My goal is simple...to make a Zinfandel with a sense of presence and character that expresses the trueness of the vineyard. I believe that Lodi California has the perfect climate for Zinfandel. Lodi has beautiful heat in the summer and evenings that are cool with an average of 57 degrees at nighttime...perfect for Zinfandel. My wine making approach is ďHands On...Hands Off.Ē Hands on in the vineyard and hands off in the Winery. I look for certain and unique flavor profiles out of particular vineyards...itís all about the terroir in the vineyard. The goal is to create the perfect balance between the vine and the fruit. In the cellar itís all about Native Fermentation. Through the practice of Native Fermentation the terroir of the vineyard has a better chance of showing off itís true characteristics. Currently, I am working with seven different Zinfandel vineyards, with the oldest vineyard being planted in 1915. These Zinfandel vineyards are scattered across Lodi from west to east, all with their own unique micro climates and individual sense of terroir. The Wineryís production is typically in the range of 500 cases per vineyard. McCay Cellars is a small winery that is all about presence and character of itís wines...Zinfandel Wine.
ďDonít be concerned about the storm, learn to dance in the rainĒ
Key People Michael McCay
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ZAP Member Since: 2010 Winery Founded: 2007 Winery Location Region: Lodi Cases Produced: 3500 Winery Open for Tasting: By Appt. Only Winery Charges for Tasting: Yes; $7 Retail Sales at Winery: By Appt. Only Offers Online Sales: Yes * check our winery's website for details. Has a Wine Club: Yes * check our winery's website for details. Offers Winery Tours: By Appt. Only Offers Vineyard Tours: By Appt. Only Food Available at Winery: No Has a Picnic Area: No Offers a Meet the Winemaker Tour: By Appt. Only * contact winery Offers a Barrel Tasting: By Appt. Only * contact winery