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Ripken Vineyards

2742 West Sargent Road, Lodi, California, 95242 USA
Region: Lodi (209) 367-9463 http://ripkenwine.com/
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  • Year Established:
    2006
  • Winery Contact:
  • Winemaker:
    Susan Ripken

About our winery:

Ripken Vineyards & Winery appeals to adventuresome wine drinkers with mostly non-traditional varieties producing extraordinary flavored wines. We consider ourselves an artisan “barnista” winery that is uniquely different, electric, eclectic, quirky, esoteric, even wacky, but never boring or weird. No Boring Wines!-made with certified sustainable grapes.
We go down the road less traveled. We appeal to wine drinkers that wish to explore the joys of Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier, Malbec, Petite Sirah, Carmine, Petit Verdot, Alicante Bouschet, Tempranillo, Graciano, Souzao, Touriga National, Grenace, Mourvedre, Montepulciano, Barbera, Dolcetto, or Corvina as blends or varietal wines.
We produce very small lots of different wines mostly under 100 cases, using classic techniques such as gentle crushing, barrel fermenting white wines, selecting yeasts, hand punchdown, lee stirring, long barrel aging, gently crushing, and bottle aging. Our chant is, “These wines were made one bucket, one barrel, one bottle at a time.”
Our grape growing focuses on maximizing flavors, reduced but adequate irrigation or non-irrigation, sunlight to the cluster, full ripeness for flavor, moderate size crops, adequate soil fertility and organic matter in soils. All this attention to detail leads to full flavored wines of good mineral content which are balance and enjoyable when released.
We are Lodi’s 60th winery. We crushed our first vintage in 2003 but we are not new to wine grape growing being third generation growers since 1950. In addition, we grow our own rootstock and have collected different wine varietal clones and selections for forty years.


Three things to love about us:

Unique varieties
Estate grown, produced & bottled
Grapes certified sustainable under the Lodi Rules! program


What makes us unique:

Our varieties


Our awards:

Too many to list!


  Days and hours open

Fri12:00 PM4:00 PM
Sat12:00 PM4:00 PM
Sun12:00 PM4:00 PM

Tasting Policy:

Please make an appointment, groups over 6 are $5/person not waived with a purchase.


  • Rustic
  • Informative/Educational
  • Family Run
  • Informative/Educational
  • Casual
  • Hidden Gem
  • Has A View
  • Dog Friendly
  • Good for Kids
  • Small & Quaint
  • Sustainable
  • Montepulciano
  • Viognier
  • Barbera
  • Zinfandel
  • Pinot Noir
  • Rose
  • Tempranillo
  • Touriga Nacional
  • Primitivo
  • Port
  • Petite Sirah
  • Bordeaux
  • Late Harvest
  • Sangiovese
  • Pinot Gris
  • Rhone
  • Dolcetto
  • Grenache
  • Grenache Blanc
  • Syrah
  • Mourvedre
  • Roussanne
  • Dessert Wine
  • Malbec
  • Petit Verdot
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Blends
  • Alicante Bouschet
  • Sustainable
  • Ability to Purchase Wine
  • Outdoor Area
  • Wine Club

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