Van Ruiten

Winery InfoShortly after World War II, John Van Ruiten Sr. arrived in the United States and settled in the rich farmlands of the Lodi area. As a young Dutch immigrant, he had a dream of growing quality grapes and producing truly outstanding wines. His desire to have his own land was realized in the early 1950’s when, prodded by a friend and local banker, John bought on a handshake the “Happy Holmes Dairy.” He then made a sharp-eyed purchase of an old Zinfandel vineyard. With large amounts of “sweat equity,” he planted additional Zinfandel vines and began growing wine grapes in the Lodi Appellation. Five decades later, the Van Ruitens source their fruit from approximately 800 acres, and hand pick their grapes each year at harvest time with only their best fruit destined for the bottle.
Winery WebsiteVan Ruiten Winery
Style2013 Cab-Shiraz
Tasting NotesLoaded with flavors of blackberries, cherries, and plums; with a lengthy finish and just a hint of oak.
Varietal Content55% Shiraz, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon
Style2013 Old Vine Zinfandel
Tasting NotesOur 2013 Old Vine Zinfandel is packed full of black cherry, plum, and mild vanilla.
Style2013 Pinot Noir
Tasting NotesThis wine has a medium-bodied richness with flavors of cola, nutmeg and bright cherry.
Style2015 Pinot Grigio
Tasting NotesFlavors of honeydew melon, fig, and citrus lead to a soft mid-palate finish with a lemony note. 
Style2015 Sauvignon Blanc
Tasting NotesAromas of grapefruit and tropical fruit complimented by luscious flavors of lemon-grass, lavender and light lemon.
Style2015 Chardonnay
Tasting NotesAromas and flavors of green apple, tangerine, pear, and citrus.