in the heart of California at the confluence of the
Mokelumne and Cosumnes Rivers, Benson Ferry celebrates
a rich farming heritage.
family owned winery produces premium, budget friendly
California varietals. Vineyard owners in Lodi
for three generations, the Stokes family selects
fruits from prime estate & North Coast vineyards,
for their delicious bottlings.
Family Vineyard represents a family tradition of great
wine grapes three generations in the making.
Bill Stokes, Sr. planted his first 45 acres of
Zinfandel near Lodi in 1954, and established
additional vineyards during the next decade. His
son Tom increased the family acreage in vines from the
1960's to the 1980's, both by purchasing vineyard
properties and developing new vineyards. Tom's
two sons, Bill and Mike, took over active management
of the family business in 1985. Under their
supervision, Stokes Family Vineyard continues to grow,
and now encompasses more than 2,000 acres.
Stokes Family Vineyard reflects Bill and Mike's talent
for growing classic and cutting edge grape varieties,
and utilizing advanced cultivation techniques in their
Lodi vineyards. As a result of its quality
orientation, Stokes Family Vineyard supplies fruit to
several of California's best-known wineries. In
2001, the brothers established Benson Ferry Vineyards
as a label to showcase premium wines produced both
from their Lodi vineyards and from other select
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