Great wines are grown in the vineyard.

Bob, Marsha and Darren Lang, together with Winemaker Mark McKenna, produce Zinfandel, Barbera, Sauvignon Blanc, and occasionally other varietals, from personally selected family-owned Sierra Foothill vineyards in Amador County. Known for deep, granite-based soils, California's oldest Zinfandel vines are found here in picturesque gold-country valleys. Amador vineyards lie at elevations above 1200 feet and produce the robust, spicy Zinfandels whose characteristics define this unique California varietal. Lang Wines focus is to emphasize the vineyard's unique contribution to wine quality.

Until 1999, the Langs produced Zinfandel exclusively from their own foothill vineyards on Twin Rivers Ranch. In partnership with two other airline pilots they had known as sailors in Sausalito, Bob and Marsha Lang acquired the Twin Rivers property in 1972. The first vines were planted in 1974, primarily as a means to carry the mortgage on the 1600-acre ranch. An airstrip within the vineyards enabled them to fly from the Bay area to the vineyard in 35 minutes.
A drought in 1976/77 required drilling wells for irrigation; the pumps were powered by a generator until electric lines were brought in from 3 miles away. Sale of those grapes and the wines they produced met with great success; by 1981 the vineyards had grown to 200-acres. Lang Wines began as a marketing tool to demonstrate the quality of their grapes to assist in grape sales to wineries across the state. Their first wine, a 1983 Zinfandel, won a gold medal at the 1986 Orange County Fair.

For many years the Langs produced only a few hundred cases from each vintage. However, gold medals at the Orange County, Los Angeles, Amador, El Dorado and California fairs, together with over 60 other medals of gold, silver & bronze, attest to the excellent qualities of Sierra Foothill vineyards.

In 2007, the Lang 2005 Amador County Zinfandel, with beautiful grapes from Vicki Delpart's 38-acre Oakmont Vineyards, was awarded a Double-Gold medal at the Amador County Fair & another Gold Medal at the San Francisco International Wine Competition. The 2006 Amador Zinfandel repeated that success by winning a gold medal at the 2008 Amador County Fair and additional medals at the San Francisco Int'l Wine Competition and the Orange County Fair. Our 2007 Zinfandel was again a gold medal winner, this time at the 2009 Orange County Fair. More recently, our 2008 Amador Zinfandel and Barbera were Silver Medal winners at the 2011 San Francisco International Wine Competition. Our 2010 Zinfandel, 2010 Barbera and 2012 Sauvignon Blanc all received Silver Medals at the 2013 San Francisco International Wine Competition. Our 2012 Zinfandel is once again a Double-Gold medal winner!

Production now tops 1200 cases each year; the Langs intend to continue their 31-year history of producing small quantities of Amador Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc and Barbera from the best vineyards in California's finest Zinfandel region. Winemaker Mark McKenna and the Langs visit these select vineyards often from winter pruning to bud-break in the spring and especially to determine the exact day to harvest in the fall.

The consistent high quality of Lang Wines results from a continuing cultivated harmony of cooperation between small, but exceptional wine-growers in Amador County and the Sierra-foothills, and our winemaker, Mark McKenna . Enjoy!

Lang Wines
Bob, Marsha and Darren Lang and
Winemaker Mark McKenna

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