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Borra Vineyards

1301 E Armstrong Rd, Lodi, CA 95242-9423
+1 209-368-2446
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Great Wines!

This is a small winery located just out of town. If you have a chance, you should definitely go... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2017
Ccorliss
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Lutsen, Minnesota
Interesting wines and Labels

Stopped here last weekend. We were not sure if tasting room was even open as there were no cars in... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2016
kst1
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Merced, CA
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Steve Borra started Lodi’s first tiny bonded boutique winery behind a backyard shack in 1975 on Armstrong Road. They’ll tell you they make their wines in the vineyard, with prime vine rows ingeniously planted in alignment with the afternoon sun for optimal ripening. In the winery, winemaker Markus Niggli uses natural yeast from the vines, along with complete bypassing of the press altogether to make the smoothest, most complex wines. Stop on by!
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1301 E Armstrong Rd, Lodi, CA 95242-9423
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+1 209-368-2446
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

This is a small winery located just out of town. If you have a chance, you should definitely go here because the wines are fabulous and a great value. Don't miss Borra if you are here to buy wine!

Thank Ccorliss
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Stopped here last weekend. We were not sure if tasting room was even open as there were no cars in sight. Small, intimate tasting room. The Swiss winemaker works with a variety of white grapes and has some cool blends featuring grapes such as Riesling,...More

Thank kst1
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Markus, the Swiss winemaker, is absolutely FANTASTIC! He was trained to be a winemaker in South Africa and also spent a lot of time training in Western Australia. He is so knowledgeable and takes lots of time with customers explaining details of interest. Plus he...More

Thank Dotty and Dick D
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Arrived here on a Monday and even though the sign said they were closed, we saw cars so took a chance...glad we did. First met Markus, the winemaker in their tasting room, which is small, but has a nice variety of gift items. Lisa oversaw...More

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

I so wanted this to be an enjoyable stop on our wine tasting tour. Parking is ok and it took a bit of study to find the tasting room. Inside is a bit on the small side as compared to other wineries but provides a...More

Thank Gregory S
Reviewed 25 August 2015

My wife and I have been wine club members for over 6 years. Borra vineyards has a great tasting room, not too big and not too small. Everybody makes you feel welcome. They always have theme events. Fusion Friday is my favorite. You will usually...More

Thank ma6124
Reviewed 2 July 2015

This was my first time wine tasting in California. We found a brochure on this winery and decided to give it a go. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Answered all my questions (even the stupid ones) with charm and humor. They really like working...More

1  Thank taikogirl1
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

Not a big fan of wine, but this vineyard has a great deal on tasting and good wine. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Had a good time and hope more people visit this place.

1  Thank Kyle_SD_308
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Borra Vineyards reminds me of what I love about the Lodi region: the tasting room has a friendly atmosphere with no pretension, the winery is a family-run tradition, and the wines are good. However, Borra takes the best qualities of the Lodi wine experience one...More

1  Thank JRfrancisco
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Borra was a surprise. The property and tasting room are charming, - the people who work the bar are delightful and knowledgeable. And the wine is first rate. Especially considering the price. We both joined their wine club and purchased several bottles while we were...More

1  Thank Indyblonde
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