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As we move forward in 2024, we are planning 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 2024 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><p>Check out the beautiful Twain Harte Golf Course </p><p></p><p></p><p></p>

    Twain Harte Golf Course, Twain Harte, Ca

    Summer 2024

  • 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 2024

  • 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 2024 TBD

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  • In the Vineyards

    2024 May Updates

    April proved to be a productive and pivotal month as we finally began turning the corner on winter. Spring is slowly making its way forward. Days are longer, and we have less rainy days and the garden & wildlfe are taking center stage. Unlike last year, where we went directly from winter into summer, we are going to have that critical spring weather where the soil is soft enough for digging in these notoriously rocky conditions and temps will be moderate, allowing the vines to get a good start prior to the heat of summer.

    Overall, winter was warmer and provided plenty of rain and snow, insuring that California will again not be facing a drought this year or next year. El Nino kept winter temps a bit warmer than usual which translated into the garden being well ahead of where it usually is at this time of the year.

  • In the Barrel

    A short take on the 2023 vintage. 2023 will be remembered for a relatively cool summer, that provided excellent hang time on fruit. In general terms the summer was a relief from recent very warm summers. An added bonus was that this was a year without major wild fires.

  • Winemaker's Blog

    Finally.... "go time" arrived in April.. First vineyard block was started on 4.8.24. The first block will feature two varietals, Syrah & Merlot. (Syrah 37 Alban 2 & Merlot 15 French 181)
    The Syrah is on SO4 rootstock while the Merlot is on 5C rootstock. Both the varietals and the rootstocks perform well in warm climate and soil conditions here. At the same time that the planting was taking place, the irrigation system was put in and calibrated. The system will allow for automated irrigation set up along with manual control. plastic grow tubes were added so as to protect the vines from small animals.

    The current focus is to allow the vines to settle in to their new surroundings and to begin establishing their root system. This is best done before the heat of summer gets going. As vines grow, they will be trained into place, any developing fruit clusters will be pinched off in order for all of the plant's energy to be directed into root development.

    As promised, we'll give you a chance to see all of this via photos & video. You will find these on our FB page.

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    Calaveras Winegrape Alliance

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