Michael David Winery
Rising from the resurgent Lodi Appellation, Michael David Winery produces some of the finest award-winning varietal wines in California. It is the the product of six generations of Phillips’ family winegrowers, specializing in hand-crafted Rhone varietals as well as Lodi?s famous Old Vine Zinfandels.
The History of Michael – David Winery
The history of the Lodi-Woodbridge region tells the story of men and women with skill, vision and the shared ideals of hard work and dedication. From its beginning, the Lodi-Woodbridge region has been highly respected for grape-growing. In 1850, amid the Gold Rush, Captain Charles Weber, founder of Stockton, California, brought grape cuttings to the area.
The Lodi Appellation region of California has approximately 75,000 acres of vineyards spread across a growing area covering roughly a half million acres of land. The Lodi region has had official recognition as an AVA since 1986. The highly productive region leads all California wine districts in the production of the state?s top five varietals – Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel.
Originally devoted to vegetables, the Phillips’ farms evolved to include many different fruits, including 15 different wine varietals that were shipped throughout the country during Prohibition with instructions on “how not to have the grapes turn into wine.? Thereby, Prohibition was good for Lodi growers, with families everywhere keeping up the tradition of wine with meals by ordering these grapes and “juice” to be bottled at home.
Today, with 500 acres of premium wine grapes, there is plenty of room for experimentation and innovation. The vineyards are irrigated by the Mokelumne River, which carries crystal-clear water from the Sierra Nevada Mountains, depositing minerals into the rich soils upon which the grapes thrive.
Though not certified organic, Michael~David Winery strives to use all natural methods, including: integrated pest management, beneficial insects for pest control, trellising, leaf pulling and natural mined sulfur for mildew control.
Michael~David Vineyards produces eight brands of distinctive wines for each of your varied whimsical desires, including:
- 7 Deadly Zins
- 7 Heavenly Chards
- Don?s Lodi Red
- Sparkling Duet
7 Deadly Zins
A sinful blend indeed! Michael ~ David Winery?s flagship Zinfandel was devised by the two Phillips brothers in their search for a blended Zin so captivating that no one could refuse.
With consistency in mind, the brothers decided to blend the fruit of Lodi?s finest growers to fill the bottles of Michael ~ David?s new-fangled wine. In the end, seven vineyards were chosen for their superiority. Now, how do you label a wine so unique in style? Looking to their past, the two Phillips brothers quickly related the Seven Sins from their Catholic school upbringing to the seven Old Vine Zinfandels blended in their wine.
A vibrant, sweet bouquet of raspberry jam, molasses and cinnamon toast evoke the senses of carefree youthful nights. Excellent oak integration provides silken tannins and spice to pair with Lodi?s unrestricted wild berry fruit.
Michael ~ David Winery?s 7 Deadly Zins pairs sinfully well with BBQ?d salmon, prime rib or grilled veggies. Get crazy with delectable dark chocolate desserts!
7 Heavenly Chards
Seven Heavenly Chards serves as a sister bottling to the Seven Deadly Zins, offering a Chardonnay aged in seven different French barrels for seven months. Needless to say, Mike and Dave have been redeemed!
Crisp Asian pear and delicate peach blossom lead into subtle hints of buttery toast and a zest of fresh lime on the finish.
Float on a feather with a chilled glass of this Chardonnay, along with baked apple brie cheese, a tender Chicken Piccata, or even a grilled shrimp Caesar salad.
Michael~David Winery and Phillips Farm Fruitstand Caf?
4580 West Highway 12
Lodi, CA 95242
Order Toll Free: 1-888-707-WINE
As of the writing of this article, Michael~David Winery was allowed to ship to the following states:
Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin & Wyoming.
Distributors: For current information on where to find Michael ~ David wines, please call the winery at 1-888-707-WINE.