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Klinker Brick Winery

Klinker Brick Winery

Klinker Brick Winery
15887 N Alpine Road
Lodi, California
USA 95240
Phone: 866-333-1845
http://www.klinkerbrickwinery.com/

Contact: Steve Felten
Email: steve@klinkerbrickwinery.com

Steve and Lori Felten, fifth generation grape growers in the Lodi region, continue the tradition of cultivating “Old Vine” Zinfandel vineyards that their ancestors planted in the early 1900’s.

With roots in Germany, Russia and later the Dakotas, the family settled in Lodi, first producing watermelons. Recognizing that the soil and climate were ideal for growing grapes, they began to plant varieties that included Zinfandel, Tokay, Carignane, and Alicante. For over one hundred years, the family has cultivated the land with the aim of producing top quality fruit. Zinfandel was one of the first grape varieties to be planted in the Lodi appellation, although it had also been established in other parts of the California.
Grapes were originally packed in boxes for shipment to the East Coast and Canada for the purpose of home winemaking. In the early days of production, nearly all of the Zinfandel grapes were shipped with the exception of grapes that were used for making wine at home.
By the mid 1930’s, grapes were sold primarily to cooperatives and larger, private wineries with a small portion of the production shipped east.

Historically, the vineyards were irrigated by flood or ditch irrigation and the inability to regulate the amount of water applied resulted in larger yields of marginal quality. In the late 1980’s, drip irrigation was introduced, providing the ability to control the amount of water applied to each vine. This resulted in the ability to control the vigor of the vine, healthier fruit and ultimately, lower yields. With the introduction of more sophisticated vineyard practices, including shoot thinning, leaf pulling, color thinning and the removal of a second crop, the ability to produce the grapes of exceptional quality was realized.
Part of the extended Felten Family includes their winemaker, Barry Gnekow, who is responsible for crafting the wines from the inaugural vintage. Barry, a Davis graduate with over 25 years of experience of winemaking, has a unique ability to bring the best of the vineyard into the cellar, year after year, producing wines of distinction for Klinker Brick.Another extended family member is Lynne Whyte Barnard, the President of Klinker Brick Winery.

Lynne has brought a wealth of entrepreneurial experience to the winery, having owned her on wholesale company and directing sales and marketing for prestigious wine producers in California. She was instrumental in the development of the Old Ghost wine, label design and has been responsible for selling all of the vintages produced to date, developing national and international distribution.

Winemaker: Barry Gnekow

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Klinker Brick Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Klinker Brick Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Lodi, California, United States

Alcohol: 14.9%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2018‐2024

Plush Pork Wine

 

LCBO: 575464  Check Stock

BC: 864942  15 in stock

90/100

$24.95

Klinker Brick Winery Albariño 2017
Klinker Brick Winery Albariño 2017

Lodi, California, United States

Alcohol: 13.6%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2019‐2021

 

LCBO: 639740  139 in stock

$21.95

Klinker Brick Winery Marisa Vineyard Zinfandel 2015
Klinker Brick Winery Marisa Vineyard Zinfandel 2015

Lodi, California, United States

Alcohol: 15.4%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2019‐2022

 

LCBO: 694356  Check Stock

$49.95

Klinker Brick Winery Brickmason Blend 2016
Klinker Brick Winery Brickmason Blend 2016

Lodi, California, United States

Alcohol: 14.8%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2019‐2023

 

BC: 895250  182 in stock

SAQ: 12569157  Check Stock

ANBL: 812826  Check Stock

NSLC: 834630000273

Alberta: 771445

Opimian Wine: 6702

$20.10

Klinker Brick Winery Old Ghost Old Vine Zinfandel 2015
Klinker Brick Winery Old Ghost Old Vine Zinfandel 2015

California, United States

Alcohol: 15.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2019‐2024

 

LCBO: 633313  Check Stock

BC: 815209  Check Stock

$51.99

Klinker Brick Winery Albariño 2018
Klinker Brick Winery Albariño 2018

Lodi, California, United States

Alcohol: 13.6%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2019‐2021

 

LCBO: 639740  126 in stock

$21.95

Klinker Brick Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Klinker Brick Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Lodi, California, United States

Alcohol: 14.9%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2019‐2025

Plush Pork Wine

 

LCBO: 575464  Check Stock

BC: 864942  15 in stock

$24.95

Klinker Brick Winery Old Vine Zinfandel 2015
Klinker Brick Winery Old Vine Zinfandel 2015

Lodi, United States

Alcohol: 15%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2019‐2026

 

LCBO: 336064  Check Stock

BC: 174045  669 in stock

$22.95

Klinker Brick Winery Albarino Lodi 2017
Klinker Brick Winery Albarino Lodi 2017

California, United States

Alcohol: 13.6%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 639740  392 in stock

$21.95

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