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About Bear Creek
Bear Creek Winery is located in Lodi, California and focuses on the production of Lodi wines. Founded in 1934 as a cooperative, it was acquired by the Kautz family in 1997. It was then completely renovated to make it a state of the art wine production facility to meet contemporary demand. From grape supply to wine processing services, Bear Creek Winery is recognized as the preferred outsourcing partner for many of the world’s leading beverage alcohol companies and brand owners. Today, Bear Creek Winery has grown to become the 6th largest family-owned U.S. grape grower and winery operation. It has earned a reputation as one of the premier custom wine producers in California.
Our mission is to continually meet and exceed the expectations of our customers by providing the highest quality wines and winery services at exceptional values. At Bear Creek Winery we share one common goal — to help the brands and businesses of our customers succeed. Only through their success will our position as the wine industry’s outsourcing leader be assured.
With over 7,000 acres of vineyards in the Lodi and Sierra Foothills appellations, Kautz Family Farms is a major supplier of wine grapes to the California wine industry. Kautz Farms started in the hands of John Kautz, a young row crop farmer from Lodi who saw a future in growing wine grapes in the region. Starting with just 12 acres in 1948, John quickly built an excellent reputation as a dedicated farmer. In 1968, he decided to plant wine grapes knowing the special qualities and unique micro-climate of the up and coming Lodi Appellation. With the help of his family, they were able to grow the business by selling grapes, bulk wines, and branded goods to become the California Association of Winegrape Growers 2012 Grower of the Year.