Carmel Valley, CA, November 06, 2018 — If you’ve ever wished you had your own personal wine label but didn’t want the hassle of actually owning a vineyard, winery and bottling and labeling facility, Carmel Valley and Lodi-based Twisted Roots has the perfect answer for you.
Twisted Roots has launched a unique new custom labeling program in which you can buy a whole barrel of one of its award-winning wines — that’s 264 bottles! — and they take care of the rest.
“It’s all inclusive, we provide the wine, bottling, custom labeling, and help with artwork as needed,” said Matt Pridey, partner in Twisted Roots Wine. “It’s really a hands-off process for them, we even handle all the legalities. It’s a really cool product for companies or individuals, like client gifts, employee gifts, special events, parties and weddings.”
Pridey said the custom labeling program is based on the winemakers’ available product. Twisted Roots produces about 1,000 cases a year, or about 35 barrels, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Chardonnay and Twisted Roots’ signature "1918" Old Vine Zinfandel. In addition, they need a lead time of three to six months, to allow for bottling and design decisions.
Twisted Roots has already completed several projects and is ready to take on orders. Cost varies according to what varietal is selected.
“We’re ready to rock!” he said. “It’s a really cool product and is a really great deal if you want volume. It looks like they made the wine themselves!”
To order your own custom-labeled bottles of Twisted Roots wine, go to twistedrootsvineyard.com or call (831) 594-8282.
About Twisted Roots
Centered in the heart of the Lodi appellation, Twisted Roots Vineyard is the work of three generations of family members dedicated to the practice of growing great wine grapes following sustainable growing practices. While the family established the vineyard in 1918, it wasn't until recently that they began producing their own wines.
The Twisted Roots Vineyard label started with a Petite Sirah in 2005 produced by Ross Schmiedt, as a result of an overabundance of Petite Sirah on the vineyard. In 2009, production was expanded to include other varietals grown on the estate, while the wine making was moved from the old farmhouse, to their partners at Estate Crush in Lodi. Even though their famous Petite Sirah will always continue to be their flagship variety, Twisted Roots also offers a Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Old Vine Zinfandel.
Twisted Roots Wine LLC, was incorporated in 2010 by partners Josh Ruiz, Mike Hodge and Ross Schmiedt. Ross passed away in March of 2014 and will always be remembered for his contributions to making Twisted Roots what it is today.
In January of 2016, Josh and Julie bought Twisted Roots from the family. A few months later, the Twisted Roots partnership took on a new look as college friends Andy Gulley (wife Laura) of Fresno, Matt Brem (wife Laura) of Salinas, and Neil Amarante of Paso Robles joined Josh and Julie in an effort to help grow the business.
Also joining the partnership is Whitney Pridey (husband Matt) of Salinas who is the current wine club manager and also the sister of Matt Brem.
Each partner brings a unique skillset to that has proven to be invaluable in helping Twisted Roots reach its goals.
Twisted Roots has two tasting rooms, one in Lodi, where Twisted Roots Vineyards was born, and a recently renovated one in Carmel Valley.
Marci Bracco Cain
Salinas, CA 93901