Susan Tipton is the owner and founding winemaker of Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards in Acampo, California. Acquiesce is Lodi’s only all white wine winery featuring estate grown Rhône varietals in a sea of Zinfandel grapes. Her tasting room resides in a 100 year old barn on her 18 acre property surrounded by wine grapes.
Inspired by her first glass of white Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine, Susan began planting her estate grapes in 2008 which include Picpoul Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Clairette Blanche, Bourboulenc, Viognier and Roussanne. The combination of Lodi’s fertile soils and these select white Rhone grapes which are hand-picked, whole cluster pressed and fermented in stainless steel have created quite a buzz — Acquiesce Winery has garnered numerous Double Gold, Gold and Best of Class awards and has the distinction of Best Viognier in California in 2016.