Michele and Melinda Lorenza Winemakers

Michele and Melinda Lorenza Winemakers

SUPPORT FEMALE WINEMAKERS— Join, Michele Lorenza Ouellet of Lorenza Rosé in the yard Tuesday, April 16th from 6-8.

We’ll be hanging and pouring the 2018 vintage Rosé!

A bit about Lorenza Wines —

Lorenza was founded with the first vintage in 2008 by Melinda Kearney, a wine industry veteran from Napa Valley and her daughter Michele Lorenza Ouellet, an international fashion model. Sharing a love of the beautiful Provençal Rose, they set out to create in California a wine that was pale, delicate, dry, low alcohol and full of light.In 2008 they hit the road, destination Lodi with a phone number of someone they had never met. Looking for the old vines they believed would lend the wine complexity, authenticity and would feed their desire to create a wine of substance–something real.  Strangers became friends and doors generously opened to the outstanding vineyards that have been the source of Lorenza Rosé.

Growing in sandy soil, two of the core vineyards were planted in 1847 (The Bechthold Cinsault) and 1906 (Spenker Ranch). Head trained, own rooted vines, weathered and with stories to tell, these vines became central to the blend inspired by the Bandol icon, Domaine Tempier. Along with a 50 year old Grenache vineyard just outside of Lodi and with two rows of younger Mourvedre, the vineyards were secured.

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