Mettler Family Vineyards

Mettler Family Vineyards
7889 E Harney Ln
Lodi, CA  95240

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Tasting Room Open Thu-Mon 11-5

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What to Buy

’14 Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon
Black cherry, chocolate, black currants, toasty vanilla $24.99

’14 Old Vine Zinfandel
Jammy red berries, candied apple, mocha, warm spices, oak $19.99

’14 Chardonnay
Citrus, crisp apple, rich tropical fruit $22.99

Special Notes

Tasting room-only wines include Pinotage, Aglianico, GSM, and Chardonnay; certified organic; picnic grounds and weddings; groups and limos welcome

Story

Through eight generations in the grape growing industry, Mettler Family Vineyards has cultivated an unrivaled kinship with the earth. Beginning in Germany in the 1770s and continuing with their arrival in California’s Central Valley region of Lodi in the late 1800s, the Mettler family has a tradition of producing premium wine grapes, both for their own label as well as for other winemakers and respected wines.

As stewards of the soil, the Mettlers have chosen to run their farm as both sustainable and certified organic. Consistent leaders in farming techniques, they utilize practices such as composting, cover crops, hand hoeing, and modern trellising to get the most out of their grapes while being mindful of the health of the vine and the regeneration of the soil. “Embracing organic and sustainable farming keeps our vineyards nourished and viable for generations to come,” says Vineyard Manager Jason Eells.

The wines are made from selective blocks in the vineyards with a crop level controlled by minimal water use and hand thinning. The integrity with which the Mettler family approaches both farming and winemaking has not been lost on industry critics. Consistently recognized through awards, their wines stand up in both domestic and international competitions. “Being diversified is key to maintaining quality control,” Larry Mettler says. “We are involved every step of the way.”

The tasting room is a “must-see” nestled in the middle of 25 acres of vineyards. Arriving guests enter a secluded world of lushly landscaped grounds. The venue can accommodate up to 80 guests for indoor events or 250 guests can enjoy the outdoors around the picturesque pond shaded by willow trees or the courtyard strung with twinkle lights. The winery’s general manager, Kimberly Mettler-Eells, ensures that all events flow seamlessly.

Tasting room guests are treated to exclusive, limited-production wines including the first white wines produced under the Mettler label. They are also free to roam the scenic property and enjoy a picnic with a bottle of their favorite Mettler wine.


The Mettler Family wine label

Amenities

Tasting Room: Yes

Complimentary Tastings: No

Tastings — By Appointment Only: No

Tours: No

Tours — By Appointment Only: No

Private Tours: No

VIP & Educational Experiences: No

Exceptional Views: No

Club Member Lounge: No

Restaurant / Deli: No

Food / Wine Parings: No

Gift Shop: No

Wedding Facilities: Yes

Event Facilities: Yes

Corp. Meetings: Yes

Guest House on Premises: No

Lawn Games: No

Family Friendly: No

Pet Friendly: No

Family Owned and Operated: No

Wine Cave: No

Art/Architectural Interest: No

Sustainable Practices: No

Events

Videos

Mettler Grilled Cocoa- and Chile-Rubbed Pork Chops

The combination of cocoa and chile works magic when paired with zinfandel. You’ll love these spicy pork chops!

Holy Molé Meatballs

This is warm, wintery and spicy comfort food at its best! You can use your own favorite meatball recipe or make it easy and use prepared meatballs (we like Trader Joe's). This is a delicious Molé sauce and the chiles, chocolate and spices make a perfect pairing with a glass of Mettler Zinfandel!

Duck and Fresh Fig Flatbread

It's harvest time and in addition to the many varieties of grapes

getting picked off the vine, this time of year offers a bounty of

fruits and vegetables. One of our favorites is fresh figs grown

right here in Lodi. Partnered with the rich taste of duck and

creamy gorgonzola, it is a palate pleaser, along with a glass of

Mettler wine of course!

Beef With Chimichurri Sauce

With barbecue season upon us and Lodi Zinfest this month I feel compelled to offer a recipe that would pair well with our Zinfandel. This is a favorite in my house, it’s quick and healthy and delicious with a glass of Mettler Zinfandel.

Heirloom Bean And Cabernet Chili

This is from Kim's kitchen! - a recipe featuring heirloom beans from Lodi's own Mohr-Fry ranches. This is Kim's special heirloom bean and buffalo chili with Mettler Cabernet. A hearty recipe that is great for those fall football Sundays! Mohr Fry beans are featured at Williams-Sonoma or on their own website: mohrfry.com

Spanish-Style Chicken

A hearty and delicious chicken for any night of the week. The tangy sauce pairs well with a full-bodied red wine such as the Mettler Epicenter Zinfandel. Serve with pasta or spanish rice and a salad to complete the meal

Soothing Beef and Vegetable Stew

Perfect on a cold-winter's night, this wonderful beef stew has all the rich flavors to stand up to our hearty Mettler Petite Sirah!

Short Ribs With Wine and Procini

The porcini mushrooms lend an earthy and flavorful twist to these classic short ribs. An ideal match with our Mettler Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.

Pork Tenderloin Medallions

The key to this tasty preparation of pork tenderloin, is the overnight marinade that infuses the meat with apple-cinnamon goodness. Serve with homemade applesauce on the side and a glass of Mettler Zinfandel!

Peppercorn Filet Mignon

A delicious pepper steak that can be for a romantic evening at home or dinner with friends. Mettler Cabernet or Petite Sirah would be perfect with this elegant meal!

Grilled Zinfandel Chicken Thighs

This is a great barbecued chicken recipe with a unique and delicious zinfandel marinade. Perfect with grilled vegetables and a crisp salad on a hot summer night! Enjoy with Mettler Zinfandel.

Easy Beef Pot Roast

Perfect for those cold evenings, this is an easy pot roast to put in the Crock pot and cook all day. A crunchy green salad and a glass of Mettler Cabernet make this a memorable meal.