Berghold Estate Winery

Berghold Estate Winery. The Berghold Family has been growing grapes in Lodi since 1986. Today, the estate includes 85 acres of Syrah, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Zinfandel. Joe and Kay Berghold are collectors at heart. They have an extensive collection of American Victorian antiques, built up over several decades, and with this they have built an architecturally unique winery and tasting room to house the collection. Their son Miles is the winemaker, and all Berghold wines are estate vintages, terroir driven and made using artisan techniques combined with state of the art technology. The Berghold winery produces only 5000 cases of barrel aged wines annually. The full-bodied Crank Case red blend is superb and the perfect accompaniment to a serious meal, perhaps roast beef or Christmas dinner. The Viognier is also excellent. The main entrance to the winery features a pair of ten foot carved cherry doors originally from a Victorian mansion in Philidelphia. More than sixty solid wooden cabriole corbels, actually the legs of antique Victorian grand pianos, accent the building’s roofline. Inside, the winery is filled with one of the largest collections of fine American Victorian antiques in the US. There’s the 26 foot mahogany Eastlake bar in the Tasting Room, a 26 foot Louise XIV Oak bar in the barrel room, and a 13 foot gilded tower clock alongside beautiful armoires, tables and chests. At the centre of the Tasting Room sits a 1918 Charles Stieff concert grand piano, beneath a chandelier from 1890 from the Paramount Theatre in New York. Other fine art includes a Currean marble statue of a nude against a sail from the Paris World Fair in 1885, a collection of Italian Victorian marble busts and a Tiffany stained glass window. Open Thur-Sun 11-5. 17343 N Cherry Road.