Ironstone Vineyards, owned and operated by the Kautz family out in California’s Central Valley, within the Lodi AVA, the Kautz’s began farming in Lodi in 1926; the family’s first grapes were planted in 1968 and they now proudly hold 5,000 acres of vineyard. They are a fourth-generation family of growers and a prime example of how rewarding good hard work, dedication, and a love of the land can be. We offer the Ironstone Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir for you to taste and benefit from the fruits of the Kautz family’s labor.
The grapes from which comprise the Ironstone Sauvignon Blanc are grown in the Mokelumne River, a sub-AVA of Lodi. Cool Pacific Ocean breezes by way of the Mokelumne help to bring forth the outstanding character and flavor in this wine. With pronounced aromas of zesty citrus and green apple, this Sauvignon Blanc unfolds into flavors of sweet passion fruit and white peach. There is a touch of tartness in the finish that is crisp, refreshing, and altogether satisfying. Try this delicious, light-bodied white with a vast assortment of foods ranging from goat cheese, chicken, pork, turkey, red snapper, sea bass, lobster, or white lasagna.
The Ironstone Pinot Noir grapes are grown in the Kautz family’s Micke Grove Vineyard (planted in 2006), also in the Mokelumne River sub-AVA. Although this Pinot may be light in body, it is certainly full on personality. With aromas of luscious black cherries mixed with cloves, spice, and a touch of vanilla, supple flavors of cherry and plum follow with a bit of earthiness. Silky-soft tannins blend harmoniously with subtle notes of black tea and tobacco to bring about a finish that lingers exquisitely.