A display of Cabernet Sauvignon wine and a glass outside the tasting room of Fields Family Winery on Saturday, March 8, 2014. The bottle is signed by James Konrad, to whom the wine is dedicated, Russ Fields, owner, and Ryan Sherman, winemaker and partner.
Saturday, March 15, 2014 12:00 am
One Lodi winery is committed to a no-frills vibe for their estate tasting room. It’s one wall of the stark warehouse where Fields Family Wines crushes and ages their vino, just steps from the barrel storage area next door.
Friday, November 29, 2013 10:11 am
From outside the red brick Central Street storefront, there is no feeling of a traditional Lodi winery. No barrels filled with bright flowers, and no planters of vines plucked from a vineyard. There’s not even a sign to let passersby know Viñedos Aurora wines are made inside.
Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:00 am
Here is the list of Lodi High School graduates for 2013:
The helicopter that Ryan Sherman and Russ Fields rode 80 miles west of San Diego before landing on a Naval destroyer on Dec. 18, 2012.
Ryan Sherman, left, and Russ Fields, center, discuss their experiences on a Naval destroyer 80 miles in the Pacific west of San Diego on Dec. 18, 2012.
Ryan Sherman holds a powerful weapon used by Navy personnel, on Dec. 18, 2012.
Ryan Sherman, left, and Russ Fields, center, talk to a sailor on Dec. 18, 2012, about what it's like to be 80 miles in the Pacific west of San Diego with a group of Navy sailors and officers.
Sunday, February 17, 2013 9:00 pm
How many people can claim that you flew to San Diego and then transferred onto a Navy helicopter and landed on a ship 80 miles west of the California coastline.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 12:00 am
Due to financial concerns, the organization that promotes Downtown Lodi businesses will fold.
Friday, February 1, 2013 12:00 am
The Fifth Annual Consumer Wine Awards Competition, where consumers evaluate entries and wineries get immediate results, is now accepting entries. The program is sponsored by the Lodi Tokay Rotary Club, and proceeds benefit their charitable work.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 12:00 am
Holiday shoppers had three choices if they wanted to get their gifts early. Friday was Black Friday, in which stores offered goods that brought shoppers to the store before the sun rose. Saturday was Small-Business Saturday, which had great participation from Downtown Lodi merchants. Then there was Cyber Monday, where people could purchase discounted items, but only through the business' website.
Friday, July 20, 2012 12:00 am
There is no moratorium on marketing events for local wineries after the San Joaquin County Planning Commission decided on an unexpected solution at Thursday's meeting.
Thursday, July 19, 2012 12:05 am
San Joaquin County Planning Commissioners are considering new controls on winery events at tonight's meeting.
Saturday, July 14, 2012 12:00 am
Forget swooping through turns and breezing past competitors. Bob Korock had enough trouble just keeping his feet on the bike pedals during last year’s Vintner’s Cup race at the Lodi Cycle Fest.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 12:00 am
At the urging of a few interested parties, the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors has instructed staff to draft a text amendment that would put a ban or moratorium on marketing events for new wineries, and limit the same events for existing wineries.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 12:00 am
Looking to boost your wine knowledge? Want to know whether to bring a Zinfandel or a Cabernet to your next social outing?
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 12:00 am
From left, Bob Korock, Dr. James Konrad, owner Russ Fields and
partner/winemaker Ryan Sherman pose for a photo at the grand
opening of the Fields Family Wines tasting room in Downtown Lodi on
Saturday, July 30, 2011. Dr. Konrad produces grapes in Napa County
for Fields Family Wines.
Monday, August 1, 2011 12:00 am
Ryan Sherman has a funny way of describing how he and his
business partner Russ Fields fell into winemaking.
Saturday, July 9, 2011 12:00 am
Ollie's Pub and Fields Family Wines share more than a wall
inside a brick building on North School Street. Operators of the
establishments have pooled their resources and are working to
realize their vision of creating an environment that appeals to a
wide demographic of beer and wine drinkers.
Thursday, January 20, 2011 12:00 am
A team of 66 judges showered Lodi vintners with awards at a
national showcase earlier this month. More than 5,000 wines from
across the country were entered at the 2011 San Francisco Chronicle
Wine Competition and a total of 133 Lodi wines came away with
medals. The trophy cache is the region’s best showing in the
26-year history of the competition. But one competition official
said Lodi’s success in the event is becoming an annual trend.
Saturday, January 8, 2011 6:50 am
Ten Realtors were appointed as officers and directors for the
Lodi Association of Realtors in a ceremony in Stockton on
Wednesday. The officers and their titles are listed below:
Thursday, January 6, 2011 12:00 am
Branches have been stripped in vineyards across Lodi and the
gondolas have returned to the sheds. Harvest is over. Even though
work never fully stops on a farm, area winemakers and grape growers
are thankful they have a few weeks to take a short vacation to
unwind after another busy year.
Ryan Sherman, left, and other directors are sworn in during the Lodi Association of Realtors meeting in Stockton on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011.
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