Founded in 1978, the winery has some of the most mature vineyards in the region, or - - given the extensive replanting of California vineyards to avoid further damage from the phylloxera louse - - in the country. We have nearly 70 acres planted with these vinifera grape varieties: chardonnay, gewürztraminer, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, malbec, petit verdot, pinot gris and pinot noir.
At Lenz, our philosophy in the vineyard is high-touch. We are interventionists and we intervene, at great cost in time and effort, to micro-manage each vine to ripeness each year. Leaf removal, shoot thinning, cluster thinning, crop reduction, triple catch wires, super-attentive pest and fungus control (our "open canopy" approach keeps fungus problems to a minimum), all combine to add cost (unfortunately) but to ensure fully ripe grapes of the highest quality
Thanks to the team for a great library wine tasting on Saturday. I have new respect for these two bottles in my cellar. Especially the 2002 Estate Selection Merlot, of which I have 2 bottles left! I had always loved this bottle, and it was reflected in my high ranking of the 2002 Old Vines Cab and Merlot on Saturday.
Watching the red carpet tonight with a nice red wine sounds like a great idea. Come in and pick up our new 2014 Estate Selection Cabernet Sauvignon.
Meet Doug, our newest team member in the tasting room. He will be pouring two new releases today, our 2014 Pinot Gris and the 2014 Estate Selection Cabernet Sauvignon. Come in and be among the first to try them out!
Lenz Library Wine Tasting Saturday, March 10th, 2018 | 6:30PM Once a year, we open the cellar and pull out wines fr… https://t.co/UDr8jwWjVc
We are very excited to have one of the highest-rated wines on Long Island! The Wine Advocate rated our 2010 Old Vi… https://t.co/sN9NTo0I7R
Our harvest in wrapping up with out Cabernet Sauvignon grapes! https://t.co/YO8Ey047Yl