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Randy Caparoso
 
November 21, 2012 | Randy Caparoso

Memories of The First Sip 2011

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Jessie's Grove winery, November 2011

Another First Sip in Lodi has come and gone!  There were some memorable moments, during this annual harvest celebration this past November 12-13, when wine lovers can go around visiting over 40 of Lodi’s finest vignerons and taste unbottled samples of their latest vintages — including just picked 2011s.

Born and raised here in the Delta, Dee Yates of Dee Yates Photography has always had a keen eye and natural feel for Lodi’s wine country.  Below is a photographic accounting by Ms. Yates, mixed in with shots taken by lodiwine.com (Yates’ artistic expessions identified by her signature).  Good times at…

Harney Lane Winery:

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Winemaker Chad Joseph

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Kidder Family Winery:

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Dancing Fox Winery & Bakery:

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Winegrower Gregg Lewis

Lodi Wine Cellars:

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Grower Bob Lauchland, winemaker Michael McCay

Ripken Vineyards & Winery:

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Winemaker Sue Ripken

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Dee Yates, photographer

Happy sippin’ from Lodi Wine Country!

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