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.
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