Cycles Gladiator Winery
The new Cycles Gladiator Winery and Visitor Center is located in one of the oldest continuously operating wineries in Lodi, a nod to the colorful history of both the region and the Cycles Gladiator story.
In Lodi, early settlers were planting the regionís first grapevines; while in Europe, the modern bicycle was considered a technological marvel and the new symbol of independence. Cycles Gladiator was the name of a popular French bicycle company and its beautiful advertising posters captured the feeling of freedom one discovered while cycling. When Hahn Family Wines decided to launch a brand of classic wines that pay homage to Lodiís early days, the spirit and famed artwork of Cycles Gladiator was a perfect fit. It captured the uninhibited beauty of Lodiís vineyards and was chosen to grace its bottles, now available in 50 states and around the world.
Cycles Gladiator wines include Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, and Zinfandel, with fruit that is sustainably grown under the Lodi Rules certification. It has won numerous awards, and the label (banned in the state of Alabama as ďpornographicĒ) was recognized with an American Graphic Design Award in 2006. The Alabama controversy has served to further strengthen Cycles Gladiatorís image as an expression of freedom and personal discovery. To commemorate the ban, the winery created a special Lodi-appellated Red Wine blend using the old label for the Visitor Center. The winery has also generously supported many cycling-related causes including LiveStrong, Tour of California, MS150, and Tour de Georgia.
The new Cycles Gladiator Winery and Visitor Center is located just minutes off Highway 99 in the heart of Lodi wine country. The newly remodeled facility offers a full line of cycling apparel and gifts, a large lush picnic area with two bocce courts, and of course the exciting portfolio of Cycles Gladiator wines. Itís a great place for wine tourists traveling on two wheels, or four, to stop, enjoy the wines, and toast the spirit they represent.
Juan Jo Verdina - Winemaker, Dennis Fagundes - Tasting Room Manager, Bill Leigon - President
3750 E Woodbridge Rd
Lodi, CA 95220
ZAP Member Since: 2011
Winery Founded: 2005
Winery Location Region: Lodi
Cases Produced: 150000
Winery Open for Tasting: Yes
Winery Charges for Tasting: Yes; $5.00
* credited towards wine purchase
Retail Sales at Winery: Yes
Offers Online Sales: Yes
Has a Wine Club: Yes
Offers Winery Tours: By Appt. Only
Offers Vineyard Tours: No
Food Available at Winery: No
Has a Picnic Area: Yes
* We offer multiple picnic tables and grass along with 2 bocci ball courts
Offers a Meet the Winemaker Tour: By Appt. Only
Offers a Barrel Tasting: By Appt. Only