The US is now the 3rd biggest producer of wine sold in the UK after Australia and France. Like the rest of the New World, the rate of growth accelerated extraordinarily in the 1990’s Astonishingly, although vines are grown in every American state including Alaska, it is the bulk budget wines from California, sold under familiar supermarket brand names like Blossom Hill and Gallo that account for this figure. There are extremely good, often bespoke wines produced on the west coast. Seckford Agencies take advantage of the excellent ‘outcrops’ of Zinfandel and Chardonnay grown in Lodi, south ofNapa valley..
Lodi, SCOTTO FAMILY WINES – Blends emphasising bright fruit expression and minimal use of oak. Zinfandal and Chardonnay primarily.