Our family owned and operated winery started in the Lodi Appellation in 2001. Wine making technology has improved dramatically in the last two decades, but it is still the quality of the fruit that will ultimately determine how good your wine truly is. We are passionate about our vineyards, "Remember, it's all about the grape!" Well aware of the potential for quality in these old-vine vineyards, long ignored by many winemakers outside of the Lodi area, we make a variety of different Zinfandels, each sporting their own distinctive qualities. In addition, we offers such favorite Italian varietals as Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, and Barbera.
Jonathan McMahan is a second-generation winemaker at Macchia. Starting in 2002, he learned early on the importance of this hands-on approach, working with the vineyards and the growers, and showcasing the grapes first and foremost. Over the years, he has collaborated with the some of the most renowned winemakers and growers here in Lodi. He and his team continue the Macchia tradition of wines: “we won’t make it if it isn’t good!” After taking over the wine making team in 2017, he was awarded “Best Winemaker” and “Back Room Gold” at the El Dorado County fair, and his Primitivo “Meticulous” took Best in State for the California State Fair.
Despite the long hours and hard work that come along with the romance of the wine business, the we say the venture remains a labor of love - and many enthusiasts say it shows in the wine.