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Phillips Farms hosts star winemakers & press at historic Bechthold Vineyard tribute

May 29th, 2012
Phillips Farms hosts star winemakers & press at historic Bechthold Vineyard tribute

Last week Wednesday, May 23, 2012, Phillips Farms, the agricultural arm of Michael-David Winery, hosted a gathering of eight other stellar winemakers and ten influential wine journalists in a vineyard walk and tasting of wines from Lodi’s oldest – and perhaps, most revered – vineyard:  the Bechthold Vineyard. This historic event was organized and led by Kevin Phillips, Michael-David’s Vice President of Operations.  In his capacity, Phillips is in charge of farming the 750 acres owned by Phillips Farms in the Lodi AVA , as well as maintaining relations with the two dozen or so other local growers supplying Michael-David’s myriad.. VIEW MORE »

The story continues: Lodi’s magical Bechthold Vineyard

February 22nd, 2012
The story continues:  Lodi’s magical Bechthold Vineyard

Part 2 – Why Lodi’s Bechthold Cinsault may be the “future” of wine The well known phenomenon of “old vines” is, first of all, the fact that they tend to produce more intense wines because older vines naturally set lower crops.  Bechthold Vineyard, planted in 1886, is as old as it gets for Lodi – an American Viticultural Area replete with vines planted prior to 1960 (although the label designation “old vines” is unregulated, for our purposes what we call old vines would be vineyards with vines planted over 50 years ago — but there is more, much more, to.. VIEW MORE »