Macchia Winery's ancient winemaking methods create award-winning wines
Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Lodi winemaker Tim Holdener, owner of Macchai Wines. Tim exemplifies the true hands-on grape producer and winemaker. Tim joined a handful of other Lodi producers who started Lodi Native—the group made a commitment to process their wine using ancient, truly hands-off approach which starts with using only native yeast, and letting the wine basically make itself.
Holdener was a skeptic at first, but he’s an ardent convert as every one of his creations using the Lodi Native approach has been a home run out of the ballpark success.
He’s in the fields and in the winery throughout every stage of the process. Specializing in Zinfandel and Italian varieties,
Come along and discover Holdener’s grape growing and winemaking philosophy.
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