Timeplace Wine Co
Lodi, California, United States
Timplace Wine Co is a collaboration between longtime friends Henri Gabriel and Jamey Whetstone. They were inspired by the way that wine reflects a time and place – a culmination of climate and season, site and study, and the time and place where a bottle is enjoyed with friends and family. Their passion to produce transparent wines that are vibrant and fresh, from carefully sourced vineyard sites led them to Lodi’s underappreciated heritage vineyards and growers who share their philosophy. Many of the vineyards that Henri and Jamey work with have old vines that have stood the test of time and escaped commercialization. Motivated to help preserve these historic sites and prevent them from being plowed under, they are crafting world class wines with depth a personality that will help shape a new legacy for the region.
Henri and Jamey met in the marsh lands of the Carolinas and have become friends through fishing, wine, and their families. The labels for Timeplace are time-lapse photos from artist John Duckworth. Each one shows a unique body of water that is near and dear to Henri and Jamey. The details from each time and place the photo was taken is on each bottle.
Winemaker Jamey Whetstone spent a decade working for Turley, where he built his knowledge and passion for Zinfandel. He is dedicated to preserving Zinfandel’s place in the pantheon of great California wines by bringing out the fresh fruit, bramble, and savory characteristics that make Zinfandel such a unique varietal.
This absolutely classic and yet uniquely ferrous Grenache is a perfect reflection of the Sheldon Hills Vineyard and Markus Bokisch’s commitment to traditional farming methods. The Grenache vines are head-trained, dry farmed, and resting on a bed of red clay soils.
This varietal is more well-known in France and a unique find in the United States. Sourced from the Terra Alta vineyard , farmed by Markus Bokisch, Timeplace offers a classic take on the quintessential aperitif wine, with a touch more weight and gravitas.
A bright and refreshing Rosé from the Grenache and Mourvedre grown by Markush Bokisch at the Sheldon Hills Vineyard.
Jamey Whetstone moved out to Napa Valley from his home in South Carolina to manage Mustards Grill in 1996. Simply captivated by the community, lifestyle and culture of wine country, he found himself quickly growing roots. By 1998, he had begun his winemaking education at Turley Wine Cellars where he would remain in his apprenticeship until 2005. During that time, he spent a summer sabbatical working for the Seysses Family at Domaine Dujac in Morey-Saint-Denis and laid the groundwork for Whetstone Wine Cellars in 2002.