Over 150 years ago Johann and Maria Lange settled in Lodi and founded a family farm with their son, Albert. The farm grew year over 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 because as they grew their business, their family grew as well.
LangeTwins represents five generations of farming using sustainable methods and is now certified as such. It's no accident that as LangeTwins has become more of a staple in the region, Lodi has grown in stature.
As they expanded in Lodi, they also expanded in other areas like Clarksburg, from which our selection was crafted. The grapes were harvested in November, a full month later than most those of the state. What that means is that the grapes were loaded with nutrients from the soil that provides added flavor.
That is certainly the case here. The near explosion of peach nectar, apricot and orange blossom is tempered by the low alcohol and moderate sugar. That makes our selection able to match crab salad with shaved fennel or a chilled cucumber soup.