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Vino Con Brio at Amorosa Vineyards

7889 E. Harney Lane
Lodi, CA 95240
(209) 368-5658
anne@vinoconbrio.com

Tasting:   Friday through Sunday from 12 to 5 PM
Tasting fee $3
10% case discount
Tours:
  Tours by Appointment
Price Range:   $13 to $30 per bottle
Established:   1999
Vineyards:   400 acres
Production:
  5000 cases

Vino Con Brio at Amorosa Vineyards Description

As you turn into the road lined with Italian Cypress trees toward Vino Con Brio and its Amorosa Vineyard, an island of trees conceals the winery outbuildings, lush gardens, spacious patios, the four-room Bed and Breakfast Inn and the cozy tasting room. “Wine with Passion” is the theme here, making the family-run operation inviting and relaxed.

The red-tin-roofed tasting room looks out over a broad patio where wine and food events, weddings and community meetings are regularly held. There are a few boutique items for sale in their small gift shop. Outside is a covered space with heaters for chilly afternoons. Check out the ancient grape vines just off the patio entrance, or take a walk around the property to the duck pond beneath the expanse of shade trees. 

The winery and business office of Vino Con Brio are located in Lodi on nearby Turner Road. The tasting facility showcases the winery’s Pinot Grigio, Petite Sirah, Passione Rose, a sparkling wine and a late-harvest Viognier.

The 21-acre Amorosa Vineyard surrounds the site and is planted to 10 varietals (Muscat Canelli, Viognier, Pinot Grigio, Roussanne, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Mourvedre, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc and a little Pinotage), allowing for a number of interesting red and white blends to sample. Unique to the area - and California is general - is Pinotage, a South African grape variety that makes wonderfully spiced, full-bodied red wine. (Vino Con Brio is the largest grower of this variety outside of South Africa.) With their old-vine Zinfandel grapes they also produce some rich and zesty Zinfandels.

Wines and Awards

Six medals for VCB!

Vino Con Brio takes home 6 medals at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition - 2 golds, 2 silvers and 2 bronzes.

VCB in Anthony Dias Blue's New Wine Book

The listing in Anthony Dias Blue's Pocket Guide to Wine 2007 highlights Vino Con Brio's "smoky" Syrah as a "standout."

Wine of the Week

Lodi News-Sentinel chose Vino Con Brio's 2005 Pinot Grigio as wine of the week in the January 6, 2007 edition of the paper. The article includes a delicious recipe to compliment the wine.

Passion Spells Success

For Vino Con Brio Winery, success isn't bottled, poured in a glass or sold by the case. A boutique Lodi winery whose name meanse "Wine with Passion" is particularly adamant that they will serve nothing less than a wine created with immense passion. Anne Matson, Director of Sales & Marketing for Vino Con Brio, gives an insightful interview about the workings of the family-run winery and Amorosa Inn & Gardens. The article, written by Les Mahler & Jim Hansen was published in the Winter 2006-2007 issue of D'vine Wine and Visitors Guide.

Vino Con Brio at Amorosa Vineyards Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Resort Like
Kid Friendly
Family Run
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Syrah
Italian
Tours Available
Food Available
Picnic Sites
Event Space
Catering
Guest House/B&B
Gift Shop
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Wine With Passion
Holly, Pasadena
I consider myself to be a passionate person, and so to discover this beautiful Vineyard with this as their motto I felt that I might very well be at home here. I loved the atmosphere and the unique blend of wines that they offered. After sampling their selection I was able to take a brisk walk around the grounds and simply took in the land, I very much enjoyed myself and would find it hard for anyone else not to.

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

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