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Fresh California Wine Grapes

We travel to the Northern California wine grape growing regions and select the best wine grapes to sell to our customers. Our grape brokers then pick the grapes, cool them for two days and ship them to us within 4 days. We are expecting our first shipment of wine grapes and grape juice on September 13th and we will be receiving grapes through October 7th. We will have our wine grape and grape juice price list available in late August. This year we will offer premium grapes from Lodi, Amador and the Central Valley. Some labels will be Lodi Gold, Valley Beauty, Smiling Baby, and Helena. We will be selling the following white California wine grapes: Albarino, Chardonnay, French Columbard, Malvoise Bianca, Muscat Alexander, Sauvignon Blanc, Thompson Seedless and Viognier. We also carried the following red California wine grapes: Alicante, Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignane, Grenache, Malbec, Merlot, Mixed Black, Petite Syrah, Petite Verdot, Pinot Noir, Ruby Cabernet, Sangiovese, Syrah, Tempranillo, Touriga Zinfandel, Old Vine Zinfandel and Ancient Vine Zinfandel.

Over the last few years the farmers that grow grapes in California have pulled out 170 thousand acres of grape vines since they were not making enough profit on the grape crop. The price of each case of grapes has gone up this year by around $1 per case. Due to the hot summer, the white grapes will not be available after September 29th so it is important to place an order this year if you want to receive the white grape variety you are looking for. The price of the 6 gallon juice buckets will be about $1 higher per bucket last year.

We take pre-orders with deposits for grapes and juice which must be in by early September. A $15 deposit for each case of grapes, and a $30 deposit for each 6-gallon bucket of California or Italian juice is required. This can be done on-line, or in person with cash, credit card (no AMEX) or over the phone with a credit card. We no longer accept checks.

As always we try to keep our prices as reasonable as possible along with providing excellent service, help and information about the grapes and juice. The deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE. Grapes must be picked up within 3 days of our call so that you can receive the best and freshest product available. If they are not picked up your deposit will be forfeited. Delivery charges are $3 per mile you live from our store. We try to receive your grapes according to your schedule but if you do need grapes on a certain weekend please be prepared to substitute grapes if the ones you require are not available. Because it is fresh produce it does not always arrive on schedule.

During Wine Season we will be opening earlier on Saturdays at 7 am to give winemakers more time to set up and crush grapes.

California Albarino Fresh Wine Grapes
(Out for the Season) Lodi California Albarino fresh refrigerated grapes (36...
$35.00
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California Alicante Bouschet Fresh Wine Grapes
Lodi California Alicante Bouschet fresh refrigerated grapes (42 pound box)
$40.00
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California Barbera Fresh Wine Grapes
Lodi California Barbera fresh refrigerated grapes (36 pound box)
$36.00
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California Cabernet Franc Fresh Wine Grapes
Lodi California Cabernet Franc fresh refrigerated grapes (36 pound box)
$40.00
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California Cabernet Sauvignon Fresh Wine Grapes
Lodi California Cabernet Sauvignon fresh refrigerated grapes (36 pound box)
$46.00
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California Carignane Fresh Wine Grapes
Lodi California Carignane fresh refrigerated grapes (36 pound box)
$35.00
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California Chardonnay Fresh Wine Grapes
Lodi California Chardonnay fresh refrigerated grapes (36 pound box)
$40.00
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California French Columbard Fresh Wine Grapes
Lodi California French Columbard fresh refrigerated grapes (36 pound box)
$36.00
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California Grenache Fresh Wine Grapes
Lodi California Grenache fresh refrigerated grapes (36 pound box)
$35.00
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California Malbec Fresh Wine Grapes
Lodi Gold California Malbec fresh refrigerated grapes (36 pound box)
$46.00
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California Malvoise Bianca Fresh Wine Grapes
(out for the season) Lodi California Malvoise Bianca fresh refrigerated...
$40.00
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California Merlot Fresh Wine Grapes
Lodi California Merlot fresh refrigerated grapes (36 pound box)
$40.00
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California Mixed Black Fresh Wine Grapes
Lodi California Mixed Black fresh refrigerated grapes (36 pound box)
$34.00
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California Muscat Alexander Fresh Wine Grapes
Lodi California Muscat Alexander fresh refrigerated grapes (42 pound box)
$37.00
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California Old Vine Zinfandel Fresh Wine Grapes
Lodi California Old Vine Zinfandel fresh refrigerated grapes (36 pound box)
$44.00
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California Petite Sirah Fresh Wine Grapes
Lodi California Petite Sirah fresh refrigerated grapes (36 pound box)
$49.00
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California Pinot Noir Fresh Wine Grapes
Lodi California Pinot Noir fresh refrigerated grapes (36 pound box)
$47.00
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California Ruby Cabernet Fresh Wine Grapes
Lodi California Ruby Cabernet fresh refrigerated grapes (36 pound box)
$36.00
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California Sangiovese Fresh Wine Grapes
Lodi California Sangiovese fresh refrigerated grapes (36 pound box)
$40.00
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California Sauvignon Blanc Fresh Wine Grapes
Lodi California Sauvignon Blanc fresh refrigerated grapes (36 pound box)
$40.00
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Delta Packing was started in 1976 by Carl Elkins and Lee Mettler. Carl and Lee owned and managed the company until selling to Ernie Costamagna in May of 2001. Carl, along with Ernie's son Berton ,currently manage the day-to-day operations of Delta Packing.

Delta Packing has established long term relationships with over 70 growers located primarily in the AVA regions of Lodi, Amador, Paso Robles and Napa. The Costamagna family has been farming throughout California’s San Joaquin valley for over three generations. They currently farm over 10,000 acres of grapes, cherries, walnuts, tomatoes and various other crops focusing on using sustainable and organic farming techniques. The Costamagna family believes in being good stewards of the soil to ensure that the farming operation can be passed on to future generations.

Delta Packing is a major grower, packer, and shipper of California cherries in the Spring, as well as wine grapes and grape juice in the Fall. Their facility has over 100,000 square feet of cold storage located alongside railways and within a half a mile of a major highway corridor. Delta Packing's central location, cross-dock, and loading facility in the heart of grape country allows them to be a focal point for shipping grapes from numerous growers in the area.

Grapes can be either hand-packed in the vineyard or can be custom packed at their shed. From there they are palletized and delivered to their facility within hours of harvest. The grapes are pre-cooled to 32-33°F, cold-stored, and readied to be shipped from any one of their 7 loading docks. Delta Packing is centrally located in the Zinfandel capital of Lodi, 35 minutes south of Sacramento and 90 miles east of San Francisco, just west of the Sierra Nevada.

The nearby Sacramento River Delta brings cool nights, along with our deep sandy clay soils, making it ideal for grape growing. Lodi has more than 75,000 acres of grapes grown by over 750 farmers. Lodi is the leading producer of all California wine districts for Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Zinfandel. Lodi is home to five major wineries and over 60 “boutique” wineries. More than 60 other leading wineries source grapes from Lodi.