8 barrels produced [approximately 160 cases]. Planted in 1886 in the heart of western Lodi by Joseph Spenker and farmed for decades by Al Bechthold, this vineyard is now thriving under the watchful eye of the Phillips family. Violets, pomegranate, lavender, granitic, loamy finish.
Sandlands is the personal project of Tegan and Olivia Passalacqua. The line-up encompasses the forgotten classic California varieties, primarily grown in decomposed granite (sand), from regions and vineyards that have been farmed for many generations but have remained the outliers of California viticulture.
Primarily head-trained, dry-farmed and own rooted, the vineyards we work with harken back to California’s roots of exploration, wonder, and hard work.