HARNEY LANE WINERY
9010 E. Harney Lane
Lodi, CA 95240
For more than one hundred years, the George Mettler family has farmed Harney Lane, a 100-acre parcel of land just east of Lodi. But it wasn't until 2006 that they decided to venture into winemaking. The family now has complete control of their wines from the vineyard, to the bottle, to the consumer. All the grapes are hand picked, hand sorted, then fermented in small lots and barrel aged. This attention to detail and determination to make the best product possible has certainly paid off. In five short years, Harney Lane Winery has developed a portfolio of unique, memorable estate varietals including Old Vine Zinfandel, Tempranillo, Primitivo, Petite Sirah, and Albariño—along with classic Chardonnay. Judging from the rapid growth of its wine club, Wine:30, and the fact that nearly all (95 percent or more) of its inventory is sold in the tasting room, Harney Lane has quickly developed an enthusiastic and loyal following. The wines consistently stand out at major wine competitions. At the 2014 California State Fair both their 2013 Albarino and their 2011 Old Vine Zinfandel took Double Gold Medals.
The gracious tasting room offers tastes of the winery's compelling portfolio, as well as a gift shop stocked with creative wine-related gifts. Harney Lane prides itself in not only producing wonderful wines but in creating a tasting experience where guests feel warm, welcome, and an extended part of the family. They are open for tasting Thursday through Monday from 11am to 5pm.