During the 1870's Johann and Maria Lange settled in Lodi and began a family farm growing non-irrigated watermelons with their son, Albert. The farm grew year after year and by 1916 they had their family's first grape-ranch. It was on this ranch where Albert's son, Harold, was born in 1920. Just like his father, it was natural for Harold to work with Albert to gain experience in order to carry on the family's agricultural roots.
Today the operation is run by Harold's twin sons, Randall and Brad and their wives, Charlene and Susan. They have continued the tradition of working the vineyards and in 1974 decided to farm on their own. It was an exciting time for them because as they grew their business, their family grew as well.
As the kids grew up on the River Ranch they developed an appreciation for winegrowing by working summers and harvested with them. After college they each decided to come back to the family farm, so they took the next step and built a winery in 2006. Today they all have unique responsibilities within the winery and viticulture teams. As fifth generation winegrowers they are looking forward to working with the sixth!
For five generations the Lange family has been growing sustainable wine grapes in the Lodi Appellation and in 2006 opened a winery to showcase their passion for growing grapes because great wine starts in the vineyard.
Born in Lodi, Kelly Brakle spent his college summers working for Brad and Randy's father. He joined Lange Twins after graduating from Fresno State University with a degree in Plant Science and an emphasis on viticulture. He has been working for Lange Twins for 30 years managing the vineyard management business alongside Brad and Randy.
The aroma comes across rich and creamy with tropical fruit blended with green apple notes. On the palate the flavor mimics the aroma with vibrant white peach and fresh herbs. The wine rounds out with subdued vanilla oak, a smooth texture and crisp finish. Try with scallops in a lobster butter sauce.