Tortoise Creek WinesTortoise Creek is a very fine range of varietal wines from California, with an emphasis on sustainable farming.
Tortoise Creek is a line of outstanding varietal wines that have been sourced from top vineyard sites throughout California. We attach great importance on sustainable practices in both the vineyard and winery and all the wines represent the purist possible examples of the local terroir as well as the varietals from which they are made.
The Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing is California’s first 3rd party-certified sustainable winegrowing program. It promotes practices that enhance biodiversity, soil and water health, community and employee well-being, while meeting our needs today without compromising the needs of future generations. Several of our wines are certified by
These region-wide standards have been endorsed by Protected Harvest a non-profit organization comprised of scientists, academics and environmentalists that certifies farmer’s use of stringent environmental growing standards.
To be certified a grower must pass an independent, 3rd party audit of their viticultural practices.
For more information, please see the Lodi Rules Fact Sheet.
Clement Hills, California (AVA)
No other variety represents the region of Lodi like Zinfandel. Over 100 years ago European settlers believed it to be the best fit for the climate and soils, and their keen insight paid off. Our Zinfandel has a lovely spicy, cherry like bouquet and is bursting with sweet, berry flavors. There are also delicious overtones of blackcurrant and plums, with a welcoming finish of vanilla and cinnamon toast.