Stampede Vineyard is a far east side vineyard located in Lodi’s Clements Hills AVA; originally planted in the 1920s, with a second planting in the early 1940s, all predominantly own-rooted. Jeff and John Perlegos are the current stewards of these head trained vines; laid out in an unuusual diamond patternon 10 x 10 spacing. In amongst the Zinfandel vines are scattered Mouvedre and Mission plants (small proportions included in Fields Family’s Lodi Native bottling). Soil types are Tokay and Kingdon fine sandy looms, which are not generally associated with Clements Hills (hence, the historic scarcity of Zinfandel plantings in this appellation, a lower extension of the Sierra Foothills dominated by rocky clay loams).
The 2013 Lodi Native Stampede Vineyard Zinfandel is produced and bottled by Fields Family Vineyards & Winery by winemaker/co-owner Ryan Sherman.