Tortoise Creek Wines

Tortoise Creek is a very fine range of varietal wines from California, with an emphasis on sustainable farming.

California Wines

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.

Sustainable Practices

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.

Cabernet Sauvignon


Our Cabernet Sauvignon is loaded with aromas and flavors of red and black cherries supported by vanilla and cedar nuances. It is beautifully balanced with both fruit and tannins.

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Our Chardonnay boasts bright, fresh aromas and flavors of citrus, pear, apple and white flowers. Its creamy texture is supported by fresh acidity and a long, clean finish. Ideal as an aperitif or with poultry, salads, cream based pastas and softer cheeses.

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Tortoise Creek Wines Merlot


Clarksburg, California (AVA)

This Merlot is full of fresh, bright aromas and flavors of red and black berries, cherries and herbs. It is round, rich and ripe with soft tannins. 

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Pinot Noir


This wine has lovely aromas of violets and ripe cherries. It is soft on the palate, delicate, but with delightful impressions of raspberries and other red fruits.

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Sauvignon Blanc

Central Coast, California (AVA)

Our Sauvignon Blanc is beautifully balanced and aromatic with suggestions of passion fruit and grapefruit. The palate is crisp and dry, but not too acidic, with a good depth of flavor.

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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. 

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