The Matriarchs of Lodi; Part I: Meeting Peggy Fry


P1020472For the opening reception of the Wine Bloggers Conference we were graciously treated to an evening at the Mohr-Fry Ranch. The evening included a lovely catered meal by Paul’s Rustic Oven Pizza and a live bluegrass band, Snap Jackson and the Knock on Wood Players, and, of course there was lots of Lodi wine. The weather was perfect and the company was great. But the thrill of the evening was meeting Peggy Fry, matriarch of the Mohr-Fry Ranch.peggy-fry.jpg.jpeg

Many wineries purchase grapes from the Mohr-Fry Ranch including Michael David, Abundance, Ironstone, Macchia and St. Amant. While 12 different varieties are grown on the 225 acres, the ranch is best known for its old vine Zin, The Mohr-Fry vineyard designation on a bottle of Zinfandel is a guarantee that the wine will be full-bodied and rich tasting.

I have long been a fan of Zinfandels sourced from the Mohr-Fry Ranch, so it was quite delightful to stand in the vineyards while tasting the wines. But to be on the ranch sipping the wine while chatting with Peggy Fry was a bit of a thrill. Peggy and Bruce Fry had us out to their ranch on their 53rd wedding anniversary. Happy Anniversary, Peggy and Bruce. Thank you for your gracious hospitality. And thanks for the Zins!