Wine Region of the Year

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Lodi has been named the Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Read the full article here.

Our Latest Awards

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2015 Awards- Reserve Cab and Zin

Miramont Estate Vineyards & Winery does not have a tasting room and we don’t do much distribution, so wine competitions are kind of unnecessary for our branch of the business, but it does help to show our customers that we produce award winning wines and that’s what they can expect from our selections. We only enter a couple of wines in a couple of competitions each year and the results never fail. This year we entered two of our wines in the San Francisco International Wine Competition and came home with two medals: 2012 Old Vine Zinfandel earned a Bronze medal and our latest 2014 Vintner’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from our estate grown grapes won a Silver medal.

Post Harvest Update

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The weeks of harvest seem to have been a whirlwind! It went relatively smoothly and our yield, while it wasn’t a bumper crop like the recent years past, was still average and we are very happy with it considering how some other vineyards are faring in our state’s current drought situation. We are working on some exciting things with this new year of winemaking and can’t wait to release the 2015 vintage of wines.

Oh yeah, and remember that building we were working on? Well, we’re still working on it….but we are at a major stand still. There hasn’t been any construction since mid-July because we were waiting for final plan approval. BUT….come to find out, we need a 17,000 gallon water storage tank for fire emergencies. This type of tank and its earthquake proof foundation will cost tens of thousands of dollars. As an alternative, Dave and Trish have decided they’d rather put that money towards a pool with a special hydrant that the fire department can hook up to in the case of a fire emergency. This has only been done once in our county so the bureaucratic approval process is a little stressful for us all. Things are looking up and we hope to get approval of our final plan submission in the next couple of weeks. Fingers crossed!

Cab Grapes

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This is a small section of our Cabernet Sauvignon that we pick by hand because the rows are too short and close together for the harvester to fit. We also avoid the rows along the driveway and the edge of the property because the harvester won’t fit there either.

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Cab grapes are typically smaller in size than Zinfandel grapes; that’s why these ones look so different from the ones in our previous post about veraison.

2015 Harvest will come a lot sooner than previous years. We expect to being in the end of August; this will be the earliest we have started harvest in about 7 years!

Construction Update

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Construction update: The preparation for the foundation has been completed. We must wait for plan approval before we can start to pour concrete for the foundation. They said it might be about a month…so we will wait….and wait!

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Veraison

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Veraison begins on our small patch of Zinfandel grapes. We will post pictures of our Cabernet Sauvignon soon too!

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Construction Continues

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Here are some more pictures of our construction preparation:

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It’s Sad to See Them Go!

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Grapevines Ripped out

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We didn’t want to rip out approximately 60 vines, but we had to make room for our new 7,600 square foot building. We break ground next week and hope to have construction completed  before Harvest 2015. Miramont Estate Vineyards has been fortunate to experience substantial growth over the last couple of years and this is one of the effects of that growth. We are busting out at the seams and it makes most sense for us to expand to a total of about 15,000 square feet in winery buildings.

 

Miramont Estate featured in South China Morning Post

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Inspired by owner Dave Pechan’s zest for entrepreneurship, Miramont Estate Vineyards has taken root and is now a flourishing operation in the outskirts of California’s Lodi appellation. Continuing a tradition of agricultural excellence spanning five generations, the Pechan family put in thousands of hours of painstaking labour to transform more than 16 hectares of grassland at the base of the Sierra foothills into a first-class vineyard and boutique winery. Into its 17th year of operation, Miramont Estate remains family-owned and operated, and is becoming renowned for its competitively priced, palate-tempting wines.

“We have always managed the vineyard with care, never pushing for high production but more towards improving flavour quality and yield profile,” Pechan says. “This has allowed us to produce wines that we are proud of – good enough to put our own labels on them. We are now enjoying the result of years of hard work, seeing remarkable national sales and earning accolades for our products.”

Read the full article online at SCMP.COM

Holiday Sparkling Wine Now Available!

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Sparkling Wine

Contact us for details regarding your opportunity to offer holiday themed wines this upcoming holiday season!

Pre-ordering is required so don’t wait! Call today!

Sara Baronian (209) 981-1656

Michael Webster (209) 765-8322