The Twisted Roots Wine company began producing its own label of wines and its signature wine, Petite Sirah in 2005. Winemaking joined grape-growing as an integral part of the family business, and in 2010 the family incorporated Twisted Roots as a separate family business. As production continued to increase, varietals expanded to include Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and "1918" Old Vine Zinfandel made from the family's oldest vineyard planted in 1918.
Above all else, Twisted Roots Wine strives to create wines that capture the essence of California's Lodi appellation. The Twisted Roots family embraces sustainable farming practices throughout the entire process and they almost exclusively age their wines in neutral French oak barrels, which allow the grapes' natural fruit flavors and pronounced acidity to shine. This style is evident throughout the winery's lineup of current releases. A bright and crisp chardonnay features just a hint of rounded oak flavor for the sake of balance, and the signature zinfandel—made from the vines originally planted in 1918—coats palates with its bold, yet supple notes of dark fruits and spices.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: Wine Only
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Pro Tip: Sip organically grown wine while enjoying the sculpture garden and shopping our gift boutique.
Q&A with Heller Estate Organic Vineyards
Has your business won any awards?
Yes. We received Small Business of the Year in 2011 from the state of California as well as a number of awards for our wines.
Tell us about your business.
We are the oldest winery in the Carmel Valley Appellation and pioneered the grape-growing area in 1968. We produce estate grown, estate bottled, 100% certified organically grown wine. We have a sculpture garden and an art gallery on the premises. Guests may browse through our gift boutique for gourmet sauces, olive oils and wine related items.
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There are many parking spaces available for customers.
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Russell and Francis Joyce, the partners behind Joyce Vineyards, translate the philosophy of less is more into the world of wine. They gently guide grapes through the fermentation process, limiting their involvement so that each wine expresses a flavor true to the fruit and terroir it's derived from. They source the grapes from European-derived vines that Joyce planted in 1987 and also from partner vineyards spread throughout Monterey, Santa Lucia Highlands, and San Benito County. Visitors can sip the varietals in a contemporary tasting room or subscribe to the wine club for quarterly deliveries of recommended bottles.
Growing 20 miles from the Pacific coastline, the grapes that become Georis wines are subject to hot days and cool nights. This microclimate imparts a complexity and depth to each varietal, further developed by the combination of Old-World techniques and modern technology that goes into Georis's winemaking process. When it's time for the public to sample the libations, they can relax in the spacious tasting room within the owners art gallery which is outfitted with a fireplace and a beautiful outdoor patio.
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Don't worry about packing a snack. This course has a great restaurant so you can keep the fun going.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly activities at this course just as much as mom and dad.
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Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.