Estate Crush

Estate Crush, which opened in the spring of 2009, is downtown Lodi’s first dedicated custom crush facility for premium wine production. Estate Crush allows winery owners to dip their toes in the water without incurring the capital costs of purchasing equipment or constructing a brick-and-mortar production facility. You can easily test and build your brand while focusing on marketing, while we handle the winemaking.


Estate Crush’s cutting-edge custom crush facility is specifically designed for small to medium lots and has the capacity to produce the finest, handcrafted luxury wines. The Estate Crush facility has 6,000 square feet of temperature-controlled, humidified barrel storage and more than 16,000 square feet of total winery space, with the entire crush pad contained in a sanitary, indoor environment.


In addition, the Estate Crush Wine Tasting Room offers over 35 brands and 88 wines for tasting. The tasting and by-the-glass menu features sixteen wines that change monthly, and more than 85 of Estate Crush’s wines have been named medalists in prestigious competitions. Estate Crush, Stellina, Little Star, and Tall House Vineyards wines are frequently featured on the tasting menu. Furthermore, the winery’s Double Gold-winning brand Stellina participates in the Lodi Native program, and under the Estate Crush label, an award-winning Cinsault from the prestigious Bechthold Vineyard is featured.



The Crush to Bottle program offers all custom winemaking services, from grape receiving to finished wine in the bottle. Produce your own high-end wine without the expense of constructing and staffing your own winery. You will have the opportunity to interact with our team as we follow your custom winemaking plan throughout the process. Estate Crush offers one simple per-case fee for lots as small as one ton, allowing you to easily budget the exact production cost of your vintage.



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  • Initial Consultation
  • “Wine Style” Goals and Objectives
  • Customized Winemaking Protocol
  • Fruit Sourcing
  • Precise Budgeting


  • Fruit Receiving/Weight Tag
  • Fruit Weighed on Certified Scale
  • Crushing and/or De-Stemming
  • Up to 72 hours Cold Soak/Settle
  • SO2 Additions (upon request



  • Yeast Inoculation
  • Acid Addition (upon request)
  • Nutrient Additions
  • Two Punch-Downs/Pump-Overs per Day during Primary Fermentation


Drain and Press:

  • Malolactic Fermentation
  • Two Rackings
  • Oak Bench Trials


Laboratory Analysis:

  • Harvest Lab Panel (Brix, pH, TA and NOPA)
  • Daily Temperature and Brix during Primary Fermentation
  • RS Weekly Until Dry
  • ML Bi-Weekly through Secondary Fermentation
  • VA and FRee SO2 every six weeks through Storage/Aging




  • 10 Months Storage in our Climate-Controlled Barrel Room (58° and 85% humidity)
  • Topping every six weeks
  • Blend Trials



Estate Crush provides custom crush for lots weighing up to five tons. You have the option of customizing the winemaking protocol or using our high-end winemaking standards. Estate Crush will crush/de-stem your fruit, ferment it, and press the wine when it is ready for pickup.



Have you ever wanted your name to appear on a wine label? Do you require wine for a private event? Are you getting married and want to serve a special wine to your guests?


The Estate Private Barrel program was created just for you!


You can design your own custom barrel of wine, complete with a personalized label. Clients consult with Estate Crush to select the varietal, Estate Crush handles production, and clients receive a handcrafted, boutique wine with a label designed by you. One barrel produces 24 cases, and the production time varies depending on the varietal.


Estate Crush also sells half barrels (12 cases) and quarter barrels (6 cases) of specific varieties. Time required for production: three to six months.


Clients can participate in this custom winemaking process by scheduling tastings with the Estate Crush winemaker via videoconference or in-person for important decisions like oak additions and blending trials.



Estate Crush prepares and bottles wines on-site, using a Bertolaso bottling line, and provides clients with palletized cased goods.



The Estate Crush Wine Tasting Room, located in Lodi, California, first opened its doors in December 2011 and now offers over 30 brands and 88 wines. The tasting and by-the-glass menus change monthly, and over 250 of Estate Crush’s wines have won medals in prestigious competitions. Estate Crush, Stellina, Little Star, and Tall House Vineyards wines are frequently featured on the tasting menu. In addition, the winery offers an award-winning Cinsaut from the prestigious Bechthold Vineyard under the Estate Crush label.

San Joaquin County in California is blessed to have some amazing attractions you shouldn’t miss on your next trip. Here’s a short list of some of our favorites:


  • Haggin Museum
  • Micke Grove Zoo
  • Wonders of World Science Museum
  • Oak Farm Vineyards
  • Oak Grove Regional Park
  • Spenker Family Farm
  • M2 Wines
  • Manteca Historical Society
  • Estate Crush


After visiting these amazing places make sure to stop by Remote Fill Systems on Murphy Parkway in Lodi and say “Hi!”