Lodis m2 Wines- Zinfandel & Syrah blends & cutting-edge architecture
m2 wines founder Layne Montgomery, a native of Arkansas, started out like many as a home winemaker. He produced his first vintage of m2 wine in Lodi back in 2004. Today m2 Wines and Montgomery are known for producing finely crafted award-winning artisanal old-vine Zinfandel, Tempranillo, and Syrah and Petite Syrah blends and more.
Back in his wine infancy, Montgomery said he concocted some mediocre stuff, but embarked on a quest to discover and learn the art of crafting fine wine changed his life.
He was hooked. He quit his day job in television and started a commercial winery.
We met up with Montgomery at his architecturally dramatic winery where he shared tales of his journey and participation in the Lodi Native movement.
It’s an affiliation of Lodi winemakers who made a commitment to craft wines the really old-fashioned way, without adding yeast, or any manipulation--from the moment the grapes are crushed, and aged in neutral oak barrels to bottle aging.
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