Mettler Family Vineyards

Mettler Family Vineyards. Specialising in Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Old Vine Zinfandel, this six generation family have been farming in Lodi since 1899. Today, the vineyards are run by Larry Mettler and his wife Char, along with their three children, Kimberly, Kelli and Adam. Everyone contributes to the family operation, from farming to marketing. In 2010, Mettler Vineyards were officially certified organic – the Mettlers have always been committed to farming in the most natural way possible aspects – cover crops are grown in the vineyards to protect and improve soil structure, owl boxes have been built to create homes for owls and promote natural rodent control. The vineyards are also farmed using the latest biologically integrated farming system, reducing chemical usage and placing pest traps in vineyards. Reduction of water and fertilizers in the vineyards along with integrated pest management keep the vineyards healthy and the wine quality consistent. The Mettler Cabernet Sauvignon is a delicious example from the winery, it’s smooth on the palate and has a beautiful balance of fruit and oak. Whilst not currently open to visitors, there will be a tasting room opening in Spring 2012.