• Cheryl Therrien

    So here is my question: why is the winery named after one partner and not the other? Hardly seems fair… Great story! 🙂

    • Ryan Sherman

      Cheryl- fair question. Very simply, our project and friendship isn’t about ego, it’s about doing something we love….and Russ writes the majority of the checks :-). Please come by and visit. Thanks. Ryan

    • Hi Cheryl, Thanks Cheryl. It’s as Ryan says, it’s all about creating great wine and not ego. It is a great place to visit. We will need to do that some time. 🙂

  • Julie

    Ok, This sounds like a great wine and a fun place to visit. I’ve never had Tempranillo before but I think I would really love it. I do love the part about sustainable practices.

    • Hi Julie, If you’re a red wine lover then you must give this one a try. It is pretty darn amazing. Oh and please stop by their tasting room, you will have a great time. 🙂

  • Jacqueline Gum

    Ok this has sparked interest from ye old tastebuds. I’m going to check here in Charleston and see who carries it. I love the Lodi area and it’s nice to see product coming from that region.

    • Hi Jacqueline, You will greatly enjoy their Tempranillo. In my opinion, Lodi is a little gem of a place for wine. 🙂

    • dlgage

      they are a small production winery. It may not be available in Charleston, so be sure to visit the website.

  • Debra Yearwood

    I generally try to ignore labels since they can turn you off of a good wine or tempt you to try a bad one, but I really like the simplicity of the Fields label. It acts as a wordmark and makes it easy to remember what you’re looking for. If you’re like me, lots of curiosity and a short memory, then you have so many vineyards floating around in your head that it can be challenging remembering names.

    Now that I can remember what I’m looking for, I’ll be interested in trying it. 🙂

    • I do like the label too Debra. If you look at it closely the lines do denote field rows but also form a bottle or wine glass whichever is your orientation. I think that’s pretty cool.

      FYI: because they are a small lots producer the only way to get their wine is through their website.

  • doreenpendgracs

    Cool, Susan! I never knew Tempranillo was now being produced in CA! I sure love the Spanish version, and look forward to trying the American version. Cheers!

    • It has been coming the scene In the western states Doreen. Some of the climate are perfect to produce Tempranillo. This one is a particularly good.

  • Neosha Gee

    Hey! I’m visiting from LinkedIn. Awesome! I always love learning of new vineyards and such. Looks Iike I’ll need to be trying this brand for sure. Thank you fo sharing!!

    • Hi Neosha and welcome. These vintners are passionate about what they produce and it shines through the end product. I really is a good wine. 🙂

  • Elizabeth Scott

    Susan, I had such an amazing day visiting Fields Family Winery. Ryan and Russ are amazing hosts and it was so fun hearing their passion when talking about their wines. I have not opened my bottle yet but am waiting for a special occassion. I am going to take my friends and Dave to check out this great winery.

    • It was a fun day Elizabeth. They are really cool guys, and you can’t bet the end product of their passion. 🙂

  • Jon Jefferson

    Yet another reason for me to come out there. I am big fan of the smaller producers of wine and of course beer. Being able to talk to the people who make the wine gives added depth to the experience.

    • I agree Jon. There is much to explore here. The local vintners are such fun to visit.

  • Jeri Walker-Bickett

    Tempranillo is one of my favorites. Guess what, it’s also being produced in ID. It’s amazing how many varietals are produced in the states that are normally associated with other countries.

    • That is so cool Jeri. We will need to compare notes on these wines, don’t you think?

  • Adrienne

    What a great write up and introduction Susan about the Fields Family Winery. The weather alone makes me want to visit so if I’m ever up that way I’ll definitely stop in and take a tour. I do love wine.


    • Thanks Adrienne, I do have to say that I love the weather… LOL. If you’re ever up in my neck of the woods we will have to do a bit of tasting at some of my favorite places, starting with this one. 🙂

  • Suzanne Fluhr

    I enjoyed your interview with the vintners and especially that one was a lawyer. I still consider myself a recovering lawyer. Is he all the way recovered — i.e. running the vineyard full time instead of also writing the occasional legal brief? I confess that it doesn’t seem like so many years ago that my husband and I graduated from no name white zinfandel. Fortunately, my wine palate has matured sufficiently that I enjoy dry oaked chardonnays — but I admit to not really tasting the vanilla and peach and raisins and minerals and other things the label informs me I should be enjoying. It also takes some intense commitment to try to build a wine cellar in Pennsylvania where the state still has a monopoly on selling most alcoholic beverages.

    • Hi Suzanne, Russ is still a practicing lawyer. I think his hope is to be a full time vintner someday. I get what your thoughts about all the nuances of the wine and flavors that are present. in the end if you like that’s all that you really need to know. 🙂

  • Love the story behind the wines Susan. I have never heard of this type of wine so it another one to look out for.

    • Hi Susan, You must seek out a good Tempranillo. I think you’d love it. 🙂

  • Ryan Sherman

    Good Morning everyone, sorry I’m coming a little late to the party here been very preoccupied with things at the winery as you might imagine. Russ and I both have to go off to our day jobs, this is the reason why we keep our production small, it helps us maintain the quality and integrity of what we produce.

    Simply put, Cab is king in Napa, Tempranillo is king in Spain. Tempranillo is one of the most versatile varietals that I know of and does exceptionally well in our meditteranian like climate. I believe it offers a bit more complexity than Cab, pretty aromatics.

    Thank you again for your comments I hope to see all of you out at the winery and introduce you to our wines.

    • Hi Ryan, When I say I was hard pressed to choose just one, I wasn’t kidding. I loved all your well crafted wines. The cab is just as divine. 🙂

      • Ryan Sherman

        Thank you!

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