Acquiesce – verb: to surrender, to become quiet. Acquiesce has become our mantra — to submit to nature, to yield to the vineyard, to acquiesce to the grapes so they present their own true character.
For a memorable experience, these food loving wines are paired with small bites in our 100 year-old converted barn tasting room.
“One day, we are going to have a beautiful country property and we’ll call it Acquiesce” – Rodney Tipton
We started our Acquiesce venture late in life. After years of living a corporate lifestyle, raising 3 boys and relocating to 5 different states plus living in Europe for a while, we found a peaceful home on an 18 acre property with a vineyard and 100 year old barn.
While living in Portland, Oregon, Rodney having just traveled through 10 countries in 10 days was listening to K.D. Lang’s “Acquiesce” and said, “One day, we are going to have a property and we’ll call it Acquiesce” . . . oh really? Where will this property be? “I don’t know, but we’ll be surrounded by land, watch the sunrise and sunset and we’ll be very happy there.”
And here we are, living a great life, making world class wines and “surrendering” to the vines.
Our Estate Vineyard
We currently grow 10.5 acres of our white Rhône style varietals. Our vines are sourced from the famed Château de Beaucastel of Châteauneuf du Pape, France and they show a timeless elegance fused with great fruit expression courtesy of Lodi’s sandy soils and Mediterranean climate. We follow the LODI RULES for Sustainable Winegrowing which is California’s original sustainable viticulture program. Our grapes are hand picked, hand sorted and whole cluster pressed. Attention to detail reigns here!
Before we planted one vine in the ground, we made the decision to make the best wines possible from our vineyard. Premium varietals are the result of painstaking attention to detail in the vineyard and in the winery. Our small lot, handcrafted wines have won numerous awards and the attention of others in the wine community.
We are currently partnered with The Roots Fund, which was created to empower underrepresented minorities in the wine industry by providing resources and financial support through educational scholarships, wine education, mentorship, and job placement.
Acquiesce Winery’s vision includes championing causes we are committed to: Civil liberties for all, equality for all and human rights issues. . . Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms that belong to every person in the world, from birth until death. They apply regardless of where you are from, what you believe or how you choose to live your life.