The 2013 Ironstone Wine range

The 2013 Ironstone Wine range

Kautz Family Vineyards has launched new packaging for its core Ironstone Wine, starting with its upcoming 2013 vintage.

The “all-encompassing” rebrand highlights the brand's Lodi, California roots and the Kautz's family-run business, the company said late yesterday (26 June). The new design features on Ironstone's 2013 vintage for its Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Old Vines Zinfandel and Petite Sirah varietals.

The 2013 Ironstone wines will retail at about US$11.99 each and will be available nation-wide from September.

"All of the fruit for our Ironstone wines is now coming from our Lodi vineyards,," said Joan Kautz, the company's VP for sales & marketing.

A survey released this month revealed that one in ten US west coast wineries are “strongly considering” selling up in the next five years.