The truth is you can drink wine anywhere, but to dig deeper into how a wine region develops its culture from nearby appellations is an entirely different story. While most people look for answers in places like Napa and Sonoma, Stockton looks closer to home.
Stockton has incredible resources to help answer these questions—without the pricey Napa tastings or the intimidation of overzealous sommeliers. Stockton is located just south of one of California’s best-kept wine secrets. In addition, with easy access to fresh ingredients from the Central Valley, Stockton knows a thing or two about wine pairing.
Here are some unexpected ways to sip, learn, explore and celebrate wine in Stockton, California:
Sorelle Winery - A Historical Perspective
Sorelle Winery was founded in 2007, new owners of the historic Dodge House replanted the vineyard, which had been a source of income for the Dodge family as far back as 1866.
Today the estate is a beautiful reminder of days gone by, a sentiment to the bountiful farmlands that helped shape the Central Valley. While the Dodge House and Sorelle Winery are often used for private events and weddings, visitors can explore these gorgeous grounds most days and can experience wine tasting at the family’s tasting room Thursday through Monday. Bring your own picnic and enjoy classic Italian varietals like Sangiovese, Muscat and more.
Plus, you’ll get to peer back in time and gain a historical perspective of Stockton only a few places can offer.
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