I could show you all kinds of pictures of pretty vineyards, tasting rooms and grapes, but at the end of the day, nothing beats sharing a table with a bunch of friends and a few excellent bottles of wine.
We’ll get on the tractor to work the vines no matter how cold or dark, often in the still of the very early morning at 2:30 a.m., when most are just dreaming of wine. If wine needs to age in barrels a bit longer, or could use some blending wine, we’ll do whatever it takes to make it that much better.
So feel free to click around this Web site of ours to find out more about us, then stop on by for a visit to get to know the real people behind the vines and wines bearing my name.
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BORRA VINEYARDS TASTING ROOM
1301 E. Armstrong Road
Lodi, California 95242
Noon to 5:00 p.m.
And by Appointment
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Tasting Fee is $5 per person and includes a souvenir wine glass. For groups of 8 or more please call ahead for reservations.
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