McCay Cellars

McCay Cellars
1370 E. Turner Rd.
Lodi, California 95240
(209) 368-WINE

Tasting Hours: Thur-Mon 11am – 5pm

Tasting Fee: $10.00 refunded with purchase

With great consideration our wines are handcrafted from start to finish. From the field to the bottle, we monitor every detail to make sure our wines are of the finest quality. In our opinion, Lodi has California’s best climate for producing wine grapes. The Mokleumne Rivers’ sandy loam soil, along with the Delta’s cool breezes, provides the perfect and unique environment for growing the best wine grapes in the world. McCay Cellars produces small case lots (typically less than two hundred cases per lot) all in French Oak barrels. McCay Cellars is a small boutique, family owned winery that takes pride in producing California’s best wines.

My goal is simple…to make a Zinfandel with a sense of presence and character that expresses the trueness of the vineyard. I believe that Lodi California has the perfect climate for Zinfandel. Lodi has beautiful heat in the summer and evenings that are cool with an average of 57 degrees at nighttime…perfect for Zinfandel. My wine making approach is “Hands On…Hands Off.” Hands on in the vineyard and hands off in the Winery. I look for certain and unique flavor profiles out of particular vineyards…it’s all about the terroir in the vineyard. The goal is to create the perfect balance between the vine and the fruit. In the cellar it’s all about Native Fermentation. Through the practice of Native Fermentation the terroir of the vineyard has a better chance of showing off it’s true characteristics. Currently, I am working with seven different Zinfandel vineyards, with the oldest vineyard being planted in 1909. These Zinfandel vineyards are scattered across Lodi from west to east, all with their own unique micro climates and individual sense of terroir.  The Winery’s production is typically in the range of 250 cases per vineyard. McCay Cellars is a small winery that is all about presence and character of it’s wines…Zinfandel Wine.

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