Sacramento, Central Valley
Lodi AVA was designated an American Viticultural Area in 1986. Located in the Central Valley of California, at the northern edge of the San Joaquin Valley just 90 minutes from San Francisco and 60 minutes from Napa, Lodi enjoys a similar climate and growing conditions to its coastal neighbors. You may be surprised to find out that Lodi produces more wine than Napa and Sonoma combined.
The AVA has over 100,000 acres planted with wine grapes at this time and growing. Lodi has been a mainstay of California grape and wine production for well over 100 years. Recently a wave of smaller boutique producers have taken focus to defining the clear potential of single vineyard expressions from the appellation. In addition to having some of the oldest Zinfandel vines in the U.S., other grapes are now flourishing which include Petite Sirah, Cabernet Franc, Viognier, Graciano, Tempranillo, Albariño. Some growers are even looking at how Riesling would grow in some of the cooler spots. Old Vine Zinfandels, Albariño and Petite Sirah have been featured from this wine region in our Gold, Platinum and Diamond Wine Clubs.
Jillian pours her heart and soul into her wines
Founded by Jillian Johnson in 2012, Onesta Wines is a boutique, Rhône- ...Read more...
Silk Oak Vineyards
Founded in 1934, Silk Oak is the oldest existing winery in Lodi
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Van Ruiten Family Winery
Relax, learn, and enjoy their award-winning wines
While a large number of California wineries can trace their existence ...Read more...
Passing down their family's pride of the land to future generations
Onus Wines may have officially begun in 2003, but the family behind th ...Read more...
Vino Con Brio
Taking pride in building Lodi's reputation of superior viticulture
Mike and Renae Matson combine over 40 years of marriage with 30+ years ...Read more...
Jessie's Grove Winery
Old-vine Zinfandels are admittedly a favorite of ours.
At first glance, the new Jessie’s Grove Winery in Lodi could be counte ...Read more...
Peirano Estate Vineyards
Peirano’s original plantings covered about 80 acres, and are still in production as ‘old vine” zinfandel
The historical aspect of Peirano Estate Vineyards is not too dissimila ...Read more...