15622 N. Alpine Road
Lodi, California 95240
Phone: (925) 784-6197
Friday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
PRIE is a small family owned and operated winery in Lodi. Owners John and Lisa Gash take pride in having a hand in every aspect of creating fine wines from Lodi and the surrounding Norther California AVA's.
The entire process is done on their small estate winery. The attention to detail results in high quality wines that speak for themselves.
Come and taste for yourself.
Tasting Fee: $5, refunded with purchase
A Scientist making wine? Is this a non-traditional approach to wine making? As a local doing work here in Lodi for many years, I get to see many successful businesses and PRIE Winery is one of our successful Winery Gems. The owners, Lisa and John Gash, are the perfect example of the entrepreneurial community spirit I enjoy so much. I have watched them grow for a few years and today had the pleasure of tasting a flight of the 2019 wine offerings. My takeaway? For the first time I can remember, not a single one of John's wines left that after-taste sharpness on my pallet. All 8 of the tastings, from the "clear as fresh water" 2017 Vermentino (which I bought the most of) to the 2017 Incorrigible (an outstanding blend of estate grapes) to a well crafted 2016 Old Vine Zinfandel (a great and positive surprise to an old Zin guy like me) pay homage to the fantastic supply of wine grapes and talent we have in this area. The absolute beauty of the Lodi Wine Experience is young winemakers raising the bar of taste, excellence and variety in these smaller boutique wineries. Lisa and John are certainly an important part of this experience. If you have never seen wine-making in action, you need to remember there is "so much hard work" required to make wines this delicious. Johns scientist's description of the wine-making process makes me think his mind must be in every barrel supervising the molecules from start to finish as he works day and night to make Prie Winery even better. And the taste proves it. Magnificent wines designed (lucky for me) for my taste buds. I say this as I am watching a new vineyard John has planted with a little-known red wine varietal. The view to the East is vast and picturesque. Try the 2017 Mencia for a preview of what is soon coming to Prie Winery. I am excited and think you will be very surprised.
Wine is good, winemaker is smart and inventive with different grape combinations. Nice property. Small though