The Kidders Go Pro
Kidder Family Winery
Aaron and Linda Kidder have been working diligently on converting their barn into Kidder Family Winery and tasting room since this photo was taken during the 2010 harvest.
The tasting room takes shape at Kidder Family Winery
Husband and wife winemakers Aaron and Linda Kidder pose where the tasting room bar will be. Behind them will be plate glass overlooking all their wine work aging in barrel. (The actual bar will be much nicer than the portable scaffold.)
Early home winemaking days
Years ago, during the Kidders’ formative Lodi Amateur Vintner’s Association, Aaron bottles a vintage by hand.
Perfectly-sized winemaking equipment
With expectations to start below 500 cases total annual production, the Kidders purchased some of the smallest practical equipment possible. The advantage is that every drop possible will be saved of their precious small lots, many amounting to only a barrel each.
Intense berry sorting at Kidder
Aaron and Linda strive to make the best wines possible, meaning they crush their winegrapes incredibly slowly, not missing a single grape stem jack. These jacks can contribute a vegetal, bitter quality to wine.
Where it all started – Kidder Family Vineyard
At the Kidder estate is mostly Syrah, but they have collections of Graciano, Tempranillo, Petite Sirah and others as small as 65 vines to play with.
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