LOCKE VINEYARDS - VINES
Locke Vineyards was established with the first harvest in 1995 at the Mountain Ranch vineyard, which today is our oldest operating vineyard continuing to produce award winning Zinfandel. The Murphys vineyard was planted in 1998 and has since grown into our main vineyard estate and home to the tasting room & farmhouse shop. Depending on the year, additional grapes will be sourced from select small lot vineyards in the Sierra Foothills region on top of the ten acres of grapes Locke Vineyards grows from the two vineyards in Calaveras County.
Mountain Ranch Vineyard Varietals: Zinfandel & Barbera
Murphys Vineyard Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier, Petite Sirah, & Petite Vedot
LOCKE VINEYARDS - WINES
The Locke Vineyards wine label started with its first vintage in 2003. Today, we produce fourteen wines under our label, including four family blends and two reserve wines. Currently, we produce under 1,000 cases per vintage. We are all about quality not quantity around here and produced handcrafted wines before it was a buzz word.
Whites & Rosé: Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Rosé
Reds: Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah
Family Blends: Aspen (White), Sequoia (Zinfandel/Cabernet Blend), Giant Sequoia (Bold Red Blend), Ponderosa (Petite/Petite Blend)
All family blends are named after our favorite local trees.
Reserve Label: Method Champoise (Blanc de Blanc), Cabernet Sauvignon
Behind the Labels
Locke Vineyards label captures our beautiful region in Calaveras County with views of our mountains, rivers and Sequoia trees. The Sequoia tree is dedicated to Kevin's love and 35 year career in foresty in the Sierra Foothills. The label represents why the Locke family loves Calaveras County and what landed them here in 1983. The Locke label has been in production since 2003. Calaveras County is home to rivers, lakes, large groves of Sequoia trees, caves, and rolling wine country hills.
Locke Vineyards Reserve label captures and represents our larger families passion for California agriculture and wine with now four generations of who have worked to create and cultivate multiple daries, ranches, orchards, and vineyards in Northern California. The reserve label consists of exclusive small areas of vineyards, given extensive care and attention, aged in premium oak barrels, and less than (50) case productions of each varietal.
From Vine to glass
Learn about our handcrafted wines. We believed it starts all in the vineyard and are very passionate about our growing practices in the vineyard. Join us for a tour and tasting to learn and experience our vine to glass experience!
from our farm
Connect together, join us at our Murphys vineyard. Our property boasts stunning views, fields of lavender and flowers with The Barn converted to a tasting room & farmhouse shop.