St. Amant winery was built with the express intent of making the best wines possible. Although we’re housed in an old industrial winery, we’ve built our winery to produce exceptional quality hand-crafted wines. From crushing to bottling, the wines never leave our winery until shipped to our customers. We do everything by hand, in small lots, and by just a few people. This gives us an intimate understanding of each vineyard, each vintage, and each lot of wine so that we can consistently produce original hand-crafted wines.
Barbara “St. Amant” Spencer founded St. Amant Vineyard in 1972 with her husband Tim Spencer (not pictured). Barbara has been an integral pat of the winery sucess being at Tim’s side for guidance and support. After TIm passed away in 2006, son Stuart (pictured), carries on the winemaking resposibilities. Stuart has was educated by his father from an early age and also as a graduate of UCSB in California. Stuart is head winemaker and continues his family’s tradition of creating exceptional wine from the family vineyards and local growers.
In early 1999 Tim Spencer went to his old friend and fellow grower Jerry Fry and suggested that they strive to make the best possible Zinfandel.Jerry chose an 8.3 acre old-vine vineyard planted in 1901. Named after his mother Marian Mohr Fry Zimmerman, “Marian’s Vineyard” became widely recognized as one of the best Zins produced in the Lodi AVA, winning gold at the Califonia State Championship for the 2001 vintage. Subsequent vintages have received extensive recognition and Marian’s Vineyard is widely regarded as one of the most distinctive of the Lodi appellation.