What Your Favorite Wine Enthusiast Really Wants This Holiday Season

Are you shopping for a gift for your favorite wine enthusiast for the upcoming holiday season? We've got the perfect recommendation!

Forget about gadgets that offer to accelerate the aeration of wine, fancy bottle stoppers, wine preservers (and what is this “leftover wine” you speak of?), and other wine stuff that will inevitably end up in the back of a drawer.

Do you know what wine enthusiasts really love?  Yes!  More wine!

Sure, you could purchase a nice bottle of wine, but we have a better idea.

Purchase a chance to explore and experience “terroir” first hand!

What exactly is terroir?  It is a French term that has no direct translation in English.  Essentially it is a combination of a region’s climate, soils and the aspect of the vineyard (terrain) that affects the taste of wine. 

The Lodi wine region, which is divided into seven distinct geographical areas known as American Viticultural Areas (AVA) is home to a plethora of distinct micro-climates, soil and diverse terrains.  Add the highest concentration of old vine vineyards (many dating back to the turn of the 20th century) in the state of California, stellar winemakers and spirit of cooperation and you get a Lodi Native!

Lodi Native™ is a collaborative project among select Lodi winegrowers of like mind to showcase the region’s old vine vineyards and their respective terroir.  Six winegrowers, working with six separate old vine vineyards, agreed to a set of winemaking protocols that features sensible viticulture and minimal intervention winemaking including use of native yeasts, and no new oak.

“Collectively, these are some of the most thought-provoking Zinfandels I’ve tasted in a very long time. They’re deep, complex, lingering, surprisingly elegant and quite food-friendly. They comprise a master class in old vine Lodi Zinfandel” - Terroirist: Master Class in Old Vine Zin

Since all the wines are from the same vintage, the focus is on Zinfandel and the vineyards where they were raised.  

The results, which have been remarkable, provide the curious wine enthusiast with an opportunity to taste the difference between Zinfandel from different AVAs within the Lodi wine region, and even Zinfandel from the same AVA grown on either the west or east of the Mokelumne River.

 The Lodi Native Wines which are available as a complete 6-pack collection sold in a wooden box make a great gift for your favorite wine enthusiast! 

Only 120 6-packs of the 2014 Lodi Natives were assembled. The wineries have sold out of the wines, so this your only chance to purchase these one-of-a-kind wines is at the LodiWine.com online store.  

Happy Holidays Wine Lovers!

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