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As we exit 2022 and move forward into 2023, we are getting ready for the new year. While many of these are "TBD" at the moment, we are planning to begin events sometime in the late spring or early summer. J. Doran Vineyards features many events , tastings throughout the year! From our JDV golf event, Our JDV Day at the Ballpark to Vintner dinners and wine festivals There is always something going on… you can sign up for our monthly newsletter or follow us on Facebook for the latest

  • J. Doran Vineyards Release Party <p>Come join us as we celebrate the planting of new vineyards and the release of our latest wines. </p>

    Copperopolis, Ca

    Mid May 2023 TBD

  • J Doran Vineyards Golf Tournament <p>Join us for a day of golf set in the beautiful Sierra Foothills along with JDV wines. </p>

    Twain Harte Golf Course, Twain Harte, Ca

    Summer 2023

  • J. Doran Vineyard Summer Celebration <p>Pair JDV wines with great Summer food and enjoy a beautiful BBQ and a day on Lake Tulloch. </p>


    Summer 2023

  • JDV Winemaker for a Day join us for a sneak peak behind the scenes into how wine is made. Get a chance to take brix samples, Punch downs and pumpovers and get a first hand look and feel for making wine . Limited openings.

    Calaveras, CA

    Sept/Oct 2023 TBD

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  • In the Vineyards

    Wow... November. That got here in a hurry.... With Harvest over, its time to settle in for the winter. An update on things going on.... The organic veggie garden has been producing like crazy. All the summer favorites rocked this year. Tomatoes, potatoes, Green beans, squash, onions, basil, okra, zuccini, melons all seem to be doing well. The Apple, Olive, Persimmon & Pomegranate trees all did great as are the lemon & lime trees. The chickens are doing well and now there are an added dozen new chickens. The neighbors are pleased as they are all getting plenty of fresh organic free range eggs.

    Layout and planning for breaking ground on the vineyard are also taking place. "Mesasuring twice and cutting once" are critical at this point, because once you have put in the vineyard, you have to live with it. If you screw up in alignment, row spacing, access points, irrigation anticipated future needs .... you are stuck with it... General infrastructure will take place in the fall, with planting in the spring.

  • In the Barrel

    We have barreled down this years wines.
    We will soon start a regualr regimine of topping off barrels and doing selective SO2 additions. This insures your wines will be top quality. In a few months we will begin bottling of previous vintages.

  • Winemaker's Blog

    Many of you may know that in June of last year a big step was taken, and either by good fortune or providence, I bought a beautiful property in Copperopolis, Ca. It may have been that it is better to be lucky than good, or it is that the right thing will find you... Either way this is going to allow a whole new adventure. Now the other passions that go into growing and making wine are going to be tied together in one place. We have expanded into farming and will be planting new vineyards in the spring of 2023.

    So the plan is to develop next year at least 2 vineyard blocks, with the ultimate goal of 5 vineyard blocks. The soil conditions here are quite reminicent of the Stagecoach Vineyards in Napa near Atlas Peak. Very rocky soils with high heat index in the summer. This dictates thick skin reds such as Ca, Zinfandel, Merlot, Syrah & Cab Franc. This is fine because all of these play nice together.

  • The Latest.......

    Calaveras Winegrape Alliance

    JDV is now a proud member of the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance (CWA) . Click below to find out more about this amazing region...