LAST SIP OF SUMMER
Monday, September 7 (Labor Day)
11am - 4pm
Join us at the winery on Labor Day! We will be open to commemorate the holiday with wine, food and friends. Enjoy your day sipping wine by the fountains or playing games on the lawn. A Moveable Feast, a local food truck, will be on site from 11am - 3pm selling Labor Day lunch.
WINE CLUB RELEASE PARTY
Saturday, September 19
11am - 4pm
Come celebrate the release of our 2013 Winery Exclusive Petit Verdot Petite Sirah. Enjoy an array of tasty appetizers and participate in our Grape-to-Glass activity before it is available to the public. This event is exclusive to Wine Club Members and their guests. RSVPs required.
SIP SAVOR LODI - HARVEST DINNER
Friday, September 25
Take your seat at our dinner table, set with style on downtown Lodi’s Pine Street! Celebrate the agricultural bounty grown in the Lodi region as you enjoy exquisite, freshly prepared cuisine by Elaine Bell Catering served al fresco alongside the region’s finest wines. More info.
SIP SAVOR LODI – GRAPE TO GLASS EXPERIENCES
Saturday, September 26 & Sunday, September 27
11am - 4pm
Join us at the winery for a "Grape to Glass" experience both Saturday and Sunday. We will be offering guests the chance to sample wine in each stage of the winemaking process: from grapes to juice to wine. We will also be serving a selection of our finished wines for tasting.
HARVEST WINEMAKER DINNER
Saturday, October 10
LangeTwins will celebrate the completion of the 2015 harvest with a dinner in the barrel room. Join the Lange Family and Winemaker David Akiyoshi for a five course menu highlighting some of our favorite wines. Guests will also have the opportunity to enjoy a first taste of the 2015 vintage as well as a glass of the sold out Tannat dessert wine to toast the end of the meal.
$120 + tax per person
$100 + tax per LangeTwins Wine Club Member
Seating limited to 78 guests.
RSVP to Tammie
During the month of June in the Press Room, we will be celebrating Brad and Randy’s 65th birthdays with a special library release of a covertly-bottled Cabernet Sauvignon.
Please join us in the Press Room for a taste and raise a glass to the Twins or order online and celebrate with us from afar!
For the full story and tasting note, please read below:
Five years ago on June 1st 2010 Brad and Randy Lange celebrated their 60th birthdays. To mark the occasion, we celebrated with a special dinner in the cellar with family and close friends in attendance. During dinner the twins’ children, Marissa, Aaron, Philip, Kendra and Joe surprised them with a special wine that they had secretly created for their dads.
With the help of the winemaking team the “kids” chose a special lot that the twins were sure to enjoy. Of course, they opted for Cabernet, a favorite and cellar go-to for both Brad and Randy. They knew the wine needed to be fruit forward but with enough tannin structure to be able to collect dust in their cellars – our Twin Oaks vineyard was an ideal vineyard source.
The last requirement was an important one: not too much oak! If you’ve shared a glass of wine with the twins, I’m sure they have reminded you that they’re “winegrape growers not oak tree farmers.”
There was a limited release of this wine in 2010 and the remaining cases were set aside for a future showing. In honor of the twins 65th birthday we have dug out a few cases from the cellar to share with our Wine Club Members and visitors.
After five years of bottle aging in the cellar, this 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is rich and concentrated with dark fruit flavors. Eighteen months of French oak aging adds suppleness to the mouthfeel and a tannin structure to the wine. You could easily lay down this wine for another 5-10 years, or enjoy it now in celebration.
Twins’ 60th Birthday Celebration - 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
Limited Library Release
Each bottle signed by the twins
$65 Retail / $52 Club
Last night we dressed up the barrel room and kicked off ZinFest Weekend with a wine dinner crafted by local Chef Michael Midgley of Midgley’s Public House.
Joined by 70 guests from near and far (Colorado, Canada, even Ireland!) we indulged in six courses each paired with our family wines. In honor of the Zinfandel-centric weekend, we poured our 2011 Centennial Zinfandel with a sweet and spicy jerk chicken which was an unexpectedly fantastic pairing.
And just to add something special, we also dug into the library holdings to sample some of our first Single Barrel offerings, the 2006 and 2007 Single Barrel Petit Verdot. Guests enjoyed these two vintages paired with petite filet drizzled with a reduction made from the 2007 Single Barrel Petit Verdot.
Not wanting to leave out our loyal Wine Club, we'd like to share the wines with those of you who could not attend last night’s dinner. The next time you will have the opportunity to purchase these wines may not be until the holidays when we plan to release a limited number of Single Barrel Library Collections.
Order your library releases here:
2006 Single Barrel Petit Verdot $55.00 Retail / $44.00 Club
2007 Single Barrel Petit Verdot $55.00 Retail / $44.00 Club
We’re starting the ZinFest Weekend early again this year, with yet another fantastic wine dinner on Thursday, May 14th. RSVP and join us!
A local chef with national recognition from appearances on “Top Chef” and winner of Food Network’s “Cut Throat Kitchen”, Michael Midgley, owner of Midgley’s Public House, will create a unique multi-course dinner paired perfectly with our wines.
In addition to tasting our new 2011 Centennial Zinfandel, we’ll also be pulling out two library vintages of our Single Barrel Petit Verdot to make it a very special evening.
Thursday, May 14th @ 6:30pm LangeTwins Press Room
$120+ tax per person / $100 + tax Wine Club
Limited to 78 guests
RSVP Required to Tammie@langetwins.com or by phone at 209.334.9780
*If you can’t make this great event – take a look at our other upcoming events*
The next few months have some exciting events in store – take a look:
New Release: Our 2014 Gewürztraminer from the Wheelhouse Vineyard
Starting Friday, April 24th
LangeTwins Press Room
Wine Club Members will be getting the first taste of our new release in their next shipment and at the Release Party on April 23rd, but we’ll be featuring the Gewürz in the Press Room starting on Friday, April 24th. Watch the bottling video.
Order your first taste of the 2014 Gewürztraminer
Amgen Tour of California – Lodi’s Stage Two Finish
Monday, May 11th – Afternoon
Hutchins Street Square & Downtown Lodi
“America’s Greatest Race” is coming to our hometown on May 11th. World class cyclists, many of the same who race in the ‘Super Bowl’ of cycling, the Tour de France, will sprint into Lodi for the Stage Two finish of Amgen Tour of California. Join us along the route from Nevada City or at the finish line on Hutchins Street in the heart of Lodi. Bring the entire family for this epic event!
Lodi’s Amgen Tour of California Stage Two Finish
Pre-ZinFest Dinner with “Top Chef” Michael Midgley
Thursday, May 14th 6:30pm
LangeTwins Press Room
Homegrown and talented, with appearances on “Top Chef” and winner of Food Network’s “Cut Throat Kitchen”, Michael Midgley will kick off our ZinFest weekend with a winemaker’s dinner. Midgley, a nationally recognized chef and owner of Midgley’s Public House, will be creating a multi-course dinner with unique wine pairings.
In honor of Zinfest we will be featuring the newest release of our granddaddy of Zins, Centennial. This notable Old Vine Zinfandel is sourced from a vineyard planted in 1903 and continues to wow with each vintage.
$120 + tax / $100 + tax Wine Club
Seating limited to 78 guests
ZinFest Wine Festival
Saturday, May 16th 12:00pm
Lodi Lake Park
Sip, swirl and savor from a selection of 200 handcrafted wines from over 40 Lodi wineries. Join us at beautiful Lodi Lake for a great day of wine tasting!
See www.zinfest.com for all of the details.
ZinFest Sunday Winery Tour & Lunch
Sunday, May 17th 11:00am – 4:00pm
LangeTwins Press Room
Join us on Sunday in the Press Room for Zinfandel barrel tasting and more! Tours will be offered by appointment, at noon and again at 2pm. Spend an hour with Randy Lange learning about our winery and sustainable methods of farming. (Space is limited to the first 15 guests.)
Also, boxed lunches are also available, provided by neighboring Airport Café for $20.
To make a tour appointment or order lunch, please contact Amanda.
LangeTwins Blending Experience
Saturday, June 6th 1:00pm – 3:00pm
LangeTwins Press Room
Play winemaker for a day! Led by our winemaker, David Akiyoshi and enologist Juan Gonzalez, you will be fully immersed in the blending phase of winemaking by creating your own version of Midnight Reserve!
Working with the four components of Midnight Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot you will have the opportunity to learn about each varietal and how to combine them. By the end, you will take home two bottles of your master blend to show off to your jealous friends!
$75 + tax / $60 + tax Wine Club
Seating limited to 20 guests
Wine Club Members: Please RSVP and join us for our next Wine Club Release Party, Thursday evening, April 23rd, from 4pm-7pm.
We have a brand new wine to share with you, as part of the Winery Exclusive Tier – small lot bottlings that can only be purchased from the winery.
Introducing, our 2014 Gewürztraminer from the Wheelhouse Vineyard in the Clarksburg Appellation.
For those who had the opportunity to sneak a barrel taste of the Gewürztraminer as it aged in our large oak puncheons, you’ll agree that this is going to be a fantastic summer sipper. Served slightly chilled, this wine is highly aromatic and floral with just a bit of sweetness.
Join us in the Press Room to get your first taste of this new release, as well as the other featured wines in your Club Selection and a few nibbles. We’re hoping for nice weather so we can host you outside on the Press Room Patio!
Pick Up Members
RSVP soon for our Release Party or plan on visiting the Press Room during our regular hours Thursday – Sunday, 11am – 4pm to grab your wines. The wines will be ready beginning April 24th.
Your wines will packed with care and shipped by April 27th – tracking information will be emailed to you so you know when to expect delivery.
Wine Club Members: Purchase your tickets for our upcoming Easter Celebration before they sell out. This event is exclusive to Wine Club Members.
Our annual Easter event is a family favorite with something for for everyone:
For those of age, you’ll be greeted with a glass of Rosé and have a selection of our wines to taste as you enjoy the afternoon outside. Be sure to venture into the Press Room and test your skills in a blind tasting challenge as well as thief samples from some of our favorite barrels!
For the kids, or kids at heart, 11:30am is the main event – the egg hunt! Remember to bring a basket for the young ones and your cameras. Toss in the kids’ bikes and helmets too because we’ll again have a fun bike course for them to navigate.
If you have an aspiring young cyclocross champ in your family, Cody “The Kid” Kaiser will be leading those more experienced kids through a mini ‘cross course on the dirt and grass.
And to satisfy everyone’s appetite after all of this activity, Lodi’s Tin Roof BBQ will be on hand at lunchtime, serving delicious BBQ sandwiches.
View the invite below and purchase your tickets soon!
Wine Club Members: Please RSVP here and join us for our next Wine Club Release Party, Thursday evening, February 5th from 4pm-7pm. (RSVP’s required)
You’ll get a sneak peek of everything we’re offering during that weekend’s Wine & Chocolate event – the fantastic art of Kathy Womack, delicious custom truffles by Nicole Patel of Delysia Chocolates plus tastes of our new wine releases and the addicting brie and chocolate paninis.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we think our new 2014 Sangiovese Rosé and 2011 Midnight Reserve will be great Wine Club Selections – we’re excited to share them with you.
Pick Up Members
RSVP soon for our Release Party or plan on visiting the Press Room during our regular hours Thursday – Sunday, 11am – 4pm to grab your wines. The wines will be ready starting Thursday, February 5th.
Your wines will packed with care and shipped by February 9th – tracking information will be emailed to you so you know when to expect delivery. Given adverse winter weather conditions, shipments to certain states may be held to ensure safe delivery.
We hope you can visit us during Lodi’s Wine & Chocolate Weekend, coming up quickly on February 7 & 8.
In addition to sipping our new 2014 Sangiovese Rosé, Midnight Reserve and the popular Tannat Dessert Wine, we have two very talented women joining us to make the weekend unique:
Nicole Patel, a nationally recognized chocolatier of Delysia Chocolates from Austin, Texas has partnered with us and will sample and feature truffles made with our wines. Nicole has been a focus of articles written in Wine Spectator and The Wall Street Journal.
Our exclusive LangeTwins Truffle Collections are available for sale in the Press Room.
Kathy Womack hails from Dallas, Texas and will fill the cellar with an exhibition of her Women and Wine Series. She will have originals and limited edition prints to purchase as a perfect Valentine’s gift. Costumes and fashion were her original focus, but she is developing a unique spin on women with the ‘bella muertos’ design.
Wine, chocolate, art and of course our delicious brie and chocolate paninis – see you then!
It’s been a whirlwind year for us at LangeTwins (all for good reasons) and we would like to thank all of you for being a part of our 2014.
From the entire LangeTwins family, we hope you have a great 2014 holiday season and cheers to 2015!