Phillips Farms hosts star winemakers & press at historic Bechthold Vineyard tribute

From Bechthold’s middle and north sections, where lower yields produce smaller clusters and berries of more intense flavor, a number of cutting-edge winemakers are now producing a red wine that is strikingly Pinot Noir-like in its delicacy and length of soft tannin structure, with deliciously perfumed flavors that winemaker Jillian Johnson likes to describe as [...]

2016-11-01T02:23:21-07:00By |The Press|0 Comments

Heirloom Cinsault from Bechthold Vineyard

Eight years ago, Al Bechthold was selling grapes from his Lodi vineyard for $250 a ton to people wanting something lively and aromatic for red blends. He knew the vineyard had been planted by his wife's great-grandfather in 1885 with money he made from charging gold miners 25 times the ordinary cost for supplies.  But [...]

2016-11-01T02:52:20-07:00By |The Press|0 Comments