Eleven Local Wineries for Serving Wine This Thanksgiving

Nov 13, 2020

It’s that time of the year again where we all look forward to the gastronomic delight of Thanksgiving. Whether it's mash potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing, turkey, or tofurky. Everyone has a favorite dish that they go back for seconds or even thirds for, making planning a pairing a bit tricky. Luckily the San Joaquins corridor has millions of irrigated farmland with several wineries, making it easy for you to have a local and crowd-pleasing bottle. 

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  • Rosenblum Cellars
    Using single-vineyards in Sonoma and Alexander Valley for their regional blends, Rosenblum has more than 50 Zinfandels that earn 90 or more points from Wine Spectator. Rosenblum’s tasting room is located at Jack London Square in Oakland. Wines can be purchased in the tasting room or via curbside pick up.
  • Dashe Cellars
    A family-owned artisan winery located in the heart of the Urban Wine Country, founder Michael and Anne Dashe focus on producing exceptional, single-vineyard wines. Dashe Cellars uses traditional and “natural” winemaking techniques, including small-lot fermentation and little-to-no fining or filtration. Dashe Cellars is located on Spirits Alley on the old Naval Airbase in Alameda. Dashe Cellar wines can be purchased and shipped to your home through their online shop. For a limited time, when you buy four or more bottles receive $10 flat-rate shipping with promo code: ATHOME.

Lusu Cellars

Named after the inspiring legend of Lusus, who brought vines and winemaking to the Iberian peninsula, David Teixeira, owner and winemaker, carries on the family tradition of winemaking. David watches the seasons and lunar position to schedule the best time for winemaking tasks. Located in Berkeley, Lusu Cellars is offering in-person pickups and free delivery for online orders. Use promo code CASE2020 for 20% off orders of 12 more bottles.

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Bailarín Cellars Founded in 2014 by a collective of friends, Bailarín has several wines with high ratings by wine enthusiasts. All Bailarín wines are made in Healdsburg and are certified by the Craft Wine Association. Bailarín Cellars tasting room is located in downtown Sacramento (7th and K Street) and online wine orders can be shipped or picked up at Bailarín Cellars tasting room.

Acheson Wine Company
Born from a few friends getting together and enjoying a bottle of wine, Acheson Wine Company founders wanted to reduce the amount of waste the wine industry creates (bottles, labels, corks, cardboard, and capsules). Acheson Wine Company no longer puts wine into traditional bottles but instead sells wine in a 5-gallon stainless keg. Perfectly preserved in an anaerobic environment that can be reused again and again. Purchases can be made through their online store and picked up in-store (19th and Q Street) or delivered. Use promo code: 3BOTTLES to save 10% off when buying three bottles or 6BOTTLES to save 20% when purchasing six bottles. Anceson Wine Company is currently offering free local delivery for Sacramento residents. 

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Ficklin Vineyards

Founded in 1946, Ficklin Vineyards is one of America’s oldest Port wineries that crafts award-winning wine. Ficklin Vineyards offers dozens of wines on their online shop, which can be shipped to you just in time for the holidays (or maybe even to enjoy before!). 

Marechal Vineyards

The Marshall family first came to the Sanger area in the early 1900’s where Hugh M. Marshall purchased 160 acres where the family still farms today. In the early 1980’s Hugh M. Marshall Jr. started making wines from the grapes grown on the farm and submitted the homemade wines to various State and County Fairs wine-making competitions. Marshall Jr.’s wines received many gold, silver, and even bronze ribbons. From that moment Marechal Vineyards was born! Marechal Vineyards online shop allows wine lovers to choose from sirahs to primitivos to roses and more!

E&J. Gallo Winery

As one of the leading global producers of both grapes, wines and spirits, E. & J. Gallo wines are sold in more than 90 countries around the world. E & J Gallo are dedicated to quality and take the utmost care through each and every step of the grape growing and winemaking process. Since 1933, E. & J. Gallo Winery has been a family-owned company. Gallo Family wines can be purchased at a variety of places and can be found on their “Find Us” website.

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  • McCay Cellars
    For over 25 years Michael McCay has farmed in Lodi and created wine through the practice of native fermentation. McCay Cellars works with five different Zinfandel vineyards across Lodi to provide award-winning wine. Wine can be purchased through their online shop and delivered or picked up at their McCay Cellars tasting room in downtown Lodi (adjacent to the Lodi train station).Weibel Family Winery Through three generations and over eight decades, from Switzerland to central California, the Weibel family produces quality affordable wines and sparklings. Weibel Family Winery produces naturally flavored wines to non-varietal table wines and even non-alcoholic “champagnette.” Sparkling, white, and red wines can be purchased on their online shop or in their tasting room in downtown Lodi (9 N. School Street). 

    Jeremy Wine Co. Owned by Jeremy & Choral Trettevik, the husband and wife duo dreamt of the day they could sipp on their own wine. Through determination and naivete, Jeremy and Choral set out to achieve their dream. Today Jeremy Wine Co harvest well over 100 tons of grapes each year in their boutique winery (located next to the Lodi Station, 6 W Pine Street). Their list of wines is ever changing with an interesting mix of charities from Italy, Spain and beyond. Wines can be purchased on their online shop and shipped directly to your home.

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