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Welcome to TGIC Ironstone Vineyards! Since its inception 26 years ago, the premise at TGIC has been to over-deliver on its wines. Ironstone fits that theme in terms of quality, consistency and innovation. This winery was ahead of the curve back in 1948 when it first began grape growing and is ranked among the country’s top 10 grape growers for quality.
TGIC’s founding years are similar in the sense that we were the first importer to put South American wines on the U.S. consumer map. We lead the category and now we dominate it in terms of quality wines. John and Gail Kautz, founders of Ironstone, were the first to plant Chardonnay and other wine varietals in Lodi. Today Ironstone grows numerous varietals including Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, along with several select, cutting-edge varietals. Ironstone is revered as an innovator in the California wine category. This represents what we do at TGIC: We lead.
We choose partners whose brands we know consumers will develop trust in. It is through this exercise that our suppliers, wholesalers, accounts and consumers have developed an allegiance to the TGIC portfolio. Our precise obligation is make every perspective of the wine experience so positive that we incite loyalty. This can only be achieved by working with wines that over-deliver on their promise of quality year after year. Wines like Ironstone fit this profile
Ironstone is noted for several leading U.S. brands. These include the flagship Ironstone brand, Ironstone Reserve and Leaping Horse Vineyards. Ironstone is listed as one of the largest family owned wineries in the U.S. Ironstone also sells significant amounts of wine in international markets including Canada, Japan, UK and more than 50 other countries. In all of these export markets, Ironstone’s sales and marketing will continue to be managed by Joan Kautz, Vice President International Operations.
In addition to vineyards in the Sierra Foothills, Ironstone draws on the production from its other vineyards — over 5,000 acres in all. “At Ironstone Vineyards, a healthy environment is important. By practicing Sustainable Viticulture, we are reducing water use, building healthy soil and maintaining the surrounding wildlife habitat,” explains John Kautz.
– Alex Guarachi