We respect the land where our vineyards grow – it gives our family roots, a sense of place, and a connection to nature. It gives our wine an identity, a foundation, and individuality. Distinct soil and climate, coupled with our responsible farming practices highlight our land through our vineyards and establish our wine’s character every vintage. We do this to draw a connection back to the land while giving you a taste of estate and sustainably grown wines from our generational farm in Lodi, California.
Sand Point’s story began in 1946 when our family purchased 108 acres on the Mokelumne River in Acampo, California. The original ranch was planted to fresh table grapes and grapes grown for wine programs. A portion of the ranch was seven acres of river basin which is affectionately known as Sand Point. The face of Sand Point has transformed over the years. In the early 1950’s the vineyard was removed due to flood damage and became a place where fond childhood memories were made. In 2004 we restored Sand Point back to its natural habitat to ensure this special piece of land stays wild so future generations can experience the river just as those before them.
Our vineyards are located in the Lodi and Clarksburg Appellations – between the San Francisco Bay and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The Mediterranean climate is perfect for winegrape growing. We certify our vineyards through the Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing – California’s original third party audited sustainable winegrowing program. It validates the farming techniques that we have been practicing for decades, farming in a way that is environmentally and socially responsible while also being economically viable.