Get to know Lodi California Wine - A Visit to Harney Lane Winery

Collage of photos at Harney Lane Winery - oak wine barrels, vineyards, and two of the proprietors, Jorja and Kyle.
Kassandra Maher Marketing, Lodi Market​​

Why We Love Harney Lane

While the tasting room is every bit as elegant and lovely as you might expect from a Lodi winery, it is the back garden area that makes the experience stand out. Picture the fun and intimacy of hanging out in your best friend’s backyard, mixed with the serenity and tranquility of a rainforest. Bring snacks or a lunch and enjoy the beauty of the property while sipping wine. 

New & Exciting: 

They just dropped their Savor the Flavors campaign, including their Handbook to Grilled Food & Wine! There are so many great ideas in here to inspire your next backyard get-together.

Perfect for when you’re asking yourself, “What meal would go with this wine?” or “What wine varietal would go with this meal?”

Visit the guide to see delicious recipes to pair with different wine varietals.

Connect with Harney Lane: 

To stay up-to-date with giveaways, follow on Facebook & Instagram, visit the website to purchase wine and learn more, join the email list, and come visit the tasting room! 

If you love Harney Lane wine, their wine club is a great way to take advantage of savings. You can save up to 25% off all wine and merchandise, and enjoy club benefits like free tastings, exclusive events, and their 100% estate grown Primitivo, a wine club member exclusive wine!

Picture the fun and intimacy of hanging out in your best friend’s backyard, mixed with the serenity and tranquility of a rainforest.

collage of images from Harney Lane winery. Top left: a bottle of red wine and a bottle of white wine, with two people
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Harney Lane Winery and Vineyards

Harney Lane Winery and Vineyards is one of the 85+ wineries in the Lodi region of California, but their story is uniquely their own. 

The Harney Lane team prides themselves on being farmers first, and they’re serious when they say great wine starts in the vineyard. The land has been tended by the Mettler family for 5 generations, and the family originally used the land exclusively for farming starting in 1906 and growing winegrapes in 1907. They boast 120 acres of vineyards, up to 118 years old. The Lizzy James Vineyard is a Certified Historic Vineyard, planted all the way back in 1904. This actually qualifies as an “ancient vine”, or a vine over 100 years old. Lodi is one of the few American wine regions with ancient vines! In 2006, Harney Lane made the shift to begin producing exceptional wines from their estate vineyards, and launched the winery in 2008.

In 2006, Harney Lane made the shift to begin producing exceptional wines from their estate vineyards. 

Harney Lane Winery and Vineyards is proud to be family owned and operated. During your visit, it’s likely you’ll run into one of the 3 owners, Kathy, Jorja, or Kyle!  The family lives on property to this day, honoring tradition and tending to the land and the business. 

They personally manage every element of their winemaking, from vineyard to barrel to bottle. Everything is done on-site, with no outsourcing, from growing and harvesting the vines to bottling and distribution. All teams work together in harmony, from the farmers to the tasting room attendants, to produce a range of wines. Harney Lane produces mostly single vineyard varietal, meaning almost all of their wines are produced from one vineyard, and not blendended with other varietals (oftentimes a rarity in the industry!). The varietal listed on the label, such as Chardonnay, is all that you’ll find in the bottle. 

At the time of writing, Harney Lane offers a variety of wine options to choose from: Albarino, Chardonnay, Dry Rose, Rose of Primitivo, Zinfandel, Old Vine Zinfandel, Tempranillo, Petite Sirah, Primitivo, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Port.

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A large water feature fountain in the middle of trees and grassy area, behind the Harney Lane winery
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If you’re looking for a wine with a give-back aspect, you’ll love the Patriarch’s Promise. Inspired by the family patriarch George Mettler, the Patriarch’s Promise has become a Harney Lane staple since its first release in 2012. 10% of proceeds are donated to the American Cancer Society in honor of George. Go ahead and try to guess the contents of this Harney Lane classic; this proprietary wine’s recipe is a closely guarded family secret!

For those interested in sustainability, you’ll be happy to know that Harney Lane’s 100% estate-grown wines are meticulously made with sustainably farmed vineyards and are consciously crafted to be gluten-free, vegan friendly, and with no unnecessary additives. 

Harney Lane Winery is LODI RULES Certified, which is an impressive and prestigious sustainability certification known worldwide. When you see the LODI RULES and Certified Green seals at Harney Lane, you know that the wine you’re drinking has been produced using verified, scientifically-sound sustainable farming. Back in 1991, Lodi farmers banded together to form an organization dedicated to improving farming for everyone in the community. Every 5 years, Lodi farmers vote on a grape tax that funds the education and research for responsible farming. “When you drink a glass of wine made from LODI RULES certified grapes, you are supporting a farmer, a vintner, and an entire agricultural community that embraces their responsibility to care for the environment and the people.” (

The Lodi wine region has 85+ wineries to its name, and you’ll get a different experience at each and every winery you visit. At Harney Lane Winery and Vineyards, you can enjoy their well-crafted wines in an elegant and tranquil setting, and rest easy knowing your wine was sustainably produced by dedicated family farmers. Next time you’re in the mood for a Lodi wine tasting, be sure to head over to Harney Lane Winery and Vineyards.

They’re ready for you any time, open 7 days a week from 11:00am to 5:00pm.

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