highway 12
Lodi, CA 95242
(209) 334-5722

Tasting:   Open daily 11am to 5 pm
$5 and $8 Premium Credited To Purchase
10% case discount
  Tours by Appointment
Price Range:   Prices range from $10 to $30 per bottle
Established:   2000
Vineyards:   800 acres
  15,000 cases

Van Ruiten Family Winery Description

Just off the highway is a stylish concrete and stone winery building with a beautifully landscaped arbor-covered patio. Inside it feels like a small medieval castle with its tall, sloped ceiling, massive chandelier and cool tile floors. There is an ample supply of gourmet gift and deli items, pottery and wine accessories. A landscape mural adjacent to the wine-tasting bar dominates the back wall.

The Van Ruiten family wine business goes back 50 years to when a young Dutch immigrant settled in the Lodi area and developed his first vineyard. Today, three generations of the Van Ruiten family work together to tend over 800 acres of vines and manage the new winery.

The state-of-the-art facility produces handcrafted wines, including their estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Petite Syrah, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Gris, and their special red and rose blends. They also produce Sauvignon Blanc from grapes sourced in Lake County as well as late-harvest Zinfandel and Viognier. The family believes that hard work and uncompromising commitment to top quality are the cornerstones of their business.

Van Ruiten Family Winery Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Resort Like
Kid Friendly
Family Run
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Hip & Stylish
Cabernet Sauvignon
Gift Shop - Special
Tours Available
Picnic Sites
Event Space
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Frequent Visitor
A favorite stop for many years. One of the best reds in Lodi. This time we didn't have as good service as before. The somelier (wine chic) was too busy chatting with a group of people her age to even notice our group of mature individuals. Eventually we made ourselves known, and she wasn't so thrilled.

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Ernie's 50th
cnierva, Sacramento
Very easy to get to on Hwy 12 & perfectly situated...can't miss it! Very busy place on a Saturday with a bridal shower going in the patio area. Good mix of whites & reds. Enjoyed tasting all of them :)

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A worthwhile stop.....
This was a good solid better than average winery. Our party enjoyed the stop and bought some 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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