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Lodi Wine Country

The vineyard acreage of Lodi wineries is split amongst approximately 750 growers, and many also grow other agricultural products. Lodi wineries have a reputation for producing sound, value-driven wines. However, this characterization is changing, and the best Lodi wineries are beginning to break into the ultra-premium market with Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Lodi Wine Country has a climate that is cooled by winds and fog from the San Francisco Bay. Because of a break in the Coastal Mountain Range to the west, Lodi wineries enjoy a more moderate climate than many other regions.

Lodi’s terrain is composed of well-drained, mineral-rich soils. These soils have the rare ability to produce excellent quality grapes at relatively high yields. Lodi Wine Country produces more Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay than any other single AVA in California. Lodi wineries are known for producing these varietals.

Lodi’s history of grape growing and wine production is an interesting one. It was one of the few wine regions in the state that was not completely devastated by Prohibition. Robert Mondavi’s father, Cesare, was in the grape growing business during these years before he moved his family to the Napa Valley. The Lodi AVA was established in 1986 and encompasses 458,000 total acres, with 75,000 acres of vineyards.

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